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August 30, 1861
L.C. Thayer, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that according to the son of U.S. Representative J[ohn] Hutchins, his father had received a letter from Buckingham, and that this letter expressed doubts about the regularity of Thayer's appointment as Regimental Quartermaster of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that he had not seen the letter and was currently in the field discharging his duties, that he was very anxious to know if there was any foundation for the doubt expressed in Buckingham's letter, and that his responsibilities were more than he was willing to assume unless he was acting as a regular officer; and requesting a corrected edition of the army regulations for the use of the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 97]

August 30, 1861
D. Van Nostrand, Farrington, New York. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they were enclosing an invoice for some books furnished to the Adjutant General's Department some time since, that they had written two or three times concerning this matter as it was understood to be a cash transaction at the prices invoiced, and that they had received no reply to their letters.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 47]

August 30, 1861
John Williams, Madison Furnace, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had given up raising a company, that he found it impossible to comply with the order because so many were trying to raise companies, and that he had rendered assistance to a company which left Madison Furnace for Marietta.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 133]

August 30, 1861
Albert Wilson, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter accepting his appointment as Assistant Surgeon of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he would report to Colonel A[lexander] McD[owell] McCook as required.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 10]

August 31, 1861
I[srael] W[ard] Andrews, Marietta College, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Timothy L. Condit, who desired a commission as Recruiting Lieutenant; and stating that Condit was a young man of unblemished moral and religious character, and a graduate of Marietta College in 1860, and that he had no special knowledge of military matters, but was convinced that more young men of character and education were needed in the army.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 23]

August 31, 1861
Eugene Armstrong, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting authority to raise a company and transport the men free of charge by railroad to camp.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 19]

August 31, 1861
James Barnett, George Worthington and Company, dealers in hardware iron and nails, corner of Superior & Water Streets, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that to enable a more active enlistment of artillery, it seemed necessary for the recruits to go into camp in Cleveland or be in some way subsisted by the State until they were sent to Camp Chase or Camp Dennison, that it was impossible to keep the recruits together in Cleveland at their own expense, that since some time might elapse before the recruits went to camp, it would be well to furnish them with one or two six-pound pieces to use for drill, that such drill would interest the men and facilitate recruiting, that he had suggested the transfer of Lieutenant J[ohn] A. Bennett believing it would enable [William E.] Standart to fill his battery, that the men who had served with Bennett would enlist in Standart's battery provided Bennett acted as their Lieutenant, that Lieutenant [John H.] Miller had not reported to Standart for certain reasons, that Miller had delayed reporting, but still wished to retain his position in Standart's or some other battery, that it would be better for the interests of Standart's battery to appoint an officer to replace Miller, that Miller would soon be ready for duty if he retained his commission, and that a large number of three months' men were unpaid and would re-enlist at once if paid.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 5]

August 31, 1861
G.B. Black, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he was not able to report his company at the time designated, that he had a number of three months' men who had not been paid and did not wish to leave until paid, that without these men he could report only sixty, that he wanted to extend his time for reporting to September 10, 1861, and that he had picked men of the best quality.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 27]

August 31, 1861
W.W. Bowman, Captain, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was a law abiding citizen and in every respect loyal to his country, that he had been trying to serve his country in some way to the best advantage, that he had almost sixty men enrolled for an infantry company at Mainville, Warren County, that he could not go any farther without authority, and that he wanted written authority to raise a company; and requesting that Dennison look at his letters of reference and return them.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 17]

August 31, 1861
H. Carey, Jr., Lowe & Carey, Attorneys at Law, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that General Jackson, a County Commissioner and a man of some military experience, had urged him to write and ask if Dennison would accept two or three companies of infantry from Greene County for one year's service, that Greene County should be organized and he wished Dennison would call upon them immediately for a regiment, that he thought local residents would wake up by establishing a camp at Xenia as at Springfield, that he was, for all intents and purposes, Military Secretary for Greene County, and that Lieutenant A.J. Thorp, a former three months' man, had thirty men for three years' service and wanted orders to raise a company.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 68]

