Richard C. M. Page was born on January 2, 1841 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
On July 14, 1861 he enlisted as a private in the Rockbridge Artillery at Winchester, Virginia, and fought with the battery at the First Battle of Manassas. In October of 1861 he transferred to the Morris Artillery as Second Gun Sergeant.
During the reorganization of the army in April of 1862 he was elected captain of the battery, effective May 2. Page commanded the battery from the Peninsula Campaign until he was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, when the battery was engaged on Oak Hill (see Battery marker at Gettysburg). He returned to the battery in October. On February 27, 1864 he was promoted to Major and sent to southwestern Virginia to serve under General Echols.
After the war Page attended the Universit of Virginia, graduating in 1868 with a medical degree. He opened a practice in New York City and was author of a handbook of physical diagonosis. He also authored a history of the Morris Artillery as well as a geneology of his family.
Richard C. M. Page died on June 19, 1898.