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 Richard Lucian Page

Richard Lucian Page

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Death 9 Aug 1901 (aged 93)
Blue Ridge Summit, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11042 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, United States Naval Officer. Entering the Navy as a midshipman in 1824, he was promoted to Commander in 1855 and commanded the "USS Germantown" from 1857 to 1859. When Virginia seceded in 1861, he resigned from the Navy and became an aide to Governor John Letcher, supervising construction of fortifications on the James, Nansemond, and Pagan Rivers. Commissioned a Commander, and later Captain, in the Confederate Navy, he was ordnance officer at Norfolk, Virginia, and then Charlotte, North Carolina. Commissioned a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army in 1864, he was put in command of the outer defenses of Mobile, Alabama. Forced to surrender in August 1864, he was held prisoner until September 1865. As a civilian, he was superintendent of Norfolk public schools from 1875 to 1883.

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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Lucian Page (20 Dec 1807–9 Aug 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11042, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .