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August 6, 1861
W.W. Scarborough, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Frederick William Lister, was desirous of obtaining some military appointment in active field service; and recommending Lister, citing his experience as an instructor in military drill, his efficiency and competency, and his service in the British army during the Punjab Campaign.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 73]

August 6, 1861
Jason Taylor, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Buckingham apparently did not comprehend the request made to the Governor, that he had not asked for a commission to command a regiment already made up, that his request was for a commission to command a regiment proposed to be made up in Shelby, Logan and surrounding counties, that there were twelve little companies started in Shelby County with some containing over sixty members, that in the event of receiving a commission, he intended to bring these companies together with two companies of returned men from the 15th and 20th Regiments, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that they also had an artillery company which would soon be filled and whose members wished to be attached to the proposed regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 105]

August 6, 1861
W.W. Woodward, Lieutenant, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that his friends in Washington were doing all they could to get him the position he desired, but that he feared they would meet with but little success owing to the present "agitated" state of affairs, that therefore, he wanted a position in one of the regiments Dennison was forming, that if Dennison could not grant him a position, he wanted permission to recruit a company of men to report that summer, that Colonel [Alexander McDowell] McCook could attest to his faithful discharge of duty while in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that the one position he desired above all others was Regimental Adjutant, but that he would be contented with any commission.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 6]

August 7, 1861
William Bushnell, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that it was his understanding that R[obert] W.P. Muse, Company A, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), would be an applicant for Colonel in one of the Ohio regiments being formed; and recommending Muse.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 101]

August 7, 1861
P. Davey, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting a permit to raise a company of dragoons for the war.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 14]

August 7, 1861
William E. Gilmore, Colonel Commanding, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that in pursuance of an order from Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans, he had sent Sergeant John Daily of Company K, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) under guard of Captain [Farron] Olmsted, Company I, and four men to be given into the custody of the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, and that he was sending the charge against said prisoner and the names of the witnesses against him.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 85]

August 7, 1861
William E. Gilmore, Colonel Commanding, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Specification of charge against Sergeant John Daily who was charged with having, on July 21, 1861, in Braxton County, Virginia, willfully and maliciously shot and killed a citizen named Griffeth who was a disarmed prisoner in Daily's custody at the time of the shooting, and containing the names of witnesses who were all Privates in Company B, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and residents of Athens County, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 86]

August 7, 1861
John J. Glidden, Junior Furnace, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wished to associate himself with a Portsmouth regiment officered by Portsmouth men and to secure a more efficient company, that he wanted the opportunity to reject such men as did not come up to his standards, and that his company would be composed of laboring men who were accustomed to hardship and the use of the rifle; asking if the State would pay for the subsistence necessary for the men before the company was completely filled, if the State would grant an order for said subsistence or not pay until the company was full and accepted, and if the Governor was guided by the voice of the company, expressed by ballot, in appointing the commissioned officers; and stating that he had associated himself with two members of Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) in recruiting a company.
3 pp. [Series 147-4: 46]

August 7, 1861
John Groesbeck, Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain Adam Koogle's company from Clinton County was sworn into service the previous day, that he had his Adjutant, Colonel Charles Sedam, who graduated with honors from the military academy at Frankfort, Kentucky and acted as battalion drill master for two years, sworn in as 1st Lieutenant in said company and had promoted him to the Adjutancy, that he had Harlan A. Edwards, a current member of the Cincinnati City Council from the 2nd Ward and formerly a Pearl Street merchant, sworn in as 2nd Lieutenant and had promoted him to Quartermaster, that he had appointed Samuel H. Rulon, a well-drilled former member of the Clinton Grays, as 1st Lieutenant of Captain Koogle's company, and that he had appointed John V. Drake as 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 70]

August 7, 1861
J.M. Haworth, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. To Dear Russell. Letter stating that they desired to raise a cavalry company at Wilmington, that some of the men were not able to furnish themselves with arms, that some of the men did not have horses while others would furnish their own, that Clinton County was now well represented in the army, that a very fine company had left Wilmington on Monday and joined the Groesbeck regiment, that another company was leaving from Westboro that week, that Clinton County would soon have over five hundred men in the field, that no county in the State had a higher percentage of its population in the field than Clinton County, and that George Fallis had gone "crazy," but more about whiskey than war.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 139]

August 7, 1861
George W. Houk, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking when the three months' men, who were granted leave of absence from Camp Dennison until mustered out of service, would be paid; and stating that many of the men belonging to the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) were at Dayton and expected him to find out when they would be paid.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 86]

August 7, 1861
C. Hughes, et. al., Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Captain R.W.P. Muse (Zanesville, Ohio) of Company A, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) for the position of Colonel in one of the new regiments about to be organized in Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 102]

August 7, 1861
P. Kinney, Brigadier General, Headquarters, 2d Brigade, 7th Division, Ohio Militia and Ohio Volunteer Militia, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that an order be issued to V.B. Hibbs, formerly of Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to raise a company of infantry for active service; and stating that Hibbs was already engaged in procuring recruits and could report a full company in a few days if he had an order for subsistence, etc. Together with a letter dated August 7, 1861, from J.L. Hibbs, Aide-de-Camp, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio to Governor William Dennison, stating that his brother, V.B. Hibbs, wanted to be under his old commander, Colonel [Alexander McDowell] McCook, if he should again command a division from Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 4]

