Bio: Luce, E. B. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 225-226.


E. B. LUCE, manufacturer, Cadott, was born in Cincinnatus, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1839; came to Chippewa Falls in the Fall of 1870, and immediately entered into the employ of the Union Lumber Co., as salesman in their store, having charge of the boot and shoe and jewelry departments. He continued in their employ and their successors', A. E. Pound & Co., for eight years. In 1879 he purchased of H. L. Smith & Co. their stave factory in Cadott, and has since prosecuted that business, employing a portion of the season from fifteen to twenty men. He enlisted in the Fall of 1861, in the 2nd N. Y. Light Artillery, which was soon changed to Heavy Artillery, doing fort duty at Ft. Worth and Ft. Bennet most of the time until the Spring of 1864, when they entered into field service, doing infantry duty. He took an active part in the Battle of Spottsylvania, Talapotomy, North Ann, Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, Deep Bottom and Ream's Station, where he was taken prisoner and confined in the Old Libby for about two weeks. He was transferred to Pemberton, thence to Bell Island Prison, remaining prisoner in all about three months, finishing his three years terra of service in prison. He was then paroled on account of sickness, and afterwards exchanged and discharged, Dec. 9, 1864. He was promoted to corporal in 1862, and to sergeant in 1864. He was married in Chippewa Falls, in June, 1881, to Miss Kate Richardson of that place.



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