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SERIES 147. VOL 1. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio
May 21-July 16, 1861.

May 21, 1861
Thomas J. Carlin, Captain, William B. Chapman, 1st Lieutenant, Conrad Gansevoort, 2nd Lieutenant, Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Henry B.] Carrington. Letter sending certificates of election of commissioned officers, and stating that the Western Reserve and more particularly Ashtabula County had been ridiculed by the press, the charge having been "boldly" made that the county was not willing to arm in defense of the country.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 48]

May 21, 1861
W[illiam] B. Chapman, 1st Lieutenant, Conneaut Light Artillery, Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Mr. Parsons. Letter stating that the Conneaut Light Artillery had held its meeting for the election of officers, that the company was made up of the best citizens of the county, and that they unanimously offered their service for 3 years or the duration of the war; and requesting that Parsons intercede with the adjutant general and the governor to receive the company. NOTE: The Conneaut Light Artillery became the 2nd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 48]

May 27, 1861
George G. Baker, C[harles] L. Boalt, Samuel T. Worcester, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending that Thomas McClure of Norwalk be commissioned 1st Sergeant of Captain Kellogg's company, and attesting to McClure's moral character and "industrious" habits.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 86]

June 17, 1861
H.L. Sook, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General. Letter stating that he has been requested to raise a company of cavalry, and requesting instructions on how to proceed.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 54]

June 21, 1861
Llewellyn Gwynne, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter describing the movements of the companies forming the battalion sent to Marietta to guard the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad including an account of their stop in Chillicothe where residents provided lunch consisting of baskets filled with cheese, crackers, ham, etc., on the train, and "fair dames and damsels" greeted them "laden" with bouquets.
3 pp. [Series 147-1: 90]

June 22, 1861
Llewellyn Gwynne, Battalion Headquarters at Tunnel Station. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter continuing his report on the movements of the companies forming the battalion sent to Marietta to guard the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad.
5 pp. [Series 147-1: 91]

June 23, 1861
R.C. Smith, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that J. Ross McMullen was anxious to get an order from the War Department to get up a six gun battery, and attesting to McMullen's bravery and efficiency.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 9]

June 24, 1861
Joseph Bonner, Captain, Propstville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that a cavalry company raised locally was anxious to become legally organized with full power to elect officers.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 58]

June 24, 1861
Walter G. Sherwin, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Office, Masonic Temple, S.W. Cor. Rooms, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that the Queen City Flying Artillery was ready to go, that the expense of waiting was very great, that it had already cost him over $800, and that he had studied artillery for years and had drilled many men in the use of the guns.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 44]

June 24, 1861
Walter G. Sherwin, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Office, Masonic Temple, S.W. Cor. Rooms, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the Queen City Flying Artillery was ready to go, that the company had been filled twelve days after the bombardment of Ft. Sumter, that many men were lost by waiting and that their places had been filled with others, that it had cost him more than $800 out of his own pocket besides contributions, and that he had studied artillery for years.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 44]

June 26, 1861
Jacob Brinkerhoff, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Joseph Holmes, a resident of Richland County and former Deputy Sheriff, proposed to raise a company of cavalry, and attesting to Holmes' energy, good moral habits and patriotism.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 53]

June 26, 1860(1)
Walter G. Sherwin, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter regarding furnishing horses and equipment for the Queen City Flying Artillery, and containing a diagram representing a full battery of horse (flying) artillery as it would appear in line of march.
3 pp. [Series 147-1: 43]

June 26, 1861
H.C. Stewart, M.D., Bloomingburgh, Fayette County, Ohio. Statement certifying that Samuel Worrell of Company F, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Militia, was unfit for military duty and unable to return when his furlough expired.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 2]

June 26, 1861
Samuel Worrell, Bloomingburgh, Fayette County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter enclosing the medical certificate described in the previous entry.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 2]