August 31, 1861
T[homas] Clark, Major Commanding, Camp Giddings, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had issued letters of authority to six individuals for the formation of new companies in the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that there were some others at work organizing companies for the regiment with authority obtained elsewhere, that there was one who styled himself as Captain M.P. Pierce claiming to have authority to enlist and saying he was assigned as Company A in the regiment by virtue of having sent in his roll, that Pierce also claimed he had authority to go into camp on September 9, that if Pierce came into camp on September 9 with a full company composed of those whose names were on the roll now at Buckingham's office, he would be honestly entitled to the position of Company A when the regiment was organized, that if Pierce or anyone else made up a roll after the style of a "Kansas Lecompton" roll book, got an assignment to a place on a false statement, used an assigned position to a post of honor to gain recruits, and came into camp with an entirely different set of names than those enrolled, an injury would be done to others who had borne the burden of recruiting in an honorable way, that Pierce had stated for the last three weeks that he had a company ready to go into camp, but had not made application at Camp Giddings, that those who claimed to know Pierce did not believe he had any men, that many in camp were under the impression that Buckingham had been deceived or mis-informed about Pierce and his company, and that places should be assigned in the regiment as companies came into camp and made out their rolls.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 46]

August 31, 1861
H.P. Clough, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting authority to raise a company in Middletown for Colonel Van DeVere's regiment; stating that he held a Captain's commission from Governor [Reuben] Wood, but had not done any military service since his company was disbanded six years before; and providing John L. Martin, a member of the Board of Public Works, as a reference.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 20]

August 31, 1861
T.L. Condit, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was anxious to do what he could in the present emergency and would be glad to receive a recruiting commission for the purpose of raising a company in the Marietta area.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 23]

August 31, 1861
Thomas G. Cleveland, Camp Wood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To R[odney] Mason, Assistant Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter accepting his appointment as Surgeon of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he had been on duty since August 22.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 36]

August 31, 1861
C.A. Croninger, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting that there was a group in Union Township, Hancock County, Ohio, which purported to be a military organization and was said to have elected officers and applied for commissions in order to avoid being drafted to defend the Constitution and put down rebellion; stating that the neighborhood was gaining considerable notoriety because of this organization, whose members huzzaed very insultingly for Jefferson Davis when they encountered any person of known Union or National views, and that he and others hoped this organization would be attended to when it got "Ripe"; and providing references.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 89]

August 31, 1861
Jno. N. Culbertson, Captain, Scott Zouaves, Troy, Miami County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had seen General Order Number 50, regarding enlisting companies for State or Federal service; asking if this order would interfere with filling up his company; stating that his commission was from Governor William Dennison, and that he had enrolled 45 men and could fill up in a few days; and requesting authorization, if necessary, to immediately recruit his company to the maximum standard.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 76]

August 31, 1861
J. Fisler, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Quartermaster to the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 32]

August 31, 1861
Albert G. Grubb, Camp Putnam, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wanted to raise a company for three years' service; and requesting authorization.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 84]

August 31, 1861
E.R. Hill, West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the time for raising his company had expired, that there was an order issued to Mr. Jones of West Jefferson extending the time ten days, that it was impossible to raise two companies in West Jefferson, that having the welfare of the cause at heart, he had given up trying to raise a company and joined with Jones to fill a company under his order, that he had received a letter from T[homas] Worthington requesting him to go into the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he knew Worthington was competent to command, but wanted assurances that he would not be going into a regiment with a man who "indulges in getting intoxicated", and that it would not do for a man to get intoxicated when he had the lives of a company or regiment in his care.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 19]

August 31, 1861
James Hill, Quartermaster, Camp Corwin, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he had been filling the post of Quartermaster since August 23.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 15]

August 31, 1861
Thomas M. Hunter, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Colonel John M. Connell, Commander of the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter stating that before publication of General Order Number 50 dated August 30, 1861, he had made some progress in raising a company in Fairfield County; requesting that Connell issue a written order, in conformity with said order, authorizing him to raise a company; and stating that the steps already taken had been with the understanding that he would be Captain of the company to be raised, and that any further steps would be taken with the same understanding.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 120]

