About Horace Rice
Horace Rice fought for the Union army in the American Civil War. He was born on June 11, 1841 in Hannibal, New York. He was a white male, about 5'10", with light hair and blue eyes. Before enlisting in the war he worked as a farmer.
On October 9, 1861, Horace enlisted in Albany, New York at the age of 20. Horace was a private for the duration of the war. He spent most of the war in the C company of the 44th New York Infantry. He served for three years before being honorably discharged in 1864, though a little under a year of that time was spent in the hospital for a gunshot wound to the middle finger of his left hand and for Typhoid Fever. On March 28, 1865 Horace reenlisted into the 121st New York Infantry. He served for a year and was then mustered out a second time.
Following the war, Horace moved from New York to Hastings, Minnesota, where he married Maria Mussey. In Hastings, he worked in a warehouse and as a clerk. Horace and Maria never had children. Horace died on March 17, 1884 of bowel inflammation due to a colic attack.