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July 26, 1861
P.W. Taylor, London, Madison County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting an order to fill or help fill up the organization of the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 123]

July 27, 1861
Thomas L. Cleveland, Surgeon's Mate, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had obtained leave of absence from duty on account of sickness from the commandant of the post and based on a certificate from the surgeon at the Buckhannon, Virginia hospital, that his leave was for thirty days commencing on July 24, 1861, and that he would remain in Cleveland during that time.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 103]

July 27, 1861
William O. Collins, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison .Letter stating that the bearer, Captain Martin Buck, had been instructing the cavalry companies forming in Highland County, that Buck was an experienced cavalry officer having served in the regular army and been otherwise a teacher of cavalry tactics, that Buck was expected to command a cavalry company from Highland County if accepted, that Buck would be highly useful if immediately employed in teaching the companies in camp, and that he hoped Dennison would put Buck to work.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 49]

July 27, 1861
William O. Collins, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison .Letter stating the importance of cavalry and its consequence to Ohio, that the rebels in eastern and western Virginia had an evident advantage because of their superior preparation as regarded cavalry, that direct north and south railroad communication was lacking from Cincinnati to Marietta south of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, that cavalry would be of the utmost importance in case of border trouble with Virginia and Kentucky, that cavalry could meet the enemy promptly, carry information, and act as scouts, that there were many southern sympathizers in the area since their section was largely settled from Virginia and Kentucky, that it would be a great wrong to send their young men into service as cavalry without instruction, that there should be three months' schooling for the cavalry if possible, that no other part of the state could furnish better horsemen and horses, cheaper forage, or other advantages, that he felt impatient of inactivity "in this great emergency," that the cavalry should be commanded by experienced officers and that the minor officers could better be selected after the military ability of each had been tested in camp and school, that they had four or five incomplete companies in Highland County and that there were four or five companies in Brown County, and that they wanted to make up at least one company in Highland County to be commanded by Captain Martin Buck who was a skillful cavalry instructor.
3 pp. [Series 147-3: 52]

July 27, 1861
E.A. Ford, Captain, Geauga Grays, Burton, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his company would be ready to march on August 4, 5 or 6, requesting an order for marching and the election of officers, stating that they were anxious to go and asking that they be given a chance, and requesting all the requisite orders, etc., so that those who wished to enlist would know that "this is no hoax."
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 28]

July 27, 1861
E.P. Henry, Captain, Militia of Reserve, Amesville, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his company of Militia of Reserve wished active service and to go for the war, and asking if they would have to hold a new election.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 59]

July 27, 1861
Jonathan P. Kinney, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Buckingham's letter arrived too late for him to recruit a company immediately since there was another person who had commenced raising a company, and that he would have to wait until the other company got away.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 54]

July 27, 1861
Lewis S. Murphy, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it was his understanding that every regiment or brigade was required to have someone acquainted with the virtues and properties of drugs and capable of compounding and preparing the prescriptions of the hospital department; asking if there were such persons connected with the army and how they were appointed; and stating that he had spent six years in the retail drug business in connection with his practice in New York City, that he considered himself prepared to superintend the hospital or medical department in connection with the army, and that the salary was not so much an object as being in a situation where he could aid the cause.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 59]

July 27, 1861
A[braham] Sanders Piatt, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that numbers be assigned for his regiment and the Second Zouave Regiment; asking what kind of arms they could get and when they could go into active service; stating that he wanted the minnie musket with the old fashioned bayonet, and that a bold stroke and positive action were all that would be necessary; and requesting orders for mustering the First Zouave Regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 35]

July 27, 1861
A[braham] Sanders Piatt, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had positive assurance from Abraham Lincoln and Salmon P. Chase that his regiment would be accepted, that he had three hundred men at Camp Scott in Clermont County, that he had three hundred men in the neighborhood of Tiffin for whom he wanted orders of transportation to camp immediately, and that he had four other companies forming which would be in camp by the middle or end of the week for whom he wanted orders of transportation.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 34]

