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September 26, 1861
D.P. Roop, Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a commission or a permit to get up a company; stating that he wanted to be doing something, and that he had been a Lieutenant in the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and therefore claimed not to be altogether ignorant of the duties of a soldier; citing Colonel [John M.] Connell as a reference; and asking if the men could elect their own officers if it could be done satisfactorily to all parties.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 64]

September 26, 1861
F[rank] S. Sowers, Monroeville, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Quartermaster of the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 57]

September 26, 1861
J.T. Wilson, Captain, Tranquillity, Adams County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that under an order of the Brigadier General of the 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia issued in May, they had proceeded to organize a company at Tranquillity by electing officers, and were attached to the 1st Regiment under Colonel J.R. Cockerill, that twenty of their members had volunteered in the U.S. service, that they still had 85 members, 80 of whom were uniformed in accordance with law, that they had been drilling for the past four months, but for want of guns had not taken lessons in the manual of arms, that thus far, they had acted in good faith, but after unsuccessful efforts by both their Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel to secure arms, they felt discouraged, that if the State could not furnish them with arms, they might as well disband as the men were beginning to perform their duties rather "tardily", and that if the State authorities could immediately ship him eighty guns via Cincinnati, he was ready to enter into bonds for the safe keeping and return of the same with any amount of security which might be demanded.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 40]

September 27, 1861
James Burbick, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wanted to recruit a company of cavalry in Columbiana County and the necessary papers; and providing references.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 73]

September 27, 1861
William O. Collins, Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in July, he made application to the War Department at Washington, D.C. for authority to raise a regiment of cavalry in southern Ohio, that when his proposition was not then accepted he supposed the matter ended, and was greatly surprised the previous week to receive an order to proceed with raising the regiment, that his first impulse was to decline, but the war was assuming such proportions and the condition of things in Kentucky was becoming so critical that every man along the border should be "up and doing", that he therefore resolved to try and was enclosing a printed letter which he had sent to many of his friends in southern Ohio, and that he saw by the papers that all persons receiving authority from Washington, D.C. were to report their progress to the Executive at Columbus; asking what course he should pursue, and whether he should look to Columbus for orders as to quarters, subsistence, army equipments, etc., if he met with such encouragement as to induce him to go forward; and stating that it appeared the regiment would be raised and that a large part of it would be ready to go into camp the week after next, that he would be somewhat retarded by the fact that they all felt a warm interest in Colonel [William H.] Trimble's regiment in Highland County, that while Trimble was trying to raise the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), he felt bound to make no movement which would tend to embarrass Trimble, and that he was therefore driven elsewhere for help.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 138]

September 27, 1861
P.B. Conant, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on September 5, authority was given to Henry B. Richardson of Ravenna to enlist a company of infantry and report the same at Buckingham's office in Columbus on September 22, that Richardson's poor health prevented him from forming the company and he had given his authority to Lewis D. Booth of Ravenna, that through the exertions of Booth and others in Ravenna, about forty names had been enrolled for the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that since the company did not have the requisite number to go into camp, the members could not be retained and were adding their names to other companies in camp, and that this difficulty would be obviated if an individual in Ravenna could be authorized to swear in those already enrolled and others as fast as their names could be obtained and forward them to Columbus for the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; asking that Booth be given such authority; and stating that Colonel [James A.] Garfield was aware that the enlisting orders were in Booth's hands.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 50]

September 27, 1861
John C. Cooney, Buckeye Furnace, Jackson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was writing to ask a favor in the time of their country's trouble; and requesting a Captain's commission provided he could raise a company of men.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 41]

September 27, 1861
Ichabod Corwin, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he was writing on behalf of Samuel H. Slygh of Urbana, that Slygh wanted to report at the camp of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Kanawha County, western Virginia to serve as Hospital Steward, and that Slygh wanted to be transported at the public expense as a soldier; asking if a pass could be procured for Slygh; and stating that Slygh was a very reliable and "not pecuniarily able" man, and that Slygh would be valuable in the position of Hospital Steward.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 54]

