CSS George Page, a 410-ton side-wheel steamship, was built at Washington, D.C., in 1853 as a U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps transport. She was captured by Southern forces at Aquia Creek, Virginia, in May 1861 and taken into the Confederate Navy. Possibly renamed City of Richmond at some point, she was employed on the Potomac River near Quantico, Virginia. On 7 July 1861 she was damaged by gunfire from USS Pocahontas. George Page was destroyed to prevent capture on 9 March 1862.
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Photo #: NH 59591
"The Rebel Steamer 'Page', now lying at Acquia Creek"
Engraving, after a sketch by Lieutenant Osbon, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861. It depicts the steamer George Page, originally a U.S. Army transport, which was captured by the Confederates in May 1861. Later possibly renamed City of Richmond, she was employed by Confederate forces until destroyed on 9 March 1862.
Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Photo #: NH 73988
"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.
It depicts 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.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Page made 10 November 2003