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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 5 1 Browse Search
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anch of the militia of Massachusetts had no more ardent members than these three young men from New Hampshire. It happened that about this time General Sherman's Battery of United States artillery came to Boston from Newport for the purpose of giving an exhibition in encampment, parade, and drill on Boston Common. Young Nims saw the drill and was delighted; after this nothing would do for him but the artillery. Early in 1854 he enlisted in a new battery raised under command of Capt. Moses G. Cobb, and was made first sergeant on the night of his enlistment. After three years of service, he was made fourth lieutenant and later received command of the battery. During his term of command he made this battery famous for its efficiency and perfect organization. I resigned from my command in 1860, said Colonel Nims in an interview some years since, and my last appearance with it, my last parade in fact, was on the occasion of the review on Boston Common by the Prince of Wales, t
stable, Ma.Jan. 25, 1864Died July 23, 1865, Vicksburg, Miss. O'Grady, Joseph, Bugler,24Quincy, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Brown, Henry E., Artificer,34Charlestown, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Cobb, Cyrus W., Artificer,35Malden, Ma.July 31, 1861Dec. 5, 1862, disability. Gould, Reuben B. H., Artificer,43Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Hatch, Seth H., Artificer,41Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Feb. 14, 1864, re-enlistmservice. Clayton, Herbert,21Boston, Ma.Feb. 3, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Clark, James,32Somerville, Ma.Mar. 18, 1864Deserted, never joined Battery. Clogston, Luman,25Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Cobb, James M.,23Charlestown, Ma.July 31, 1861Apr. 2, 1864, disability. Coffey, James,25North Bridgewater, Ma.Sept. 3, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864 to 13th Battery. Conley, John,40Bridgewater, Ma.Sept. 2, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. C