Guide to the Collection on Edmund Rice, 1860-1994
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Title Collection on Edmund Rice Dates 1860-1994 Extent 1 Box (.25 linear feet)
About the Collection
The Civil War service of Edmund Rice is documented in the collection, which remains open for materials pertaining to this class of 1860 alumnus. Included is correspondence, 1910-1912, between Rice’s descendants and William Arba Ellis, Norwich historian, who was compiling biographical sketches for his three-volume history of Norwich. Drafts of Edmund Rice’s biographical sketch are also included. There are papers relating to the death of Edmund Rice, 1906. Copies of information within Edmund Rice’s Medal of Honor and Pension files from the National Archives can also be found in the collection. Also included are excerpts on the life and career of Edmund Rice from books and articles, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous biographical and military information. There are also copies of information compiled by Steven J. Nitch and presented to the Archives in 1994.
About Edmund Rice
Edmund Rice of Cambridge, MA, entered Norwich University in 1856, remaining nearly three years. His distinguished Civil War service resulted in a Medal of Honor for leading an advance against General Pickett’s troops on 3 July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. Following the Civil War, Rice had a long and varied career within the U. S. Army until his retirement in 1906. He was twice married: first to Annie Clark Dutch (d. 1869) in 1866 and then to Elizabeth Mitchell Huntington in 1881.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Rice, Edmund, 1842-1906
Medal of Honor.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection on Edmund Rice, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to George Coppins from William A. Ellis, 18 July 1910. Collection on Edmund Rice, Ellis Correspondence file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (.25 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 501 Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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