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October 4, 1861
M[anning] F. Force, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending J. Bryant Walker and Julius Dexter of Cincinnati for appointment as Recruiting Lieutenants; and stating that Walker had passed through the college and law school at Harvard and had studied and practiced tactics with such zeal that President [Cornelius Conway] Felton gave him a letter of thanks for his aid in drilling the undergraduates, and that Dexter was a gentleman without reproach and had studied and practiced infantry tactics for the past four months with an Army Sergeant.
3 pp. [Series 147-11: 42]

October 4, 1861
M[anning] F. Force, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that there were companies recruiting with the expectation of entering the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that if Lieutenant Adair brought a full company into camp, it would have precedence over any other company which had not yet reported, except for the sappers and miners and the Washington County company recruiting under Captain Brul.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 35]

October 4, 1861
Peter Gebhart, Batesville, Noble County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they were waiting to hear from the committee of five in the 17th Congressional District as to the county appointments, that he had not applied for authority, but was at work all the time to get up companies for service, and that he had visited many of the encampments and seen the lack of military discipline.
3 pp. [Series 147-11: 65]

October 4, 1861
F.C. Griggs, et. al., Headquarters, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by five individuals; and recommending Frank H. McGrew as a suitable person to be appointed and commissioned a Lieutenant of Company E, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with power to sign certificates of transportation for recruits to camp.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 96]

October 4, 1861
A[lexander] L. Haskin, Major, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, William J. Harte, wanted a commission as Lieutenant to recruit a company for the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Harte was intelligent and energetic, that Harte had a good moral character, and that Harte would make an efficient officer. Bears a note from W[illiam] [E.] Gilmore, Colonel, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, recommending Harte for an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 99]

October 4, 1861
A[lexander] L. Haskin, Major, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Albert Chandler, wanted a commission as Lieutenant to recruit for the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Chandler was widely and favorably known in Washington County and would prove an efficient officer, and that since the military committee for Washington County was not yet known, he had the privilege of recommending Chandler so that the recruiting might go on without delay. Bears an endorsement dated October 5, 1861, written by Charles R. Rhodes of Marietta.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 105]

October 4, 1861
A.G. Hatry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wanted an appointment as Lieutenant under the new regulations and was enclosing letters of recommendation.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 62]

October 4, 1861
J.K. Jones, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason. Letter recommending Samuel H. Slater for the position of 2nd Lieutenant, that Slater was one of the best men in his company during the three months' service, and that Slater was perfectly steady and upright. Bears the endorsement of A.O. Mitchell.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 212]

October 4, 1861
William H. Kerr, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he wanted to procure the position of 2nd Lieutenant for a brother [James Kerr], that his brother was among the first to enter Camp Harrison as a Private, served for three months, re-enlisted for the war, and went with his regiment into western Virginia, where he remained until granted three months' leave to come home and recover from an attack of sickness, that although very unwell, his brother volunteered to go into Kentucky and was made Orderly Sergeant, that his brother was nineteen, and that given his brother's earnestness in the cause, natural intelligence, and experience, he was fitted for the position named.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 144]

October 4, 1861
James P. Kilbreth, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, J.W. McCord, wanted to procure a position in the army, that he had known McCord for several years, that McCord was a gentleman of integrity and "unexceptionable" habits, that McCord had occupied a responsible post as principal clerk in one of the large commercial houses in Cincinnati, that McCord was a competent accountant, and that he believed McCord wanted a position in the Quartermaster's Department. Bears the endorsement of A.F. Perry.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 161]

October 4, 1861
Barton S. Kyle, Headquarters, Camp Dave Tod, near Troy, Miami County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Henry K. McConnell was visiting Dennison for the purpose of obtaining a Lieutenant's commission to recruit for the 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that McConnell was just such a man as they wanted recruiting for the regiment, and that McConnell would raise his men in the western part of Miami County and eastern part of Darke County.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 16]

October 4, 1861
N. Leggett, et. al., Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by eighteen citizens of Fulton County; stating that they believed a company of infantry could be raised in Fulton County; and recommending H.B. Gilbert as a suitable person to be commissioned as recruiting officer in Fulton County per Buckingham's order dated September 27.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 160]

