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September 18, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain Summit, [western] Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the elections of some officers and commissions for those officers; recommending certain appointments; stating that the recommendations were made because those elected were not efficient officers in their former positions and promotion had not improved them; and recounting the action at Cheat Mountain, western Virginia on September 12 and 13.
3 pp. [Series 147-9: 197]

September 18, 1861
J.W. Carlin, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting authority to recruit a company of infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 25]

September 18, 1861
M.S. Gunckel, Captain, Samuel Martindale, 1st Lieutenant, Theodore Mather, 2nd Lieutenant, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Hamilton, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting their appointments.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 37]

September 18, 1861
H. Huber, M.D., Buck Eye, Putnam County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting authority to raise a company of infantry; and stating that he had been a resident of Putnam County for the last nine years, and that he could produce the best of references from the most respectful and trustworthy citizens in Putnam County and surrounding counties.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 4]

September 18, 1861
Alonzo J. Phelps, Piketon, Pike County, Ohio, To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of Assistant Surgeon in the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that he hoped Dr. Mussey of Portsmouth would be assigned as Surgeon to the regiment; and informing Buckingham of a mistake in noting his middle initial on the record.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 31]

September 18, 1861
Job Phillips, Carlisle, Noble County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if he would be permitted to raise an independent company, and if the State of Ohio would furnish them with guns, rations, etc.; and stating that he could provide references.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 88]

September 18, 1861
F[rancis] H[arrison] Pierpont, The Commonwealth of Virginia, Executive Department, Wheeling, [western] Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Frank Buel of Marietta made application to him to accept a company of one hundred and twenty men to be assembled at Williamsport, Virginia for a company of artillery, that he told Buel he would receive the company and commission such men as the company elected, that Buel had just informed him that the company was raised and that all of the men resided in Ohio, and that he refused to receive the company and referred Buel to Dennison for commission and organization.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 198]

September 18, 1861
Amos Potter, M.D., Willshire, Van Wert County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was a physician and graduate of the Ohio Medical College, that he had a good practice, that he wanted to get in the army and would prefer a position in the Medical Department, that he would go as a Hospital Steward rather than failing to get in the army, that he could not stay at home when his country was in so much danger, that he was rather lightly built and was 29 years old, and that he could send the recommendations of several of their best physicians.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 1]

September 18, 1861
J[oshua] V. Robinson, Jr., Major, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Morrow, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the numerous applications which had been made by persons raising companies for admission into the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry caused them to believe that they would very rapidly fill up, that one cause after another had occurred in the last few weeks to greatly embarrass their progress, that some representatives of General [John C.] Fremont's command, under the auspices of Hon. John A. Gurley and R.M. Corwine, had been in Portsmouth for some weeks holding out all manner of promises and inducements, that some local residents, who passed as Union men but who seemed to do all they could to defeat the organization of Ohio regiments, had rendered a "strange" assistance to Fremont's Missouri parties and in some instances very much to the prejudice of the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the appointment of Colonel [Jessie J.] Appler to the command of the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was located in the immediate vicinity, had also seriously interfered with them, that the organization of Colonel Appler's regiment and the prospective organization of Colonel [Peter] Kinney's regiment had caused hesitation and doubt among persons who had previously expressed a desire to go with the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that gentlemen who had been in regular correspondence with the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, posting it every day as to their progress and in several instances naming the dates when they would enter camp with full companies, had been a disappointment and in some cases had disbanded their companies, and that the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry currently had six full companies; reporting on the progress of three other companies forming in Ross County and the surrounding area; and stating that they could not express any confident opinion as to the tenth company, that they were making average progress in drilling, and that Colonel [Joshua W. Sill] was constantly engaged in the discharge of his multiplied duties, made more onerous because the Lieutenant Colonel and Major, though anxious to learn, were still comparatively green.
3 pp. [Series 147-9: 6]

September 18, 1861
S.S. Sprague, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had commenced recruiting a company at Defiance per Buckingham's authority dated September 13, and had every prospect of succeeding; asking if he had the right to hire board for those who enlisted at rates not exceeding 40 cents per day until they started for camp at Columbus; stating that there were many transient recruits who did not have the means of subsistence even for one week and others who refused to enlist unless their board was paid until they started for camp, and that he had seen General Order Number 70 which stated that subsistence for volunteers would be allowed before their muster into service; and asking if such subsistence would be allowed if he should procure it prior to starting for camp.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 5]

September 18, 1861
Samuel S. Stratton, Acting Captain, Cincinnati Gas Company, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that there were two stand of muskets which had been laying in the armory of the 2nd Regiment, Militia of the Reserve for some time and were rusting for lack of use, that the Colonel of the regiment was willing to let him have whatever muskets were required upon receipt of an order from Mason, that he would give ample security for the safe keeping of the muskets, that he supposed the muskets would not be given to the volunteers since they were not rifled, that his company had been drilling since May 1 and it was almost impossible to keep up the necessary spirit and enthusiasm any longer without arms, that he had been connected with military companies more or less since the Mexican War, was fully competent to drill a company in the manual of arms, and would give the company his individual attention provided that arms were received, that if they could not get arms any other way, they were willing to come under the full law for Militia of the Reserve, and that in case the company was ordered away from Cincinnati, there were forty men who were able and willing to go.
3 pp. [Series 147-9: 109]

