Rice, Chaplain George D.

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Amateur photographer Chaplain George D. Rice was born in Brighton, Massachusetts, on January 23rd, 1861, married on February 25th, 1883 to Elizabeth Fells, with no children, and educated at Tufts College. He was a chaplain of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteers in the Spanish-American War in 1898, and was appointed a first lieutenant in the 26th Regiment, United States Volunteers, organized to serve in the Philippine Islands, July 5th, 1899. He served the 27th Infantry Regiment, one of the ten new Regular Army regiments authorized for the Philippine-American War, organized on February 2, 1901. Chaplain Rice served at the battle of Bayan (May 2, 1902) ministering to the sick and wounded. He documented the assault on the cotta of the Sultan of Bacolod on April 6, 1903, known as the Battle of Bacolod, Philippines, with his Kodak Brownie camera, and turned it into a souvenir booklet for sale at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

Rice was cited for heroism in the Spanish-American War.


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http://www.chapnet.army.mil/usachcs/origins/chapter_4.htm http://www.morolandhistory.com/08.PG-Battle of Bayan/battle_of_bayan_p1.htm
Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (Google eBook), edited by William Richard Cutter.
Historical Brighton: an illustrated history of Brighton and its citizens, Volume 2 (Google eBook) by John Perkins Cushing Winship
Moroland: The History of Uncle Sam and the Moros 1899-1920 by Robert A. Fulton.

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