September 27, 1861
C[olumbus] Delano, General, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Commissary General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting three copies of the 1861 revised U.S. Army regulations for the use of the Commissary General's office.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 45]

September 27, 1861
C[olumbus] Delano, Commissary General, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Commissary General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the promotion of Lieutenant Black, the former Acting Commissary of Subsistence at Athens, would create a necessity for a successor at that post, and that George L. Sites had been acting as Lieutenant Black's clerk; and recommending that Sites be appointed with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 116]

September 27, 1861
J[ames] A. Farden, Headquarters, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter accepting his appointment as Major in the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 2]

September 27, 1861
W.P.N. Fitzgerald, New York, New York. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he regretted the delay in receiving Buckingham's telegrams, that the delay was due to the "intolerable carelessness" of the telegraph people in addressing the telegrams to W.P. instead of W.P.N. Fitzgerald, that he would prepare as rapidly as possible and brush up on his tactics, that he supposed Buckingham had received his telegram accepting the appointment and proposing to meet Buckingham within eight days, and that if Buckingham needed him sooner he would "cut some knots instead of waiting to untie them".
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 104]

September 27, 1861
Jacob Fry, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that a short time before, Buckingham had forwarded the necessary papers authorizing him to raise a company of infantry, that in consequence of William Bushnell's company not being filled, he could do nothing, that in addition to Bushnell's efforts, A. William Kilgore was trying to raise a company, that he understood Kilgore had left Ashland County for camp at Cleveland with a fractional company, and that he did not know of anyone within the limits of Ashland County trying to muster a company at present; and asking if Buckingham wanted any such effort at present.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 47]

September 27, 1861
Edgar A. Hamilton, New Brunswick, New Jersey. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he was desirous of protecting the stars and stripes, and of defending the Union and all its glorious and sacred hopes which clustered around the perpetuation of their institutions, that he wanted to be among the preservers of that beloved land which his forefathers created, that he was one of the descendants of Alexander Hamilton, that one year before, he entered the preparatory department of Antioch College, that immediately upon the proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln in April, he threw aside the student garb and was among the first to fill the ranks and rush to the rescue of the National Capitol, that with his health failing, he was compelled to return home where he learned that the aid of relatives for future support in college was witheld from him, and that he had recovered his health sufficiently to rejoin that "holy" band which had gone to protect their beloved land and institutions.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 120]

September 27, 1861
J. Klinefelter, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter asking if it was necessary for him to have forms printed for the Quartermaster's department locally and at his expense; and stating that, according to the regulations, the Quartermaster was to be supplied with all such necessary articles, and that he was told by General Woods that the forms could not be furnished.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 53]

September 27, 1861
Henry C. Lloyd, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment as Junior 2nd Lieutenant in Konkle's Battery [D], 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 34]

September 27, 1861
A.W. Loback, Lieutenant, Belleville, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Moody left Belleville on September 26 for New York, that Moody's company was not full and he did not know if Moody wanted to get additional men locally, that he was ready to receive a letter of authority to enlist a company of infantry or riflemen and wanted to go into camp at Mansfield, that if he could be authorized to swear in his men, they would stick, that there were many men who put their names down who would not go, saying they were not compelled to go until they were sworn in, that if he had a place to bring his men while the company was being raised, they could hold the men, and that the men were harder to find after they had enlisted than they were before enlisting.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 63]

September 27, 1861
D.B. Lockwood, Dilles Bottom, Belmont County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a permit to raise a company of infantry; and stating that he thought they would be able to get to camp in 20-30 days, that he was now enrolling men and having good success, that 10 days before, they got up one full company and sent them to camp at Mansfield, and that Captain Glover would be glad to hear from Buckingham.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 72]

