John Henry Page
Brigadier General, United States Army
Appointed from Illinois, Private, Company A, 1st Illinois Light Artillery, 25 August 1861 to 24 october 1861
Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Infantry, 5 August 1861
First Lieutenant, 12 March 1862
Captain, 6 May 1864
Major, 11th United States Infantry, 12 September 1885
Lieutenant Colonel, 22nd United States Infantry, 24 February 1891
Colonel, 3rd United States Infantry, 31 May 1895
Brigadier General of United States Volunteers, 21 September 1898
Honroably discharged from the volunteer service, 30 November 1898
Breveted Captain, 13 December 1862 for gallant and meritorious ervice in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Breveted Major, 2 July 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsyvlania
GENERAL JOHN H. PAGE DEAD
Veteran Of Three Wars Succembs At West Point In His 75th Year
WEST POINT, New York - October 9, 1916 - Brigadier General John H. Page, U.S.A., retired, a veteran of the Civil, Spanish-American and Indian Wars, who received the brevet of Captain for "gallant and meritorious services" at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died here today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George S. Simonds, wife of Captain Simonda, U.S.A. in his seventy-fifth year.
He was born in New Castle, Delawae, and was a son of Captain John Page, who was killed in the battle of Palo Alo in the Mexican War. General Page was educated abroad and at Northwestern University from which he enlisted in the Chicago Light Artillery when the Civil War began. He rose through the various grades until he was a Captain when the war ended. General Pageserved with the Army of thePotomac during the Civil War and took part in the battles of Yorktown, Richmond, Gaines's Mill, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg and a number of others.
During the Spanish-American War, General Page commanded a regiment at the battlesof El Caney and Santiago. He was retired at his own request after forty years' service on July 27, 1903.
General Page was a member of the Loyal Legion, the Grand Army of theRepublic, the Army and Navy Union and the Society of Santiago. His wifeand four sons and two daughters survive him.
NOTE: His son, John Henry Page, Jr.,Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, is buried in a nearby site in Arlington National Cemetery.
PAGE, JOHN H
BRIG GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 10/09/1916
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION E D S SITE 1286
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
PAGE, MARJORIE D/O JOHN
Posted: 16 October 2004 Updated: 2 September 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004