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September 6, 1861
J[ames] A. Garfield, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Colonel [William T.] Coggeshall. Letter stating that he supposed the general plan for recruiting was not yet ready for publication and introduction, that several regiments of infantry, cavalry and artillery were being recruited in his county and adjoining counties, and that he wanted at least a company or two of his own constituents in the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and recruiting orders issued to a few energetic men for that purpose; and requesting half a dozen orders for recruiting signed by the Adjutant General, and that he be allowed to insert the names of the men who would use the orders.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 9]

September 6, 1861
Junius Gates, Camp Morrow, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting an appointment as 1st Lieutenant in the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 42]

[September 6?, 1861]
Captain Charles M. Giffin, Leander N. Cannon, and John Jordan, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the necessary authority to raise a company of infantry for U.S. service for the term of three years; and stating that their prospects were very favorable, that they could give the best of references if required, and that they had been members of the 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service).
1 p. [Series 147-7: 184]

September 6, 1861
W[illiam] D. Hamilton, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Captain in the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Together with a letter from [Albert J. Spaulding] accepting his appointment as 1st Lieutenant in the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and a letter from Ulysses Westbrook accepting his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
3 pp. [Series 147-7: 37]

September 6, 1861
Henry B. Hathaway, Marietta, Headquarters, Scott's Landing. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if he could leave Captain S.F. Shaw's company by furnishing a substitute; and stating that he had been sent for to return home and work on guns at the government works in Providence, Rhode Island.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 185]

September 6, 1861
R.F. Hickman, et. al., New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that A.M. Poundstone of New Lexington wanted to raise a company of volunteers in Perry County; and recommending Poundstone. Together with a note from Poundstone requesting blanks for recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 45]

[September 6?, 1861]
Joseph Hinson, Camp Morrow, Scioto County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Note stating that he received the appointment and gratefully accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 42]

September 6, 1861
James M. Leith, 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in Company F, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 50]

September 6, 1861
Oren L. McCurty, Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been authorized to raise a company of infantry, that there were already two companies being recruited in Trumbull County, that he had been asked to assist in raising these companies, and that he would do so because only two companies could be raised in Trumbull County at present; requesting a position in the Commissary Department or Quartermaster's Department; and citing references.
2 pp. [Series 147-7: 28]

September 6, 1861
James H.M. Montgomery, Camp Morrow, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter accepting the position of Captain in the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 20]

September 6, 1861
Oliver P. Mossgrove, Attorney at Law, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the proper authority to recruit a company of volunteers.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 43]

September 6, 1861
O.M. Norman, Fultonham, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a permit for one month to enlist a company of infantry or a portion of a company in Muskingum County. Together with references.
2 pp. [Series 147-7: 50]

September 6, 1861
Don A. Pardee, Medina, Medina County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of Major in the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he would report immediately to Colonel J[ames] A. Garfield at Camp Chase.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 92]

September 6, 1861
W.A. Platt, Office of the New State House Commissioners, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter presenting two letters entrusted to him; stating that Mr. Kerr was actively and usefully employed at Camp Chase and wanted some title by which the compensation for his services would be fixed, and that Mr. Gwynne wanted the position of 2nd Lieutenant in one of Ohio's regiments with a recommendation for Adjutant; enclosing a letter received approximately four weeks before regarding some cannon powder manufactured for the State; and stating that he would call upon Dennison on September 7 in the hopes of getting an interview.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 183]

September 6, 1861
B[enjamin] F. Potts, Captain, Company F, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter accepting the appointment of Captain of Company F, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 41]

September 6, 1861
A.M. Poundstone, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting an order for raising one company of infantry; stating that he wished to recruit either for the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting a Captain's commission if Buckingham granted commissions before companies were raised.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 46]

September 6, 1861
E. P[arker] Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp at Sutton, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that in recognition of a very meritorious non-commissioned officer, Quartermaster Sergeant R. Skiles Gardner, he was requesting that Dennison appoint Gardner to a 2nd Lieutenancy in the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Gardner richly merited such an appointment by his efficiency and exemplary conduct, and that the matter was one of immediate necessity since he had been assigned to the temporary command of a Brigade and was obliged to take two of the Lieutenants from the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for Brigade appointments; requesting that Sergeant Major John S. Ellen of the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry be promoted to a 2nd Lieutenancy; stating that they were under marching orders; and requesting that communications be directed to him at the headquarters of the Army of Occupation, Western Virginia via Clarksburg.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 101]

September 6, 1861
E.A. Scovill, Headquarters, Ohio Militia and Volunteer Militia, Quartermaster General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter resigning the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 35]

September 6, 1861
Harry M. Smith, Post Adjutant, Camp Putnam, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Major O. Bennet, Columbus, Ohio. Letter sending the morning report of Captain J. Jumper's company for Bennet's signature; stating that Jumper had added four recruits to his roll since the previous day's report, that Jumper had returned the previous evening when his leave of absence was up, that Jumper's company drilled three times daily under Sergeant Grubb and was doing pretty well, and that he could not send the railroad reports since he did not have them all; asking Bennet to brief Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham on the difficulty regarding the railroad reports; and stating that he delivered nineteen muskets to Quartermaster Greenwood, taking Greenwood's receipt for same.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 149]

