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October 3, 1861
W.H. Baldwin, Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been physically unable to do anything in the military service until the last few weeks, that he had made some speeches to encourage volunteering and was still able for that service, that if the Military Committee was already appointed in his Congressional District, he wanted to know the names of the members, and that he felt it was the duty of every man to give whatever of ability he had to the country.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 33]

October 3, 1861
M[athias].H. Bartilson, Captain, Company A, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Meigs, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if he would be permitted to have more than 101 men in his company; and stating that there were a few men who would go in his company, but who would not go in any other and he wanted to get them into the service, that he had brought 140 men into Camp Meigs, had 101 of them mustered into the service, and got the others distributed around in other companies, that he had placed on file a recommendation of some of the officers of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for him as Lieutenant Colonel, that should he get said appointment, it would give general satisfaction, that his competitors had not brought a single man into camp or come themselves as soldiers, that he had more volunteers in camp than any other man, and that such things should have their weight.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 6]

October 3, 1861
C.C. Baugh, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the general "dullness" of business locally induced him to inquire whether Buckingham had any position connected with the Adjutant General's office where he could be profitably employed at reasonable wages.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 73]

October 3, 1861
John A. Bennett, Captain, Company F, 1st Regiment Artillery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the appointment of L.A. Boughton as 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting; and stating that Boughton did not wish to go into the field, but would make a good man to get recruits for the regiment [1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery].
1 p. [Series 147-11: 13]

October 3, 1861
John A. Bennett, Captain, Company F, 1st Regiment Artillery [1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery], Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter introducing Mr. Cowdery, who was one of the oldest and best members of the Cleveland Light Artillery and had been out with Colonel [James] Barnett's battery in Virginia; stating that Cowdery was capable and competent to make a 2nd Lieutenant; requesting that Cowdery be appointed to his battery, put on the recruiting service, and assigned to the same district as himself, which was the upper tier of counties; and stating that he needed some help forthwith, and that General D.L. Wood was well acquainted with Cowdery.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 33]

October 3, [1861]
Sister Kate [Buckingham], Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To "My dear Brother" [C.P. Buckingham]. Letter stating that Brother Camden had received the documents from Governor William Dennison for the appointment of Eduard L. Cousus for 2nd Lieutenant, that this was not what Cousus wanted, and that Cousus wanted the appointment of Regimental Quartermaster for which he was perfectly competent; and asking her brother to visit as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 11]

October 3, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had just received authority to recruit the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three years' service or the war, and would immediately proceed with all possible speed to the accomplishment of that object, that the appointment of J[oseph] W. Boynton as Adjutant and Frederick B. Landis as Quartermaster of the regiment would be entirely satisfactory to him as they were well qualified for the places, and that John Woods Falconer, now in Company F, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had been authorized to return home for the purpose of recruiting and might be specially authorized to recruit for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting Dennison to direct the Adjutant General to telegraph Colonel Marrow to send Falconer home immediately to avoid the delay which would necessarily occur if the order was given through General [William S.] Rosecrans.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 82]

October 3, 1861
W.W. Chandler, Cleveland, Pittsburgh & Wheeling Railroad, General Freight Office, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Gustavus Fahrion, was visiting Columbus with the view of obtaining some position in the military line, being induced to do so by an article emanating from Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham's office on September 27, one clause of which said that the Governor would appoint 2nd Lieutenants at his discretion, that Fahrion had been anxious to enter the service of his country ever since the war commenced, that owing to the fact that Fahrion's mother and younger brothers were in a measure dependent upon him for support and that he held a very good position in the railroad office of the Cleveland, Pittsburgh & Wheeling Railroad, Fahrion could not until the present time consistently relinquish his position, that for some reason, Fahrion imagined that an application directly to Dennison would enable him to accomplish what he desired more readily than in any other way, that Fahrion had been employed by the Cleveland, Pittsburgh & Wheeling Railroad for some four years in various capacities, that Fahrion had discharged the duties pertaining to each with much credit to himself and with entire satisfaction to his employers, that Fahrion was by birth a German, and that Fahrion possessed excellent qualities of head and heart, had by his own energy and perseverance acquired a good education, and had given much attention to military tactics and drill.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 47]

October 3, 1861
J.W. Clark. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his object in writing was to procure an order to recruit a company of infantry in Belmont County, that Belmont County had only three companies in the field when she should have at least one regiment, and that his post office address was Martin's Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio; enclosing a letter of recommendation from Major Wallace of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); and stating that he would like to recruit a company for Colonel Marsh's regiment which was to be recruited in his Judicial District.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 64]

