James H. Nickerson, Civil War Soldier


James H. Nickerson
Born in Chiocopee Falls_Son of Henry N. Nickerson_By occupation a Brass Finisher_At the age of 24 on 30 Dec’r, 1861, he enlisted for the regiment of Cavalry then forming for service on the frontier, at Readville, Mass., called the “Frontier Cavalry”. Rank Private with no subsequent changes_Term of service for which enlisted one (1) year,_Unmarried.
The Frontier Regiment having been filled to its maximum, the remaining recruits in camp of Readville to the number of some four hundred and of {then} Nickerson was {one}, were sent to the field to fill up other commands. Nickerson was assigned to Company “B”, 4th Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Cavalry, and joined his Reg. at Richmond, Va., in April 1865. The speedy conclusion of the war rendered his term of service very brief. With the exception of the detail with others of his company for special duty at the cavalry {seal} of {Green Co.} Va., for the protection of the freedmen and such other duties as might {???} on a command detached as provost-guard from the 8th August to 31 October, 1865, Nickerson was with his Regiment.
Discharged 14 Nov’r, 1865, at Richmond, Va. Mustered out at {Galloupe’s} Island, Boston harbor, near close of Nov’r 1865.


ca. 1861-1865


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“James H. Nickerson, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2444.