August 7, 1861
Joseph Muenscher, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he found it necessary, in consequence of the depressed condition of affairs, to seek some position by which to support his family, that he sought a position in which he could be professionally useful and not have to move his family from Mt. Vernon, that such a situation was offered in the post of Chaplain in the army, that he understood from [Columbus] Delano that no appointment of Chaplain had been made for the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and perhaps for some other regiments, and that a word from Buckingham to the Colonel of the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or any other regiment would unquestionably have great weight.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 62]

August 7, 1861
Thomas S. Paddock, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in the Cincinnati Commercial of Saturday, August 4, he noticed that he had received an appointment as Colonel by Governor William Dennison, and that he had waited impatiently for an official notice of the fact until receiving Buckingham's communication dated August 5, notifying him that another had been appointed to that position.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 88]

August 7, 1861
Thomas S. Paddock, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had just received an official communication from Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham to the effect that, in consequence of his not replying to the notice sent him of his appointment as Colonel of the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Buckingham had been directed by Dennison to say that the position was given to another person, that he had never received any notice of his appointment except through the newspapers, and that if he had received an official appointment, he would have replied at once accepting it.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 91]

August 7, 1861
Aaron F. Perry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain Lester had drilled most of the companies from the Cincinnati and Hamilton County area and was esteemed by all who had been under his drill, that so far as he had heard, Lester was a skilled, energetic and thorough man for the position of drill instructor, that Lester was said to be an expert in broadsword and other military exercises and was desirous of a suitable post in some regiment, and that Lester was formerly in the British army.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 83]

August 7, 1861
Charles D. Robinson, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting authority to raise an infantry company in Licking County for three years' service; stating that he already had a number of men engaged and could raise the company in a short time.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 85]

August 7, 1861
W.W. Taylor, London, Madison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been requested to reorganize the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three years' service by a large number of his friends who were in that regiment, and that he had been informed that Colonel [John M.] Connell could not in any possible manner reorganize the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 94]

August 8, 1861
Charles Ankele, Major, Commanding Officer, Headquarters, 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Theodore Voges, was authorized to make all necessary requisitions for the 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the regiment would go into camp on the following Monday.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 69]

August 8, 1861
Charles Ankele, Major, Commanding Officer, Headquarters, 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Quartermaster General Wood, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Letter stating that the bearer, Theodore Voges, was authorized to make all necessary requisitions for the 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the regiment would go into camp on the following Monday. Bears penciled note from G.B. Wright to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham asking "Shall I fill requisitions made upon me under the above authority?"
1 p. [Series 147-4: 77]

August 8, 1861
H.N. Bell, Acting Assistant Quartermaster, Camp Jefferson, Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that for a long time after his arrival at Camp Jefferson, he was the only Quartermaster stationed there to furnish quarters and transportation for troops arriving and departing, that when the Indiana regiments came, he was at a loss what to do, but General H.B. Carrington had said they must take care of everyone and consequently he judged that the necessity of the case required him to furnish the transportation and did so giving orders for the same and charged the State of Ohio, that since the arrival of Captain Craig, Quartermaster, U.S. Army, he had avoided giving any orders except in extreme cases such as soldiers going forward to join their regiments who had been sent to him and who did not have time to see Captain Craig before the train would leave, that in such cases, he had addressed a note to the agent to furnish transportation without saying to whom it was to be charged, leaving it for the agent to do as he pleased, that this arrangement had worked until the previous morning when the agent refused to recognize his note after the parties were on board the train, that he had informed the agent that it was an embarrassing situation, since he had been given no notice, and that he would take the passengers off, but that the agent started the train before he could do so, that he assumed that whatever was for the interest of the service should be done, that his authority for issuing passes in certain cases came from the Quartermaster General's Office, that there might be a doubt as to the propriety of crossing the river, that Lieutenant Grover, who had been Acting Assistant Quartermaster for the United States some weeks past, had recognized his orders for transportation and given the necessary receipts to the railroad company having confidence in his judgment, and that Grover had left the previous morning and he supposed this led to the problem with the agent.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 31]

August 8, 1861
R. Buchanan, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing F.W. Lister, who was an applicant for Adjutant in one of the new Ohio regiments; and stating that Lister's reputation as a military tactician stood very high in Cincinnati where he had been drilling some companies of Home Guards for the past three months, and that he was informed that Lister had seen service in India with the British army.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 82]

August 8, 1861
E.M. Buckingham, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that when Abraham Lincoln's proclamation of April 15, and his call for volunteers to aid him in the preservation of the government and in the quelling of the wicked rebellion came over the telegraph, thrilling the hearts of the loyal sons of the free states, none responded more promptly than the Springfield Zouaves under Captain E.C. Mason, that one of the best drilled members of the company was Rodney Mason, that Rodney Mason had been elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Rodney Mason would be glad to have a place in one of the new regiments, that he supposed Rodney Mason had been about the worst abused man in the army, that he had been assured that Rodney Mason was a better officer than 3 out of 4 in the volunteer service, and that Rodney Mason was a gentleman and a scholar and came naturally by his patriotism. E.M. Buckingham was C.P. Buckingham's cousin.
3 pp. [Series 147-4: 73]

