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George Page

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • Built as an US Army transport in 1853 at Washington D.C. and assigned to the Quartermaster's Department
  • Captured by Confederate forces near Aquia Creek, VA., in May 1861
  • Acquired by the Confederate Navy, placed in service as George Page, date unknown, LT. C. C. Simms, CSN in charge
  • George Page was fitted out for river defense service on the Potomac River
  • Renamed City of Richmond, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, destroyed by her crew upon abandonment of the Evansport Batteries, 9 March 1862
    Displacement 410 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament two guns
    Propulsion steam, two sidewheels

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    George Page 168k "The Rebel Steamer 'Page', now lying at Aquia Creek"
    Engraving, after a sketch by LT. Osbon, published in "Harper's Weekly" depicts the Confederate steamer George Page underway at Aquia Creek before Confederate forces abandoned the Evansport Batteries.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59591.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    George Page 159k "The Confederate Batteries on the Lower Potomac, Virginia Shore, Opposite Budd's Ferry -- Government Store Schooners Running the Blockade"
    Hand colored engraving, "from a sketch by our Special Artist", published in the "Illustrated London News Supplement", 1861 depicting Confederate batteries near Quantico, Virginia, firing on U.S. Government supply vessels (a schooner to the left and a sloop in the right center), in mid-1861. The steamer George Page, captured by the Confederates from the U.S. Army in May 1861, is partially visible in the right background, along with the schooner Fairfax. Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 73988.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

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