Son of Edward and Harriet Ward Rice.
Orrin and his family moved to Springfield, Vermont about 1848.
Orrin served as a Private in Company E, 16th Vermont Volunteers. He enlisted on September 1, 1862, and mustered in on October 23. Wounded at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, he mustered out on August 10 1863.
On February 29, 1872, he married Ellen Burgess in Springfield.
Ellen Burgess Rice
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