September 6, 1861
J[oseph] T. Smith, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment as Assistant Surgeon of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 58]

September 6, 1861
Wager Swayne, Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the man Spangler was a person from Monroe County who had passed Bellaire on his way to Steubenville, where he expected to find Colonel McCook recruiting a regiment and to fill up his own company, that Spangler had telegraphed Buckingham from Bellaire for leave to proceed, that receiving no answer, Spangler's men took a vote, unanimously decided to enter the Virginia service, and marched to Camp Carlisle, that he had gone to Camp Carlisle in an attempt to bring the whole company back with him, and that he was unable to do so because the men expected to be uniformed and equipped before the company was full and to recruit as long as they pleased, Spangler expected to be repaid for all his expenses, and the men expressed a "decided aversion" to Camp Chase; requesting advice from Buckingham; stating that there were already two companies from Monroe County or vicinity in Virginia, two now in Camp Carlisle and two more expected, that Spangler spoke of letters of invitation received in his county from Virginia, but this could not be confirmed, that he had the field in Bellaire and Belmont County pretty much to himself, that he thought he would soon have a full company from town and hoped for one from the country, that recruiting would be greatly facilitated if he could assure the local citizenry that the allotment system, which the last Congress directed the Secretary of War to institute, would be carried into effect, and that he wanted to subsist a few men at 30 cents per day when necessary.
2 pp. [Series 147-7: 53]

September 6, 1861
Morris E. Tyler, 1st Lieutenant, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Noble, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as 1st Lieutenant in the 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he was ready and willing to defend his country.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 21]

September 6, 1861
Sylvester Wallace, Captain, Hagerstown, Preble County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting a commission to recruit since he had nothing else to do; and stating that he was within 3/4 of a mile of the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 90]

September 6, 1861
J.W. White, James W. Miller, J.E. Woodbridge, and Elnathan (?) Raymond, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that Captain N.L. Williams of Mt. Vernon be granted permission to raise a company of volunteers for three years' service; and stating that they could speak in the highest terms of Williams' integrity, honesty and capacity for the position desired, that Williams had considerable experience in military affairs, and that Williams was currently Captain of their company of Zouaves. Together with endorsement of Williams written by Henry B. Curtis.
2 pp. [Series 147-7: 68]

September 6, 1861
Lewis Zahm, Colonel, Monroeville, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting Dennison to commission Frank S. Sowers of Shelby, Richland County, Ohio as Quartermaster and John H. Foster of Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio as Major in the regiment of cavalry called the Buckeye Cavalry (3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry) which he was raising by authority of the War Department.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 12]

September 7, 1861
Charles Ankele, Major Commanding, 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Brown, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To R[odney] Mason, Assistant Adjutant General. Letter stating that Captain L[ewis] Quedenfeld, 1st Lieutenant G[eorge] Boehm, and 2nd Lieutenant C[hrist.] Pfahl accepted their appointments and were ready to be mustered into service of the U.S.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 17]

September 7, 1861
E.D. Bradley, Colonel, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. To General. Letter stating that the bearer, N.J. Doolittle of Toledo, who was late 1st Sergeant of Company A, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), wanted authority to enlist a company of infantry, and that Doolittle was a well drilled soldier of good moral character who would make an efficient officer.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 176]

September 7, 1861
A.L. Brewer, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in consequence of the neglect of Captain [Urwin] Bean of Company E, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), the subsistence of his men from July 28 to August 28, the day they were paid off, was omitted, and consequently the company fell short of what the other companies of that regiment received by $3.75 per man, that this had caused a good deal of dissatisfaction among the members of Company E and they had requested him to write to see if the mistake could be corrected, that the mistake would be noticed by an examination of the pay rolls, that it seemed hard that they should suffer on account of the neglect of their Captain, and that if the other companies were entitled to it, their company was equally entitled.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 194]

September 7, 1861
J[onathan] Cranor, Lieutenant Colonel, 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, ? City, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that if the appointment of Adjutant for the 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had not yet been made, he recommended Lieutenant J[ames] B. Creviston, late of the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that Creviston had some experience in that line, was a fine scholar and a good business man, and in every way qualified to fill the position with honor.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 34]

September 7, 1861
Henry B. Curtis, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had signed a recommendation on behalf of Nahum Williams who wanted authority to raise a company in the area, that since signing the recommendation, he spoke with Lt. George Rogers, that Rogers was raising a company and thought Williams' activities would interfere with his success if competition was created, that Rogers wanted Williams' authority withheld until his company was filled, that he concurred with Rogers in this, that he did not wish his name given in favor of any step which might embarrass Rogers, that he had no doubt Rogers' company would be completed in a week or two, and that Rogers already had over 30 men.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 63]

September 7, 1861
Ralph M. Horton, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting an appointment as 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 39]