October 3, 1861
A.B. Cole, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Colonel Peter Kinney had given him an order a week ago to raise a company for the 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that competition in enlisting men locally was so strong that he found it difficult to secure men so as to be sure of them, without the power to muster them in, that he understood such power to be conveyed in the late order regulating enlistments, and that he expected to be Captain of the company and could raise a good one composed chiefly of young farmers; requesting a commission as Lieutenant with the power to muster in men as they enlisted; and asking if he could select the regiment to which he was to be attached when full.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 87]

October 3, 1861
C[harles] S. Cotter, Captain, Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Cotter, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in accordance with Special Order Number 848, he arrived in Cincinnati on September 26 and received from Quartermaster J[ohn] H. Dickerson one hundred and fourteen horses and camp equipage, and proceeded to Louisville, Kentucky, that he reported himself to Brigadier General [Robert] Anderson on September 27, that after six days hard labor, he succeeded in finding five rifle pieces, six caissons, eight harness belts, and eight wheel belts, and that the pieces were without equipments of any kind and consequently were of no use for instruction or service; enclosing requisitions for what was actually necessary to put the battery on a war footing; stating that he found it impossible at present to procure in Louisville the balance of equipments actually needed; requesting that for the love of their common country, for which they had volunteered and sacrificed their comforts, and for the reputation of Ohio, for which they were willing to sacrifice their lives if need be, that the equipments be sent immediately; stating that they were in camp about one mile from Louisville and General Anderson inquired every day if they were ready for the field; and requesting forty Sharps carbines to guard their pieces.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 8]

October 3, 1861
E.P. Cranch, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, James Bryant Walker, the eldest son of the late Judge Timothy Walker, was his nephew by marriage and had a strong desire to get a commission as Lieutenant of infantry, that James Bryant Walker was of excellent character and of uncommon talent, that Walker had just entered his 21st year and ardently desired to serve his country and native state in the war, that Walker had devoted much of his time during the past year to military studies and was thoroughly drilled, that Walker would make a "capital" Lieutenant and be of great value in a company, and that Mr. Force would bring Walker to see Dennison and assure Dennison of Walker's qualifications.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 41]

October 3, 1861
Isaac Dillon, et. al., Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by five individuals; and stating that Francis H. Wheeler of Zanesville desired a commission as 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting a company, and that they deemed Wheeler to be competent and worthy in every respect and urgently solicited a commission for him.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 33]

October 3, 1861
John Earhart, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of Lieutenant with authority to recruit a company for U.S. service during the war under the recent order of the War Department; and presenting vouchers regarding his capacity from certain persons well known to Dennison.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 92]

October 3, 1861
A. Ehle, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was seeking a place in Colonel [Charles] Whittlesey's regiment [20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry] as wagon master.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 12]

October 3, 1861
W.P.N. Fitzgerald, New York. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter complaining about the late delivery of telegrams and letters between he and Buckingham; and stating that he still hoped to be with Buckingham at the time indicated, but might be compelled to start a little later than anticipated, that he had not heard a word directly or indirectly from [Ormsby M.] Mitchel since he parted with him, that Buckingham had not informed him at what point he was to present himself or where his regiment was, that he took it for granted, in the absence of precise information, that he was to report at Buckingham's headquarters, that he would be glad to obtain a pass to save the expense of travel, if it could be granted, but he did not expect it, and that he hoped to be with Buckingham in good time, but was writing lest untoward circumstances should compel him to be a little tardy.
3 pp. [Series 147-11: 51]

October 3, 1861
C.H. Gatch, James Cantwell, Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and G.A. Stewart, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter certifying that David Thomson of Kenton was well qualified to receive a commission to recruit a company of volunteers.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 46]

October 3, 1861
H.C. Geary, Camp Lyon. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Captain in the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 152]