September 19, 1861
Thomas M. Harlan, Camp Hamilton. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in the 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 36]

September 19, 1861
W[illiam] B. Hazen, Colonel, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that before proceeding to contract for the light battery authorized by Secretary [Simon] Cameron to be attached to the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, authority from Buckingham in writing would be more satisfactory, and that Buckingham's verbal authority might not be sufficient for the contractors; requesting authority to purchase forage caps for his regiment to be procured at the same rate as now paid by the General Government; and stating that the regiment had made great improvement within the past week, that he had a West Pointer to command the battery, that he still needed about four hundred men to fill the regiment, that the North was filled with Home Guard companies, that the Home Guard was an organization supposedly formed for war purposes, but was really to "shirk" service, that it was to be regretted that the Home Guard organizations were not tapped to fill the regiments, that a few from each Home Guard company would fill all the regiments now authorized, that there was a class of men being excused from service who ought to go, that on September 18 at Richland, Summit County, Ohio there were three hundred able bodied men, uniformed, equipped, and drilling for a prize, and not one of them would enlist for the war, that a single town in Portage County had sent but one man to the war, that the class of men in the Home Guard ought to be reached, that when the men in the Home Guard were asked why they organized, they replied for the war if needed, and that these men were certainly needed now.
3 pp. [Series 147-9; 179]

September 19, 1861
James Hill, Quartermaster, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Corwin, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received Buckingham's letter dated August 28 informing him of his appointment as 1st Lieutenat and that he had immediately replied accepting said appointment and requesting that his commission be forwarded to him at Camp Corwin, that he had not heard back from Buckingham and thought the matter might have been overlooked, and that on August 21, he had been ordered by Colonel [Alexander McDowell] McCook to report himself for duty as Quartermaster and had been acting in that capacity since his arrival at Camp Corwin on August 22; and requesting his commission. Bears note reading "The commissions will be sent when Regiment is completed".
1 p. [Series 147-9: 7]

September 19, 1861
J.M.C. Moorhead, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had often been urged to raise a company of infantry and he now had consented to do so if Dennison would forward him a commission; providing references; and asking if he must pay the expenses of raising a company.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 16]

September 19, 1861
William Nessler, Captain, Willshire, Van Wert County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his friends wanted him to raise a company to serve during the war; and requesting an order to that effect.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 69]

[September 19?, 1861]
William E. Polyblank, Headquarters, Cleveland Fire Zouaves, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting an extension of time; and stating that he had failed to report a company by the required date, but felt confident that in a few days he should be enabled to do so, that he had expended some money on handbills and advertisements and would not give up in despair yet, that they had 30 names in their Cleveland squad and 10 in the country, that they thought it possible to form a junction with a squad of 30 in Medina County, Ohio and were awaiting that squad's decision, and that they were determined to succeed if given more time.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 17]

September 19, 1861
Augustus Porter, Nettle Lake, Williams County, Ohio. To My Dear Sir. Letter stating that he had seen a notice in the newspapers that one hundred thousand troops would be organized in Ohio subject to the call of the Governor; requesting authority to raise a company of either infantry, cavalry, or sharpshooters, and that, as a reward for the service thus rendered, he might have the rank of Captain or Lieutenant in any such company; and stating that although he was a stranger without recommendations, he ventured to flatter himself that he would receive the favor, that many difficulties would have to be surmounted, that nearly all who were willing to volunteer had done so, that over the past two weeks, he had seen recruiting officers from places over one hundred miles distant from each other seeking recruits in every neighborhood, that these officers had informed him that it was with the greatest difficulty that recruits could be obtained, and that he thought a company of Home Guards might be raised in the area.
2 pp. [Series 147-9: 77]

September 19, 1861
Hermann Ruess, Quartermaster, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was in Marietta on business for his regiment and had noticed that some Virginia recruiting officers were raising men locally, and that after having completed their companies or regiments, these recruiting officers bragged that they had filled up while Ohio, which in part furnished the men, was behind.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 15]

September 19, 1861
E[dward] Siber, Colonel, 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Brown, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter requesting about 30 muster rolls forthwith.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 36]

September 19, 1861
William Smith, Attica, Seneca County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been recruiting to fill William [H.] Gibson's regiment [49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], that he had some 34 men now wishing to join the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry currently at Camp Dennison, and that he wished to join the same regiment himself; asking if Dennison wanted the men sent to Columbus; and stating that they would rather go to Camp Dennison.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 73]

September 19, 1861
J[ohn] H. Sypher, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 76]

