Charles S Rice
4th “Reorganized MI Infantry, Company G
(1843 – 1882?)
Born in 1843 in New York to Charles Rice, a factor, and Roxey, his wife, on Sept. 1, 1864 Charles S. Rice enlisted as a private in the 4th MI Infantry, Company G in Pontiac, MI at age 21. He listed his residence as Southfield Twp., MI at the time of his enlistment. On October 14, 1864 Charles was promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant and promoted again on October 24, 1865 to Full 2nd Lieutenant (As of Company E). He survived the war and was mustered out on May 26, 1866 at Houston, TX.
Previous to his enlistment Charles had been living and working as a clerk for S. W. Denton, a businessman of Pontiac, MI. Following the war he became a bookkeeper and lived in the Goodman Hotel in Detroit, Ward 5, Wayne County, MI. In 1880 he continued to be employed as a bookkeeper and he and his wife, Mamie (age 20)), lived on Baker St. in Detroit, MI with their servant, Electa Fowler.