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Edmund Rice (1842-1906) was a career army officer who served from the Civil War until 1903. He first saw action at Ball's Bluff and Yorktown and was present at larger engagements such as Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg (where he would receive the Medal of Honor for turning back Pickett's charge). In the later years of the war, he was wounded and taken prisoner after Spotsylvania, but escaped by cutting a hole in the wall of a freight car where he was being transported to prison. He returned to his unit, served out the rest of the war on the front lines, and was present at Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
After the war, he invented several items for army use including the Rice Trowel Bayonet and the Rice Stacking Swivel. He was stationed out west and served during the Indian Wars, fighting the Ute, Sioux, and others, from Kansas to Montana. He was military envoy to England and Russia in the late 1870s and commanded the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment which saw action in Puerto Rico and Cuba during the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. He retired a brigadier general.
Mounted to a board to an overall size of 20" x 24". Water damage along the right and top edge of board. Both lower corners damaged. Photograph is in excellent condition!
19.5% up to 50,000
19.5% up to 1,000,000
19.5% above 1,000,001
|Estimate||$2,800 – $4,200|