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Caroline E. Whitcomb, History of the Second Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery (Nims' Battery): 1861-1865, compiled from records of the Rebellion, official reports, diaries and rosters 8 0 Browse Search
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Nims' Battery, save a few short sketches necessarily incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. In 1870, at the Anniversary Dinner of the Nims' Battery Association, the matter of publishing a history of the battery during its service throughout the war of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, was brought forward and a committee was appointed to take the necessary steps toward this work. The committee, which consisted of Col. O. F. Nims, J. S. Knowlton, John R. Smith, A. M. Norcross, D. M. Hammond and A. B. Burwell, issued a call to the members of the battery asking each one to forward to the committee any information in his possession such as diaries, letters, newspaper clippings or matter of any kind that might aid in the work, and urging the hearty cooperation of all to the end that the glorious record made by Nims' Battery-second to no other — may not be suffered to perish in oblivion in our day and generation, but be handed down to our children and children's children for all time. So far a
eo. G. Trull. Junior 2d Lieut., Richard B. Hall. Non-commissioned officers. 1st Sergeant, Lowell A. Chamberlain. Quarter Master Sergeant, Alden N. Norcross. Chief of Piece with rank of Sergeant, Frank J. Whitcher, Warren K. Snow, Augustus B. Burwell, Henry P. Cheever, Orlando C. Harvey, Edward K. Russell. Gunners with rank of Corporal, Joseph S. Knowlton, Francis E. Howe, Joseph Ackerman, Wm. W. Jordan, Converse F. Livermore, Joseph W. Greenleaf. Chief of Caisson with rank of Coories of camp life the winter of 1863-1864. Cooper's Institute Franklin, La. A Grand Entertainment will be given at the above place on Friday, March 4, 1864, by the members of Nims' Battery, under the direction of the following committee: A. B. Burwell, President; J. F. Robertson, Secretary; C. B. Maxwell, Manager. Committee W. Kane, L. W. Swan, A. N. Norcross, C. Dubois, W. D. Butts, D. Murray, J. S. Knowlton, H. T. Bates and W. G. Hidden. The committee take great pleasure in ann
irst Lieut., Dec. 1, 1864. Hodgdon, Lucian A., 2d Lieut.,31Somerville, Ma.Oct. 3, 1863First Lieut., Jan. 8, 1865. Swan, Louis W., 2d Lieut.,30Chelsea, Ma.Dec. 1, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Ellis, Jacob M., 2d Lieut.,26Melrose, Ma.Jan. 8, 1865Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Jackman, Henry A., Q. M. Sergt.,34Boston, Ma.Jan. 6, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Norcross, Alden N., Q. M. Sergt.,32Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Burwell, Augustus B., 1st Sergt.,26Chelsea, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Chamberlain, Lowell A., 1st Sergt.,22Malden, Ma.July 31, 1861Dec. 16, 1861, promotion. Cheever, Henry P., 1st Sergt.,34Boston, Ma.July 31, 18611862, disability. Downing, Matthias, 1st Sergt.,30Boston, Ma.Feb. 16, 1864.Aug. 11, 1365, expiration of service. Greenleaf, Joseph W., 1st Sergt.,32Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Second Lieut., July 30, 1863. Hodgdon, Lucian A., 1st Sergt.,31Somerville, Ma.July 31