|Photo of Hiram Nye (I have PDF Article please contact me) Bottom L to R: Edmond F Partridge, Albert B Mann, Samuel B Shapleigh, Benjamin H Ticknor,|
Hiram Nye enlisted at the age of 46 as a private on 9/12/1862. On 9/26/1862 he mustered into Co. D, MA 45th Infantry. He was mustered out on 7/7/1863 at Readville, MA. The 45th Massachusetts, a nine-month regiment, which was organized in the fall of 1862, constituted part of the garrison at New Bern, NC, with Company G detached to nearby Fort Macon. The 45th saw action at Kingston on December 14, 1862, losing 15 killed and 43 wounded, and was engaged at Whitehall the next day suffering another 20 casualties. During the winter and spring, the 45th Massachusetts was employed on several scouts and expeditions and saw action at Core Creek on April 28, losing one killed and four wounded storming a Confederate fortification.