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SERIES 147. VOLUME 13. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
August 30, 1861-October 21, 1861.

August 30, 1861
B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Wade, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To T.M. Bartlett. Letter stating that before he left Washington, per his promise, he sought an interview with [Simon] Cameron, pressed the appointment of Bartlett's brother, and left on file the strongest recommendation he could write, that Bartlett's brother would undoubtedly have been appointed had there been any place for him, that he understood the offices in the regular service were all full except for a few 2nd Lieutenants which were reserved to be filled from the ranks, that no further such application would be of any avail, and that the merits and experience of Bartlett's brother were such that should he seek a place in the volunteer service, he would readily find it.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 17]

September 4, 1861
Jno. McClymonds, Cashier, Union Branch, State Bank of Ohio, Massillon, Stark County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Daniel Watt of New Lisbon, who was an applicant for some position in the army and whose claims were based upon undoubted loyalty, bravery, and capacity, that Watt was a Sergeant in the "gallant" 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and exhibited such cool bravery in the Battle of Rich Mountain as to command a favorable notice from his superior officers, that Watt returned home at the expiration of his three months' service with marked personal popularity and with the reputation of being one of the very best drill officers in his regiment, that should Dennison favor Watt with a commission and should opportunity present itself, Watt would do credit to himself and to the "righteous" cause in which he proposed to engage, that the promotion of Watt would be appreciated by the citizens of Columbiana County generally and would be particularly gratifying to those loyal Democrats in Columbiana County who were unequivocal in their support of the Government so far as it was concerned with putting down the southern rebellion, and that of this "noble" band, Colonel [John] Watt, the father of Daniel, was a distinguished leader.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 47]

September 9, 1861
A.L. Brewer, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Daniel Watt, a young friend from New Lisbon, wanted a situation in the army as a Lieutenant in the three years' service, that Watt served with great credit to himself in the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) in western Virginia and stood high as a drill officer and as a brave and good soldier, that from his knowledge of Watt as a patriot and a soldier, he could with great confidence recommend him, that Watt's appointment would be a judicious one, that Watt would discharge the duties of the office with credit to himself and the army, and that Watt belonged to one of the best families in New Lisbon, all loyal to the Union and interested in sustaining the "good old" flag.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 46]

September 10, 1861
Lyman W. Potter, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending D[aniel] Watt of New Lisbon who wanted to receive the appointment of Lieutenant in the army; and stating that Watt was a young man of merit and worth who had already seen service and distinguished himself while connected with the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that Watt would fill the office with honor to himself and the State.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 43]

September 11, 1861
U. Bean, Captain, Robert Shearer, 1st Lieutenant, and A[nson] G[eorge] McCook, Major, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that Dennison commission Daniel Watt as a Lieutenant in the army; and stating that they were acquainted with Watt's merits as a soldier, that Watt was obedient to orders, prompt in their execution, and as cool under fire as upon drill, that Watt's loyalty was enthusiastic, and that Watt was ready to risk, as he had already risked, life and limb in crushing out rebellion. Bears the endorsements of A[lexander] T. Snodgrass, Captain, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Cornelius Curry, Probate Judge of Columbiana County, Ohio; and R.C. Wilson, Editor of the Buckeye State, New Lisbon, Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 48]

September 11, 1861
Jno. R. Bond, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 8]

September 12, 1861
J.A. Ambler, Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Daniel Watt for appointment as a Lieutenant in the Ohio volunteers; and stating that Watt had seen service in the western Virginia campaign, having been a member of the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that he was informed that Watt was an excellent soldier and one of the best drilled men in the regiment to which he belonged, and that Daniel Watt was the son of Colonel John Watt, an aged and very respectable citizen of Columbiana County, who heretofore a Democrat, was now a hearty supporter of the Government and had taken the stand which patriotism demanded.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 48]

September 18, 1861
R[udolph] Wirth, Surgeon, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting his appointment as Surgeon in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 8]

