RICE, Albert E.

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: East Troy, Cast Iron, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 1847 at Vinje, Telemark (or Vinje, Kristiansand Parish), Norway. Came to America with his parents in 1860. Civil War: Age 18. Carpenter. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 17 Feb 1864. Private. Joined K Company at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, 31 Mar 1864. Wounded in his left hand at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Sent to New Albany, Indiana. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co K on 10 Jan 1865. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, 3 Jun 1865. Post war: He lived in Willmar, Minnesota. Became a banker there. Was elected to the Minnesota legislature in 1870 and to the state senate in 1874. In May 1882 he was granted a pension of $6 a month because of the gun shot wound to his left hand. He became Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in 1887. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p641) (Ulvestad p324) (Ager p218, photo; p319) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)