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SERIES 147. VOLUME 14. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
August 7, 1861-November 24, 1861.

August 7, 1861
George S. Mygatt, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of Major of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 220]

August 7, 1861
E.A. Scovill, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 221]

August 7, 1861
J[ohn] Wizeman, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 217]

September 3, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To Governor [William Dennison]. Letter informing Dennison that the resignations of Captain A.C. Horton, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Captain F. Gunckle, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 1st Lieutenant J.D. Shannon, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been accepted to take effect from the dates specified.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 1]

September 4, 1861
J.Q.A. Ward, New York, New York. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking if it was within Dennison's power to secure him a commission in the army under Dennison's command with rank and pay equal to a 1st Lieutenant; and stating that he would give his whole soul and body to the work, and that he was particularly anxious to be with Ohio troops.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 32]

September 24, 1861
John S.G. Burt, Office, Cincinnati Street Railroad Company, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing the bearer, M.G. Bailey of Cincinnati; and stating that Bailey was among the first to respond to the call for troops from Ohio, that Bailey served with credit at [First] Bull Run in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Bailey was well endorsed by his late commander, that Bailey was connected with an old and much respected family of Cincinnati, that Bailey was anxious to secure the position of Lieutenant, that Bailey would fill such a position with credit to himself and his superior officers, and that Bailey would do good service.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 5]

October 1, 1861
A[ugustus] Moor, Colonel Commanding, and G[odfried] Becker, Lieutenant Colonel, [28th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Camp Big Sewell. To Brigadier General W[illiam] S. Rosecrans. Letter stating that they knew from experience what injury to the service an incompetent officer could be; recommending that 1st Lieutenant Alexander Bohlender be appointed Major of the 28th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in place of R[udolph] Heintz who had resigned; and stating that Bohlender had seen service, was a strict disciplinarian, and was well instructed in the administration of the different military departments.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 7]

[October 2?, 1861]
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Kenton, Mason County, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that they had arrived in General [William] Nelson's camp the previous evening, that he had been reluctant to move his regiment, but the urgency of General Nelson's call, together with the advice of C[hambers] Baird and other leading citizens of Ripley, convinced him, and that he hoped his decision met with Dennison's approval; urging Dennison to send him immediately, if possible, the rifled muskets, or Enfield rifles for his flank companies, which had been promised; and stating that "great excitement" existed along the border locally.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 44]

October 2, 1861
W[illiam] Nelson, Brigadier General, Maysville, Kentucky. To the Colonel of the Regiment at Ripley, Ohio. Copy of a letter stating that fighting was going on at Grayson, fifty miles from Maysville, and that he wanted assistance; and asking if the Colonel's regiment could come. Bears a note signed by James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that the letter was a true copy of the original received and currently in his possession.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 44]

October 3, 1861
Chambers Baird, Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the enclosed letter of Colonel [James P.] Fyffe [see Series 147-14: 44] would give Dennison some idea of matters locally, that General [William] Nelson wrote that a fight occurred on October 2 between Federal and "sesesh" troops about 40 miles from Maysville, [Kentucky], that they were terribly alarmed in Maysville and had sent to Ripley for all the help they could get, and that most of Fyffe's men left Ripley the previous evening for Maysville and other companies of their uniformed and drilled men would probably go that night; and requesting the rifles Fyffe wanted.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 45]

October 3, 1861
John Hutchins, et. al., Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by twelve individuals; recommending J.B. Phillips as a suitable person for an appointment, either in a business or military relation, in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry or some other regiment; and stating that Phillips had energy to any extent, and that they believed Phillips would be faithful and efficient.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 57]

October 4, 1861
A. Ball, Surgeon, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Buckhannon, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had never received his second commission or the commission for the three years' service, and that he did not know if it was necessary as his present commission was for five years.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 69]

October 7, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending James Lowes of Montgomery County as a proper person to be conditionally appointed a 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears a note signed by John Howard, stating that members of the District Recruiting Committee for Montgomery County concurred in the recommendation.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 150]

October 7, 1861
N[athaniel] C. McLean, Colonel, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that since he last saw Buckingham in Columbus, he found it to be in the interest of the regiment to cancel some of the permits issued for him, that this had become necessary due to the failure of some parties to recruit as they expected, that in no case had he cancelled the permit without the consent of the party to whom it was given, that he also wanted to make some changes in the recruiting stations named in some of the permits and would report whenever this was done, and that this was necessary because all the recruiting stations were not known to him when in Columbus; enclosing three cancelled permits; and requesting that Buckingham sign permits for John McChristey and Clarkson S. Whitson in lieu of two of those returned cancelled.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 116]

October 8, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Thurston C. Challen 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 a note signed by William Beckett and Israel Williams, members of the District Recruiting Committee for Butler County, concurring in the recommendation. Bears an unsigned note stating that Challen was a well drilled soldier, having been a member of the color company of the Philadelphia Independent Greys Regiment for six months and ensign for one term.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 144]

