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July 29, 1861
Alfred L. Brecount, Conover, Miami County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he thought he could raise a company in 30 or 40 days if not disappointed, and that his prospects were good since the harvest was almost over; and requesting information regarding the lowest number which would be accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 21]

July 29, 1861
C.P. Buckingham, Adjutant General, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To C.D. Clark, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Telegram referring to dispatch received from Colonel Wright.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 171]

July 29, 1861
Darius Cadwell, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter resigning his commission as Brigadier General of the 3rd Brigade, 9th Division, Ohio Militia and Ohio Volunteer Militia.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 12]

July 29, 1861
James Caldwell, Farmington, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that 80 to 95 men could be raised within two weeks, that there were 52 men now on the roll although some were without horses, and that approximately 50 good horses could be furnished for the company; and asking if the remaining horses needed could be furnished by the government, what pay was drawn per horse and man, if anything but geldings were accepted, and what size and color horses were preferred.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 2]

July 29, 1861
Stephen P. Calvin, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wished to raise a company of infantry for three years' service provided it would be accepted. Bears endorsement of C.G. Hawley and W.W. Johnson of Ironton.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 15]

July 29, 1861
Henry Camp, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he would raise an "A No 1" company inside of a week provided that Buckingham assured their three months' men that they would be paid upon arriving in Columbus or soon thereafter.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 24]

July 29, 1861
William Chance, Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter asking if a man was needed as a nurse to take care of the sick or wounded in any of the regiments from Ohio, and stating that he would like to go in such a capacity with the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 26]

July 29, 1861
G. Clark, Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he thought they could raise some men in that region.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 21]

[July 29?, 1861]
M[elvin] Clarke, General Hildebrand. To ?. Letter stating that they felt it of the highest importance to have appointed at least one thoroughly educated, accomplished military man as an officer of the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that either of them was willing to stand aside to make room for such an appointment, that if such a man as Colonel Sill could be had, he should be put at the head of the regiment, that if such an appointment could be made, General Hildebrand wanted a commission to raise another regiment provided that Ohio's quota was not already full, that if a second regiment was not wanted, General Hildebrand would take the place of Lieutenant Colonel under a thorough military man, that Clarke had no military education and felt that he ought not, in justice to the men, allow himself to be put at the head of a regiment, that Clarke would, in the absence of a thoroughly educated military man, take the second place, that General Hildebrand would take the first place in the absence of a better man, but would prefer authority to raise an independent regiment, and that they needed instructions as to transportation of troops and obtaining rations; and asking when the men would be uniformed and armed, and how many companies they must have before encamping.
3 pp. [Series 147-3: 47]

July 29, 1861
Joseph Failor, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if a company of 100 men to serve during the war would be accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 37]

July 29, 1861
Thomas H. Ford, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had a first rate artillery company who were anxious to enter the service if they could be received and properly equipped, and asking if they could be attached to the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 7]

July 29, 1861
J.A. Francis, Waldo, Marion County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he had served in Company H, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that he had been sent home from Camp Dennison on furlough on June 13, that his time had now expired, that he wanted a discharge, and that he would like to have his pay since he was "very needy."
1 p. [Series 147-3: 35]

July 29, 1861
William Burr Gaw, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that on June 5, he had an interview with Major General George B. McClellan and other military officials in Cincinnati and had informed them that during the period from 1856-1859, he held high civil engineer positions in Tennessee and Arkansas, that having learned a great deal regarding the topographic features of those states, he thought he could be a useful member of some corps of engineers detailed to the area and had offered his services to McClellan, that he was advised to hold himself in readiness to take a place in the first engineer corps which might be organized, that he had waited with much anxiety since his interview, but had heard nothing from McClellan, that he was therefore offering his services to Dennison, and that he had the honor of being introduced to Dennison in the Executive Chamber on June 3 by Senator R[alph] P. Buckland of Fremont. Bears penciled notation reading "There is no engineer corps organized under the authority of the state."
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 223]

July 29, 1861
John B. Gregory, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter informing Buckingham of the disarray in Portsmouth caused by attempts to form three companies ordered to report at about the same time.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 91]

July 29, [1861]
John Hays, Jr., Cross Roads, Madison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting permission to raise a cavalry company, and full particulars regarding horses, etc.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 76]

