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Eli Chandler of Pensacola, Fla. has acted as Page throughout the Battle of Mobile Bay re enactment. Chandler is no stranger to the job, having re enacted for almost 31 years. But playing the character of Page is particularly special to Chandler.General Page was the first cousin of Robert E. Lee, and Chandler said after some research he found out he's a distant cousin of Robert E. Lee.With family ties and a love for re enactment, Chandler took on the role with gusto. Chandler is 55 years old, almost the same age as Page was during the war and he even cut his beard to resemble Page.Eli Chandler of Pensacola, Fla. has portrayed the character of Confederate Gen. Richard Page throughout the Battle of Mobile Bay re enactment this weekend. The third day of the 150th anniversary of Converse All Star Black Leather High
he returned to Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines had fully surrendered."He told his crew they would fight until the end like good soldiers," Chandler said. "That's why the siege lasted so long and they endured like they endured, because they weren't going to give up."Chandler said Sunday's surrender will be very condensed, because the actual surrender lasted anywhere from 12 to 20 hours."I'm going to tell the men they can unconditionally surrender, and we will march out and surrender," Womens Black Leather Converse Sale Chandler said."They knew when they marched out they weren't coming back so they took all of their personal valuables, stacked arms, took all their gear off, and they called roll to make sure all the men surrendered."
General Page tells Confederates to 'fight until the end' during siege of Fort Morgan
here of the southern Mobile defenses which included Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines and Fort Powell."Chandler said Page was a good officer. "He was very diligent. His men loved him. He treated them very well, but he also was very demanding. He made them do their duty, and that's what they did here at Fort Morgan. That's the only reason Fort Morgan held out until August 23rd," Chandler said.Page directed Fort Gaines to hold on at all cost as Farragut came through, Chandler explained. "The officers of Fort Gaines decided it was needless to hold on there and maybe be killed, so they decided to surrender," Chandler said.Page was upset the Fort Gaines soldiers disobeyed his order, so he went to Fort Gaines. "He risked being captured, sailing all the way over to the fort when the bay was in the hands of the Union, to see what was going on to try to keep Fort Gaines from surrendering," Chandler said."He realized, once they surrendered over there it was going to make his position that much more vulnerable and they'd be able to concentrate all their forces against him."Page told the next of command to arrest Colonel Anderson for disobeying orders, but Chandler said almost all of the officers conspired to surrender. Page's visit didn't do much good because when Converse All Star Dainty Leather
the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, Ala., continued on Sunday, August 3, 2014. When the south seceded, Page went with the south. But because the south didn't not have a large navy, there weren't ships available for the naval officers because the Confederate navy was so small. Page was given command outside of Savannah, Ga., but Chandler said things didn't go well there so Page was transferred to Fort Morgan."They needed an officer in charge of the southern Mobile defenses," Chandler said."He was appointed the brigadier general in command Converse Womens White Chuck Taylor
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