August 31, 1861
Samuel E. Jenner, Crestline, Crawford County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting a commission as Captain of cavalry; and stating that he had a number of men ready to enlist, that he could furnish a full company, and that he would give the best of references.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 37]

August 31, 1861
Samuel L. Leffingwell, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Dr. F.H. Rehwinkle, wanted to raise a German company for the war, that he knew Rehwinkle and could commend him as a gentleman of fine literary and social qualities, that Rehwinkle was well adapted to the uses and abuses of military life, and that Rehwinkle had no competition for the goal he sought, "at least none that will be successful".
1 p. [Series 147-6: 29]

August 31, 1861
R[euben] L. Nye, Camp Putnam, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received a communication dated August 2, from Buckingham, notifying him of his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and ordering him to rendezvous at Marietta and report to Lieutenant Colonel [Melvin] Clarke, that he reported himself at the headquarters of the regiment as soon as he learned of his appointment, that he remained ready to perform any duties which might be assigned, but had received no orders or instructions from the commanding officer, that the duties of the position (Adjutant) which he expected to perform were being discharged by another individual who was not an officer or soldier of the regiment, that he presented the certificate of his appointment to the mustering officer, Captain [Henry] Belknap, saying that he was ready to be sworn in, that Belknap would not muster him into U.S. service on the basis of the certificate since he had not been assigned either to a company or any other position in the regiment, and that under the circumstances, he was applying to Buckingham for instructions and awaiting orders.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 202]

August 31, 1861
J.R. Parker, Highland, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had seen a notice in the newspapers that no one was allowed to recruit without a permit from the Commander- in Chief or Colonel, that believing the emergency to be very great and wishing to respond to the urgent call of Governor William Dennison for more volunteers, he, with some others, had for a few days past been filling up a company, that they now had 50 good men, that in a few more days, they would have a full company for three years' service, that since they had commenced their company before General Order Number 50 was issued, he felt they could probably proceed, that he did not want to do anything contrary to Buckingham's wishes and would wait for further orders, and that the question was should their company, along with hundreds of others, disband, thereby losing thousands of good men ready for immediate service in the country's hour of peril, or should these companies continue to fill up; and citing A.P. Russell, Secretary of State of Ohio, as a reference.
3 pp. [Series 147-6: 77]

August 31, 1861
J.W. Phillips, New Somerset, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had a partially raised independent company, and wanted to know if the company would be accepted and the terms of acceptance.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 85]

August 31, 1861
A[braham] Sanders Piatt, Camp Lucas, Clermont County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had received a dispatch from Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham ordering him to move to Camp Dennison on September 2, that the order would be obeyed unless Dennison granted him permission to remain for one additional week, that the extra time would enable him to collect the absent men and to have the benefit of the fair which was to commence on September 3, and that he thought they could fill up the regiment if given the extension.
1 p. [Series 147-6: 55]

August 31, 1860[1]
Henry C. Rodgers, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had just read Buckingham's General Order Number 50, and that he had nearly completed the enlistment of an infantry company for three years' service and wanted his work to be in accordance with the law; requesting a permit to raise a company of infantry; stating that he and most of his men had served for three months in Virginia, and that they wished if possible to be attached to [John C.] Fremont's division in the event they were accepted; requesting an immediate answer since they were providing for recruits at their own expense; and citing references including Governor William Dennison and A.P. Russell, Secretary of State of Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 189]

August 31, 1861
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it was essential for companies to be mustered into service as fast as they arrived in camp, that it would be even better if men were sworn in when they enlisted, that it would be good if he or some person detailed for the purpose could be authorized to swear in the men, that the men found there was nothing to hold them and were spirited away by one means or another, that an individual had been in Camp Wool at Athens recruiting for another service, and that this individual was not very successful, but his activities had created disaffection among the men; asking if a United States officer or someone authorized could be detailed to muster in the men as fast as they arrived in camp at Athens; and stating that it would be good if the mustering officer was an experienced drill officer and could perform that kind of duty, that he had three companies in camp with enough others forming to make up the regiment, that he could get along faster as soon as the old regiment was paid off, and that the issuance of pay to the three months' men had commenced on August 30.
2 pp. [Series 147-6: 39]

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