Summary

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 2
Birth:
09 Apr 1845 2
Hall County, Georgia, United States 2
Death:
09 Apr 1910 2
Hall County, Georgia, United States 2
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Full Name:
Page Jefferson Hook Roark 2
Full Name:
Page J Roark 1
Birth:
09 Apr 1845 2
Hall County, Georgia, United States 2
Death:
09 Apr 1910 2
Hall County, Georgia, United States 2
Burial:
Apr 1910 3
Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hall County, Georgia, United States 3
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Birth:
Mother: Elizabeth Baker 2
Father: Jones Washington Roark 2
Marriage:
Nancy Adeline Prater 2
06 Dec 1863 2
Hall County, Georgia, United States 2
Spouse Death Date: 28 Sep 1881 2
Marriage:
Julia V. Smith 2
21 Dec 1881 2
Hall County, Georgia, United States 2
Spouse Death Date: 13 Jan 1934 2
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 2
Service Start Date:
01 Mar 1863 2
Service End Date:
Sep 1864 2
Enlistment Date:
1863 1
Military Unit:
Cobb's Legion 1
State:
Georgia 1

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Colorado

Page and wife, Nancy, can be found in the Huerfano County, Colorado Census of 1870.  They are listed as Thomas J and Mary.  The children are correct, Benjamin, Robinson/Robert, Willis, and Unity.  Because his name was Page Jefferson, I am assuming the census taker thought Thomas Jefferson when writing the name.  I have in my possession a letter from his uncle Reed stating that his brother Jones's son was leaving soon to take his family to Colorado.  Nancy and Page returned to Georgia, leaving Nancy's parents, Robinson and Elizabeth Prater, and some siblings in Colorado.  Robinson and Elizabeth are buried in Le Veta Cemetery, Le Veta, Huerfano County, Colorado.

Wounded in war

On July 5th, 1863, during their retreat from Gettysburg, the ambulance (wagon) train carrying wounded soldiers from Cobb's Legion came to a river so swollen they could not cross.  They would have to wait for CSA engineers to build a temporary bridge.  On July 6th, Buford's Union cavalry attacked the ambulance train.  All able-bodied men and many of the wounded fought back, holding off two charges by the attackers, until more troops arrived to end the attack.  Page was wounded in this battle and taken to a hospital where his arm was “unjointed’ at the wrist joint and about six inches of the forearm was dissected.  He was sent to Georgia to await retirement.  

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