Rice (George E.) Papers, 1864, 1 Item

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Cite As:George E. Rice Papers, 1864. Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

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Abstract: Autograph Letter Signed, George E. Rice 34th Massachusetts Infantry, 4p. octavo, April 26, 1864, Martinsburg, Virginia, with cover addressed to his uncle in Barre, Mass., it reads in part: ...You will probably here ere this reaches you of the death of E.G. Adams which was very sudden he has never been sick...He marched up here from the Ferry on sunday the 18th of April and the next sunday he had passed away he was a faithful soldier and loved and respected by all...Sergt. King took the body to Baltimore had it embalmed and started for home. Col. Wills has returned to take command of the Regmt but this morning he started for Cumberland and the general opinion is that he will have command of a Brigade there if he does the 34th will probably be in his Brigade. When we first came here there was no troops here only cavalry the next day Genl Averill took them all off on a scout through the valley...At the present time there is six Infantry Regts five batteries and two cavalry Regts. here...I suppose you have read ere this of the capture of Fort Pillow and Plymount and the inhumanity of the rebels in those engagments but such things are not going to be passed over without some notice by the soldiers, if the Washington folks think nothing of it in all probability we shall take very few prisoners in some of the battles...

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