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October 9, 1861
B.A. Wendeln, President, and Jno. Keller, Secretary, Headquarters, Military Committee for Auglaize County, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the County Military Committee of Auglaize County unanimously recommended William B. Wise, Robert J. Howell, and John G. Bennet to be appointed Lieutenants to recruit volunteers for U.S. service, with said Wise, Howell, and Bennet being confined to Auglaize County in which they resided. Bears a note from Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham, stating that Wise, Howell, and Bennet were authorized to recruit for five days at the end of which time they could receive appointment as Lieutenants of some regiment on the usual terms or else withdraw from the recruiting service. Also bears a note dated October 10, from John G. Bennet, stating that thirty men had been recruited.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 170]

October 10, 1861
W.A. Adams, et. al., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To ? Letter signed by members of the Recruiting Committee of the 3rd Division; stating that they were acquainted with Clinton Buntin, that Buntin was a sober, active, and intelligent man, and that Buntin was well qualified to take charge of a company of sappers and miners in the military service. Bears a note from Charles Whittlesey, Colonel, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry recommending that Buntin be authorized to raise a company of sappers and miners in the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 29]

October 10, 1861
F.T. Backus, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Joseph Bartlett of Cleveland wanted an appointment in the volunteer force as Lieutenant, that Bartlett was a son of one of Cleveland's best citizens, and that Bartlett had already seen service in the war and was said to be abundantly competent for the post he sought. Bears the endorsement of George B. Senter.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 18]

October 10, 1861
William H. Burke, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in Company A, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 189]

October 10, 1861
William Loomis DeBeck, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his commission as Captain of artillery in the service of Ohio. Together with a letter from G.B. Haskin, to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham, accepting his commission as Lieutenant of artillery in the service of Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 6]

October 10, 1861
Daniel Donavan, Camp Ford, near Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 196]

October 10, 1861
S[amuel] F. Forbes, Headquarters, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Surgeon General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Surgeon of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 2]

October 10, 1861
C.S. Hamilton, Marysville, Union County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the County Military Committee had been appointed by the District [Military] Committee; providing the names of the County Military Committee members; and stating that said committee met on October 10, and concluded to apply to Dennison to appoint John Cassill as a Lieutenant, and that Cassill was the only man that the committee could induce to take the appointment who could work as efficiently as was desired.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 93]

October 10, 1861
John H. James, Jr., Adjutant, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that being confined at home by sickness, he was taking the opportunity of writing to Dennison on behalf of a friend, that Andrew J. Kendall, the Sergeant Major of their regiment and who was acting as Adjutant, wanted an appointment as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant in one of the new regiments currently forming in Ohio, that Kendall had served five years in the regular army, the latter part of the time as Sergeant Major of the 6th Infantry, an office which required a knowledge of the duties of Adjutant, that being much superior to the generality of those who enlisted in the regular army in time of peace, Kendall acquired during his military service a familiarity with the details of the service which eminently fitted him for the office of Adjutant and would render him a desirable acquisition to a new regiment, that Kendall was fitted by education and intelligence to be a command officer, that he knew of Dennison's desire to secure military knowledge in the officers of the new regiments, and that a paper recommending Kendall was drawn up and signed by Colonel [Edward P.] Fyffe and nearly all the officers of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
3 pp. [Series 147-13: 64]

October 10, [1861]
Horace H. Justis, Lieutenant, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had been detached from his recruiting station at Bucyrus by order of Colonel John Sherman, that he was now engaged in mustering in companies and attending to their organization, that until further notice, he would attend to regimental duties by order of Colonel John Sherman, and that he was writing so that his appointment would not be revoked.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 56]

October 10, 1861
Charles F. King, Camp Kenton, Mason County, Kentucky. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting his appointment as Adjutant of the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 195]

October 10, 1861
William A. Knapp, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in Company A, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 188]

October 10, 1861
Charles F. Manderson, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of Captain of Company A, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 189]

October 10, 1861
J. Ransford Percival, Camp Ford, near Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 186]

October 10, 1861
M.R. Shalters, Alliance Agricultural Works, Fisher, Shalters & Co., Manufacturers of Fisher's Wrought Iron Mower, wheat drills, corn mills, plows, cultivators, etc., Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Mr. Eckstine of North Georgetown, Columbiana County and himself had about forty men who they could take to camp, that they wanted to know what camp to take them to or what regiment, that Eckstine was Captain of an independent company and had an order to recruit, that he had been assisting Eckstine since his order expired, and that for his part, he would prefer [John] Sherman's regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 86]

