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Edmund Rice

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    19th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Conspicuous bravery on the third day of the battle on the countercharge against Pickett's division where he fell severely wounded within the enemy's lines.
Medal of Honor Recipient Edmund Rice
Medal of Honor Recipient Edmund Rice
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 6, 1891
  • Born: December 2, 1842, Brighton, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: July 20, 1906, Boston, MA, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (3-1875), Arlington, VA, United States

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