CDV OF KENTUCKY CONFEDERATE, MAJOR ROGERS PAGE

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This is a carte de visite (CDV) of Rogers Page as a Major in the Confederate Army. Bust view wearing double breasted frock with a single star on the collar. Image is clear with good contrast. Mount remains in good condition. Signed in ink at bottom, "Yours Truly, Roger Page." No photographer's backmark.

Page enlisted as a Private on October 19, 1861 in Company B, 1st Battalion Kentucky Cavalry. Within a month he transferred to the staff of Colonel John S. Williams in the 5th Kentucky Infantry.

Colonel Williams and his command initially in southwestern Virginia. They participated in the ill-fated invasion of eastern Kentucky in 1862; and fought at the victory at the Battle of Princeton Court House. Williams' brigade then spent a short period of time fighting for William W. Loring, skirmishing at Fayetteville and reaching Charleston. Williams was promoted to brigadier general in late 1862 and assigned temporary command of the Department of Southwestern Virginia. He organized a brigade of cavalry and helped resist Ambrose Burnside's invasion of eastern Tennessee in the autumn of 1863, participating in the Battle of Blue Springs. He resigned that command and transferred to Georgia, assuming command of the Kentucky regiments in the cavalry of Joseph Wheeler in June 1864. He surrendered in 1865.

It is undocumented as to how long Page continued to serve on Williams staff.

A very nice image of a Confederate Major in uniform. From the William Turner collection. [jet] [PH:L]

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