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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 32 0 Browse Search
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can Cotton Press. It was now assigned to General Williams' Brigade and in less than a week ordered ts accompanied by ten transports carrying General Williams' Brigade of four regiments and two batterem exposed for only one mile. Accordingly General Williams was commissioned to gather a force of negeet, together with the transports bearing General Williams' Brigade, started down the river leaving ous attack in the early morning of August 5. Williams was expecting the attack (we read in the diarby their officers, and the cool daring of General Williams, assisted by the gunboats that began to fa, and one regiment charged the battery. General Williams, perceiving the perilous position of the federates to approach within a few rods. General Williams then gave the command: Forward! double qIt was here that the admirable generalship of Williams displayed itself. Anticipating this very moval Orders we find the following eulogy of General Williams: A gallant general, an accomplished offic[2 more...]
g found in the records of Northampton under the date September 4, 1667. He was in Turner's Fight, May 18,, 1676 and was a soldier in King Philip's War. He was twice married. His first wife was Mary, daughter of William Miller and widow of Zebadiah Williams. His second wife was Mehitabel, daughter of William Smead and widow of Jeremiah Hall. He had six children by his first wife and five by the second. Rebecca (died young), Rebecca, John, Henry, Thankful, Ebenezer, Thomas, Mehitabel, Mary, s many descendants in Michigan and other parts of the West. Ebenezer was carried to Canada as was also another captive, Sarah Hoyt. These two were married in Canada and had there one son also named Ebenezer. They were redeemed by Stoddard and Williams with difficulty in 1814 and returned to Deerfield, where four more sons were born, David, Moses, Elisha, Amasa. David, son of Ebenezer, was born at Deerfield, March 30, 1716 and died in Keene, July 21, 1803. He came to Keene while a boy and wa
te, Thomas,35Charlestown, Ma.Sept. 10, 1862Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Wield, John,31Charlestown, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Wiggins, John R.,23Chelsea, Ma.Jan. 5, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Williams, Charles,25Chelsea, Ma.Aug. 5, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Williams, Enos L.,21Taunton, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 13th Battery. Wilson, William H. H.,25Colrain, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 6tWilliams, Enos L.,21Taunton, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 13th Battery. Wilson, William H. H.,25Colrain, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 6th Battery. Woodward, Elias T.,29Taunton, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 6th Battery. Woodward, Warren,34Taunton, Ma.Sept. 2, 1864June 11, 1865, expiration of service. Young, Phillip S.,45Wenham, Ma.Feb. 29, 1864July 28, 1864, disability. Recapitulation Killed in Action.Died of wounds Dis., etc.Deserted.Transferred.Missing.Unaccounted for.Promoted.Discharged.Exp. of Serv.Totals. Honorably.Dishonorably.Disability. Commissioned Officers0000007601418 Non-Commsisione