October 3, 1861
Oliver Grant, Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had read in the papers of a plan by Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham for districting the State and appointing recruiting officers for certain districts, that if the details of the plan proved satisfactory, he would be glad to procure the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant to enroll one or more companies as the territory named might enable him to do, that having enrolled a company for the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry under orders of Colonel [Timothy R.] Stanley, he could speak from experience of some of the difficulties in the way of enlistments in his part of the State, that chief among these difficulties was the large number of persons trying to enlist locally for different companies at the same time, that some of these persons had orders from headquarters, while others had received orders from Colonels or commandants in other parts of the State, that the largest number of those enlisting were doing so without orders from the authorities of the State, and some had no orders from any source, that if this state of affairs could be remedied and if the recruits could be sworn and mustered in at the time of enlistment, he could raise a company of infantry in Meigs County in a short time, and that since Meigs County had been pretty thoroughly canvassed by recruiting officers, it might be necessary to include part of Gallia County in the bounds from which a company could be enlisted.
3 pp. [Series 147-11: 143]

October 3, 1861
Jno. Haynes, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that in the absence of a regularly appointed military committee, he was recommending Frank Fracker of Zanesville as a suitable person for the position of 2nd Lieutenant, that Fracker served as 1st Lieutenant in Company H, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that Fracker had the reputation of having discharged his duties faithfully and well.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 194]

October 3, 1861
Jacob Heaton, Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that there had been a company of cavalry formed in Salem consisting of over ninety members under the supervision of C.W. Cornwell, that at an informal election, Cornwell was elected Captain, Jno. H. Crier as 1st Lieutenant, and J.H. Leeman as 2nd Lieutenant, and that all were chosen unanimously, that $300 had already been spent in getting up the company, that Cornwell had gone to Washington, D.C., having failed to procure what he wanted at Columbus in the way of equipments, etc., that the men were now becoming impatient to be mustered into service, and that the authorities ought to meet these noble fellows with a liberal spirit; asking Dennison to authorize the Lieutenants to muster in these men at Warren so as to keep the company together; and stating that it was hoped these men could represent Salem, that the company included the very best young men of Salem, and that the officers and men would give a good account of themselves in the day of trial.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 4]

October 3, 1861
W. Hooper, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing his young friend, Julius Dexter of Cincinnati, who wanted to enter the service of the country in some position suited to his abilities; and stating that Dexter had been connected with the home military organizations in Cincinnati and was familiar with drill and the duties of a soldier, that Dexter possessed a good constitution, excellent habits, and a superior education, and would make a first rate officer, and that Dexter would be a credit to his friends and to the service.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 48]

October 3, 1861
V[alentine] B. Horton, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that General Oliver Grant, an old citizen of Meigs County, wanted to raise and command a company for three years' service, and that Grant was a reliable, prudent, and efficient man. Bears the endorsement of T.A. Plants.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 143]

October 3, 1861
G.D. Howe, Amesville, Athens County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had been recruiting for a week past in Homer Township, Morgan County on an order from the Adjutant General's department, that in that time, he had raised about forty men, that the prospect of filling up the company had been growing better every day until an order from the Adjutant General put a damper on the proceedings, that there was no military committee in Athens County as of yet and he did not know how to obtain a commission as required by the order, that B. Rodgers was working with him, that Lieutenant Colonel Pond told them to go on recruiting and that he would try and have one of them commissioned immediately, and that he wanted to hear from Mason soon so that he might know what to do.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 137]

October 3, 1861
John Hutchins for Wade & Hutchins, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, John M. Stewart of Trumbull County, would undertake to recruit a company of cavalry for their new cavalry regiment, that they believed Stewart to be a suitable man for Lieutenant or Captain of a company, and that they had no doubt of Stewart's ability to raise a company in Trumbull County.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 109]

October 3, 1861
Rufus King, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Julius Dexter, wanted an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, that Dexter's character, education, and the constant attention he had given for the last few months to the study of military drill and tactics made him fully qualified and entitled to the appointment, and that Dexter was a graduate of Harvard University.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 45]