October 4, 1861
Alexander Long, et. al., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by three individuals; recommending Augustus G. Hatry, who was twenty-one years of age and a resident of Cincinnati, as a suitable person for appointment as a Lieutenant; and stating that they believed Hatry to have the necessary experience, education, and ability to fill such a position with credit.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 62]

October 4, 1861
L.D. McCabe, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the bearer, A.E. Lee; and stating that Lee graduated with honor from Ohio Wesleyan University two years before, and graduated the previous Spring from the law school in Cleveland, Ohio, that Lee was an accurate scholar, energetic student, careful observer, and conscientious Christian, and that Lee proposed to raise a company for the heroic army of Ohio volunteers if he could gain Dennison's consent.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 36]

October 4, 1861
Gilbert A. Mallory, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Sir. Letter applying for a Lieutenancy in the Ohio volunteers.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 92]

October 4, 1861
Lucius P. Marsh, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that A.M. Poundstone had about sixty men engaged to go with him, that Poundstone was eminently qualified for the position of 2nd Lieutenant, that Poundstone got his men from Perry County and Muskingum County, and that Poundstone wanted to report to the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Goddard.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 79]

October 4, 1861
Lucius P. Marsh, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Frank Fracker was eminently qualified for the position of 2nd Lieutenant, that Fracker had served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that Fracker wanted to report at Camp Goddard to the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 194]

October 4, 1861
W.R. Monroe, Camp Tiffin, Wayne County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received a circular from Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason requiring him to report at headquarters one week from October 1, that he had put his men in with A. Finch who was authorized to raise a company, that he had 56 men mustered into service in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he felt it would be useless to go to the expense of a trip to Columbus until their company was full, and that he expected their company to be full the following week at which time he would make a full report to headquarters. Bears a note from G[eorge] W. Bailey, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, [16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], certifying that W.R. Monroe was in camp with 56 men mustered into service.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 105]

October 4, 1861
E.H. Moore, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Warren C. Foster, who made application for a Lieutenancy under the late order of the War Department, was a gentleman of untiring energy, having been engaged in recruiting for the past few months, and that Foster was well qualified for the appointment and would not fail to enlist a company for the service during the war. Bears the endorsement of N.H. Van Vorhes, stating that Foster had been very successful securing recruits in the area; and notes from Foster applying for a Lieutenancy under the recent order of the War Department, and stating that his acquaintance would be most useful for recruiting in those parts of Athens County, Hocking County, Meigs County, and Jackson County which lay nearest together.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 140]

October 4, 1861
S.A. Moore, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking upon whose recommendation or by what process R. Fletcher of Pickaway County obtained authority to enlist men for the war. Bears a pencilled note reading "under the old system".
1 p. [Series 147-11: 66]

October 4, 1861
Thomas Murphy, Brownsville, Monroe County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that at the request of boys from Jolly [Monroe County, Ohio], he was requesting an order to raise and muster into camp a company of infantry in the course of four or five weeks, that there were many young men in the area who wanted to go into camp within the time stated, that if these men could not get into camp in a company, they intended on going to Wheeling and volunteering as Virginia soldiers, that there were recruiters from Virginia in the area daily and they were succeeding in getting some men to go, and that he and his men preferred going into camp at Marietta.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 136]

October 4, 1861
R.W.P. Muse, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had added several new recruits to his roll since he sent his muster in roll to the Adjutant General's Department on the way to Camp Tiffin, and that it would therefore be necessary to have some new muster in rolls; requesting five muster in rolls by express; stating that he would be leaving with the rest of his recruits for Wooster on October 8, and that since his company was the first full company mustered into service at camp, he trusted it would be the first company in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; requesting that Mason see Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham and have the question settled; and stating that if he did not deserve such attention under all the circumstances, it would be "strange", that he had done much and served under many very inferior men, that he hoped for better luck in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he wanted reimbursement for expenses and time incurred in raising his company, that he wanted his commission dated so as to cover the time occupied in raising his company, that there was no reason why officers in the regular army should be paid while volunteers were not for the same service , and that it was neither fair, just, legal, or honest.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 103]