October 8, 1861
N[athaniel] C. McLean, Colonel, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he omitted, when in Columbus, to get a permit for Charles H. Titus to whom he had given a permit under the previous organization; enclosing a permit filled up for Buckingham's signature; and requesting that it be sent to his address at Cincinnati.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 117]

October 9, 1861
Thomas J. Walton, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Thomas Stackpole's company [D], 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 228]

October 10, 1861
James Ewart, Captain, Company E, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Mountain Cove, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting his commission as Captain of Company E, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he was appointed about July 28 in place of Captain [Sylvester M.] Hewitt who was promoted, and that he needed his commission as they were expecting the Paymaster.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 63]

October 11, 1861
Samuel F. Forbes, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter returning his appointment as Surgeon of the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as not accepted since he had accepted an appointment as Surgeon of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 59]

October 11, 1861
D.A. Haynes, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that three of their German citizens (Louis Markgraf, Charles H. Schmidt, and Emil Schmidt) wanted authority to raise a company of artillery and had given assurances that they could very soon raise one hundred and fifty men, that Louis Markgraf was educated in a military school of Prussia and served in the Prussian artillery about twelve years, that Charles H. Schmidt was in the same service nine or ten years, that he believed Emil Schmidt had a military education and was known to have considerable military knowledge, that he thought no better company could be raised in the State than Louis Markgraf, Charles H. Schmidt, and Emil Schmidt would raise in Dayton, that Major Dister desired the appointment of [Charles H.] Smith as Lieutenant Colonel in his regiment, and that Smith was an intelligent gentleman, speaking both English and German, and had sufficient military knowledge and experience to qualify for the place. Bears the endorsements of S. Craighead, John Howard, and E.S. Young.
4 pp. [Series 147-14: 64]

October 11, 1861
John D. Holden, 1st Lieutenant, Battery K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment; and stating that he would always try to do his duty to his country. Bears a note from William L. De Beck, Commanding Battery K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, stating that Holden had reported at his headquarters on October 11.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 232]

October 11, 1861
George W. McCook, Chairman, District Military Committee, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Joseph C. McCleary, former Senator from the [21st Congressional] District, wanted to raise a company and was going to Columbus for the purpose of obtaining the requisite authority, that he was anxious to stop the enlistment of Ohio men for Virginia units and he knew of no one so likely to accomplish it as McCleary, and that Captain Shuman had taken a company from Steubenville into the Virginia Cavalry and he now understood that Captain Millhouse had raised a company of infantry, of which 80 men were from Jefferson County.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 188]

October 11, 1861
Vincit Mitchel, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received through General O[rmsby] M. Mitchel the appointment of 1st Lieutenant in the 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and accepting the appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 227]

October 11, 1861
Wade and Hutchins, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Josiah D. Freer of Ashtabula County was a suitable person to recruit a company for their new cavalry regiment [6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry], that they had given more recommendations than they were entitled to companies, but they had supposed recruiters would be obliged to unite and about three would be necessary to recruit a company, and that Freer wanted papers.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 156]

October 12, 1861
A.S. Bushnell, Secretary, Clark County Military Committee, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Clark County Military Committee held their first meeting on October 12, that they heard reports from eight of the 2nd Lieutenants heretofore commissioned who had eight recruits sworn in, that Eli Keyser had five of the recruits, that the committee took no further action concerning the matter, that the committee thought that three companies could be recruited in Clark County and recommended Dr. Henry E. Gilbert, William T. Drummond, and B.F. Hathaway as proper persons most likely to succeed in raising recruits for said companies, that the committee received a communication from the Clark County Agricultural Society stating that a balance of between two and three hundred dollars had been voted by said society and would be put into the hands of the Military Committee for the purchase of blankets, socks, etc. for the use of Ohio volunteers in western Virginia, that the committee would proceed to make such investment immediately, and that the committee anticipated a scarcity of blankets and wanted information as to whether comforts and quilts would be received in lieu of blankets as a donation to the State.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 153]

October 12, 1861
Isaac S. Gardner, Chairman, et. al., [Military Committee of Logan County], Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter certifying that Daniel N. Strayer, Robert A. McColloch, and Daniel Haynes were residents of Logan County, men of good moral character, and of such attainments as fit them (after due instruction) for the command of companies in the field; stating that the committee believed Strayer, McColloch, and Haynes could recruit a company of thirty to one hundred men each in twenty days, and that the committee pledged to aid them in so doing; and recommending that Strayer, McColloch, and Haynes be immediately commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 164]

October 12, 1861
A[ndrew] J. Garrison, 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain Pass, [western Virginia]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that if his appointment as 1st Lieutenant of Company K, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was rescinded, he wished to be discharged, that he was legally elected, recommended by Colonel Jacob Ammen of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and notified of said appointment in the Ohio State Journal, that the election was held by orders of Brigadier General [Joseph Jones] Reynolds, that if discharged, he could obtain fully as high a rank in the U.S. Army, that reduction to the ranks would be very disagreeable after holding the position of 1st Lieutenant for one month and twelve days while only receiving a Private's pay, that he had done more than his own duty on account of the 1st Lieutenant's sickness and subsequent discharge, that it seemed hard for a man to act in good faith through a hard and serious battle as 1st Lieutenant and get nothing for it, and that he went to a great deal of expense buying a new sword and uniform, and would not have done so had he not seen his appointment in the Ohio State Journal.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 18]

