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 February 15, 1865
Abstract Letter from Ai Rice, Company K, 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry:

Brashear City, La.
February 15th

Dear friend Johny,

I received your letter today and was glad to hear from you. You said you had written to me several times, but this is the first word that I have received in two months. But it is quite a comfort to me in getting letters from you, an old friend as you are. Johny, you know that you are all the friend I have up there. Johny, I want you to let me know if Maggie Worden goes with any one or not. If she does, let me know. Tell all my friends that I am well. Tell them I send my love to them, and receive the same yourself, Johny. Can't think of any thing this for now.

Ai Rice

Write soon
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.5.23.8
Object Name Letter
People Heron, John
Rice, Ai
Subjects Civil War
11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Title Letter from Ai Rice to John Heron
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