July 27, 1861
A[braham] Sanders Piatt, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had called upon Salmon P. Chase who pledged his support, that he had called upon Abraham Lincoln who commented that there was nothing to fear but the action of Congress, that Lincoln wanted "all the bone and muscle" he could raise if Congress sustained his actions, that Lincoln had commented that Piatt's regiment should be accepted, that he had relied upon Lincoln's statement and lost no time in organizing a body of men to assist in sustaining the government, that he had expended his private means and personal exertions to get into the field and did not understand how there could be any hesitancy in acknowledging his request and granting it, that his regiment should not be rejected in light of the shameful Union defeat at First Manassas (Bull Run) and with the enemy threatening the capitol, and that all he asked was the opportunity to wipe out the defeat which had fallen upon them.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 32]

July 27, 1861
George P. Senter, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter introducing C.B. Krause who represented a large number of Cleveland Germans wishing to form a regiment for active service.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 51]

July 27, 1861
L.A. Sheldon, Brigadier General, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he could forward from 50 to 90 men for artillery service, and that these men were as good as any ever put to a gun in every respect except for drill and experience; asking if they would be allowed to elect officers before leaving Elyria; and stating that one of the men was Lieutenant David W. Houghton who had been a member of the Cleveland Artillery for several years, that there were approximately one hundred three months' men from Companies H and I, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Elyria, that these men had been sent home on furlough until mustered out of service and that many now desired to enlist for three years, that they were "clamorous" for their pay and discharge, and that efforts to send two or three new companies would be greatly facilitated if the three months' men were immediately paid and discharged.
4 pp. [Series 147-3: 23]

July 27, 1861
R.P. Spalding, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had dispatched a telegram to his son, G. Swift Spaulding, currently in New York, informing him of his appointment to the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 60]

July 27, 1861
William H. Trimble, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Captain Martin Buck as one of the best cavalry drill officers in Ohio, that Buck served three years in the regular army in the cavalry with William Joseph Hardee and David Emanuel Twiggs, that Hardee and Twiggs were "traitors," but Buck was a "true man," and that Buck drilled a company for two years in Buffalo and one year in Cincinnati.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 50]

July 28?, 1861
William Dennison. To Colonel Isaac H .Marrow. Letter stating that if agreeable to Marrow, he would appoint John Mitchell as Lieutenant of Marrow's regiment, that Mitchell would make Marrow a good Adjutant, and that Mitchell had been at a military school. Bears Marrow's note that the appointment was agreeable to him.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 123]

July 28, 1861
William S. Erb, Navarre, Stark County, Ohio .To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he thought he could report a full company in eight or ten days, and that he would have to raise his company out of three towns in two counties and would consequently incur considerable expense; and asking what expenses the government paid and when they were paid.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 27]

July 28, 1861
W.M. Farrar, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Wallace had relinquished his efforts to raise a company to Mr. Lentz of Zanesville who had enrolled approximately 80 men for a company of infantry, that Mr. Lentz wanted to change to artillery and furnish the full complement of men required for a battery from his company of infantry, that this would exclude his company even though they had tendered their services two months ago and had been ready to go ever since, that he thought they should have precedence over Mr. Lentz in the formation of a battery, and that if Mr. Lentz did not consent to unite with him, he proposed raising the necessary men in ten days and uniting with Adjutant Spaulding of Zanesville who had just returned from Virginia with the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service).
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 45]

July 28, 1861
Charles E. Hambleton, Camp Carrington. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he did not think another company could be raised in Lawrence County, and that if Buckingham wanted another company of cavalry, he should contact Captain John Blessing who had a company partly formed at Gallipolis.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 102]

July 28, 1861
I. Kingsbury, Jr., Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Clarksburg, Virginia .Special Orders No. 20 issued by command of Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans, stating that Captain J[ames] R. McMullen, 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, was to proceed to Columbus, take command of his company, and bring it to Bellaire where he was to take charge of the Mountain Howitzer Battery and get it ready for action.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 42]

July 28, 1861
M.V. McCrillis, Sherman, Huron County, Ohio .To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting permission to raise a company of three years' volunteers.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 5]