October 1, 1861
J.A. Ambler, Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Jno. Hutchins, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Letter stating that he understood there was to be a second regiment of cavalry gotten up under the auspices of Messrs. Wade and Hutchins, and that he supposed Hutchins wanted some men to raise companies; recommending Dr. F.G. Young of Salem as a very good man to raise a company locally; and stating that Young was a man of intelligence and ability, that Young had been paying attention to the theoretical part of the cavalry service since the breaking out of the war, and that Young would be an excellent man to command a company.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 154]

October 1, 1861
T[homas] M. Bartlett, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the position of 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 2]

October 1, 1861
C[olumbus] P. Brent, Surgeon, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment as Surgeon of the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 226]

October 1, 1861
F[rancis] H[arrison] Peirpoint [Pierpoint or Pierpont], Governor of Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia, Executive Department, Wheeling, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that under date of September 24, Seymour B. Conger was granted permission by the Adjutant General of Ohio to organize a cavalry company for service in Virginia, reserving that said company should be registered in the Adjutant General's office with the officers receiving their commissions from Dennison, that if Dennison had the legal authority and would give Conger a Lieutenant's commission, it would enable Conger to facilitate his operations locally, and that it was distinctly understood between Dennison, Conger, and himself that should Conger fail to raise a company or should the company if raised decline to elect him to the Lieutenancy, the commission now requested should be of no effect for other operations and would immediately be returned to the proper officer in Ohio designated by Dennison to receive it.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 171]

October 1, 1861
R.M. Shoemaker, Superintendent, Dayton and Michigan Railroad, Dayton Office, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, W.C. Butterfield, had been appointed Lieutenant by Governor William Dennison, and that Butterfield had been with him for the past four years; and recommending Butterfield.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 54]

October 3, 1861
J.W. Birge, Colonel, Headquarters, Birge's Sharpshooters, St. Louis, Missouri. To Captain C. Dougherty. Letter authorizing Dougherty to recruit for the 2nd Regiment of Birge's Sharpshooters; and stating that rations, quarters, and transportation were furnished upon enrollment. Together with a letter dated August 28, 1861, from J[ohn] C. Fremont, Major General Commanding, St. Louis, Missouri to "Sir" [Birge], stating that Birge was authorized to raise a regiment of riflemen to be under Birge's command and to serve for three years or during the war unless sooner discharged in accordance with the late act of Congress, that the men of Birge's regiment must have provided satisfactory evidence of their ability to hit a target at two hundred yards, with no three shots measuring more than ten inches, that Birge's regiment was to rendezvous in St. Louis, to which place transportation would be furnished to all recruits and subsistence on their arrival, that recruiting officers would be provided with transportation when traveling in connection with their duties, and that Birge was to report the progress of his organization to Fremont's headquarters which would be completed in six weeks.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 144]

October 3, 1861
John Hutchins for Wade & Hutchins, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that based upon the enclosed letter from Judge Ambler of Salem, Dennison would be satisfied that the bearer, Dr. Franklin G. Young of Salem, was a suitable person to recruit a company of cavalry, that he had no acquaintance with Young, that he never saw Young until that day, and that he was satisfied that Young was in all respects suitable and would be an efficient officer; and requesting that Young be granted the necessary papers.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 155]

October 3, 1861
William McLaughlin, Major, 1st Squadron, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Commissary General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Major of the 1st Squadron, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 191]

October 4, 1861
G.W. Andrews, Chairman, et. al., District [Military] Committee, 4th District, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that at a meeting of the 4th District Military Committee, it was resolved that the committee recommend the appointment of Gideon LeBlond as 2nd Lieutenant for Mercer County.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 39]

October 5, 1861
H[enry] W[ashington] Benham, Brigadier General, Camp at Keeney's, 30 miles S.E. of Gauley Bridge, [Virginia]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter acknowledging receipt of Buckingham's telegram informing him that H.F. Hawkes had been appointed a 1st Lieutenant in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he had assigned Hawkes as the Ordnance Officer and temporary Quartermaster on his staff, that he knew Mr. Jenny would have made a most useful and valuable engineer, that the opportunity for his procuring a commission for Jenny had been delayed so long that General [John C.] Fremont commissioned and retained Jenny, that he would be gratified if Buckingham would present the name of Thomas F. Murdock of Cincinnati to Governor William Dennison for a commission as Lieutenant in one of the Ohio regiments, preferably in the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Colonel W[illiam] S. Smith was a very superior and deserving officer.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 73]