June 27, 1861
R.E. Champion, Quartermaster, Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Grafton, Virginia. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that the six regiments of Ohio troops were without blanks for morning reports and the regimental reports, and requesting that their tents be sent as soon as practicable.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 9]

June 27, 1861
Phillip Pfau, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that a company of cavalry would be ready by the following week, and requesting orders to go into camp and for the election of officers.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 57]

June 28, 1861
C.S. Avery, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Uzziel Stevens who desired an appointment in the Commissary Department.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 85]

June 28, 1861
Jacob Brinkerhoff, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Uzziel Stevens for an appointment as Assistant Commissary, and attesting to Stevens' integrity and unquestionable patriotism.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 83]

June 28, 1861
Jesse P. Buckingham, Company B, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting an appointment, preferably in the Commissary Department.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 82]

June 28, 1861
Henry B. Curtis, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Uzziel Stevens for an appointment in the Commissary Department, and stating that Stevens was a good businessman, honest and capable.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 84]

June 28, 1861
F.S. Kendall, M.D., Lima, Allen County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting an extension of the furlough for Jerome Straley who was sick with typhoid pneumonia.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 3]

June 28, 1861
Captain P. Kershner, Camp Philippi. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting that his company of three months' volunteers be permitted to return home to arrange their business affairs before beginning three years' service, and that the company be issued Enfield rifles.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 7]

June 28, 1861
J.S. Menken, Captain Commanding, Company D, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Reserve Militia, Camp Gossage, Big Run, Ohio. To Post Adjutant Gwinne, Camp Summit. Letter pertaining to the safety of track on the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, and requesting more men as he fears that some plan is being laid to trap the troops.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 89]

June 28, 1861
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Ohio Regiment, Clarksburg, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter pertaining to the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), including a reference to many complaints regarding the lack of supplies and his request to be given the privilege of filling up the regiment for three years' service.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 5]

June 29, 1861
G. Alexander, Marysville, Union County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that if refused for service, he thought that he could be of assistance by recruiting.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 4]

June 29, 1861
H.C. Carhart, Galion, Crawford County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending J.R. McMullen to organize and command a battery of artillery, and attesting to McMullen's courage.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 50]

June 29, 1861
J.A. Gribben, Camp Carrington, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding the formation of a company of cavalry.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 56]

June 29, 1861
Captain George D. Hadley, Company D, Iron Greys, Camp Summit, Tunnel Station, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that a first lieutenant of Company D, Iron Greys was absent without leave and that the company was "clamorous" for a re- election.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 13]

June 29, 1861
L.W. Houseworth, Hambden, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that he would not be able to return to his regiment from furlough because of his health.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 6]

June 29, 1861
Philip Kershner, Captain, Company E, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Militia; J.S. Fulton, Lieutenant Colonel, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Militia. Statement certifying that several individuals were members of Company E of the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and that they had taken an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, the State of Ohio, and to obey the orders of the President and officers in command.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 10]

June 29, 1861
A.E. Lee, Loydsville, Belmont County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting written authority to raise, organize and drill one or more companies of volunteer militia in Belmont County.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 17]

June 29, 1861
Captain Milton P. Peirce, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had furnished men for service, but had not been paid.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 1]

June 29, 1861
S.W. Phelps, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a six pound gun for an artillery company to be formed.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 6]

June 29, 1861
H.H. Poppleton, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if a company of Lorain County volunteers for dragoon service would be accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 54]

June 29, 1861
W.C. Thorpe, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of the State of Ohio. Letter stating that if Ohio intended to compensate him for his services as Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of William H. Lytle, he wished his pay sent to him soon as he expected to leave Cincinnati for Jefferson Barracks.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 3]

June 30, 1861
J. Kinninger, Hayesville, Ashland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that a military company was being organized locally, and asking if muskets were available.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 10]

July 1, 1861
L. Bitser, Flat Rock, Seneca County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting a commission to raise a rifle company.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 60]