October 3, 1861
John McCook, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that to be prompt and successful, they ought, if possible, to be protected from the annoyance of foreign enlistments which in Steubenville at present had become a great annoyance and serious hindrance to the recruiting service, that a citizen of Steubenville, under commission of Governor [Francis Harrison] Pierpont, was recruiting for a cavalry company, that one or two individuals from Pennsylvania were recruiting for infantry, that the activities of these recruiters had created dissatisfaction and withdrawn a sufficient number of men to almost defeat the organization of two companies, that if this evil could be arrested, the friends of the cause would hail it as a perfect "God send", that on October 2, they had hoped to have sent forward a full company under Frank Prentiss as Captain, but the matter complained of, the desire for the election of subordinate officers, and the influence of the friends of W. Owesney, who had some 40 or 50 names, defeated the object for the present, that news of Buckingham's order regarding enlistment reached them on October 2, that Prentiss currently had a roll of perhaps 65 men, that Prentiss' other men had been disappointed by not promptly starting and were "decoyed" into the Virginia and Pennsylvania service, that he had little doubt that Prentiss and Owesney could ultimately raise full companies, but the friends of each, operating at the same time, seriously interfered with the prompt success of both, that he had no personal interest to serve in the matter except that which every loyal citizen of Ohio should have, that he was informed of Arthur Carnahan's appointment as 2nd Lieutenant and that Carnahan had been invited to Columbus to receive his commission, that he protested against Carnahan's appointment, that Carnahan was not qualified for such a position, that Carnahan was intemperate and with all his effort to raise a company could not raise a man, that all such appointments were well calculated to destroy the interests of those who had been most active in filling up the ranks, and that Prentiss and Owesney each had 65 men who could be depended upon, but could not be transferred.
4 pp. [Series 147-11: 28]

October 3, [1861]
Alonzo Miller, Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting information regarding the qualifications necessary to be eligible for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant; asking how many men were necessary for a company and how much time was allowed to form a company; and stating that he could provide satisfactory references, and that he had tendered a company of three months' men in the Spring.
1 p, [Series 147-11: 61]

October 3, 1861
James H. Miller, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 146]

October 3, 1861
O[rmsby] M. Mitchel, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the charges against Major Leffingwell were drunkenness and disobedience of orders, that these charges had been withdrawn, and that Leffingwell had signed a pledge of absolute temperance (total abstinence) during his stay in the service.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 7]

October 3, 1861
W[illiam] Mungen, Lieutenant Colonel, 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Vance, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain John B. May was visiting Columbus for the purpose of being commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant under the late order and made a recruiting officer; asking if May could be authorized to muster in men already enrolled and organized; and stating that May was a man of energy, good moral character, and well qualified to recruit and command men.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 40]

October 3, 1861
Jacob Peetrey, London, Madison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting an appointment as Lieutenant for recruiting under the late general order.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 75]

October 3, 1861
R[obert] G. Pennington, Quartermaster, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the officers of the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were very anxious to have a battery attached to the regiment, that when in Columbus last, he had a few words with Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason, who informed him that no guns could be procured even if they had a permit to raise a company, that Colonel [George H.] Safford was not disposed to surrender yet and wrote that he could get the guns made, that owing to ill health, he was unable to visit Buckingham regarding this matter, that the regiment was fast filling up and would go to camp with those enrolled as soon as an election was held, and that they expected to be full by October 10.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 67]

October 3, 1861
William L. Perkins, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he regretted being unfit for the army, and that he would use his time, influence, and abilities if he could be of any service as a citizen without pay.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 13]

October 3, 1861
Aaron F. Perry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that James Bryant Walker was the oldest son of the late Judge Timothy Walker, a graduate of Harvard College and a student for one year in the Harvard Law School, about 21 years old, and of strong physique and a high order of talents, that Walker had decided military tastes, knew the drill, and had for some time studied military science so that in the absence of better knowledge would know how to throw up field works, that Walker was a man of good habits and balance of character, that he had gotten this information regarding Walker from Mr. Cranch who was as to facts next in order of credibility to the Gospels, that Walker wanted a commission as Lieutenant to raise a company, that he thought Dennison should appoint Walker as Major or Lieutenant Colonel or put him on the staff of some Brigadier General if any such places were open, that he was earnestly anxious to see this class of men in situations where their qualities were needed, and that to put such men lower was to make a cheap use of scarce and costly material.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 43]

October 3, 1861
James Powers, Lieutenant, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a change in his order to permit recruiting for the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 55]

October 3, 1861
J.O. Reamy, et. al., Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by seven individuals; recommending the appointment of S.C. Higgins as a suitable man for the position of recruiting officer in Franklin (?) County; and stating that Higgins had served in the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service).
1 p. [Series 147-11: 63]

October 3, 1861
Moses Rife, Captain, Company G, Militia of the Reserve, Addison, Gallia County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he understood Dennison was authorized by the War Department to appoint 2nd Lieutenants with the power to recruit and muster in, that he had a company of Militia of the Reserve in Addison Township, and that if he could procure an order, a majority of the members of this company would go into service as they did not want to be held in reserve any longer; requesting an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant with the power to recruit and muster in; and asking what number he would be required to raise.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 95]

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