October 5, 1861
John G. Mitchell, Adjutant, Headquarters, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Elk Water, Virginia. Regimental Order No. 24, stating that Corporal John W. Falconer of Company F, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had by order of Governor William Dennison been promoted to a Lieutenancy in the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Falconer would report himself in person to Dennison at Columbus, Ohio, and that Falconer was hereby relieved from further duty in the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. By order of Isaac H. Marrow, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 64]

October 5, 1861
W[illiam] H. Raynor, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Lieutenant Colonel of the 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 5]

October 6, 1861
Charles Reemelin, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment transmitted to him by Buckingham; suggesting the enrollment of all white males over 18 and under 45 or 50, their organization into companies, regiments, battalions, brigades, and divisions, their home drill, weekly in companies in the township or school districts, monthly in regiments in the counties, and quarterly in larger bodies with bivouac, etc., and a substitution for their present recruiting service by a volunteer arrangement under which the Colonels of militia regiments, enrolled and organized as above, were called upon week by week or day by day for such number of volunteers from their respective regiments as may be needed; and stating that thus and thus only would Buckingham have efficient recruiting, that thus only could Buckingham stop foray recruiting from other States, that every recruit in Ohio would be on Buckingham's rolls and if taken away should be reclaimed, that the system suggested would give Buckingham a home force of 240,000, and a never failing reserve, that the United States were now "lumbered" with men in the preparatory state for future armies, that these men cost as much as good soldiers, that their expense should be saved to the United States, that they should be prepared while enrolled in the militia and no men should go forward before they had received some home drill, that a board should be established in every State to examine for officers for the volunteers, that the sooner they started on some general enrolling and organization movement, the better, that drafting should be avoided, looking to it only as a last resort, and that a volunteer movement such as he proposed would demonstrate that they were in deadly earnest.
3 pp. [Series 147-13: 203]

October 7, 1861
William O. Collins, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Captain Thomas F. Parish of Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio, was raising a company of cavalry to be attached to his regiment; and requesting that Buckingham give Parish an appointment as was usual in such cases together with instructions and forms as would enable Parish to be mustered in and then muster in the men recruited. Bears the endorsement of Chambers Baird, 6th Congressional District [Military] Committee.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 115]

October 7, 1861
William R. Powers, Edgington, Illinois. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had just learned that his son, Jasper Powers, had enlisted in Captain Williams' company, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now at Camp Chase, that his son was under eighteen years of age and had been at school in Medina County, Ohio since April 1860, that he would like to have his son come home where they could see him once more before going forth to fight for his country, that if his son wanted to go into service after visiting them, he would not particularly object, and that he would like to have his son come home free to decide about returning to the position now occupied.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 92]

October 8, 1861
P.H. Breslin, Captain and Mustering Officer, 18th U.S. Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that on October 8, he mustered in 1st Lieutenant Ogden Meader, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, by virtue of Meader's appointment dated October 7. Together with a letter from Ogden Meader, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham; accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant; stating that he now had fifty-five men sworn into service and in camp; requesting his commission; and stating that if not entitled to a commission as 1st Lieutenant, he wanted a commission as 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 74]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending A.J. Dougherty of Butler County as a suitable person to be appointed conditionally as a 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of members of the Military Committee for Butler County.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 90]

October 8, 1861
O[rrin] Ferris, Surgeon, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Anderson, Lexington, Kentucky. To Dr. Guy. Letter stating that he called on the Surgeon General and requested him to appoint H.L. Chaney of Groveport as Assistant Surgeon of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the Surgeon General had promised to do it immediately, but he had seen no notice of the appointment, and that Chaney had not joined the regiment and he needed him very much.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 78]

