William Hamilton RiceHome State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 8th Star New Market (VA) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was the son of a New Market, Virginia physician. It has been stated that he was 'severely wounded" in 1861 [where? when?], and that he lost a leg during the war [where? when?],
In the Antietam Campaign:
His battery was stationed on the Potomac at one of the Fords near WIlliamsport, defending the ANV escape route, but was not engaged.
The remainder of the War:
On 26 September 1862, his battery was combined with Wooding's Danville Artillery.
After the War:
He was living in New Market, and built a house there at 9329 N. Congress Street in 1877 (Source: Town of New Market (VA) web tour page, gone 5/2004).
« Search for Another Participant