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October 7, 1861
F.C. LeBlond, Prosecuting Attorney, et. al., Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by six Mercer County officials; stating that they noticed among the appointments made by Dennison in the 4th Congressional District under the order of Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham for the vigorous prosecution of the recruiting system, the name of William L. Davis, that Davis was not a citizen of Mercer County or even the district, that Davis left Mercer County in the Spring and moved to Hancock County where he currently resided, that even if Davis was a resident of Mercer County, he would be the very last person who should be appointed if the success of the undertaking was at all desirable, and that Davis' late conduct locally had given very general dissatisfaction; and recommending the appointment of William L. Blocher as a suitable and efficient man as well as a zealous advocate of a vigorous prosecution of the war.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 4]

October 7, 1861
J[ohn] W. McFerren, West Union, Adams County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Major of the 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 105]

October 7, 1861
John S. Mathews, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that in consequence of wishing to volunteer and receive a commission to raise a company of cavalry for Messrs. Wade and Hutchins' regiment, he was tendering his resignation as 1st Lieutenant and Assistant Commissary.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 106]

October 7, 1861
M[ichael] C. Ryan, Colonel, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that John W. Moody, the bearer, was recruiting a company for the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry under one of the permits issued by Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham and given to him at the time of his appointment as Colonel, that Moody was a man of good moral character and fine military education, that Moody already had nearly the minimum number for a company, that Moody was eminently qualified for a Captaincy, and that Moody wanted a recruiting commission as provided for under the late order from the Adjutant General's office. Bears the signatures of four Butler County, Ohio officials.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 25]

October 7, 1861
R.J. Simonton, Clear Creek, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that the letter of authority to recruit a company arrived too late, that when he applied for authority, he had seventy men on the roll, that he had called a meeting since an answer was expected quickly, that when the meeting was held and he still had no authority, he feared that his offer would not be accepted and advised the boys to join another company, that when he finally received authority, his best drilled men were gone and he saw no chance of raising a company in the neighborhood, that he had spent time learning to drill and did not want to go as a Private, and that he was willing and glad to do all he could to get men in the field to crush the rebellion.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 21]

October 7, 1861
Alphonso Taft, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the County Military Committe for Butler County. Letter stating that the bearer, Louis G. Brown, wanted a position in the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a Lieutenant with a view to raising a company, that he knew Brown to be a first rate young man, and that he believed Brown would do good service. Together with a letter dated October 8, 1861, from Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, to Governor William Dennison, recommending Louis G. Brown for the conditional appointment of 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of William Beckett, and Israel Williams, members of the District Recruiting Committee for Butler County, Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 143]

October 7, 1861
Jacob Van Ostrand, Handy, Fulton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had requested an order to recruit a company of cavalry and received a reply from Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason informing him that Buckingham was not authorized to receive any additional cavalry at present but wished him to recruit a company of infantry, that they had seen Buckingham's order of September 27 abolishing all permits for individuals to raise companies, that since some of his neighbors were anxious to enlist and they were near the Michigan border, and since companies were recruiting at stations on the Southern Michigan Railroad, they would probably go there to enlist unless they had an opportunity to do so in their own State, and that he had commanded a company of light infantry in New York, but was somewhat out of practice currently; and requesting an appointment as a recruiting officer. Enclosing a recommendation signed by Jared Parker, Justice of the Peace, and Dr. Sala Smith; stating that they knew Van Ostrand to be a person of good moral character, and that they thought Van Ostrand to be capable, with a little practice, of commanding a company of infantry.
4 pp. [Series 147-12: 154]

October 7, 1861
George J. Walker, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there had been six or seven companies filled in Meigs County, that there were three companies trying to fill locally, that one man had an order to raise an artillery company in Meigs County, that his friends wished him to make application for a Major's position in one of the regiments now forming, and that his friends thought a person who had some experience would be better than a man who had none; and offering to provide references.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 22]

October 7, 1861
B.L. Wentworth, County Auditor, Lewis S. Gordon, County Recorder, Isaiah Richards, County Sheriff, and S.R. Brown, Editor of the Independent, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Fielding S. Cable of Paulding County for the post of 2nd Lieutenant per Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham's order of September 27; and stating that they had the utmost confidence in Cable's ability for the position, that Cable was a Private in Company G of the 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and served in western Virginia, and that Cable enjoyed the confidence of the people of Paulding County both for his attainments and moral character.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 229]

