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July 13, 1861
Byron H. Robb, 2nd Lieutenant, Geauga Rangers, Parkman, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was sorry that his company of cavalry (the Geauga Rangers) could not be accepted at present, that his company would continue to drill and hold themselves in readiness regardless of the future prospects of acceptance, that he wanted to go to war immediately since he knew that the country needed such men as himself, that he resided in western Texas for eight years prior to the war, that he had been a Texas Ranger and was well posted in the hardships of camp life, that he was acclimated to the South and understood their manner of fighting, that he proposed to resign his office in the Geauga Rangers and form a company of riflemen picked from every township in Geauga County, and that he believed these riflemen would cause some of the rebels in Virginia to feel very sick if allowed to skirmish there for a few weeks.
3 pp.[Series 147-2: 8]

July 13, 1861
J.L. Swallow. To the Adjutant General. Letter regarding an infantry company eagerly awaiting orders.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 10]

July 13, 1861
W.B. Thrall, Office of Comptroller of the Treasury, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Thomas Gwynne of Urbana, who had seen some service in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), was desirous of being authorized to raise a company for three years' service or the duration of the war, and that he judged Gwynne to be the right sort of man for such an enterprise.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 6]

July 14, 1861
George Laskey, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) had been ordered up the Kanawha River, that the men had no pay, that many of them were "badly in want," and that many of them had been obliged to make small bills which they could not pay when they left, requesting that the men be paid for at least one month so they could settle their accounts, and stating that his purpose was to have the men remain in service for as long as they were wanted.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 30]

July 15, 1861
C.F.E. Blaich, Venice, Erie County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio, Columbus. Letter stating that he would be able to raise a small artillery company for three years' service, and that the company would consist of unmarried men.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 56]

July 15, 1861
C.C. Eggleston, New Plymouth, Vinton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a copy of Ohio's militia law, and asking what kind of uniform was required to comply with the law, what system of military tactics his infantry company was to be governed by, whether or not they could get arms by giving the necessary bonds, and if they could be accepted into the service of the United States immediately for three years if they filled the company up to seventy or more men.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 15]

July 15, 1861
D.M.G. Foster, Clerk, Office, Surgeon General of Ohio, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Dr. Shumard had not returned from Virginia where he had been for several weeks, and that Dr. Gibson's bill would be laid before Dr.Shumard upon his return.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 4]

July 15, 1861
E.P. Fyffe, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Statement authorizing Colonel R.W. Ratliff to enlist recruits for Company E, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 71]

July 15, 1861
W.D. Hamilton, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if there was a chance for him to put in an infantry company composed of intelligent, sober young men selected from a number of independent companies which had been organized and under drill in Muskingum County since Spring, and what amount if any the State would be willing to appropriate towards the expenses incurred before the men were received into camp, stating that he had organized a company under a permit issued during the first requisition of the President, but was not ready in time to be accepted, and that the men in his new company lived mostly in the country and would have to be boarded for a few days while collecting, and asking if the men could assemble at Camp Goddard and be fed by the Commissary Department.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 7]

July 15, 1861
A.M. Jackson, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they were about to raise a regiment of Ohio Volunteer Militia, and asking if the regiment would be accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 50]

July 15, 1861
Milton P. Peirce, Bank of Cleveland, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the formation of a select rifle corps, and offering to attend to the organization of such a corps without pay beyond rations.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 5]

July 15, 1861
William S. Pierson, Mayor's Office, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding the position of Captain Bolinger, and stating that local residents respected Captain Bolinger and felt that he had been induced to leave his farm in harvest time and was not now used with his men as expected.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 36]

July 15, 1861
James W. Ripley, Brevet Brigadier General, Ordnance Office, Washington. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had ordered 400 muskets with accoutrements to be furnished in addition to the 3,600 mentioned in his July 9 letter to Governor William Dennison, that the supply of muskets was so nearly exhausted that it was impossible to do more than provide for troops actually mustered into service, that there were not enough for those troops without issuing the arms altered from flint to percussion, that he would cheerfully furnish such arms as the troops preferred if it were in his power, that arms were being manufactured at the National Armory and by contract with private armories as rapidly as possible, that in the mean time the troops must take the altered muskets, and that he regarded the altered muskets as serviceable and efficient in all respects and the prejudice against them as not founded on any just grounds.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 25]

July 15, 1861
J.V. Robinson, Jr., Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Mendal Churchill, wished to raise a company to fight for the Union, that Churchill was a furnace manager and would have no difficulty in promptly filling his company from the men who were then in his employ, and that Ohio had not sent to the War a worthier man than Churchill.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 40]

July 15, 1861
C.E. Smith, Captain, Company B, 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, Chester, Meigs County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that their commissions were received and that returns would be made as soon as they could find the officer empowered to administer the oaths, asking if he should allow members of his company to enlist in western Virginia, if they would be justified in offering their company there, if it was probable that they would be called into service from Ohio, and if they could obtain arms by giving security, stating that living so near the border they were frequently called upon to aid or show their willingness to help the loyal people of Virginia, and requesting a copy of the regulations governing the Militia of the Reserve.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 58]