October 12, 1861
I[srael] Stough, Commanding Company, Camp Clark, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that the bearer, Henry E. Gilbert, a Sergeant in his company, was permitted to receive a transfer to any other regiment as a commissioned officer should it meet with the Adjutant General's approval. Bears a note from H. B[lair] Wilson, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that he was entirely willing for Gilbert to be transferred to another regiment, that there were circumstances connected with Gilbert's case which made the transfer proper, and that as a general rule, he would not ask for such transfers to be made. Also bears endorsements of S. Shelabarger, and the Clark County Military Committee (A.S. Bushnell, Secretary).
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 151]

October 14, 1861
A.F. Beach, Captain, Company A, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Hawk's Nest, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the office of Lieutenant Colonel in the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been vacated by the resignation of C.B. Mason, that he presumed the position would be filled by the rules of regular promotion which would make a vacancy in the office of Major, and that he urged his claims to that position because he was the senior Captain and had military experience including service in Mexico; providing references; and stating that the vacancy occurred while he was absent on sick leave, that at a meeting of only a portion of the officers, it was stated to his prejudice that he would not return to the regiment, that an informal vote of the officers was taken and a junior Captain received 14 votes, and that all he asked was that justice be meeted out to all and that all might be satisfied.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 29]

October 14, 1861
John A. Bingham, et. al., Harrison County Military Committee, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the Harrison County Military Committee recommended that Philip Donahue of Cadiz and Moses Urquehart, Jr. be appointed as 2nd Lieutenants to recruit volunteer companies; certifying that Donahue and Urquehart were of good moral character and of such attainments as fit them to command a company in the field; and stating that they believed Donahue and Urquehart could each recruit a company in Harrison County and pledged to aid them in said accomplishment.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 147]

October 14, 1861
R.B. Harlan, President, and Rodney Foos, Secretary, Office of Military Committee of Clinton County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that at a meeting of the Military Committee of Clinton County, Ohio, in conjunction with the members of the Military District Committee of the 7th Congressional District, held at the Courthouse in Wilmington on October 14, it was resolved that they request Governor [William Dennison] to appoint Hiram M. Stephenson of Blanchester, William Reed of Reeseville, and Morris Harlan of Wilmington as 2nd Lieutenants for the purpose of recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 145]

[October 14?, 1861]
Robert Hedger, B.P. Baker, and Joseph J. Dobmeyer, 3rd Sub-division, District Military Committee, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending John Anthony as a suitable person to be commissioned as Lieutenant in the Ohio volunteer service with authority to recruit.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 135]

October 14, 1861
J[oshua] H. Horton, Adjutant, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Gauley, Virginia. To R. Hume, Military Secretary. Letter enclosing certificates of qualifications on commissions of Captain A[lexander] Duncan, and Lieutenants Alexander and Curtis; and stating that upon receiving commissions for the officers of Company C, he found they were for the Militia of the Reserve, having been issued prior to the mustering in of the company in the U.S. service, that the officers of Company C required proper commissions, that Colonel [Joseph W.] Frizell and Major [Augustus H.] Coleman were at home sick, that Captain [Calvin J.] Childs (acting Major) was in command and was absent on business, that they were looking for Colonel [Charles A.] DeVilliers every day, that the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry consisted of 701 men, with eight companies and one of them detailed as sappers and miners, and that many were sick and they could now muster only 300 for duty.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 82]

October 14, 1861
James R. Hubbell, Chairman, and George F. Stayman, Secretary, [Delaware County Military Committee], Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that at a meeting of the Military Committee appointed by the Congressional Committee of the 8th District for Delaware County, held in Delaware on October 12, it was unanimously resolved that Dennison be requested to appoint Captain Eugene Powell of the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as Major for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry being formed at Camp McArthur near Urbana, and that it was further resolved by said committee to raise a company in Delaware County for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 46]

October 14, 1861
F. Nicola, Secretary, and William B. Castle, President, Military Committee for the West Side of Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that their committee organized on October 12, and elected officers, established seven recruiting stations, and recommended appointments as listed.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 148]

October 14, 1861
S.S. Osborn, Chairman, and C.D. Adams, Secretary, Office of Military Committee of Lake County, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter certifying that Lieutenant Charles A. Weed of Company D, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was a man of good moral character and had such attainments as would fit him for the command of a company in the field; and stating that they understood that Weed had an order from Colonel [Erastus B.] Tyler of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to recruit to fill up Company D, and that if special orders were necessary for that purpose, they recommended the issuance of same.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 135]

October 14, 1861
Edward P. Ransom, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received a notice of his appointment as 1st Lieutenant, that the notice was handed to him by S.S. Henkle who informed him that the appointment was made as 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster, and that the latter clause of Quartermaster was not specified in the notice; accepting the appointment; and stating that he would report to Camp Tod at once.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 231]

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