October 10, 1861
William H. Trimble, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had not noticed until he received Buckingham's printed circular the previous evening that it was his duty to report, that Highland County had relapsed into a state of "utter torpidity", that he spent the previous day with the County [Military] Committee and wrote a circular for them calling a meeting for October 17, that he hoped, since the election was over, to bring about a better state of feeling locally, that five companies in Highland County were expected to report for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), that three 2nd Lieutenants had failed at the end of the time allowed them, that N. Ellis of Delaware had a recommendation some days since, that if he could return the commissions of three individuals as having failed, it would justify Buckingham in appointing Ellis, that Buckingham's recent plan met with approbation and would work admirably, that they could not get their tents until the middle of the following week which retarded his success, that he was leaving on October 11 for Butler County and would report when he returned, and that he wanted to be in Kentucky, but could not get there.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 25]

October 10, 1861
J.G. True, Captain, et. al., Washington, D.C. To LaFayette Bingham, Colonel. Copy of letter signed by thirteen members of the original Chicago Zouave Cadets; making application with Bingham or any Colonel, in whose ability, energy, and character they could have confidence, to raise and organize a Zouave infantry regiment. Bears a copy of a note from A[braham] Lincoln referring the proposition to the favorable consideration of the Governor of Ohio. Also bears a note from S[almon] P. Chase stating that the original letter was in the hands of Colonel Bingham and that Lincoln's signature on the note accompanying the original letter was genuine.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 132]

October 10, 1861
J.G. True, et. al., Washington, D.C. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by four members of Colonel [Ephraim Elmer] Ellsworth's original Chicago Zouaves; offering their services to Dennison as Drill Masters to any and all troops in Ohio; and stating that they understood perfectly their duty as soldiers or as officers, and trusted to their merits for commissions in the service.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 15]

October 10, 1861
W.W. Webb, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter requesting an extension of time to recruit under his commission dated October 1, which he was unable to use until three or four days of the time had expired; and stating that he had scarcely a hope of making a satisfactory report when his time expired on October 15, that he felt justified in making the assurance that if his time was extended fifteen days more, he would be able to report very nearly a full company of good men, and that he had already expended about $50 of his own money and should the extension of time asked for not be allowed, it would be a severe sacrifice to him pecuniarily and to the service.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 57]

[October 10?, 1861]
Crafts J. Wright. To ? Letter stating that he had remitted some days past a copy of the appointment making him a Colonel and dating from August 3, 1861, that by the power given to him, he was authorized to nominate and was held responsible for the efficiency of all the officers, that by virtue of this authority, he had selected the officers hereafter designated, and that these officers had been on duty since the dates specified.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 196]

October 11, 1861
Joseph J. Agard, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the commission of 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 187]

October 11, 1861
W.A. Carey, Chairman, et. al., [County Military Committee, Shelby County, Ohio]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by members of the County Military Committee for Shelby County; recommending Albert Stehley for an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a German company in Shelby County; and stating that Stehley possessed the requisite qualifications for said appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 111]

October 11, 1861
Daniel T. Cockerill, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment as Captain in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery; and stating that he had reported to Colonel James Barnett.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 66]

October 11, 1861
James H. Cole, Captain, H[arvey] E. Proctor, 1st Lieutenant, and R[obert] L. Kimberly, 2nd Lieutenant, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had received notifications of their appointments dated October 1, and notified Buckingham of their acceptance by return mail, that the nomination of officers was made September 27, as would be seen by the roll sent to Buckingham, and that their appointments should date from September 27; and asking that Buckingham attend to the error immediately. Bears a statement from George S. Mygatt, Major, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, certifying the above.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 22]

October 11, 1861
Patrick Dwyer, Captain, Samuel O. Davis, 1st Lieutenant, and Bernard Connaughton, 2nd Lieutenant, Camp Hamilton, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they were elected as officers by all the members of their company and expected their commissions from Buckingham, and that they had 35 men with a fair prospect of more.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 24]

October 11, 1861
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Kenton, near Washington, Kentucky. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter complaining about the loss of his men; and stating that he understood Colonel Cockerill was not to interfere with his regiment, and that by October 12, Cockerill would have in camp 4 companies originally raised for the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 23]

October 11, 1861
A.E. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, City Barracks. To Brigadier General O[rmsby] M. Mitchel. Letter stating that Michael Kiggins of the 4th Artillery, U.S. Army was with the command of Captain Mack for some five or six weeks while encamped at the City Barracks during the months of May and June and served as instructor or Drill Sergeant, that Kiggins was well drilled and of correct deportment, that he thought Kiggins would be of service in the organization and discipline of the artillery company currently being organized, that Kiggins had the recommendation of the officers of the company to which he had been attached, and that he was in command of the City Barracks at the time Mack's company was there.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 211]

