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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 7 1 Browse Search
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ims for the loan of papers, letters and pictures once the property of Colonel Nims. Thanks are also due Clarence K. Knowlton for the copy of the diary of his father, J. S. Knowlton, to Mrs. C. B. Maxwell for the diary of C. B. Maxwell, to Mr. George Houghton, Newport, for the diary of his father, George Houghton. The expense of the preparation and publication of the book has been borne to a large degree by Mr. E. D. Nims of Kansas City whose generosity is appreciated both by members of the roperty of Colonel Nims. Thanks are also due Clarence K. Knowlton for the copy of the diary of his father, J. S. Knowlton, to Mrs. C. B. Maxwell for the diary of C. B. Maxwell, to Mr. George Houghton, Newport, for the diary of his father, George Houghton. The expense of the preparation and publication of the book has been borne to a large degree by Mr. E. D. Nims of Kansas City whose generosity is appreciated both by members of the Battery and by the Nims' Family Association. The Author.
h of November the battery, together with the 4th Wisconsin Regiment, Col. H. E. Paine, and an independent company of Pennsylvania cavalry, Captain Richards, started on an expedition down the Chesapeake, landing at Whitehaven, Md., on the Wiacomo River and marching to Princess Ann where they spent the night in the court house. The next day, the march was continued to Snow Hill. On that day, the men experienced some of the minor hardships of a soldier's life, for we read in the diary of George Houghton: A very hard march in the rain over awful roads of sand and mud and the last two miles the water two feet deep. Some of the infantry gave out as this was their first experience and we took them on our wagons and caissons. After traveling twenty miles we had to go to bed without any supper for the Jersey Blue, the boat carrying our rations, lost its way up the river and was a day late. I slept in the guard tent and most froze to death. Another says: We were quartered in a negro
n, Ma.July 31, 1861Oct. 18, 1862, disability. Second Battery Light Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers—(three years.)—Continued. Name and Rank.Age.Residence orDate of Muster.Termination of Service and Cause Thereof. Place Credited to. Holmes, Elmer W.,22North Bridgewater, Ma.Sept. 10, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 6th Battery. Holme, Frederick,32Boston, Ma........ 1862Jan. 5, 1864, re-enlistment. Home, Frederick,34Boston, Ma.Jan. 6, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Houghton, George E.,21Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861June 25, 1862, disability. Howe, Edwin S.,..Quincy, Ma.July 31, 1861Never joined for service. Howard, Henry A.,22Colrain, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 6th Battery. Howarth, John H.,19Boston, Ma.Dec. 7, 1863Died of wounds, May 2, 1864, Mansfield, La. Howard, William R.,25Malden, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Hubbard, Amos S.,21Boston, Ma.Mar. 3, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Hubbard, Stephen L.,28<