Friday, November 07, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel John Lovell Rice.

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John Lovell Rice.

Birth: 1840
Death: February, 1923.

Wife: Clara E. Galpin Rice.
Married October 2, 1879.

Children: Elizabeth B., Ellen B., Allen G. Rice.

Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County Massachusetts.

Author. Was City Marshal in 1882, and Postmaster from January 20, 1886 through March, 1890.

Second New Hampshire Infantry.

RICE, JOHN L. Co. A; b. Weathersfield, Vt.; age 21; res. Cornish; enl. April 28, '61, for 3  mos.; not must, in; re-enl. May 21, '5i, for 3 yrs.; must, in May 31, '61; wounded and  captured July 21, '61, Bull Run, Va.; paroled Jan. 3, '62; disch. Nov. 18, '62,10 accept  promotion. Subsequent service, Capt. Co. H, 16 N. H.; Lt. Col. 75 U. S. C. T. P. O.  ad. Springfield, Mass.

Wounded and captured at Bull Run, July 21,  1861. Confined in Libby until Jan. 2, 1862, whenexchanged and returned to duty. Nov. 18, 1862,  discharged to accept captaincy in Sixteenth N. H. In Oct., 1863, appointed Iieut. Col. Third Louisiana Native Guards (colored) afterwards known as 75th U. S. Colored Infantry. Commanded the  regiment in Red River campaign, and assisted Gen. Hailey in construction of Red River dam at  Alexandria. Returned north in 1867, and settled  in Springfield, Mass. Is in the practice of law   and prominent in public affairs. Has been Representative in the .Mass. H. R.: four years Chief  of Police in Springfield: Postmaster four years: appointed Commissioner U.. S. Circuit Court in  1890; also held important positions in G. A. R.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

William H. Jaquish.

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William H. Jaquish.

Birth: 1839.
Death: 1910.

Burial: Highland Union Cemetery, Highland Falls, Orange County, New York.

Massachusetts Third Cavalry, Regimental History.

William H. Jaquish, West Point, New York, Age 23, Single; Mariner. August 21, 1862ed May 20, 1865.

W. H. Jaquish was born in the town of Cornwall, now Highlands, Orange County, N. Y. Jan. 30,  1839. Enlisting in Company A, Aug., 1862, he joined the regiment at Lynnfield, and went to Baton Rouge, La.

Comrade Jaquish served during the siege of Port Hudson with credit to himself, and came out of the struggle with honor. He justly says: "That part of my life which I look back upon with the greatest pride and satisfaction are those years of 1861-1865, when I rode knee to knee with the sons of the Pilgrims and the Puritans, with carbine and sabre, in the grand old Third Mass.  Cavalry.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Amos R. Miller

Iowa 32nd., Infantry, Regimental History.

page 151, About 9 o'clock that evening Captain Miller and myself were taken in an ambulance to a log house, and placed on the floor with a single blanket under  us. Robert Mack, of my company, and eight or ten others were with us. We were in this house four days before we were discovered by the Surgeons  who had been left to care for us,they having two  hospitals that required their continuous attention,  and we were over-looked. We had had nothing to  eat after the battle, except four crackers that Captain Miller had saved, of which he and I each ate one.

That night, April 11th, Captain Miller died, He was shot through the bowels, knew his wound was mortal, and was brave and cheerful to the last minute. He left no message with me, for neither of us had any thought that I would live to deliver it.

page 422-23, Amos Miller was a man of fine character and ability. Was Register of the State Land Office: a member of a Quaker family in Pennsylvania; and having been active in recruiting the company, was chosen Captain. "He was brave, but not rash strict disciplinarian. and a polished, courteous gentleman. When he died at Pleasant Hill, the regiment lost an able officer, and Iowa lost one of her noblest sons. He was respected and beloved by all his comrades."

He fell, shot through the body, in the heat of  the battle, and his comrades carried him to the shelter of the dry bed of a small stream near at hand, from which after nearly thirty hours he was removed with others to a cabin, and died the night of April 11th. [See page 151 

He did efficient service in command of a post at Fulton, near Fort Pillow, and also in command of the regiment at Columbus, when Col. Scott was in command of that Post.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Hiram C. Luce.

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Hiram C Luce.

Birth: Feb. 29, 1828.
Death: Jun. 15, 1896.

Wife: Sarah A. Luce, ( 1828-1913 ).

Children: Hattie B., Hiram, Julia Luce.

Burial: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.

Civil War veteran.

Michigan Third Infantry.

Luce, Hiram C., Kent County. Enlisted in company A, Third Infantry, May 13, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 33. Mustered June 1o, 1861. Appointed Master's Mate, U. S. Navy, at Camp Pitcher, Va., Dec. 18, 1862.

United States Navy.

Luce, Hiram C. Master Mate, 12 December, 1862. Appointment revoked 19 January, 1863.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry.

Luce, Hiram С Enlisted in company E, Tenth Cavalry, Feb. 25, 1865, at Grand Rapids, for 1 year, age 37. Mustered March 8, 1865. Hospital Steward Sept. 1, 1865. Mustered out at Memphis, Tenn., Nov.11, 1865.