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August 8, 1861
Amos E. Wood, Turner, Tuscarawas? County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been a member of the Sprague Cadets of Cleveland and was mustered into United States service for three months, that he had gone with his company as far as Camp Dennison, that he was taken sick and sent home on a furlough until he recovered his health, that while at home, his company was called for three years, and that those who could not go for that length of time came home while he was at home; and asking if he would be entitled to draw pay and at what time the company would be mustered out.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 136]

August 8, 1861
J. Edward Wood, Iron Furnace, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting a Captain's commission; and stating that Colonel O.F. Moore was anxious for him to recruit a company and come into the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 5]

[August 8?, 1861]
George B. Wright, Assistant Quartermaster General. To Dear General. Copy of circular letter issued to the transportation companies in Ohio; and stating that no papers would be recognized or settled for by the Quartermaster's Department except those having Wright's signature, those given by Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels and Majors commanding regiments sending troops home on discharge from service by being mustered out or from disability or rejected as not qualified for enlistment, and those upon certificates of Captains or other officers or Privates who were moving men under telegraphic or written order from the Adjutant General or Wright.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 76]

August 9, 1861
W.H.G. Adney, Vinton, Gallia County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they would not be able to fill their company before August 12 as per order, that they did not wish to ask the humiliating privilege of entering camp with a fragment of a company, that they had made arrangements to enter a regiment at Marietta on the order issued to Captain E.P. Henry of Amesville, and that they would have sixty men at Camden at noon on August 12 if the Government furnished transportation.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 68]

August 9, 1861
M. Buck, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he would not be able to report a full company by August 12; requesting an extension until August 21; and stating that he might have to get part of his company in Brown County, that it would be hard to get a company of eighty men together unless he could put into camp while recruiting, and that if Buckingham allowed him to have a box of sabres and belts, he would put his men into camp and commence teaching them the sabre exercise which would be helpful in getting recruits and keeping them together.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 167]

August 9, 1861
David F. Cable, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter calling Dennison's attention to William Sutherland; and stating that Sutherland had served in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and during that time was entrusted by the officers with the execution of many important orders, that Sutherland had invariably acquitted himself with faithfulness and ability, that Sutherland sought a position as Lieutenant in the company which he was recruiting, and that Colonel Alexander McDowell McCook was intimately acquainted with Sutherland.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 19]

August 9, 1861
M[elvin] Clarke, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that J.F. Huntington of Marietta wanted the authority to raise a section of artillery to be attached to the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Huntington was a citizen of high standing as a man of honor and as a man of business, and that Huntington had a fair acquaintance with the artillery drill and could easily raise a section.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 26]

August 9, 1861
John H. Dickerson, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had authority from General [Montgomery C.] Meigs to issue the new regiments of Ohio troops the clothing and camp equipage to which they were entitled on evidence of the appointment and request of Dennison, and that he would issue clothing and camp equipage to the regiments in the order in which the field and staff were mustered in; requesting that Dennison direct the mustering officers to supply him with the names of the field and staff as they were mustered into service; and stating that he could supply everything but blankets at once, that blankets could not be gotten in Cincinnati or East, and that he had engaged all the blankets he could from all parties.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 78]

August 9, 1861
John H. Dickerson, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was directed by General [Montgomery C.] Meigs to issue, on Dennison's request, clothing and camp equipage to the Ohio regiments being organized; requesting an official note asking him to issue to the different regiments as fast as the mustering officers reported the field and staff of a regiment mustered into service; and stating that this would save Dennison the trouble of writing him each time separately.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 79]

August 9, 1861
John W. Fuller, Colonel, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that most of Captain Vandeberg's men had already been mustered into his regiment and attached to other companies, and that Captain Vandeberg had no company to command and could not command one if he had it; and requesting that the bearer, Captain Norman Tucker, be assigned to his regiment and the company originally commanded by Captain Vandeberg.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 84]

August 9, 1861
D[avid] M. Gans, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had a company nearly raised, and that the Captain of Company D informed him that he did not think he would return to the three years' service.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 74]

August 9, 1861
E[rastus] A. Guthrie, Major, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), et. al., Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by 28 officers of the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) recommending 1st Lieutenant C.J. McArthur of Company K for the appointment of Captain in the three years' service.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 1]

August 9, 1861
P. Hitchcock, Burton, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there were quite a number of men in Geauga County who had been connected with the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that when the regiment was reorganized for three years' service, these men were granted leave of absence on furlough until further orders or mustering out of service, that these men wanted to know if they would be called together again for the purpose of being mustered out or if they would be discharged by general order, that these men wanted to know about their pay, that some of these men wanted to reenlist for three years, but hesitated to do so until they received an honorable discharge from their previous term of service and their pay, that there was a company of men from the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) who had returned to Geauga County, but who were not yet mustered out and paid, and that many of these men wished to connect themselves with a Geauga County company organizing for three years' service provided that reenlistment did not interfere with receiving an honorable discharge from prior service and their pay for said service.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 15]