October 8, 1861
F.B. Landis, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 7]

October 8, 1861
Lucius P. Marsh, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting on his behalf and on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel [Francis B.] Pond and Major [Clemens F.] Steele, their appointments as field officers of the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and reporting that they had over eight hundred men enlisted for the regiment, three companies in camp, and five companies expected in camp by October 9.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 229]

October 8, 1861
A.G. Riddle, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the appointment of Joseph Bartlett, formerly of Cleveland, as a Lieutenant in Colonel [James] Barnett's regiment of artillery [1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery]; and stating that Bartlett was now serving with the 21st New York on the Potomac, and that he was familiar with Bartlett's standing in his regiment as well as with his character and talents and they were such as to especially commend him for a commission.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 17]

October 8, 1861
David Tod, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. To John Sherman, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Letter stating that James C. Richart of Youngstown, who served as 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), asked his aid in procuring for him a similar command in the regiment Sherman was now raising, that owing to the ill health of the Captain of the company, Richart had command of his company at the Battle of Rich Mountain and all the company bore testimony to his coolness and gallantry on that "memorable" occasion, and that Richart was in the prime of life (around 30), of good habits, reputably connected, and could raise a company of men with less trouble and delay than any other young man in the area.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 56]

October 9, 1861
W[illiam] M. Carpenter, 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that Lieutenant Colonel E[dwin] A. Parrott of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry gave him an order to enable him to pass men from Cleveland to Camp Corwin, but he found it was necessary to have an order from the Adjutant General.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 229]

October 9, 1861
William O. Collins, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Captain Thomas L. Mackey of Frankfort, Ross County, Ohio, was raising a company of cavalry to be attached to his regiment; and requesting that Buckingham give Mackey a commission or appointment with such forms and instructions so that Mackey could muster in his men.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 68]

October 9, 1861
L. Firestone, Chairman, and Constant Lake, Secretary, [County Military Committee], Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that William G. Myers was a suitable person to be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant under the late rules for the organization of military companies, that Myers was a man of good moral character and of such attainments as would fit him for the command of a company for the field, and that they believed Myers could recruit a company in Wayne County.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 119]

October 9, 1861
Isaac Holloway, Flushing, Belmont County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that Mason's circular addressed to Otho S. Holloway, notifying him that the system of recruiting permits heretofore obtained had been abolished, came to the office on October 8, and he presumed Otho S. Holloway had not seen one of Mason's circulars or the general order of the Adjutant General, that about September 23, Otho S. Holloway mustered into Camp Bartley at Mansfield about 50 men and obtained a place in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was subsequently removed to Camp Dennison, that Otho S. Holloway came back to Belmont County for more recruits and he left on October 4 with a number of men about sufficient to complete his company, that on reaching the railroad, Otho S. Holloway learned that the regiment had gone into Kentucky and he immediately followed with what recruits he had with him, and that he did not as yet know to what point the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had gone and therefore could not send Mason's circular to Otho S. Holloway.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 58]

October 9, 1861
James Hunter Odlin, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting his appointment as Major in the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 1]

October 9, 1861
William P. Richardson, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Cheat Mountain Summit, [Virginia]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain John M. Moseley of Company I, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry died on September 26, that Lieutenant [William] Askew of Company A of said regiment was assigned on September 27 to command Company I until further orders, that 2nd Lieutenant B[enjamin] F. Hawkes of Company E was promoted in September and made Adjutant General on Brigadier General [Benjamin Franklin] Kelley's staff headquartered at Grafton, Virginia, that since many of their company officers were sick, vacancies by reason of the stated changes should be filled as soon as possible, and that they had good men for the places if it was proper for them to recommend.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 136]

October 9, 1861
Melancthon S[mith] Wade, Brigadier General, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that Dennison commission And. C. Kemper, currently 1st Lieutenant of Company C, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as one of his aides-de-camp; and stating that every obstacle to Kemper's appointment had been removed, and that he had urgent need of Kemper's services.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 10]

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