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Page, Joshua K.

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Page, Joshua K.
March 12, 2007 09:50PM
Souvenir Edition, The Williamstown Courier, Williamstown, Ky, May 30, 1901,
reprinted September 19, 1981 by the Grant County KY Historical Society.
[Grant Co.]

JOSHUA K. PAGE. No soldier boy who went to battle for what he conceived to
be right and duty did more valiant service for his country than did Joshua
K. Page. He is a Grant County "to the manor born". His father was John
Page; a veteran of the war of 1812, and a cultivated Virginia gentleman of
the old school. Joshua K. Page was his youngest child. John Page was
married three times, and by each of his wives had a numerous family of
children. Joshua was a farmer's son and grew to manhood in his father's
clearings. In 1861 when the tocsin of war was sounded he was one of the
first to respond to his country's call for volunteers, and he served during
almost the whole of that memorable struggle. The following is his record
as a soldier, and it is one he may well be proud to leave to his children.
Joshua K. Page enlisted in the United States service at Williamstown,
Ky., August 14, 1862, as a private of Company B, Eleventh Kentucky
Volunteer Cavalry, under Captain James A. Johnson and Colonel Alex W.
Holeman to serve three years, or during the war. Promoted to Corporal and
then to Sergeant, detailed as orderly at Criyt's headquarters, in hospital
at Nashville, Tenn., for two months on account of piles and fever. He was
honorably discharged July 4, 1865. He is the Past Commander of Thomas
Rankin Post, No. 182, G.A.R. Department of Kentucky. He had two brothers
in the service. His regiment was assigned to Stoneman's division,
Twenty-third Corps, and took part in engagements at Cassville, Dandridge,
Dalton, Macon, Marion, Maysville, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Hillsboro and
Saltville. While on detail he took part in the engagements at Perryville,
Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge
and the siege of Atlanta.
On returning from the war broken in health and fortunes Mr. Page took
up his life's work. He was united in marriage to Miss Sara Woodyard. To
this marriage four children were born and are all living. The eldest son,
Will, is in the government service in the State of Washington, and one
of the younger boys is doing duty in the Philippines.
J. K. Page is a farmer, a leader in the Republican party, to which he
has been a devoted member since its organization. He is an Oddfellow and
a member of the Grand Army Post at Williamstown.

Page Johnson Holeman Woodyard
VA WA Philippines

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