September 19, 1861
Allen Thomas, East Rushville, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had received Mason's order to raise a company, that he had an order from Columbus to raise a company for the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which he had been using, that he had been recruiting with very good success, and that he would not use Mason's order.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 46]

September 19, 1861
Charles H. Throne, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had some notion of enlisting again but could not until he was discharged from the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and paid off, that he required the money to leave with his wife and child as he was a poor man, that he enlisted at Circleville, Pickaway County, but moved to Wooster when he received his furlough, that he was the only member of his company in Wooster, with the balance living in and around Circleville, and that the other members of his company may have been paid off without his knowledge.
3 pp. [Series 147-9: 46]

September 19, [1861]
William S. Williams, Captain, William S. Williams' Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Artillery (three months' service), Camp Lookout, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he would like to have an order allowing him to return to Columbus and get his command on a war footing, that Captain Charles S. Cotter's Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Artillery (three months' service) and his battery left for Gallipolis in the state service with nothing except their two guns fit for a campaign, that the harness was old and rotten when they started and as a matter of course had not improved any during their three months' service, that they were not adequately equipped for service in western Virginia, that under the circumstances, an engagement might yield unfortunate results, that their artillery had a reputation throughout the [Kanawha] Valley and nothing had yet occurred which Ohio need be ashamed of, that his company needed to be ready in all respects for the fall and winter campaigns, that their camp was all quiet, that the latest accounts of [Henry Alexander] Wise and [John Buchanan] Floyd had them both running, and that Floyd rode through the country a few weeks before in a splendid carriage and went back a few days ago from Garrick Ferry on a double quick riding an old gray horse, both looking very much "wilted".
3 pp. [Series 147-9: 181]

September 19, 1861
H. B[lair] Wilson, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, [44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Headquarters, Camp Clark, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter requesting that no appointment be made for Surgeon until Mason heard from the regiment on the subject; stating that his objection to Dr. Reed arose principally from the fact that he could not make Reed an associate, and that Reed was rough, uncouth, and could not spell Governor [William] Dennison's name; and requesting that they suffer no such affliction as Reed's appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 19]

September 20, 1861
Henry H. Alban, Camp Vance, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the office of Captain in the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 67]

September 20, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there seemed to be some mis- apprehension regarding the appointment of Adjutant for his regiment; requesting that James H. Miller of Cleveland be appointed Adjutant; and stating that Miller was now acting as such at Camp Dennison and would make an efficient officer, and that there would be no difficulty in filling more batteries soon if Buckingham wanted additional batteries.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 188]

September 20, 1861
Henry Belknap, Captain, 18th U.S. Infantry, Military Officer, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To ? Letter certifying that Rev. Richard L. Ganter, having been appointed by Colonel Moses R. Dickey as Chaplain in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had been mustered into the service of the United States.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 28]

September 20, 1861
Alfred L. Brecount, Conover, Miami County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had obtained a commission to raise a company, that he had procured several men, but not enough to go into camp, that he felt it was wrong to keep those men he had out of camp and prevailed upon them to join other companies, that he tried to enlist in a cavalry company, but the Colonel would not allow him to bring his horse, that he was not able to sell his horse and had no place to put it while gone, and that he would make the arrangement in a few days.
2 pp. [Series 147-9: 39]

September 20, 1861
Jno. W. Burch, Southern Agent, Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, Office, No. 35 West Third Street, opposite Masonic Temple, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Cincinnati City Council had created an office and appointed an agent to go with the paymasters into western Virginia to fetch back such sums of money as the volunteers from Cincinnati might wish to send to their families, that this step had been taken to expedite the remittance of money and relieve the families from want at the earliest possible moment, that he had been advised by Judge Storer and others to ask if, in Buckingham's opinion, the Governor had the power to create such an office for the State of Ohio, and that he was presenting himself as a candidate for the office with ample references and bonds if necessary.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 116]

September 20, 1861
George D. Burgess, Troy, Miami County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that by Buckingham's order authorizing Julius Coleman to enlist a company of cavalry, the men were required to furnish their own horses, and that Coleman and others had called on him saying that if the order could be modified so that the Government furnished the horses and the time was extended to October 10, a company of first rate young men could be enlisted; and requesting that the order be modified.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 20]

September 20, 1861
George Crook, Colonel, 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Summerville, western Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that Buckingham furnish him with the relative rank of the commissioned officers of the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that the regiment was in a sorry plight with no clothing or blankets.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 182]

[September 20?, 1861]
W[illiam] D[ennison]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the appointments of Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon in the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 74]

September 20, 1861
James P. Fyffe, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had consulted with responsible citizens regarding the question of subsistence, that he had taken under consideration an offer of J. Moore at 20 cents a ration subject to any more favorable offer, that Captain [Robert L.] McKinley was busy drilling his company on the fairgrounds at Ripley and had contracted to feed his men until September 23 at 30 cents a ration, and that he thought the regiment [59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry] would soon be full since the officers, in view of affairs in Kentucky, were using every exertion.
1 p. [Series 147-9: 82]

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