July 29, 1861
A.O. Hewitt, Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received Buckingham's request that he provide a list of arms belonging to the state which were scattered throughout Paxton Township in Ross County and Perry Township in Pike County, that he would "cheerfully" do so if he could, but that the arms referred to were so scattered that he could not furnish a list without spending several days determining where the arms were located, and that if they could get an order for the recovery of the arms, Captain Pearce of Bainbridge had agreed to attend to the matter so that his company might have the use of the arms for drill.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 83]

July 29, 1861
Ed. J. Higby, Richmondale, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting authority to raise a company for three years' service or during the war.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 44]

July 29, 1861
B.F. Jacobs, West Lancaster, Fayette County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter requesting an order to raise a company for three years' service or for during the war, and information regarding the longest time given to fill out a company.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 40]

July 29, 1861
G.A. Jones, J.E. Woodbridge, A. Allen, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending A.J. Douglas of Gambier for a post in the Quartermaster Department, citing his service during the Mexican War.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 90]

July 29, 1861
Amos Keller, Sulphur Springs, Crawford County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was the commander of a reserve company which wanted to reorganize and serve as infantry, light infantry or rifle, and asking if his reorganized company would be accepted .Bears penciled notation reading "not wanted."
1 p. [Series 147-3: 19]

July 29, [1861]
J.W. King, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if a company of cavalry would be accepted and on what terms, if the government furnished and outfitted horses, if the government appraised and took horses provided by the men, and for information regarding the lowest and highest number of men accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 58]

July 29, 1861
B.L. Lang, Gambier, Knox County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Arad Douglass for the appointment of Quartermaster in the Ohio volunteer service, citing his experience as Quartermaster Sergeant during the Mexican War.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 78]

July 29, 1861
B.L. Lang, Professor of Math, Kenyon College, Gambier, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Arad Douglass for the appointment of Quartermaster in the Ohio volunteer service, citing his experience as Quartermaster Sergeant during the Mexican War.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 94]

July 29, 1861
B.F. Larned, Paymaster General, Paymaster General's Office, [Washington, D.C.]. To John Sherman, U.S. Senate. Letter stating that three paymasters left Washington, D.C. "some days ago" for Columbus, to pay the three months' volunteers about to be discharged from the service of the United States. Bears note from John Sherman to "Dear Henry" stating that the discharged soldiers "Henry" referred to would have to present or send their papers to Columbus where they would now be paid in full.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 166]

July 29, 1861
William Lenhart, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been very sick and expected to respond to Buckingham's telegram in two or three days, that he hoped Buckingham would keep a position open, and that he was hard at work getting up his company.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 26]

July 29, 1861
J.G. McSchooler, Kinderhook, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he could probably report a company of not less than eighty-five men for three years' service at Columbus in ten days, that good men for cavalry service were available, that officers with military experience were scarce, and that those wishing to become officers would need to be educated to render them fit for service.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 41]

[July 29?, 1861]
H. Molitor, et. al., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison .Letter recommending fellow citizen Louis Hoffman to raise a company of 100 men; stating that Hoffman was a most efficient and capable officer in the Artillery Corps, in which capacity he had served in Europe to the "most ample" satisfaction of his superiors.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 1]

July 29, 1861
C.L. Noble, Charloe, Paulding County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Company C, 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, first quota of the Militia of the Reserve, raised by Captain John H. Adams, were anxious to receive marching orders, and that if the company was not called at once, the members wished to disband and join the 14th Regiment which was about to reorganize.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 57]

July 29, 1861
M[ichael] P. Nolan, Captain, Company G, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that they had mustered into service on April 26, 1861, that they had not yet been mustered out of service or paid, that his men were "uneasy" about their money, and that many of his men were anxious to re-enlist, but that the withholding of their pay by the government made recruiting an "up hill business."
1 p. [Series 147-3: 17]

July 29, 1861
J.C. Phillips, Berne, Noble County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that a company could be raised at Berne to report in camp by August 15, and perhaps sooner.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 22]

July 29, 1861
A. Sanders Piatt, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison .Letter introducing Captain Hart who was authorized to attend to matters connected with Piatt's regiment.
p. [Series 147-3: 33]

[July 29?, 1861]
William B. Rannells, Bashan, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was drilling a company of home guards near the Ohio River, that they had crossed the river some three times to quell disturbances in Jackson County, Virginia, and that they were in need of arms; requesting a commission to raise a company for U.S. service; and asking whether rifles or muskets would be furnished.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 57]

July 29, 1861
A.B. Regnier, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if a battery of four guns, or men enough to man one, two, three or four guns, would be accepted if raised within a specified time.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 63]

