RICE, EDMUND - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Major, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Boston, Mass.

Birth:   Brighton, Mass.

Date of issue:   6 October 1891.

Citation:   Conspicuous bravery on the third day of the battle on the countercharge against Pickett's division where he fell severely wounded within the enemy's lines.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)