RICE, John T.

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enrolled at Waterford. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 28 Dec 1861, effective from 19th of November. Mustered 11 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Promoted to First Lieutenant at Clear Creek, Mississippi, on 23 Jun 1862, effective from 12 Jun 1862. Was left behind in Nashville on 26 Dec 1862 because of illness. Became acting Quartermaster of Regiment in May 1863. On furlough in Nov 1863. Promoted to Captain at Strawberry Plains on 20 Apr 1864, effective from the 7th, in command of the company, succeeding Captain Hans Hanson, who had been killed in action. Mustered out with C Company, 1 Jan 1865, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p42) (Buslett p403 photo) (Ulvestad p256) (Ager p269, photo).