sergeant of the 2d detachment, Corporal Ellis
gunner of the 3d detachment and Private Taylor
corporal of the 2d detachment.
During the stay in New Orleans the battery was commanded to mount as horse or flying artillery and to join the cavalry division of the 19th Army Corps.
Associated with them were two other batteries, one from Missouri
, and one from the regular army, and Captain Nims
was appointed Chief of Artillery
of the 19th Army Corps, Col. A. L. Lee
, and was made a member of Colonel Lee
The first parade of these batteries as horse artillery (at which Nims
' Battery held the post of honor), took place September 5, and was witnessed by Generals Banks
and many other officers.
The following letter, a copy of which was found among Colonel Nims
' papers, is a proof of their high opinion of this new organization.