September 27, 1861
William Mungen, Lieutenant Colonel, 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To ? Letter requesting the appointment of John McClure as Quartermaster of the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he knew McClure to be a competent person, and that McClure was in every way qualified for the position.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 16]

September 27, 1861
Ed A. Parrott, Lieutenant Colonel commanding, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Corwin, near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had several applications from the parents of lads under eighteen years of age who had been enlisted, for their discharge on account of their minority, that he had seen a copy of an order purporting to have been issued from the War Department directing that in case the recruit had been enlisted on his representation that he had attained eighteen years, he was not to be discharged simply on account of his being under that age, that on the basis of this order he had refused to discharge any recruit fairly enlisted by reason of the recruit being under the proper age, and that in consequence he was threatened with legal proceedings; and asking if he was correct in refusing to discharge the class of recruits referred to.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 1]

September 27, 1861
William H. Pease, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment as Senior 2nd Lieutenant in Konkle's Battery [D], 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 35]

September 27, 1861
R.G. Pennington, Quartermaster, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Lieutenant W.C. Turner of the 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was at Tiffin and would be departing on October 3 for Kentucky with some 50 men, that on leaving Colonel [William H.] Gibson, Turner was given a document with which he expected to procure transportation for the men, and that the railroad company, following the rules of Assistant Quartermaster General Wright, would not accept Turner's certificate under the authority issued by Colonel Gibson; and asking Buckingham to send Turner the necessary document empowering him to make certificates of transportation for his men from Tiffin to Louisville, Kentucky.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 82]

September 27, 1861
James H. Riggs, Herman Snabedissen, and William L. Wilson, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To ? Notes accepting their appointments as Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant respectively in Company D, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 30]

September 27, 1861
Charles C. Russell, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been informed that O.H. Granger of Zanesville was seeking a position with the army, that Granger was one of Zanesville's best citizens and a very competent businessman, that Granger was a very unpretentious man, that Dennison could depend upon Granger's capacity to fill excellently any place that he might seek, and that Granger would hardly ask for as high a place as he was worthy of.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 176]

September 27, 1861
George J. Walker, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that it was reported in the papers that appointments of Lieutenants were now available for the recruiting service and the army; requesting such an appointment if available; stating that he had served as Orderly Sergeant in Company F of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); and providing references including Colonel T[imothy] R. Stanley and the Honorable V[alentine] B. Horton.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 71]

September 28, 1861
William H. Allen, Captain, Company F, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Frease's Store, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had a company of men at Camp Ford in the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he was resigning his position as Captain of Company E, 1st Regiment, 9th Division, Militia of the Reserve at Frease's Store, and that the Militia of the Reserve was a little too slow. Bears a note from James Ellis, 2nd Lieutenant, Frease's Store, stating that the company there was still in operation, and asking how and when they should elect a new Captain.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 196]

September 28, 1861
E[benezer] B. Andrews, Major, 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a bill just received from Captain H.G. Adney of the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; asking if the bill should be in proper form and needed vouchers; stating that Captain Adney would doubtless be able to make it satisfactory to Buckingham, and that a large number of the commissioned officers of the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had not yet received their commissions; and asking to be informed if Lieutenant Colonel [Melvin] Clarke had not forwarded the proper papers to Buckingham's office.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 102]

September 28, [1861]
James H. Bainum, Mayor, John McDonald, Postmaster, Robert Porter, H.R. Kidd, and L.M. Sturges, New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the undersigned recommended their fellow townsman, H.R. Winanett, as a very competent person to instruct or drill a cavalry company, that Winanett had served for three years in the capacity of 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Heussar Regiment in Prussia, that Winanett had also served for five years in Prussia in the capacity of 1st Lieutenant of the Lancers, that Winanett was an unconditional Union man and had expressed his willingness and anxiety to serve his adopted country during the rebellion, and that Winanett also spoke English sufficiently plain to be well understood. Bears note on the back from Dennison.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 118]

