Richard Channing Moore Page(1841 - 1898)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Morris' Louisa (VA) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in the Rockbridge Artillery, at Winchester, Virginia, 14 July 1861, and was with that company at the first battle of Bull Run, July 1861. He transferred to the Morris Artillery Company, 15 October 1861, promoted to 2d Gun Sergeant. In the reorganization of April 1862, Page was elected Captain of the battery (to date from 2 May).1
In the Antietam Campaign:
He continued in command of his battery on the Maryland Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded while commanding the battery at Gettysburg in July 1863, but returned to duty in October. He was promoted to Major of Artillery on 27 February 1864 and served in southwest Virginia under BGen. John Echols.1
After the War:
He graduated from UVa in 1868 as an M.D. and practiced in New York City.1 He later authored a textbook called Handbook of physical diagnosis: of diseases of the organs of respiration and heart, and of aortic aneurism and also wrote the definitive genealogy of the Page family of Virginia (New York: Jenkins & Thomas, 1883), and a history of the Battery in Sketch of Page's Battery, or Morris Artillery, 2d Corps, Army Northern Virginia, by one of the company, ( New York: T. Smeltzer, stationer and printer) in 1885.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Textbook found in the Becker Medical Library, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, MO.
|Birth Date: 01/02/1841 Place of Birth: Albemarle County, VA |
College: University of Virginia Graduating Year: 1868
Death Date: 06/19/1898
1 Krick, Robert K., Lee's Colonels: A Biographical Register of the Field Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia, Dayton (Oh): Morningside Press, 1979, pg. 272 [AotW citation 353]
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