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Americus Rice portrait
Description: Portrait of Civil War officer Americus V. Rice (1835-1904). After serving in 1861 as a captain in the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry following the start of the Civil War, Rice received a commission as captain of the newly-organized 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in September 1861. He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in February 1862 and then colonel in April 1863. He led his regiment in action at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the Atlanta Campaign, during which he was wounded and would lose his right leg. He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers following the end of the war. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC3920_AmerRice
Subjects: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Portrait photography; Generals--United States
Places: Ottawa (Ohio); Putnam County (Ohio);