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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 27 1 Browse Search
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tions and to Mrs. Mathews, stepdaughter of Col. O. F. Nims 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 wroperty 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.
lowing from an article in the Boston Journal written by C. B. Maxwell. The army having halted and camped for the night e day there was a slight skirmish with the cavalry. In C. B. Maxwell's diary we read: Our battery with General Dwight's Brigot at this place. We quote from the story as told by C. B. Maxwell. During the siege of Port Hudson and on the occas: A. B. Burwell, President; J. F. Robertson, Secretary; C. B. Maxwell, Manager. Committee W. Kane, L. W. Swan, A. N. NoJ. S. Knowlton Sparring,Ellis and Comfort Magic Rings,C. B. Maxwell Song, How are you, Jeff Davis?T. Kenny Originality,Mr account of the engagement as taken from the records of C. B. Maxwell and J. S. Knowlton: At 6 A. M. we started for theng our left to where the third piece stood and said to me (Maxwell), Call your men, load your gun and point it down the road.ely paroled. Two, however, had died of their wounds, Privates Maxwell and Howarth. During the stay a handsome guidon was
Program Grand Introductory Overture,Band Jig Dance,J. Comfort Sabre Exercise,Dubois and DeFlanders Sparring,Flemming and Frerari Song, The Sword of Bunker Hill,Mr. Wren Dramatic Readings,McGrath Feet Sparring,Dubois and DeFlanders Song, What a Row de dow,T. Kenny Sparring,Mortimer and Baker A Little Spouting,Wilkinson and Ward Cane Exercise,Dubois and DeFlanders Song, Virginia Rosebud,J. S. Knowlton Sparring,Ellis and Comfort Magic Rings,C. B. Maxwell Song, How are you, Jeff Davis?T. Kenny Originality,Mr. Ward Sabre Exercise,Dubois and DeFlanders Jig Dance,Mr. Brady Dramatic Readings,McGrath Sparring,Connors and Baker Song, Faded Flowers,J. S. Knowlton Feet Sparring,Dubois and LeClair Jig Dance,Mr. Connor Song,By the Band Bayonet Exercise,C. Dubois Sparring,Sullivan and Raymond Song, I Dream of Home,J. S. Knowlton Fancy Dance,C. Dubois Sparring,McGrath and Baker Grand Walk Around,Comfort, Kenny and Connors Song, The Cove what Sprouts,B. Connors
d do organize an association for our mutual benefit and do hereby adopt the following rules and regulations to secure good order and to determine our rights, duties and privileges as members of said association. The officers chosen at this time were: President, Henry E. Brown; Vice-President, George E. Ham; Secretary, P. J. Mayer; Treasurer, William D. Butts. As the vice-president and secretary declined to serve, these offices were filled at a subsequent meeting by the election of C. B. Maxwell, Vice-President; J. S. Knowlton, Secretary. It was voted that regular meetings should be held monthly and the place of meeting was to be at Evans Hall, Tremont Row. The early records of the association give only a hint of the life of the organization, but we will indicate a few incidents that may be of interest to the surviving members. On March 27, 1865, we find that the battery attended as a body the grand mass meeting of the Veterans' Union held in Tremont Temple, while on J
.,25Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Knowles, Osgood W., Corp.,25Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Leavitt, Edwin L., Corp.,29Boston, Ma.Oct. 10, 1861Died Aug. 5, 1862, Baton Rouge, La. Maxwell, Charles B., Corp.,29Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Merrill, Charles, Corp.,28Chelsea, Ma.Mar. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Oliver, Charles E., Corp.,22Lunenburg, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, exp-enlistment. Marsh, Lewis H.,25Belmont, Ma.Jan. 6, 1864Died May 15, 1864, New Orleans, La. Marsh, Rufus D.,18Hadley, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Mar. 17, 1865, disability. Marshall, W. Henry,32Chelsea, Ma.Jan. 8, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Maxwell, Chauncey H.,24Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Died May 10, 1864, Mansfield, La. Mayer, Philip, Jr.,19Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Apr. 10, 1864, disability. McCarron, Richard,25Roxbury, Ma.Jan. 18, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. McCracker, Wil