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Rice, Marcus Miner

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pow, Broad Run, 4/1/63, prld 4/7/63, wdd, Hagerstown, 7/6/63, pow, Ashland, 6/1/64, Andersonville, prld 12/10/64, m/o 2/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/21/1840, Northfield, VT
Death: 12/30/1920

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Medical Record

RICK, MARCUS M., Corporal, Co. K, 1st Vermont Cavalry, aged 39 years, received a sabre fracture of the frontal bone, and a wound of the right thigh, at Gettysburg, July 3d, 1863. Admitted to hospital at Brattleboro, Vermont, August 5th. Returned to duty November 24th, 1863, and mustered out with his regiment on February 22d, 1865.

Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 1, Volume 2 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1870), p. 22.

Article

OLD COMRADES MEET.

Served together in first Vermont cavalry in Civil War.

Homer Ruggles, of Pittston, Pa., is the guest of Marcus M. Rice, of Brown ave., a comrade in the Civil War. They served together three years as members of the same company in the first Vermont cavalry, and many a time have slept under the same blanket and drank from the same canteen.

The present visit of Mr. Ruggles with Mr. Rice is their first meeting since they were mustered out of the United States service, 35 years ago.

Mr. Ruggles still carries a bullet in his body as a souvenir of a personal encounter with the Confederate guerrilla leader, John S.

Mostly, himself, upon the occasion of the Vermont boys capturing a cannon from Mosby near the little town of Greenwich, Va.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, September 18, 1900

Contributed by Bob Hackett.

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