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earned, almost nothing has been published of the military history of the 2d Massachusetts Light Artillery, better known as Nims' Battery, save a few short sketches necessarily incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. In 1870, at the Anniversary Dinner 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 of a member of the Nims' Family Association, the writer has prepared the following brief account of the military career of Nims' Battery, together with the life of its commander, the history of the Battery Association and the complete roster. After 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. Maxw
nization of Gen. B. F. Butler's expedition, Captain Nims and his men were assigned to the DepartmentIt went so close to the far-away beach that Captain Nims said Give her a little more elevation. We present for duty, the remainder, including Captain Nims himself, being in the hospital. The same cbut the 6th Michigan moved up to the support of Nims' Battery in elegant order. Its assistance came 19th Army Corps composed of four divisions and Nims' Battery was assigned to the fourth division coto the sea. Among other services rendered by Nims' Battery in this siege it is claimed that one oted to headquarters, General Banks sent for Captain Nims and said to him: Send over a section One historian in relating this incident says, Nims' Battery saved the day. The following is thenced as support, and with this, two sections of Nims' Battery. Owing to the dense woods the battery places filled by the advancing hordes. Again, Nims' splendid battery with its honorable record on [38 more...]
seem to have become annual affairs kept up for some time; for in a newspaper clipping we read: The seventh annual ball of Nims' Battery Association took place last evening at Boylston Hall. As the members of this association bear an enviable reputather duties and interests became more imperative, the monthly meeting at Evans Hall was no longer deemed advisable and Colonel Nims kindly tendered the use of a room at 80 Cambridge Street, where the association property could be kept and meetings he completed and published. . . . After dinner was served, General Schouler was called upon and said he was glad to meet Colonel Nims and his old command and would only say what was said of them when at the front that this battery was one of the best,nnounced. Our Country—response by Mr. Thomas Knights who sang America. Massachusetts—response by Captain Marland. Nims' Battery—response letter from Col. H. E. Paine, etc. Another interesting meeting was held on December 12, 1879. It was<