October 7, 1861
W.H. West, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Congressional Military Committee for his district would organize on October 9 and appoint county committees, that a number of recruits were now in readiness awaiting the appointment of proper Lieutenants, that in order for the business to be expedited, it would be well for Buckingham to forward all the blank forms necessary along with the form of oath, etc. so that the work could be entered upon at once, that these things should be sent to his address and he would be personally responsible for their proper disposition, that the speedy distribution of proper uniforms to the recruits while at Bellefontaine would give greater confidence in the Quartermaster's Department about which so much had been said that the public mind was still filled with some distrust, that the glitter of gay equipage greatly stimulated the pride and patriotism of young men and was not without its effect on others, and that with all things in readiness locally by October 10, they could throw a very respectable body of men into camp by early the following week; asking where the men would be sent; and stating that they were determined to do their duty speedily if they knew what it was.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 16]

October 8, 1861
P. Adams, et. al., Waverly, Pike County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by seven citizens of Pike County; recommending G.F. Lowman, their fellow citizen, as a young man of probity and high and reliable patriotism; and stating that Lowman had already proven his devotion to his country on the battlefield, and that Lowman would discharge any duty with fidelity and promptness, and in a manner worthy of the citizen and soldier.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 64]

October 8, 1861
Emil Arnold, Lieutenant, Recruiting Officer, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that it was with no good feelings on his part as a patriot to send his resignation as Recruiting Officer for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he was compelled to do it as he had, since his acceptance of the commission, severe family troubles almost costing his life, that an old German officer, Rudolph Reul, had been assisting him, that Reul would accept the appointment at once if offered, that Reul's residence was Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio, that so far, he had not incurred any expense on the State, and that he had sworn in 3 men, of whom Reul had charge until further orders.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 54]

October 8, 1861
C[hambers] Baird, Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointment of Henry F. Liggett as Lieutenant; and stating that Liggett had good references from those under whom he served in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in western Virginia, and that they were organizing the Military Committee in their Congressional District and hoped to soon have many at work.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 46]

October 8, 1861
John A. Bingham, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter recommending Joseph G. Carruthers of Hanoverton, Columbiana County, Ohio as an honest and loyal citizen; and stating that Carruthers wanted a commission as 2nd Lieutenant with authority to recruit a company.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 195]

October 8, 1861
Edward A. Birdsall, Burgh Hill, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he wanted to recruit a company in Trumbull County and adjoining counties, and that artillery was his preference; and requesting a commission as Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 155]

October 8, 1861
Edward Briggs, 2nd Lieutenant, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Massillon, Stark County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he was able to report progress, that he found recruiting hard work with so many wrong impressions regarding the service which had to be met and removed, that he was in some trouble about subsisting his men, that it would not do to subsist his men at a hotel since it cost forty cents per diem and he was allowed thirty cents, and that he was making arrangements to encamp his men and issue rations as prescribed by regulations; asking if the men were under pay as soon as enlisted; and stating that an effort was being made to impress their young men with the idea that they would not receive pay until mustered into service in some U.S. camp, and that if this was the case, it would ruin the recruiting service so far as volunteers were concerned.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 24]

October 8, 1861
R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that when he left Columbus on October 7, he understood it to be undecided as to how many Recruiting Lieutenants would be appointed for each of the new regiments, that if only ten were appointed, it would very much retard the filling up of the regiments as some of them would undoubtedly fail in raising full companies, that if twenty Lieutenants were appointed, they could be joined together, that this would save time and expense, and that they must have more than ten authorized to recruit companies for each regiment in order to insure speedy success.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 226]

