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Rice, Romanzo Gershom
Age: 22, credited to Wardsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/12/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 12/16/1838, Dover, VT
Burial: Intervale Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 83827651
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/23/1878
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)
Ancestor of Carroll Rice, -
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Intervale Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
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ROMANZO GERSHOM RICE
Romanzo Gersham Rice, 73, died of cancer of the stomach about 11:15 o'clock Wednesday night in the home of his son, Albert R. Rice of 11 Green street, with whom he had lived since a year ago last December. He had been in ill health about three years but had been confined to his bed only about two weeks. He was born in Wardsboro Dec. 16, 1838, and was a son of Henry and Eunice Rice. The family moved to Dover when he was a boy.
On Dec. 12, 1861, he enlisted in Company I, 8th Vermont regiment, from Wardsboro and went into mid-winter quarters at Camp Governor Holbrook in Brattleboro. William W. Lynde of Marlboro was captain of the company. Art the expiration of his three years' term of enlistment Mr. Rice enlisted for another year. In the battle of Cedar Creek a shell burst in a tree over his head, causing partial deafness and hurting his eyes. On account of these injuries he was granted a pension. After the explosion Mr. Rice was carried off the field for dead.
After his return from the war he lived in Dover the greater part of his life, carrying on a farm, but for a short time he was proprietor of a hotel in Manchester and for two or three years he lived in Marlboro. He came to this town 12 or 13 years ago. On Sept. 12,1867, he married Susan May of Marlboro, who died 12 years ago. Two sons survive, Albert R. Rice of this town and Clarence E. Rice of East Dover. A half-brother, Orrin L. Rice, died in the army, Aug. 21, 1862, and a sister, Mrs. Emeline Haywood, died Sept. 25, 1863. Mr. Rice joined Lawton post, G. A. R., of Wilmington many years ago. Rev. D. E. Trout will officiate at the funeral in the home at 4 o'clock today and the burial will take place in Wilmington.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, February 2, 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.