July 1, 1861
S.D. Dann, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Sir. Letter regarding difficulties in organizing a cavalry company.
4 pp. [Series 147-1: 53]

July 1, 1861
R.H. Folger, Massillon, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting information regarding the manner in which those who enlisted for three months were to get their pay, and stating that there were twenty-four such men who desired to enlist for three years in an artillery company.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 14]

July 1, 1861
D.M.G. Foster, Surgeon General of Ohio's Secretary, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter referring to a doctor's bill for medical services rendered to a company of Ohio volunteers.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 7]

July 1, 1861
B.F. Gill, 1st Lieutenant, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To Sir. Letter stating that he wishes to raise a company for three years' service, and asking if a company of Zouaves or light infantry would be accepted from Lake County.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 68]

July 1, 1861
A.E. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter referring to not recognizing more than one captain and two lieutenants to every fifty men and no man over the two hundred ordered receiving pay, some officers taking more than two hundred men contrary to orders and in defiance of protests, knowing no other course of action than to court martial officers who disobeyed orders, not receiving arms from Camp Dennison, and some of the captains thinking they had more authority than a lieutenant colonel.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 8]

July 1, 1861
D.W.C. Loudon, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if he wanted the services of a cavalry company which had been organized locally, stating that the men were becoming impatient as it was their understanding that they were for immediate service, and requesting that the men be given a chance to "see the elephant."
1 p. [Series 147-1: 56]

July 1, 1861
William Sayers, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that he was about to raise an infantry or rifle company, requesting an enlistment roll for the purpose, and asking if his company would be accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 69]

July 1, 1861
Walter G. Sherwin, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Office, Masonic Temple, S.W. Cor. Rooms, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that he was able to get horses and horse equipments if Ohio or the United States promised to pay for these at some time, that he had as good a company of horse (flying) artillery as could be found on the continent contingent upon horses and horse equipments being supplied, that many of his men as well as himself were old and experienced cannoneers, that they would not go unless they went as artillery, and that they were not anxious to learn another trade.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 11]

[July 1, 1861]
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Regiment. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that there was an election in Company B, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) for second lieutenant and that there were irregularities, and requesting that he be authorized to order another election.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 12]

July 1, 1861
John Startzman, Captain of Company B, New Carlisle, Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General. Letter stating that he has complied with the governor's request and signed the forwarded commissions.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 38]

July 1, 1861
Joseph Turney, Newburgh, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting an order for the purpose of raising a company of flying artillery, and stating that 20 or 30 of the best young men in Northern Ohio were anxious to organize such a company.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 12]

July 1, 1861
Milton Wells, Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting an order to raise a volunteer company for immediate service for three years or the duration of the war.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 65]

July 2, 1861
Arthur J. Buckner, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the privilege of raising a company of rifle sharpshooters, and stating that he was a resident of the "Great West," having been through the passes of the Rocky Mountains and on the broad "pampas" of Kansas, Nebraska, and New Mexico since 1850, and that he was well acquainted with Kit Carson and other western pioneers.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 103]

July 2, 1861
H.A. Buss, Chicago. To Commissary & Adjutant General of the State of Ohio. Letter offering to sell cavalry picket line for hitching horses when in camp, and wanting a contract.
2 pp. [Series 147-1: 25]

July 2, 1861
E.M. Connell, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if a company from Harrison County would be accepted if raised in ten days or two weeks, and stating that the right kind of men could be furnished.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 71]

July 2, 1861
Charles Ewing, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding his application for authority to raise a company for the First Ohio Regiment now in the advance guard of the Federal Army stationed around Washington.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 74]

July 2, 1861
J.A. Fearden, Captain, Ellsworth Zouaves, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. To C.P. Whittlesey, Adjutant General or Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had a Zouave company and wished to be sent to guard the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, that he was a former employee of the line, and that the company demanded to be sent into service as Clinton County was represented by no other unit.
1 p. [Series 147-1: 78]

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