October 4, 1861
William R. Putnam, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Major [Alexander L.] Haskins wanted James Hart appointed as a Recruiting Lieutenant for the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Hart was a young man of much promise and had manifested a taste for military matters; and recommending Hart for the appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 150]

October 4, 1861
M[ichael] C. Ryan, Colonel, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the conditional Lieutenant's commission for E.H. Newcomb of Captain Moody's company, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was not signed by Buckingham, that Newcomb and Captain Moody agreed that the commission should be in the name of John W. Moody, and that Captain Moody was in every way qualified for his place and already had about sixty men. Bears the endorsement of G.W. Andrews, Chairman, District Military Committee, 4th District, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, stating that Lieutenant Moody served in his regiment in the three months' service.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 199]

October 4, 1861
John Sherman, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending the appointment of Richard W. Reynolds of Delaware, Ohio as recruiting agent, with a recruiting station at Delaware and authorization to recruit throughout Delaware County.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 193]

October 4, 1861
John Sherman, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Columbus C. Coulter of Rowsburg, Ohio, who he recommended as Recruiting Lieutenant for the 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, declined, and that in Coulter's place, he recommended Orlow Smith of Ashland, Ohio, with a recruiting station at Ashland and authorization to recruit throughout Ashland County.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 54]

October 4, 1861
John Sherman, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending the appointment of Charles R. Squire of Ohio City as Recruiting Lieutenant of infantry for the 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with a recruiting station at Ohio City and authorization to recruit throughout Cuyahoga County west of the Cuyahoga River.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 53]

October 4, 1861
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Headquarters, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that L.M. Jewett had been recommended to Dennison for appointment as Adjutant and that Jewett was well qualified for the post, that it was suggested a place might be had in the new regiment under Colonel Orland Smith, and that the appointment of Jewett would be one worthily bestowed.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 73]

October 4, [1861]
William H. Trimble, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that no authority be granted, without his consent, to men in Highland County for recruiting until he filled his regiment; and stating that there were men locally with orders which had expired, that these men would be making applications, probably upon the recommendation of influential citizens, and that he could not do much until after the election and until he got tents, which would not be until October 7.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 148]

October 4, 1861
Charles C. Walcutt, Lieutenant Colonel, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Lyon, Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Robert Lennox for a Subaltern's position under the order recently issued by Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham; and stating that Lennox would be active in the recruiting service. Bears the endorsement of N.G. Mills, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia; and a pencilled notation stating that Lennox should be appointed for the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with a recruiting station at Van Wert, Ohio and authorization to recruit throughout Van Wert County.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 17]

October 4, 1861
Fred. S. Wallace, Headquarters, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 153]

October 4, 1861
J.M. Wanbaugh, Galion, Crawford County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he had canvassed all of Crawford County, except for a part north east of Galion, and could not raise a full company or a part of one, and that he had spent all the money he had and a great deal of time with very poor success; asking if there was any way he could be of service; and providing Colonel M. Welker as a reference.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 65]

October 4, 1861
William H. Wells, Kalida, Putnam County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that another Kalida resident had just completed a company, that he was now recruiting a company and had some 40 men, and that according to the Commercial, when 30 men were recruited for a company a commission of 2nd Lieutenant was issued and the men sworn into service; asking if the Adjutant General's Department would issue him a commission; stating that he had been in the Mexican War; providing references; and stating that men were somewhat scarce in Putnam County, and that Putnam County already had 600 men in the field. Together with a letter dated October 4, 1861, from Matt. H. Nichols, Kalida, Ohio, certifying that William H. Wells was a man of good moral character, had seen service in Mexico, and would be a suitable person to recruit a company in Kalida.
2 pp. [Series 147-11: 138]

