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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Ga.)

Olin F. Rice

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May 7 to June 6, 1861.

Transferred to 6th Infantry, May 25, 1861.

Dismissed, June 6, 1861,
"for Tendering his Resignation in the Face of the Enemy."

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Killed, Sep. 19, 1864, at the Battle of Opequan, Va.: Aged 25.​b

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1894, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, TN.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He seems to have been a Colonel of the 2d Alabama Regiment of Reserves. If you have more certain or fuller information, please get in touch with me, of course.

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b For the following information I am indebted to Steven Maes: According to the Army Register and the AOG (which latter I should have caught on my own! and have now included onsite), Col. Rice was not killed in the War between the States, but instead died in Missouri on December 23, 1882.

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