|Birth||Feb. 8, 1846|
|Death||May 8, 1946|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
Private Erastus Page
Company I, 50th New York Engineers
Page was born in Steuben County, New York on February 8, 1846. The County is located in the south central part of the state. He enlisted on August 31, 1864 as an 18-year old private. Page was mustered on September 1, 1864 and served a little over 9 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on June 13, 1865 at Fort Barry, Virginia.
Private Page joined the unit in the final stages of the Civil War. At the time, the regiment was involved in the sieges at Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. In addition, the unit was part of the Appomattox Campaign (VA) from March 28 through April 9, 1865. Page’s unit was at the Appomattox Court House when General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.
Page died on May 8, 1946 (age of 100 years) and is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Bevier Post (#11) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Grand Island. Page was the last member of the Custer Post (#7) of the GAR at Omaha. In addition, he was a member of the Sedgwick Post (#1) in Kearney.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.