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Richard Lucian Page

Richard Lucian Page (December 20, 1807 – August 9, 1901) was a United States Navy officer who joined the Confederate States Navy and later became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was a cousin of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Another cousin was poet Thomas Nelson Page.

Biography[]

Page was born in Clarke County, Virginia. He died in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, and is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.

During the American Civil War, Page served as a Naval aide to the Governor of Virginia in 1861.

Namesake[]

The USS Richard L. Page (DEG-5/FFG-5), a Brooke class frigate in the United States Navy built in 1965, was named in his honor.

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