October 11, 1861
Paul T. Kirby, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the commission of Captain. Kirby served as Captain of Company K, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 188]

October 11, 1861
George R. Lentz, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the commission tendered him. Lentz served as 1st Lieutenant in Company K, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 187]

October 11, 1861
William A. McIntosh, Banking House of McCullough & Co., Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was and had been anxious to procure a position in the army as Quartermaster; and asking whether or not all the appointments of that character were made.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 19]

October 11, 1861
Richard Mott, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Frank M. Fray of Toledo, who was an employee of the Wabash Railroad, wanted a commission as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Fray was a good man for the place being active, reliable, and intelligent, that he believed Fray would be apt at enlisting men and resolute in commanding them, and that he was writing since their district and county [military] committees were not yet fully organized. Bears the endorsement of Isaac N. Hathaway, Lieutenant Colonel, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 63]

October 11, 1861
Norval Osburn, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the office of 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery; and stating that he had reported to Colonel James Barnett.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 70]

October 11, 1861
F[rancis] B. Pond, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel of the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that they had 300 men in Camp Goddard, and that they wanted a supply of blanks for company and field reports for their regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 25]

October 11, 1861
J.M. Root, Chairman, Military Committee of Erie County, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had reason to believe that there were in their county some thirty or forty good men who would readily volunteer under their neighbor James Fernald, now a Corporal in Company E of the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that these men would not volunteer under any recruiting officer yet appointed, and that their knowledge and information of Fernald assured them that he was in all respects a fit man to be appointed a 2nd Lieutenant and to secure the speedy enlistment of the men mentioned; requesting that a furlough be procured for Fernald for thirty days, and that Fernald receive a conditional 2nd Lieutenant's commission to become effective upon his recruiting; and stating that if Fernald failed to recruit at least thirty men within fifteen days from the date of his commission, he would immediately return to his present service. Written on behalf of the Military Committee of Erie County.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 55]

October 11, 1861
Thomas M. Ward, Ottokee, Fulton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in the recruiting service.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 111]

October 12, 1861
J[esse] J. Appler, Colonel Commanding, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Diamond, [Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio]. To the Meigs County Recruiting Committee. Letter requesting the appointment of D.H. Lasley as a Recruiting Lieutenant for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 207]

[October 12?, 1861]
Alex Bierce, District [Military] Committee, Stark County, Ohio, et. al. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by nine individuals; stating that James M. Jay, Captain of an independent military organization in Canton, Ohio known as the Canton Zouaves, Company B, and numbering between thirty and forty men, was desirous of procuring a commission to enable him to recruit his company to the requisite number for the service of the Government, that Jay was an active, energetic man, of good habits, character and constitution, an excellent drill officer, and admirably qualified for the position he desired, and that they had no reason to doubt that Jay would be entirely successful in raising a good company expeditiously; and recommending favorable action on Jay's application.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 52]

October 12, 1861
J[ames] P. Bing, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting the appointment as Assistant Surgeon of the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he would report at Camp Diamond as ordered.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 3]

October 12, 1861
LaFayette Bingham, Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he was enclosing an application to raise a regiment of Zouave infantry because the raising of a brigade might not be thought practical at the present time and other regiments of Zouave infantry could be added to it if so determined in the future, that they could unite in a brigade some thirty-five of the original Zouave cadets, that the brigade would be an organization of which Ohio could feel proud, that he had written his friend, the Honorable John A. Bingham, regarding the matter, and that he had prepared a small work devoted wholly to the formation of squares, after the system of the French and Russian armies, which was simple yet plain and comprehensible.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 133]

[October 12?, 1861]
Newspaper clipping regarding a military encampment to be established on the banks of the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio by gentlemen who proposed raising a brigade of four regiments of Zouave infantry, six squadrons of cavalry, and a battery of eight guns of rifled artillery.
[Series 147-13: 133]

[October 12?, 1861]
Newspaper clipping regarding the Chicago Zouave Cadets, and the proposal to raise, in Ohio, a Zouave brigade to be officered and trained by members of the Chicago Zouave Cadets.
[Series 147-13: 133]

October 12, 1861
George W. Blair, Lieutenant, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that he had reported to Colonel Barnett at Camp Dennison.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 5]

October 12, 1861
C. Bradburn, Bradburn, Fisher & Co., Wholesale Grocers, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that a young friend, Joseph Bartlett, wanted an exchange from the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Colonel [James] Barnett's regiment of artillery [1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery], and that he knew Bartlett to be a worthy young man.
1 p. [Series 147-13: 77]

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