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tter of publishing a history of the battery during its service throughout the war of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, was brought forward and a committee was appointed to take the necessary steps toward this work. The committee, which consisted of Col. O. F. Nims, J. S. Knowlton, John R. Smith, A. M. Norcross, D. M. Hammond and A. B. Burwell, issued a call to the members of the battery asking each one to forward to the committee any information in his possession such as diaries, letters, newspaper cly way in the preparation of this work, and especially to W. G. Hidden, Fitchburg, Mass., for the loan of diary, newspaper clippings and suggestions, to Capt. E. K. Russell for his comments and suggestions 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. G
t the Boston Light Artillery Armory under Major O. F. Nims, and in less than two days two hundred me6, 1864. Presentation of a sword to captain Ormand F. Nims, 2d Massachusetts Light horse Artillerf the 2d Massachusetts Light Horse Battery. Captain Nims was presented with a magnificent sword, sasat all times and under all circumstances by Captain Nims, as well as to present a lasting memento of their quarters with six rousing cheers for Captain Nims, who, truth to say, was almost overpowered , your good name untarnished. Per Order, Captain Nims. While in New Orleans still another preome pistol and equipments were presented to Captain Nims by members of the battery who were not inclcare and affection for his men exhibited by Captain Nims and the respect,—we had almost said adorati men were waiting for transportation North, Captain Nims was ordered to Boston on recruiting servicetain Nims. They were met at the station by Captain Nims and Captain Cummings of the Boston Light Ar[12 more...]
Nims' Battery Association After over three years of association in camp and field the ties of comradeship among the members of the battery were too strong to be ignored and the mustering out of he official bond than preparations were begun for the formation of an organization to be known as Nims' Battery Association. On December 10, 1864, a meeting was called at the Webster House, at which th badges and drum corps and bearing the colors carried by them during the war. A letter from Captain Nims, who was then in New Orleans, in reply to a request for the colors is incorporated in the rec Wishing all prosperity and happiness I subscribe myself Respectfully your humble servant, O. F. Nims. Although few fatalities occurred on the field or in camp among the members of the batteron. After an hour's social intercourse the meeting was called to order by the President, Col. O. F. Nims. The committee appointed to consider the matter of the preparation of the history of the
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., Keen 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 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 mention of his name being found in the records of Nolighted surprise he came to his senses and afterward fully recovered. Col. Ormand F. Nims was born in Sullivan, N. H., August 30, 1819, his father, Philander Nims