July 15, 1861
Charles Townsend, Decamp Institute, Downington, Meigs County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the excitement on the war question was so great that his students were determined to enlist, that influenced by a desire to serve his country and the solicitation of his students he had begun raising a volunteer company for active service for the required time, that his entire company would be composed of sober and moral men, that his men had enlisted with the understanding that he would head the company, that he was a graduate of Ohio University, and that he was a teacher by profession.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 52]

July 15, 1861
Orson Trumble, Fowler, Trumbull County, Ohio. To H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that they had organized a company of home guards, and that the commissions received were for Militia of the Reserve, and requesting an explanation since the men had enlisted with the understanding that they not be required to go beyond the limits of the county.
3 pp.[Series 147-2: 75]

July 15, 1861
George Willard, Cashier, Iron Bank of Ironton, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking why Q.H. Geary's draft on Buckingham had been protested, that Geary maintained he was a government officer and that his draft on Buckingham would be honored, and that Geary's draft had been taken because he was out of funds and needed to return to Columbus.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 31]

July 15, 1861
W.H. Worthington, Colonel, 5th Iowa Volunteers, Camp Warren, Burlington, Iowa. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had found a lieutenant (Obid Caswell) in his regiment who was actually a sergeant in Company E, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Caswell had been in the three months' volunteers and was sent home with the balance who did not go for three years, requesting that Caswell be given an honorable discharge from the 8th Ohio since he had just enlisted for three years in the 5th Iowa, and stating that Caswell did not think it made any difference where he enlisted.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 42]

July 16, 1861
M[artin] P. Avery, 2nd Lieutenant, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Acting Adjutant, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Private B.F. Cooper, Company H, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of 1st Lieutenant J.P. Cunningham, stating that Cooper had served five years in the regular army. Endorsed by E.P. Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 11]

July 16, 1861
O. Bennet, Major Commanding, Battalion Headquarters, Camp Summit, w track, Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received reliable information that Lieutenant Jacob Mix of the rebel army with sixteen "desperate" men were upon their lines for the purpose of committing "depredation" or destruction to some of the trestles, that Mix's party had come across the river from Virginia some six or eight days past and was no doubt the same party which had been firing upon their sentinels, that he had information regarding the present whereabouts of Mix's party and had laid plans for their capture provided they did not get word of his intentions, that he had placed a double guard at the position of the road which Mix's party was currently harrassing, that he had requested a more reliable engine in place of the one which had been constantly giving them trouble, and that he hoped there would be no more hindrences to relieving all the Ohio Reserve Militia.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 14]

July 16, 1861
Nathan Bukarth, Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting an appointment to some post in the service of the country, and stating that he had seen service in the army and wished to help support the flag of the Union.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 20]

July 16, 1861
H.S. Chamberlin, Solon, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he thought the company would be full within two weeks, asking if the company would be accepted, and requesting information regarding the method of electing officers.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 35]

July 16, 1861
E.W. Clark, Jr., Captain in 3 months' service, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he would have already had a full company had it not been for a man from New York who was recruiting in Tiffin for the Vanguard Regiment of New York City, that this man was offering extraordinary inducements and had some friends in Tiffin who were helping him, and that there was much competition in the business of recruiting.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 49]

July 16, 1861
J.R.D. Clending, Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter asking if there was any militia law to govern their company, and stating that he did not think their company would flourish if there was no likelihood of the government furnishing arms, that he thought the men would be willing to pay for arms if they could be had, and that at least half the men would leave if there was no probability of the company being called soon.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 69]

July 16, 1861
J.M. Cook, Burton, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham, Columbus,Ohio. Letter written on behalf of two men who had followed the hunter's life in the west for ten or twelve years and who wished to enlist for the duration of the war in a company of sharpshooters.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 23]

July 16, 1861
W.W. Culbertson, Ohio Furnace. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that William Winters be given a few more days to fill his company and stating that most of the men had drilled a good deal.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 83]

July 16, 1861
William H. Eacott, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the company he had tendered was a company of reserve militia, that about 65 of the company wanted to see service for the 3 years term, that prior to receipt of conditional acceptance the company had voted to tender themselves to a volunteer regiment endeavoring to form in Butler and adjoining counties, that the company had this regimental organization in view and seemed unwilling to abandon it at present, and that he regretted their position because he preferred the regular organization through the state authorities.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 1]

July 16, 1861
C[yrus] W. Fisher, 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Whom Handed. Statement certifying that Benjamin F. Cooper had been acting as clerk since the formation of the regiment and had proven himself a competent military man in the office, and recommending Cooper's appointment as 1st Lieutenant.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 10]

July 16, 1861
R.B. Harlan, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter resigning his office as Captain of a company of Ohio volunteers for the three years' service which had been raised in Wilmington and was at Camp Dennison, and stating that he had been elected to the office against his wishes, that he agreed to serve because the company would have disbanded if he left before it was mustered into service, that the company had now been mustered in and he desired to be released, that his private and professional business needed his close and careful attention, and that serious loss and inconvenience would result to himself and others if he did not give his business such attention.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 47]

July 16, 1861
E.L. Hayes, Captain of Company, Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if the plan for the organization of a North Western Rifle Regiment met with his approval, and if his company in the Reserve Militia could be transferred to the North Western Rifle Regiment so that the men could go into the field.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 16]

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