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Henry Page

(1836 - 1918)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Army of the Potomac


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Then living in Boston, age 25, he enlisted on 13 June 1861 in the 11th Massachusetts Infantry and was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company E on 10 September 1861 for his actions at Bull Run. Assigned to General Hooker's staff on the Peninsula and soon after to Colonel Ingalls, QM, Army of the Potomac.

The remainder of the War:
Appointed Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, US Volunteers on 26 November 1862 for service at Antietam. On staff of the Army of the Potomac to May 1864. Assigned to General Grant and by June 1864 was acting chief QM of the Army Cavalry Corps. He was with General Sheridan on the Valley Campaign and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and chief QM of the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac on 11 July 1864. He was honorably discharged at Little Rock, AR in July 1867.

After the War:
On 13 March 1865 he was honored by brevets to Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of Volunteers for faithful and meritorious service during the War. He was elected Treasurer of Arkasas and was chief engineer of the Little Rock Volunteer Fire Department. He was appointed US Indian Agent for the Southern Utes in Colorado in 1879, and was later the disbursing agent and chief clerk of the Utah Commission, Salt Lake City. He was commissioned Major and Commissary of Subsistence from 16 July 1898 to 31 May 1899 for service during the Spanish American War.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service data from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and from Heitman2. Further details and his photograph from Powell3. His life dates and burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave.

More on the Web:
The Library of Congress has a photograph of him on horseback taken in August 1863.

Birth Date: 03/04/1836    Place of Birth: Sharon, VT    
Death Date: 04/13/1918    Death Place: Salt Lake City, UT    Burial Place: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 737; Vol. 6, pg. 770  [AotW citation 12563]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 765  [AotW citation 12564]

3   Powell, Colonel William Henry, List of Officers of the Army of the United States from 1779 to 1900, New York: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1900, pg. 191  [AotW citation 12565]

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