Henry W. Page

1st Cavalry
Pennsylvania Volunteers

Source: The Brookville Republican, June 22, 1864.Killed in the battle of Milford Station, Va., May 21st, 1864, in the charge on the rebel rifle pits, Mr. Henry W. Page, Co. G, 1st Pa. Cavalry, aged 24 years.Mr. Page re-enlisted and came home last spring, and in April a short time before his return to the field was married to Miss Sarah A. Shields, of this place, whom he left while he went back to fight for his country and flag, and in less than a month the sad news came to her that her soldier husband had fallen-shot through the heart. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer giving an account of the fight pays this tribute to Private Page."Private Page, Company B, First Pennsylvania Cavalry, who was in advance of the storming party, and the first to reach the rifle-pit, was shot at its very brink, and fell headlong among the rebs. He was returning from his veteran furlough of thirty-five days, and had been married in April, while at home. He was a brave soldier, and fell most gallantly."







U. S. C. T.

©  2015 Alice J. Gayley, all rights reserved