August 9, 1861
J.J. Hoffman, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been absent from home since his return from Virginia and did not see Buckingham's request of August 2 that the commissioned officers of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and other regiments should send their post office address until the previous day, and that he was organizing his company for three years' service and would be ready for orders as soon as they were mustered out or before if necessary; and requesting an order to organize a company if such an order was required.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 68]

August 9, [1861]
John D. Holden, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that they wished to form an artillery battery consisting of six pieces, that they were willing to go anywhere in the United States that Dennison might see fit to send them, that they had 150 able bodied men who had served for three months and were still willing to serve their country in an artillery unit, and that he could send recommendations from all the leading Republicans of Washington County.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 54]

August 9, 1861
James F. Huntington, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting authority to enlist men to form a section of light artillery to be attached to the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry organizing at Camp Putnam; and stating that he had a fair theoretical and practical knowledge of artillery drill and practice.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 10]

August 9, 1861
James Laughlin, Captain, Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been engaged in raising the number of men required for a cavalry company by August 15, that he currently had 50 men and had a very fair prospect of raising the balance, and that a great many men from the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) wanted to go with him if they were mustered out; and asking if these men could enlist their names without being mustered out and when these men would be discharged, and if he could have an extension until August 20 so that he could come into camp full.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 67]

August 9, 1861
George W. McCook, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting for service a company which currently numbered seventy- five men and which would be ready for orders and full by Wednesday or Thursday of the following week, that the Captain of the company was William H. Harlan, that Harlan had been Orderly Sergeant of the company which he raised for the Mexican War, and that he could cordially recommend Harlan to Buckingham and Governor William Dennison for a Captaincy.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 52]

August 9, 1861
Charles P. McIlvaine, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had seen Mr. Lester's work as Drill Master in the Clifton Home Guards and believed him competent, that Lester had a commission in the English army and had seen much service in India, and that he thought it would be well to give Lester a place in which he would have an opportunity to use his experience and knowledge among the inexperienced and untaught men and officers.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 81]

August 9, 1861
C. Morris, and J.W. Bayard, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Johnson M. Welch was desirous of raising a company for three years' service and for that purpose wanted to be commissioned Captain, that Welch was 29 years old, an active, sprightly young man, and had a high standing in the community, that he thought Welch possessed every qualification to make a very efficient officer, and that Welch had some practical experience in military life.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 21]

August 9, 1861
S.S. Osborn, J.F. Morse, and C.D. Adams, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that a meeting of the citizens of Painesville, held the previous evening for the purpose of raising volunteers to fill up the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, found itself embarrassed by the dissatisfaction spread by the three months' men who had not been mustered out and paid, that the undersigned were appointed as a committee to confer with Buckingham on the subject, that the three months' men at Painesville consisted of Captain [John N.] Dyer's company (D) from the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) returned from Camp Dennison on an indefinite furlough and Captain [George E.] Paine's company (F) from the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) who were in service, that these men wanted and needed their pay, and that many of these men would reenlist as soon as paid and mustered out of service; suggesting that if it was not convenient for the State to pay the three months' men immediately, that certificates be issued to them showing the balance due; and stating that Painesville's citizens would make every effort to cash the certificates, and that they did not doubt that the State authorities were doing all they could. Bears note reading "Paymasters and mustering officers are here and hard at work. As soon as the rolls can be prepared the men will be mustered out and paid. There are some 12,000 men and the work will require some days very possibly two or three weeks to finish. It is a U.S. matter in which the state can do but little."
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 17]

August 9, 1861
N[ewton] Schleich, Brigadier General, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that it would take several days before he and his staff could be mustered out of U.S. service, that if he could be of service to the country in her day of peril, Dennison had only to command him, and that he would be most happy to take command for the purpose of organizing U.S. volunteers at any location Dennison proposed, particularly at Zanesville.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 27]

August 9, 1861
Felix G. Slone, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he understood that there was a requisition for a number of batteries of artillery from Ohio; asking if Brown County could provide one of those batteries; and stating that they had a company of 50 men organized under the Militia Law of 1857 and could have 100 or 120 men in a day or two. Bears note reading "Brown must be content with cavalry. Artillery full."
1 p. [Series 147-4: 54]

August 9, 1861
J.B. Stockton, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To S.S.L. Hommedieu, President. Letter stating that the artillery company consisting of employees of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad Company now numbered twenty-three men of whom fifteen were uniformed and drilled, that the others would equip themselves at once and perfect themselves in the service of the artillery piece as rapidly as possible, that in order to strengthen their interest in the organization, he was desirous of getting some ammunition, and that he thought through Hommedieu's influence they might be able to procure some solid and canister shot from the State; requesting that Hommedieu write to Governor William Dennison on that subject; and stating that they needed friction tubes used in firing cannon, solid or round shot, and cannister shot with cartridges attached, that at least one detachment of their men could work the artillery piece rapidly and correctly and that the others were improving, and that with some encouragement, they might be of great service in case of trouble in their region.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 35]