October 4, 1861
W.H. West, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, R. Crockett, was visiting to receive a conditional commission as 2nd Lieutenant, that they were all at sea locally relative to the new military order dividing the State and appointing local committees, that they had no committee appointed locally yet, that they trusted Buckingham would make such selection as would give efficiency and influence to the board, and that men of energy and personal popularity, who would devote their time to the cause, should be selected; and suggesting appointments.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 57]

October 4, 1861
J. Weyand, Editor, Carroll "Union", et. al. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by seven residents of Carroll County, Ohio; certifying that Isaac Ulman was a man of good moral character and sober habits, and possessed qualifications for command; and stating that Ulman was Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Carroll County, that the Fall term for 1861 would conclude on October 12, and Ulman could not commence active operations until after that date, that if a company could be raised in Carroll County, Ulman was the man to do it, being active and popular, that they believed it would be to the advantage of the cause to give Ulman, as far as possible, exclusive authority in Carroll County, that Ulman had authority to raise recruits under the old arrangement, but could not operate successfully without getting up strife between himself and another person who also had authority to recruit, that the other person had left with his squad of men for another county, that Ulman was a man of not very extensive means, and that it would be well to allow transportation for Ulman.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 78]

October 4, 1861
J.J. Winans, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that Captain Gatch's company, now in Camp Clarke, was ordered to report at Portsmouth for the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the company, although reported full, was not in fact full, that it was a company of raw recruits and they wanted to drill before going into service, and that Gatch and several of the men were formerly citizens of Greene County; asking if this company could be transferred to the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that this would aid them materially in raising a regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 86]

October 4, 1861
Edward Woodruff, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing Samuel Herman of Hamilton County who wished to obtain the position of Lieutenant; and stating that he had known Herman for many years and could recommend him as worthy of the appointment and of Dennison's confidence in every respect.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 83]

October 4/5, 1861
T[homas] K[ilby] Smith, Lieutenant Colonel, "American". To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter requesting that Lieutenant Cockerill, whose artillery was attached to the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, be given a commission and plenary power to muster his own men; and stating that Cockerill would explain the necessities of the case, and that Cockerill was so clever a gentleman and so good a soldier that Smith knew Mason would strain a point to serve both Cockerill and Smith.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 51]

October 5, 1861
M.H.A. Atkin, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was in receipt of the notification of his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the sudden and severe illness of his family rendered it impossible for him to accept the commission, that should any vacancy occur in the office for which he applied, he would be glad to receive the appointment, and that he felt his experience at the Kentucky Military Institute rendered him fully capable of discharging the duties which such an appointment would entail.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 121]

October 5, 1861
Isaac N. Ayres, 2nd Lieutenant, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in the appointment of District Military Committees for his Congressional District, he recommended Major J.D. Sears, who was a prominent attorney in Upper Sandusky; and asking if any appointments had been made for his district and if so, who they were and where located. Bears a pencilled note from John Sherman reading "I concur in above".
1 p. [Series 147-11: 170]

October 5, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that G.W. Norton and Mr. Hutchinson had brought thirty recruits into camp, and that they wished to return to Lucas County to recruit a company; requesting that they be furnished with the necessary authority to recruit a company or such portion of a company as they may obtain; and stating that Norton would be a suitable person for the position of Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 126]

October 5, 1861
John A. Bennett, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, John Craible, was an old member of the Cleveland Artillery and would make a suitable person to commission as a 1st Lieutenant of Company F, 1st Regiment, [Ohio Volunteer Light] Artillery if Buckingham wanted it filled up in a hurry, that Craible was well known locally and by General D.F. Wood, and that if Craible was appointed, he would meet Buckingham's expectations.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 215]

October 5, 1861
John A. Bennett, Lieutenant, Cleveland. Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his health was so bad he could not accept the appointment of Captain, that his health would not allow for the fatigue resulting from organizing and drilling a battery, that his appointment had caused a great deal of dissatisfaction in [William E.] Standart's battery [Battery B, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery] since most of the men were recruited with the express understanding that he would go with them, and that he would start for Camp Dennison that afternoon; and requesting that he be allowed to remain with Captain Standart.
1 p. [Series 147-11: 207]

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