October 8, 1861
Seth A. Bushnell, Captain, Company A, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had some acquaintance and military conversation with Mr. Birdsall, and believed him to be a suitable man for the receipt of such military honors as Dennison might deem proper to bestow for recruiting purposes, etc.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 157]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Captain William B. Pease of Montgomery County as a suitable person to be conditionally appointed a 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of John Howard, and William Egry, members of the District Recruiting Committee for Montgomery County, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 224]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Benton Halstead of Cincinnati as a suitable person to be conditionally appointed a 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of William Beckett, and Israel Williams, members of the District Recruiting Committee for Butler County, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 147]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Orson Bretton, Jr. of Butler County as a suitable person to be conditionally appointed a 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of William Beckett, John William Sohn, and Israel Williams, members of the District Recruiting Committee for Butler County, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 3]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Darius L. Sutphin of Butler County as a suitable person to be conditionally appointed a 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of William Beckett, Israel Williams, and John William Sohn, members of the District Recruiting Committee.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 51]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Hugh H. Jones of Butler County as a suitable person to receive a conditional appointment as 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of William Beckett, Israel Williams, John William Sohn, and M.F. Stephens, members of the District Recruiting Committee for Butler County, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 58]

October 8, 1861
James R. Challen, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter accepting the appointment as Lieutenant Colonel of the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 138]

October 8, 1861
Edward S. Convers, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received a telegram from Buckingham notifying him that he had been appointed 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster of the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and ordering him to report forthwith to Colonel Marsh at Zanesville, that he had so reported himself and commenced upon the duties belonging to that office, and that he would be pleased to receive his commission at Buckingham's earliest possible convenience.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 32]

[October? 8?, 1861]
James Cornelius, John B. Stone, F.W. Wood, and James M. Gaylord, Military Committee for Morgan County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter certifying that the bearer, A.J. Fouts, was a resident of Morgan County, a man of good moral character, and of sufficient skill and attainments for the command of a company; stating that Fouts had three months' experience in the service, and that they believed he could recruit a company in Morgan County; and pledging themselves to aid Fouts in so doing. Bears a note from F[rancis] B. Pond, Lieutenant Colonel, stating that he had been acquainted with Fouts for 10 years and knew him to be in every respect qualified to raise and command a company; and requesting that Fouts be appointed a 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for and report to the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Goddard.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 2]

October 8, 1861
James L. Coryell, Auditor, Adams County, Ohio, W.E. Hopkins, Clerk of Courts, Adams County, Ohio, John M. Smith, Probate Judge, Adams County, Ohio, and J.R. Cockerill, West Union, Adams County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter certifying that R.T. Naylor, an applicant for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant, was well known to them, that Naylor was a man of good moral character and sober habits, and that Naylor possessed qualifications for command.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 142]

October 8, 1861
Moses R. Dickey, Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Robert Anderson, Lexington, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding regimental matters and recommending appointments.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 132]

October 8, 1861
J[ames] P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he would report fully the condition of the various companies of his command as soon as he returned to camp, that he was detained three days on his return from Columbus with his camp equipage, that two Captains had disobeyed his written orders to move their companies into camp, that being unexpectedly called to Kentucky by the threatening aspect of affairs at Maysville, he returned on October 7, and ordered two other companies into camp, that Colonel [Joseph Randolph] Cockerill had been using influences to keep those two companies from him also and that some of the men were in favor of going with Cockerill, that he was going to attend their meeting on October 9 to determine if they would obey his order, that he had not anticipated that not recommending a man for Major, for reasons known to the Governor, would have had the effect it did, and that his eight companies in Camp Kenton had been furnished with excellent clothing, blankets, and common percussion muskets, were subsisted by General [William] Nelson's commissary, and were rapidly filling up.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 65]

October 8, 1861
William E. Gilmore, Colonel, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Waverly, Pike County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing and recommending Ed Kinney of Waverly; and stating that Kinney was a most worthy young man and qualified by education, good habits, and intellect to be useful in Ohio's volunteer force, that Kinney was moved solely by patriotism in going into the army, and that Kinney had left an excellent mercantile position, which he held for several years, and carried with him the esteem and good wishes of his late employer, James Emmitt and Company. Bears the endorsement of E[rastus] A. Guthrie, Lieutenant Colonel, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service).
1 p. [Series 147-12: 87]

October 8, 1861
Davis Green, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had seen it announced in the Columbus and Cincinnati newspapers that he had been appointed to the Military Committee for his Congressional District, that although he had received no official notification of the appointment, he presumed it had been made, that while he felt greatly honored by the appointment, he was compelled to decline it, that their fall term of court commenced that week and his term would be constantly occupied by professional duties for the next two weeks, that it would therefore be utterly impossible for him to render any service on the committee at a time when his services would probably be most required, that John Newton and Judge William R. Putnam had leisure and were highly qualified to discharge the duties pertaining to the committee, that both men took a deep interest in the enlistment of volunteers, and that he knew of no one in Washington County whose appointment would more certainly promote the object intended than either Newton or Putnam.
3 pp. [Series 147-12: 47]

