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 Edmund Rice

Edmund Rice

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Jul 1906 (aged 63)
Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1875
Memorial ID 2353 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the start of the Civil War, he was commissioned officer in the 19th Massachusetts. He serve the entire war with the 19th Massachusetts rising to the rank of Colonel in command. At the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, for leading the advance of the 19th Massachusetts and the 42nd New York, in the charge made to close the gap in the line which repelled Confederate General Pickett's charge, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 6, 1891. After the war he remained in the Army, serving on the frontier in the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. He retired from Army on August 14, 1903, with the rank of Brigadier General. He is also the inventor of the Rice Trowel, the Rice Stacking Swivel and a knife entrenching tool.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Rice (2 Dec 1842–20 Jul 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2353, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .