Martin Rice was a Union man in a predominantly Southern community.
That he remained a prominent member of the community was a
miracle. This page will be dedicated to the works of this local poet.
As you read through his poetry, you will see that the words are not
mere poems, they tell the story of actual happenings of his life, his
family, friends, & neighbors.  You get an inside picture of life in the mid
19th century through the eyes of Martin Rice.

"What I Saw of Order #11" is not a poem but his actual account of the
most horrific act against non-combatants during the entire War.
MARTIN RICE
BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN RICE
BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD
THE BATTLE OF LONE JACK
WHAT I SAW OF
ORDER #11
 
 
Martin Rice Homestead
l-r:  W.L. Butler, Emma (Butler) Brown, Mary (Rice)
Butler, W.B. Butler, & Manie Butler