August 8, 1861
Joshua R. Giddings, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that they had sent E.B. Woodbury to Akron to consult with Major [Lewis P.] Buckley of the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and tender him the position of Colonel of the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; requesting that Dennison send Buckley a commission; and stating that they were waiting for an officer to organize their regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 119]

August 8, 1861
John Groesbeck, Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that their Captains and Lieutenants were out of money and wanted funds to purchase swords, belts, sashes, uniforms, etc., and that their sutler, who was a good and capable man, was willing to advance the money, but wanted his commission before he went any further; requesting a commission for the sutler (William B. Morris), a 1st Lieutenant's commission for Adjutant Charles Sedam, and a 2nd Lieutenant's commission for Quartermaster Harlan A. Edwards; and stating that he had asked Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham to arm, that he knew it was not Dennison's fault that complaints had been made about the manner in which the Ohio regiments had been armed, that they would remember Dennison in their prayers if they were given U.S. rifled muskets, and that many fine shots who had been promised the best of rifles by their Captains would be much disenchanted if they did not get them.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 71]

August 8, 1861
John Groesbeck, Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had eight full companies, that Captain King's company broke up as a result of the election of officers before it was sworn in and now consisted of 60 men with a full company expected in a few days, that Captain Rhodes' company would join them the next day with 50 men and that Rhodes' Lieutenant would arrive in a day or two with the balance, that they had their blankets, shoes, drawers, shirts, pants, blouses and hats, that they drilled for 5 hours per day, but had many green men, that he could not say his men were ready, but could say they would not shrink from their duty, that Captain Kingsbury informed him that the U.S. government did not have any arms at Camp Dennison, that they had many men who bragged about being fine shots, that they intended to have these men shoot for the places of honor, that Companies A and B would be fine shots, that they would all bless Buckingham if he furnished them with superior arms, that they all wanted the U.S. rifled musket, that they had the material for a fine regiment, and if armed well, would not disgrace the State, and that the muskets at Camp Dennison were badly used and not fit for anything but drilling.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 32]

August 8, 1861
Dan C. Liggett, Recruiting Officer, United States Volunteers, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that according to instructions from Commanding General [Columbus] Delano, he was addressing Buckingham in reference to obtaining rations for the recruits under his charge to be quartered at Camp Goddard, that he wanted a general order for rations for 100 men, intending to draw only what was absolutely necessary for each day, and that he also wanted an order for cooking utensils. Bears note reading "Companies going into camp under orders draw subsistence of commissary."
1 p. [Series 147-4: 13]

August 8, 1861
A[braham] Sanders Piatt, Colonel, Zouave Regiment, 56 West 4th Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Buckingham's order authorizing them to contract for the subsistence of their men in Camp Scott at not more than $14.00 per ration was received, but that they found some difficulty in not being able to state definitely how, when, where and by whom the contracts were to be paid, whether in Cincinnati or Columbus, and whether daily, weekly or at pleasure, and that in their camp, they had already supplied some 12,000 feet of lumber and that some 15,000 more feet would be required to quarter comfortably the whole regiment; asking if it would not be best for the State to supply them immediately with tents, cantonments and camp equipage of all kinds; stating that they had already expended several thousand dollars in raising the regiment and that it seemed like a waste of money to purchase lumber and build houses for a few weeks occupancy; requesting information regarding camp laws and discipline; stating that some of those not mustered in were disposed to be rebellious and that a few had left camp slipping through the guards, and that they had enforced strict discipline and in general had been successful, but wanted to know how far they were authorized by law; and asking if those who came into camp, enlisted in certain companies and ran away could be arrested as deserters and treated as such, if the swearing in before a magistrate or other legal officer was binding, and if those who ran off and any article belonging to the camp such as blankets or other equipage carried away by those who ran off could be brought back by civil, criminal or military process. Bears note reading "Men cannot be held until after mustered in. Have no right to carry away blankets. The property may be brought back. Contracts for subsistence paid at Columbus or received with certificate. Draw tents and camp equipage from Q.M. Dickerson."
3 pp. [Series 147-4: 30]

August 8, 1861
J.V. Robinson, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that a large number of the returned volunteers and many others had solicited his son, Charles H. Robinson, as Captain, to raise a company for the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he had been informed that his son was tendered the authority by Lt. Colonel Moore.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 18]

August 8, [1861]
H.P. Taylor, Captain, West Middleburg, Logan County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if Dennison would accept a company of about 70 boys who were all stout and hearty young soldiers.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 140]

August 8, 1861
B.F. Williamson, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he thought he could raise a company in three weeks and that some of the three months' men would join; asking if they could raise a company of rangers, for information regarding the pay of officers, and who paid the expense of getting up a company; and stating that if they brought the company, they wanted Springfield rifles.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 75]

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