August 9, 1861
W.C. Thorpe, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had served for nine days at Camp Harrison as Assistant Adjutant General under the command of Major General William M. Lytle by written orders of Governor William Dennison; asking if he would be paid for this service; and stating that since all others had been paid, he saw no valid reason why he should not be also. Bears note reading "I have no authority."
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 9]

August 9, 1861
E.C. Urner, Lieutenant, Company B, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Militia of the Reserve, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his company had been called out to guard the trestle work on the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, that they were on duty for twenty-three days and had as yet heard nothing of their pay, that many of the members of his company left their work to respond to the call and on their return, found their jobs occupied by others, that they consequently were in need of money to procure the actual necessities of life, and that some of the men were married with families and were suffering as a result of not being paid; and asking when the members of his company would receive their pay.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 43]

August 9, 1861
I.M. Welch, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he would be glad to receive a Captain's commission for three years' service and would prefer to be attached to the 18th or 22nd Regiments, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he thought he was safe in saying that a company could be raised within a short time since a good portion had already enlisted, and that he would be glad to have the privilege of selecting the other commissioned officers.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 12]

August 9, [1861]
Charles F. Wilstach, Colonel, 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Ohio Volunteer Militia of the Reserve, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter adding his support to that of the Captains and Lieutenants of the Wilstach Regiment for the appointment of Colonel Porschner to the Colonelcy of the regiment and the issuing of the commission for the purpose of completing the organization of same; and stating that he had been authorized by the Government to raise the Wilstach Regiment, but did not feel himself fully qualified at that time to fill so important and responsible a post as Colonel.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 80]

August 10, 1861
James Barnett, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Thomas J. Thompson, was with his battery in Virginia and proved himself a worthy soldier, and that Thompson sought some position in the artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 60]

August 10, 1861
Clement L. Baumann, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that J.A. Vertessy had just informed him that he hoped to have his company full and ready in three weeks at the latest, and that Vertessy had not been able to procure a recruiting office since they were all taken up by others, and therefore had labored under great disadvantages; asking what arrangements the State would make for horses if a cavalry company was raised in Dayton; and stating that Endre Gallfy, who had received a military education in Austria and commanded a regiment of cavalry in the Hungarian Revolution, wished to raise a company, that Gallfy had or could get approximately 25 men who could furnish their own horses, that he did not think the balance of Gallfy's men could furnish their own horses or give security for them, that Gallfy had property, but that Gallfy's bond would not be sufficient, and that he had no doubt that Gallfy could raise a full company if the State furnished the horses.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 44]

August 10, 1861
R.M. Corwine, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that cavalry, infantry and artillery companies were being offered to him for Major General [John C.] Fremont, that some of these companies were by authority of the Government while others were merely accepted by him when offered for service with Fremont, that commissions should be issued to some of the officers provided they possessed the necessary qualifications, that his object was to accept none but first class men, that the men from Kentucky who had offered their services were admirably suited for the work, that he was not permitting recruiting to be done in Kentucky, but was only accepting such men as were offered and desired service with Fremont, and that, based on what had passed between Dennison and Fremont and between Dennison and himself, he assumed that his actions were acceptable.
2 pp. [Series 147-4: 6]

August 10, 1861
A.B. Emery, First Lieutenant of Company. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if the horses in the volunteer cavalry companies were appraised before going into service and, if killed, whether they were paid for by the government; and stating that their company would not be able to muster into service unless they were furnished with horses, and that if furnished with horses they would be full that week and ready for orders.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 115]

August 10, 1861
E.A. Ford, Burton, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had 42 names enrolled, that many were so busy at present that they would not enlist immediately, but intended to enlist soon, that they hoped to have a company roll to report within 5 or 7 days, that Peter Hitchcock was cooperating with them in their efforts, and that they were visiting every town in Geauga County; and asking how small a number they could get in with if their company could not fill up, and if the men of the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) could legally reenlist.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 56]

August 10, 1861
S.S.L. Hommedieu, Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad Company, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter calling Dennison's attention to the letter dated August 9, 1861, from J.B. Stockton (see 207-4: 35); and stating that Stockton was a "sterling" man and had been employed by the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad Company for some time, that in case of trouble in that area, he had no doubt that Stockton's company would be of great service, that the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad Company would be responsible for the safe return of the ammunition if not used in defending Cincinnati from its enemies, and that if Dennison could add swords such as were used by artillery men, the railroad would also be accountable for their return. Bears note reading "No ammunition to share - all needed for the field."
1 p. [Series 147-4: 48]

August 10, 1861
D.W. McClurg, Depot Quartermaster, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had just received the official notice of his appointment to a 1st Lieutenancy and of his transfer to the 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry instead of the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as at first intended, that since he was in charge of Camp Dennison and held responsible for a considerable amount of property, he was somewhat anxious to be officially qualified to act as a Quartermaster in the United States service, and that in order to do so, he presumed it would be necessary for him to be commissioned and mustered into the Federal service as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 59]

August 10, 1861
P.A. McClurg, and A.W. Langley, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had commenced the enlistment of a company of men under the name of "Snake Hunters" for duty during the war as scouts; and requesting the proper authorization to organize.
1 p. [Series 147-4: 21]

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