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Confederate (CSA)


William Hamilton Rice

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Eighth Star New Market (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

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?],

On the 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 rest 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).