Daniel Fagan dies

Green Hill Cemetery

February 11, 1892 — Mr. Daniel Fagan died at his residence in Luray on Friday evening, Feb. 5, 1892, in his 65th year.

A native of Winchester and 1st Lieutenant of the “Morgan Continentals,” an old military organization of that city, he had, in that capacity, taken part in the John Brown Raid at Harper’s Ferry and Charles Town.

He came among us at a time when men of sterling worth, ripe judgment, and knowledge of military affairs were sorely needed everywhere in Virginia. He took an active part in getting up the first company of volunteers raised in Page County, for the war, which became Company K, 10th Va. Infantry, whose renown is a part and a bright part, too, of the history and heritage of Virginia.

Of this Company he was chosen 1st Lieutenant, entered the Confederate service with it, and took part in the first Battle of Manassas, where he was hit by a “minnie ball,” but not seriously hurt.

In civil life, Mr. Fagan was an exemplary citizen, ready and willing to do his whole duty. Mr. Fagan’s occupation was that of a marble cutter and he was “a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.”

To him we are indebted for our beautiful Green Hill Cemetery, and almost every memorial stone in it testifies to his taste and skill.

His funeral was conducted by Elder Dalton of Stanley, and his body laid to rest in the Cemetery on the hill which his labor and skill had done so much to adorn and beautify. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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