Letter from Ai Rice to John Heron

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Admin/Biog History RICE, Ai - Pvt., Company K, 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Ai was born in March 1841 in New York. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother was born in Scotland. Ai resided at Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted there on Sept. 17, 1861. He was assigned as above and was mustered out on Sept. 4, 1865. Ai was married in Winnebago County on June 6, 1873 to Ida Mioranda Atwood. He was listed in the veteran section of the 1895 Wisconsin State census at P.O. Oshkosh. He was listed in the 1900 federal census as residing at the Wisconsin Veterans' Home at King. Ellen, his wife of 2 years, was residing there with him. She was born in July 1845 at England. Ai is buried in the town of Poygan, Winnebago County at Oak Hill Cemetery. His marker reads Company K, 11th Regiment, Mo. Infantry
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation September 4, 1864
Abstract Letter from Ai Rice, Company K, 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry:

Brashear, City La
September 4, 1864

Dear friend,
I received your letter yesterday and was glad to hear from you. I am not as well as I might be, but I hope these few lines will find you well. I have been sick as well all summer. I have had the chill fever every other day for along time. I have lost 22 pounds in two months.
I have written to Nelson several times, but I have not received no answer from him yet. We are having the best [time], and not hard if it was not for inspection, we would have the best time we ever had since we have been in the service. Stephen Bell is in good health . I believe Jarvis Nuttart is getting better fast, but he has had hard time of it . I send my respect to all girls and all inquiring friends. Receive the same your self this
From your friend
Ai Price
To his friend
Danny Hearon
Direct to
New Orleans, La.
As you did before

Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.5.23.7
Object Name Letter
People Heron, John
Rice, Ai
Subjects Civil War
11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Weight loss
Sick persons
Title Letter from Ai Rice to John Heron
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