Frederick Mann Page, Captain, United States Army, Puerto Rico Battalion. The son of Commodore T. Jefferson Page, Confederate States Navy.
Born: April 18, 1852. Died: Havana, Cuba, October 26, 1900.
“He kept the faith.”
Section 1, Arlington National Cemetery
ORDERS, BOOKS, BLANKS & D.C. DIV.
A. G. O. October 2 1900
FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Vol 175 A 1900
GENERAL ORDERS, }
No. 28. }
HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Havana, October 26, 1900.
It is with deep regret that the Division Commander announces the death of Captain Frederick M. Page, Porto Rican Infantry, at 10.30 A. M. to-day, at Las Animas Hospital in this city.
Captain Page was born in Buenos Ayres, South America, and appointed and commissioned Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U. S. Volunteers, June 3, 1898, from the State of Virginia, and served as such under Major General M. C. Butler, U. S. Volunteers, Major General James F. Wade, U. S. Volunteers, President of the Evacuation Commission, and Major General John R. Brooke, U. S. Army, late Military Governor of Cuba. He was honorably discharged May 12, 1899, and appointed Captain of Porto Rican Infantry May 13, 1899, but on account of his most efficient services in connection with the civil administration of Cuba, was retained on the Staff of the Military Governor and attached to these Headquarters.
His honesty, as well as his thorough devotion to public duty, combined with the perfect knowledge of the duties of his profession, made him a most valuable assistant to the Evacuation Commission, and later to the Military Governor of Cuba; won for him the supreme confidence of the country, and contributed in a marked degree to the success of the Administration.
As a mark of respect, the officers at these Headquarters will wear the usual badge of mourning for the period of thirty days.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WOOD:
H. L. SCOTT,
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