September 7, 1861
W.H. Kline, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding the election held in Camp Hamilton on September 6 in Captain D[avid] M. Gans' company; stating that his name was on the roll as one of the candidates for 2nd Lieutenant, that he and Gans had agreed to raise a company of infantry for U.S. service and applied for a permit from the Adjutant General, which was issued in Gans' name, that they subsequently associated with a young man named Edward Cottingham who was to have the 2nd Lieutenancy, that as soon as it became known that they intended to go into the 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, friends of Colonel [Thomas] Morton's 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), who were the most bitter and uncompromising enemies of Dennison, made such a concerted effort to prevent recruiting that he had written Dennison enquiring as to the cause of the delay in paying and discharging the men of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that despite the efforts of the friends of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), they failed to prevent he and Gans from raising a company, that he and Gans had traveled around the county calling meetings and giving speeches, which cost a considerable amount of money for men of their means, that in the spirit of revenge, the friends of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) commenced operations to defeat his election as 1st Lieutenant in Gans' company and succeeded in inducing Cottingham to break his agreement and run for 1st Lieutenant, that Gans' company had only 30 men at the time and Cottingham received the most votes for 1st Lieutenant, that he submitted to the result and worked as hard as ever in raising the company, and that at the election on September 6, the friends of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) secretly circulated slanderous reports and succeeded in defeating him a second time; and asking that nominees be examined in regard to qualifications before issuing commissions.
2 pp. [Series 147-7: 83]

September 7, 1861
John G. Kyle, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting his appointment as Surgeon of the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 114]

September 7, 1861
Austin McDowell, 1st Lieutenant, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that Captain S.A. Bassford of Xenia had a regularly organized company of about 45 men who wished to go into the service of the State; and asking if these men would be accepted, if they could go into camp immediately and recruit afterwards or had to fill up the company before leaving Xenia, how long they would be expected to serve, how many men were required, if it was proper for them to be sworn in at Xenia, and who would swear them in. Bears a note from the 2nd Lieutenant stating that there were a number of men at Xenia who were willing to join the company provided they could go into service soon.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 32]

September 7, 1861
T.C. Mitchell, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had applied to the War Department at Washington, through General [Robert C.] Schenck, for permission to raise and equip a company of sharpshooters, that Schenck had directed him to go immediately to Governor William Dennison and get the necessary papers, that it was impossible for him to leave home at the time, that his representative was informed that the papers were with Dennison at Cincinnati and that Dennison would attend to the matter upon his return, that he had written Dennison on September 5 and was told that Buckingham's order would be forwarded, and that he was still waiting for the order.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 191]

September 7, 1861
Richard Packer, Captain, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he could not recruit a company of men by September 15; asking for more time; and stating that it was difficult enlisting men, that they wanted to know what regiment and division they were going into, that many companies were currently filling up in the area, which left little chance to get recruits until those companies were gone, that he had some recruits but rode many miles to get them, that he found most of the young men had enlisted, and that there was a reliance on married men to fill up the ranks.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 69]

September 7, 1861
John H. Pugh, Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was offering his services as Quartermaster for some regiment, that he preferred serving in the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or the regiment of cavalry to which Captain V[alentine] Cupp's company was attached, and that he was aware his request for a place in the service of his country was not in conformity with former practices of carrying strong recommendations from distinguished citizens to enable the bearer to procure a position and that the grantor was not personally acquainted with the applicant; and providing references including Thomas Ewing of Lancaster.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 199]

September 7, 1861
Jno. P. Rea, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 42]

September 7, 1861
George C. Robinson, Waverly, Pike County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he thought he could raise a company of volunteers in Pike County for the purpose of sustaining the Government against all traitors and traitorous designs, that there were a great many in Pike County that wanted to go but were unwilling to do so unless he went with them, and that he served under Colonel [William E.] Gilmore in the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); and citing Gilmore as a reference.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 121]

September 7, 1861
M.R. Shalters, Alliance Agricultural Works, Fisher, Shalters & Co., Manufacturers of Fisher's Wrought Iron Mower, wheat drills, corn mills, plows, cultivators, etc., Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was sorry to say that recruiting was an uphill business, that there was a lack of interest in Stark County which he could not account for, that he worked hard all week and only succeeded in getting one man per day, that he intended to put these men in one of the companies forming locally, and that he found recruiting to be very expensive thus far; asking if there was any compensation for recruiting; stating that if the past week was any indication, it would cost him about $200 to get up a company and board them before going into camp, that it was discouraging to look on and see the backwardness of young men in coming to their country's call, and that he hoped it was not so in other parts of the State; asking what the regulations were in regard to recruiting; and stating that Captains differed so much, he could not tell which was right.
1 p. [Series 147-7: 106]

September 7, 1861
P.B. Swing, Batavia, Clermont County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that there were several companies forming in Clermont County which wanted to know if they could join such regiments as they chose or if they would be compelled to form a part of the regiment of Colonel [James P.] Fyffe of Georgetown, that they wanted to know if Colonel [Abraham Sanders] Piatt had authority to raise a second Zouave regiment, if the regiment had been officered, and if Major [Freeman E.] Franklin was the Colonel of the regiment, and that many in their companies had formed a very favorable acquaintance with Franklin in Camp Lucas.
2 pp. [Series 147-7: 63]

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