July 28, 1861
O.F. Moore, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio .To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that five companies had been sent from Portsmouth and that they had been distributed into four different regiments, that seven or eight companies were in process of formation in Scioto and adjoining counties and that others would be immediately started, that all of these companies would fill up within ten days if they could rendezvous in or near Portsmouth, that the Scioto County fairgrounds were well adapted for a camp and that there were already enough cantonments for half a regiment, that he would arrange for the use of the grounds free of charge, that they wanted an efficient, energetic, experienced and educated man selected as colonel of the regiment, that there was no such man in the region and Dennison would have to look elsewhere, that while duty had seemed to call him to the field since the first gun was fired at Fort Sumter, home duties had been very much in the way until the present, that given his age and the sacrifices which must be made, he would be very agreeable to having the second place in the regiment, that he had little military education, but believed he could learn in a short time under a good colonel, and that so much had been said about the incompetency of the higher officers that men were unwilling to volunteer until they knew something about who was to command them.
4 pp. [Series 147-3: 80]

July 28, 1861
Edward F. Noyes, Major, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received official notice of his appointment as Major of the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and accepted the appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 126]

July 28, 1861
L.R. Prior, Captain. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if there was a chance for the Newton Falls company, Militia of the Reserve to do something for their country. Bears penciled notation reading "No chance."
1 p. [Series 147-3: 24]

July 28, 1861
E.P. Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Clarksburg, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that Captain McMullin and his company be ordered to report at the headquarters of General William S. Rosecrans with the express understanding that if the situation permitted, he serve with the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 104]

July 28, 1861
William H. Trimble, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was holding meetings each Saturday in different parts of the county of some of his companies and making speeches to the crowds that came out to witness the parade, and that he was driven to this work by the "insidious" efforts of southern sympathizers who seemed determined to defeat the organization of the regiment; and recommending Colonel Allen, a West Point graduate, veteran of the 2nd Seminole War, and current Superintendent of Schools at Portsmouth, Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 99]

July 28, 1861
B.F. Williamson, Hedges Store, Pickaway County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that they had as fine a company of the Militia of the Reserve as could be found anywhere, and that their officers were elected and sworn in; requesting a book of regulations for the company; stating that most of the company was uniformed; requesting arms to practice with; and asking how many men were needed to offer themselves to the government, and how to proceed.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 61]

July 28, 1861
G.E. Winters, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding field appointments for the new regiments, and requesting that his application on file in the Governor's office not be overlooked.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 92]

July 29, 1861
Henry L. Anderson, Taylorsville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had seen that Ohio was to raise thirty-six regiments of volunteers, and that he wished to renew his application to raise a company of infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 20]

July 29, 1861
N.L. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp at Beverly, [Virginia]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that all their companies, but two, were armed with the smooth bore muskets, that these arms were as "utterly worthless in this kind of country as mere pop guns would be," that he longs to have Ohio "immortalize" herself in the war, that his regiment possessed all the qualities necessary to do honor to their state, that it would be a "grievous" lack of spirit if they should desert the old flag now, that it was "hardly humane" to trust them near an enemy in mountain districts when they were so unprepared to defend themselves, and that he was sure Dennison would furnish them with more suitable arms when learning that they were so "miserably" equipped.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 85]

July 29, [1861]
L.A. Bartlett, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking when and where the men of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) would be mustered out of service.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 23]

July 29, 1861
J.W. Beckman, Plymouth, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting pay for the men who had served under his command for over a month before being disbanded by Adjutant General H.B. Carrington on May 20 at Camp Taylor in Cleveland, asking why he had not received a reply to his previous letter, and stating that he would appeal to the people of Ohio if he received no response from Dennison.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 100]

July 29, 1861
J.N. Bimpson, Lieutenant, Commanding Cavalry A, 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Camp Carrington. To Governor William Dennison. Letter pertaining to volunteer cavalry; stating that they had not received sufficient feed for their horses, and that their horses had not been valued since coming to camp; requesting information regarding the wages of a private in a cavalry company; asking what was allowed per day for the use of a private's horse, how much per day was allowed for horse feed, if the horses were to be valued before taking them into service, if the state would pay for killed or wounded horses from volunteer cavalry companies, and by whom and when the horses were to be valued; and stating that part of his company was already in Virginia, and that he had obtained most of the company's horses under the impression that they were to be valued before leaving camp.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 8]

July 29, 1861
Samuel Black, Assistant Commissary, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that at least one regiment be mustered out of, and one regiment mustered into the service at Camp Wool per the request of the citizens of Athens and the officers of the post.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 46]

July 29, 1861
W.K. Bosley, Colonel Commanding, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Beverly, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending William Anderson to fill the post of First Lieutenant, Company E, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 159]

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