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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Channing Moore Page

(1841 - 1898)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia, Class of 1868

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Morris' Louisa (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

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

On the Campaign

He continued in command of his battery on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest 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 & notes

Textbook found in the Becker Medical Library, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, MO.


01/02/1841; Albemarle County, VA




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]