July 29, 1861
A.C. Sands, United States Marshal's Office, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Louis Hofman, had a company of one hundred men and wished to have them accepted as an artillery company, that he was informed that Hofman had extensive experience in the artillery service in Germany, that Hofman was a brave man and a true patriot, and that nearly all of Hofman's men had been in the service in Germany.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 48]

July 29, 1861
Charles Sherman, Brigadier General, 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Mr. Harmon, would like to get up a company of Zouaves to go into active service, that Harmon had just been elected Captain of a Zouave company in the state militia, and that he did not think Harmon would have any trouble passing an examination.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 67]

July 29, 1861
S.M.B. Simpson, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the three months' volunteers who declined serving for the war; stating that he joined Captain [Calvin J.] Childs' company from Dayton, was sworn into the service of the State of Ohio on April 19 and went to Camp Jackson the same day, was sworn into the service of the United States on April 26 with Company A, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and in a few days went down the Little Miami Railroad and commenced building Camp Dennison, that forty members of Company A had refused to go for three years and were sent home on a furlough until they received further orders or were discharged, that they had awaited orders until their three months had expired, and that many of them were now desirous of joining companies for three years; and asking if they were to receive pay for the time they had served, and when and where they were to be paid.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 66]

July 29, 1861
J.D. Smith, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his part of Wood County was not represented in the army, that there was good material in the area for cavalry or a company of sharpshooters, that these men were accustomed to gaming which had caused them to be expert with the rifle, that it had come to his attention that there were three or four young men from Bowling Green who had been writing Buckingham in reference to raising a company, that these men would never succeed because they were too young, that he had been informed that another individual who was passing himself off as a Methodist minister had promised to raise men in five days, that this individual could not raise men in five years, that the activities of those with no hope of success were getting in the way of others trying to raise a company, that he thought he could succeed in mustering in seventy-nine cavalry or one hundred sharpshooters, and that he wanted to be certain of the company's acceptance.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 31]

July 29, 1861
M.W. Smith, Auditor, Auditor's Office, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that the act passed on April 12, 1861 required the township assessors to enroll the militia at the time of making the annual assessment of property, that the assessors of Auglaize County made and forwarded their returns of assessment of property before the act was received by the auditor's office, and that consequently, the assessors had not enrolled the militia of Auglaize County; and asking if the assessors had to perform that duty now. Bears penciled notation reading "no."
1 p. [Series 147-3: 48]

July 29, 1861
Samuel W. Spencer, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting authority to raise a company and that he be given one month to report, stating that he needed the time to procure good men.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 3]

July 29, 1861
Levi M. Stephenson, Jackson Court House, Jackson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting assurance of the acceptance of his company which was nearly full and which would be ready to march in a few days. Together with a letter dated July 29, 1861, from eleven prominent citizens of Jackson County, recommending Levi M. Stephenson as a man of the "right stamp, good and true" and stating that his company was being composed of the very best men in the county.
3 pp. [Series 147-3: 38]

July 29, 1861
Jason Taylor, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that at the urging of many friends in that part of the state and in view of the "lamentable" state of the country, he was requesting a colonel's commission to raise a regiment of infantry including a company of artillery in Shelby and adjoining counties, that he had held military commissions of some sort for thirty-eight years, that he had held a brigadier's command from 1837 to the present, that by courtesy he was entitled to the command of the Ohio volunteers at the opening of the Mexican War, that he was rejected by James K. Polk because he had been an old [Henry] Clay Whig, that the command had gone to another individual who had not applied and who had no military experience, that they expected to raise at least four and perhaps six companies in Shelby County, that some of these companies were already full, and that the men had expressed a desire for him to lead them.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 18]

July 29, 1861
William S. Taylor, Captain elect, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if there was any probability of the Raccoon Island Company securing a place for active service in one of the Ohio regiments.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 40]

July 29, 1861
E[benezer] B. Thomas, Corporal, Company B, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Box 1554, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking what arrangements if any had been made for mustering out of service and paying the returned three months' men who did not go for three years.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 25]

July 29, 1861
A.C. Tuttle, Nashville, Holmes County, Ohio .To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if there was a need for volunteer cavalry, and requesting information regarding the least number with which a company could be received.
2 pp. [Series 147-3: 20]

July 29, 1861
J.H. Vandemar, Waldo, Marion County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if a company raised within Marion County for three years' service would be accepted; stating that the company would be composed of "rugged hardy sons of toil," and that he already had some 80 men on the roll of a company of Militia of Reserve.
1 p. [Series 147-3: 36]

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