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Life of Col. Ormand F. Nims A history of the 2d Massachusetts Light Artillery will hardly be regarded as complete unless it contains a sketch of the life of its commander, Capt. Ormand F. Nims. The facts concerning the early history of the Nims family have been taken from addresses given by Rev. J. L. Seward, Dd., Keene, N. H.From the time of the early settlement of America down to the last war in which the United States has been engaged, the Nims family has participated in the offensive and defensive campaigns of the country save only in the war with Mexico. Indeed it may truly be said that the commander of Nims' Battery came of good fighting stock. The family of Nims is descended from the old Huguenots of France, coming from that part of the country where is situated the city Nismes, from which is derived the family name de Nismes, or as it is now written Nims. Godefroi de Nismes, or as known here, Godfrey Nims came to this country in the 17th century, the first mentio
ation of foreign nations. But it will be productive of benefits which will more than counterbalance all these heavy disadvantages. In the first place, as our neighbor of the Whig observes, it will convince foreign powers that the promise of Seward to supply them with cotton cannot be redeemed, even though he should conquer and open for trade all the cotton ports. They will find that, upon the first alarm, all that material was destroyed; and they will soon perceive that no more will be br. It will thus demonstrate that so far from having conquered us, the Yankees have scarcely taken a step in the direction of conquest. Lord John Russell will be saved part of the crime, and part of the scandal, whish result from his compact with Seward. He will remain an instigator of the plunder, but he will have no opportunity to buy the stolen goods. In the second place, the occupation of so large a city cannot but have a tendency to weaken the enemy, by extending his operations and di
specially if the United States victories are likely to put an end to the civil war. The rebel Colonel Olmstead, who commanded at Fort Pulaski, it seems, has a number of personal friends in this city, who no sooner heard of his arrival at Fort Lafayette, (per Oriental,) this morning, than they besieged the United States Marshal for permits to go down and visit him. The Marshal, however, informed them that he had no power to grant their requests, and that they had better telegraph to Secretary Seward.--Some of them did telegraph to Washington it is said, but when last heard from they had not received any response. Three iron-cased batteries are now in course of construction at Green point for the Government. They will have two turrets each and carry a more formidable armament than the Monitor. In every other respect they will be exactly like this famous vessel. The Common Council have given the contractor permission to tense in the lower part of Coyler street to facilitate t
The Daily Dispatch: April 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], The accident on the South Carolina Railroad. (search)
of them turned over. Filled with passengers, it is surprising the casualties were not more and that none were killed. The injuries in some of the cases are severe, but we believe do not endanger life.-- The sufferers were brought to the city and received the immediate attention of several of our surgeons. The following is a list of most of the cases Col. A. P. Aldrich, of Gen. Gregg's staff had a dislocation of the right shoulder join. Mr. Hopkinson, of Edisto, left arm broken; Hon. J. L. Seward, of Georgia had the point of the left elbow broken, and a cut on the forehead; Hon. A. R. Wright, of Georgia, had a cut on the face and forehand bruised Mr. L. W. Spratt was much bruised, but act seriously; Mr. W. A. Courtenay bruised slightly; Gen. M. Gregg, very slightly; as James Chambers was stunned and for soul time was much prostrated, but is doing well, Mr. Davidson, of Charlotte, N. C., had as face cut and hips bruised; Mr. R. A. Spring had a cut on his head, but was able to go