Americus Vespucius Rice

Americus Vespucius Rice

Perrysville, Carroll County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Apr 1904 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1466
Memorial ID 5885492 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General US Congressman. Born in Perryville, Ohio, he was a lawyer in practice when he enlisted in the National Army and commissioned a Captain in the 22nd Ohio Volunteers. In August 1861, he assisted in recruiting the 57th Ohio infantry and was appointed Colonel. He fought in General William T. Sherman's campaigns, was wounded several times was promoted Brigadier General in 31 May 1865. After the war he entered politics and was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, serving 1875 to 1879.

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