October 8, 1861
W[illiam] S. Groesbeck, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that upon the representations of the Rev. B.W. Chidlaw as to the qualifications and fitness of Thomas H. Hunt for a 2nd Lieutenancy, they recommended him for that place, that Hunt entered the service in April and had continued in it to the present time, that Hunt was now an Orderly Sergeant in Company A of the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Hunt was represented as being a young man of excellent habits and well qualified to recruit men, having already been successful in that work. Bears the endorsement of R. Buchanan, dated October 9, 1861.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 82]

October 8, 1861
A[lexander] L. Haskins, Major, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing Captain W[illiam] L. DeBeck of Marietta; and stating that DeBeck had organized and placed in camp nearly the requisite number of men for a battery of artillery, that DeBeck was visiting Dennison with a view of having some disposition made of the company and having it placed upon a war footing, that DeBeck was a man of courage, intelligence, and unusual energy of character, and that DeBeck was a thoroughly drilled military man and had seen service. Bears the endorsement of W[illiam] Craig, Colonel, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that DeBeck was active and efficient and had a splendid body of men; the endorsement of Davis Green, stating that he had full confidence in DeBeck and believed DeBeck would make an efficient officer; and the endorsement of A.E. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, City Barracks, stating that DeBeck was Captain of the Young America Battery in Marietta, that he knew DeBeck to be an experienced artillerist, energetic, and reliable, and that DeBeck had spent several years on the Plains and in Oregon.
3 pp. [Series 147-12: 28]

October 8, 1861
A[lexander] L. Haskins, Major, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Major of the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 112]

October 8, 1861
J[esse] Hildebrand, Colonel, 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending six individuals to be appointed as Lieutenants and Recruiting Officers for his regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 70]

October 8, 1861
John Howard, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Reuben Tyler of Dayton, a student at law, was a man of excellent character, that Tyler was a strong, active, and robust young man of twenty-two, that Tyler wanted to raise a company for the war and believed he could raise thirty men, that Tyler had been well drilled and understood company drill, that if Tyler could not raise thirty men, he would go with those who enlisted with him as a Private, and that Tyler wanted an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant; and recommending Tyler's appointment to recruit in Montgomery County.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 145]

October 8, 1861
John Howard, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Joseph G. Cummins of Montgomery County was a man of good moral character and about 46 years old, that Cummins had already raised about twenty-five men as volunteers for the war, that Cummins wanted to recruit a full company if he could, and that if appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant, Cummins would undoubtedly get at least thirty men in a short time; recommending that Cummins be appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that their District Committee for recruiting had received no instructions and that no such committee had been formed.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 220]

October 8, 1861
John Howard, and William Egry, District Recruiting Committee, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, Michael Mueller, was about 25 years old and had served in Company B of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Mueller wanted to recruit for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and had fifteen men sworn in, that Mueller wanted to be appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Mueller was a man of good moral character and was highly recommended by Captain, now Major, Dister of the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person to fill the office of 2nd Lieutenant, and that they believed Mueller would be able to recruit at least thirty men in Montgomery County and on the line of the canal north as far as Minster; recommending Mueller for an appointment; and stating that they had not yet received instructions and had no county committee, but would have one as soon as they received instructions.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 190]

[October? 8?, 1861]
Benjamin Hubbard, et. al., Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by eleven citizens of Preble County; introducing the bearer, William H. Kline, who was born and raised in Preble County and was well known to them as an energetic and determined man; stating that Kline was visiting for the purpose of applying for a commission in the army, and that they believed Kline to be capable, having all the qualifications of an efficient officer; and requesting that Dennison grant Kline a commission.
2 pp. [Series 147-12: 60]

October 8, 1861
Charles R. Hunt, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, James S. Abell, wanted an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit in Trumbull County and Ashtabula County for the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry being raised by Wade and Hutchins; and recommending Abell as being well qualified for the position.
1 p. [Series 147-12: 12]

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