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.

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