September 28, 1861
J.C. Baum, Postmaster, Post Office, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, F. Krucker, would call on Dennison for the purpose of getting his brother, John Krucker, transferred from the regiment of the Guthrie Grays to that of Colonel Harris' command, and that the applicant was the son of Mrs. Krucker, a very esteemable lady who was very anxious to have her son with Colonel Harris and would take it as an act of kindness if Dennison would grant the request and make the transfer.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 98]

September 28, 1861
Captain William T. Beatty, 1st Lieutenant William S.B. Randall, and 2nd Lieutenant William Thacker, Camp King, Covington, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting their appointments; and requesting that commissions be issued accordingly.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 61]

September 28, 1861
John G. Bennet, Captain, Waynesfield, Auglaize County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that some members of the Waynesfield Home Guard or Militia of the Reserve had enlisted for three years, and that additional members wanted to go with him; requesting that Buckingham let him know if there would be any call for Militia of the Reserve companies; and stating that if there was to be no such call, he wanted authority to form a company for three years' service, and that he was currently Captain of Company D, 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Ohio Reserve Militia.
2 pp. [Series 147-10: 65]

September 28, 1861
Gideon Burton, wholesale boot and shoe dealer, 142 Pearl Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Private John Krucker of the Guthrie Gray regiment as being worthy of promotion; and stating that Krucker was a young man of sterling worth with a fine moral character and great energy, and that Krucker's brother had been with the firm for the past seven years as clerk and salesman.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 98]

September 28, 1861
J.R. Clark, Lieutenant, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter accepting his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 58]

September 28, [1861]
W.M. Edwards, Roseville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he had about 60 men who could be depended on, that the Home Guards in Roseville wanted arms, and that if no arms were provided, he thought there would be enough men leaving the Home Guards and joining his company to complete it.
1 p. [Series 147-10: 64]

September 28, 1861
B.M. Failor, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that on September 23, Captain J.E. Marsh left Bucyrus with one hundred and two men recruited within Crawford County for Colonel Wilson's artisan regiment at Chicago, that he was informed that Colonel Wilson had issued an order to James Armstrong and S. Kirkland for one additional company, that Armstrong and Kirkland had about 60 men and said the company would be full by September 30, that he had done all in his power to discourage enlistments for these companies on the grounds that Ohio got no credit for the men and that such enlistments rendered it almost impossible to enlist for Ohio infantry companies, that his cousin, Joseph Failor, had an order for a company of infantry and fully one half of those who had subscribed for this company had since united with the others, that the artisan regiment offered twenty-nine dollars a month and promised that their men would not stand guard, that he deemed it his duty as a citizen of Ohio to acquaint Mason with the facts, and that he was ready at any time to do all in his power to further the interests of the State; and asking if means could be provided to immediately put under oath persons who manifested a desire to enlist.
3 pp. [Series 147-10: 63]

September 28, [1861]
J.W. Frazee, Lynchburg, Highland County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that since receiving his recruiting commission with the assistance of the good people of Lynchburg, he had established a camp at Lynchburg, that the good people of Lynchburg were assisting him all they could by subsisting the men and helping him get recruits, that in less than one week, he had thrown 55 men into the camp at Lynchburg, that he was satisfied from past success that he could soon fill his company if allowed to remain at Lynchburg, that they had taken the men in the company and travelled to meet the residents of several neighborhoods, that through the influence of the company and the influence of local speakers, they always secured from 2 to 10 recruits in each neighborhood, that he wanted an indefinite extension of time, which he promised would not exceed two weeks, to fill his company and report at a U.S. camp, and that his 55 men had all been sworn in by a civil magistrate; and requesting a government pass entitling him to travel on the railroads in Ohio free of expense so that he could gain the information beneficial and necessary to his company. Bears a note signed by eight individuals, and certifying that Frazee's statements were correct.
3 pp. [Series 147-10: 62]

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