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October 17, 1861
N.L. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Elkwater. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that there were two vacancies in his regiment, with one caused by death and the other by resignation, and that the soldier who had died was killed accidentally by a "vagrant Indianian"; and suggesting replacements.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 83]

October 17, 1861
T.D. Baldwin, Auditor, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in pursuance of the act to enroll the militia of the State passed on April 12, 1861, the militia of Mahoning County had been enrolled and he was now ready to report to Buckingham, and that he had not received the blank form specified in Section 7 of said act.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 20]

October 17, 1861
W[illiam] B. Bowland, Captain, and J[ohn] W. McLaughlin, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp at Cheat Mountain Summit, [western Virginia]. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter recommending the appointment of Private Francis H. Robbins to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Benjamin F. Greak; and stating that Robbins was well qualified to fill said vacancy, possessed good moral character, was well educated and of good military bearing and soldier like deportment, was well calculated to govern men and command their respect, and would give as good general satisfaction as any selection they could make. Bears the endorsement of E[benezer] H. Swinney, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 71]

October 17, 1861
Alex[ander] Cassil, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that prior to the expiration of the date of his permit to raise a company, he wrote Buckingham saying that if they had fifty men by October 1, they would be in camp and if not, they would wait for further orders, that they failed to raise fifty men and waited for a reply, that in the meantime, the new order of recruiting by commissioned officers was issued, that they were determined to apply for a commission, that they had a meeting of the company to consult on the matter, that at the meeting, J.P. Cunningham, a resident of Knox County, appeared with a commission saying that his object was simply to recruit a company and that he did not wish nor could he, on account of physical debility, go into the service or hold a position in the company, that with this understanding, they thought their company could be filled sooner working with Cunningham than to wait to procure a commission themselves, that they had accordingly proceeded under Cunningham's commission and had succeeded in swearing in forty-three of their men, that from what they had heard, there was not one man in the company who was willing to go under Cunningham as an officer and they only accepted the proposition as being the means of securing a company made up in their own neighborhood and commanded by their own men in whom they had confidence, that to his knowledge, Cunningham had not mustered in a single man, that Cunningham had been thus far a load to carry, that he believed that if the commission was in the hands of a good man in the company, they would have sixty men or upwards by October 23, that the men believed that Cunningham might betray them, that Columbus Delano assured them that the Adjutant General's department would not place an officer over them against their will, that they were going to Camp Buckingham at Mansfield on October 23, and asked that they be given officers of their own choosing and that they be given some time to fill their company out of their neighborhood and from amongst their friends if possible, that they wanted men in the service, but at the same time must not forget to make them as comfortable and efficient as possible, and that if the Adjutant General's department wished to be more particularly informed or more positively assured of the correctness of his statements, it could consult the members of the District Military Committee and the County Military Committee, of which he was a member.
4 pp. [Series 147-14: 134]

October 17, 1861
Samuel F. Cooke, Secretary, Military Committee of Washington County, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the committee recommended John Hall of Marietta as a suitable person for the office of Major of the 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Hall was a gentleman of high moral character and well qualified for the office.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 4]

October 17, 1861
Samuel F. Cooke, Secretary, Military Committee of Washington County, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that D. Perkins Bosworth, Jr. had applied for an extension of his commission as Recruiting Lieutenant for the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the committee recommended that Bosworth's application be granted.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 27]

October 17, 1861
Samuel F. Cooke, Secretary, Military Committee of Washington County, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the committee recommended Charles P. Wilson as a suitable person for a commission as Recruiting Lieutenant for the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in place of Henry H. Pugh who had resigned due to bad health, that Wilson was a young man of good moral character and business capacity, and that Wilson had been in Virginia in the three months' service as Assistant Quartermaster and Private.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 196]

October 17, 1861
William Cornell, Jr., and H. Mahan, Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that as members of the Sub-Military Committee for the Fifth Subdivision, Hamilton County, they recommended James Huston, Jr., a brave, honorable, and temperate man, as a suitable person to receive a Lieutenant's commission for the subdivision named.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 166]

October 17, 1861
James H. Dye, Lieutenant Colonel, and Joseph C. Brand, Quartermaster, [66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Captain Eugene Powell as a suitable person to be appointed Major of the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of John H. Young.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 45]

October 17, 1861
Warren P. Edgarton, Captain, Battery E, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that an official letter announcing the appointment of A[lbert] G. Ransom, W[illiam] W. Northrop and [Thomas M.] Bartlett to Lieutenancies in his battery had been received, that Buckingham had a misunderstanding in regard to the telegram he forwarded soliciting the appointments, that the expense of the message was paid by the candidates, and that he had learned that Bartlett had been transferred to another battery of the regiment at the request of Colonel [James] Barnett; requesting that the appointment of Andrew Berwick of Berea, Ohio be made out in place of Bartlett; and stating that Berwick had the approval of Barnett and himself.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 67]

[October 17?, 1861]
J.M. Estep, President, [Military Committee of Harrison County, Ohio]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Military Committee of Harrison County recommended Sanford F. Timmans for a commission as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a volunteer company in Harrison County, that Timmans had already honorably served three months in western Virginia, that Timmans was a man of good moral character and of such attainments as would fit him for the command of a company in the field, that the committee believed Timmans could recruit a company in Harrison County, and that the committee pledged their assistance.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 189]

October 17, 1861
A[lexander] L. Haskin, Major, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Putnam, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Silas Thurlow, a 2nd Lieutenant in the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, instead of entering in good faith upon the duties of his office, had been recruiting men for and transporting them to the 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Thurlow had posters distributed in Washington County and adjoining counties with his name attached as Recruiting Lieutenant for Colonel [Jesse] Hildebrand's regiment, that about fifteen men had in this manner been turned over to the 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry who properly belonged to the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Thurlow had written a note of resignation to Colonel Craig which Craig would not entertain, and that Craig requested that Thurlow be deprived of his commission and not permitted to enter the service again.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 103]

October 17, 1861
A.W. Holden, Spring Hills, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was writing to obtain permission and the necessary authority to raise a company of sharpshooters in Champaign County and adjacent counties, that he would prefer that the company be attached to the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which was being raised in Champaign County and would encamp at Urbana (Camp McArthur), that he felt willing to go with any of their brave regiments and any place where they could find the "game" and have the privilege to "drop'em", that he had been a Minister of the Gospel in a respectable denomination of Christians for about eleven years, had been employed in actual service for upwards of eight years, and currently had charge of a large and interesting field of labor, that ever since the bombardment of [Fort] Sumter, he had felt that he wanted to do something more to put down the pro-slavery rebellion than to pray for the success of the cause, that he believed in faith and prayer, but he also believed in showing faith by works, that while they sent up prayers to the God of their fathers for His favor, it was also necessary to send bullets after the foes of the government, that he thought there would be no difficulty in getting a sufficient number of men if a proper effort was made, that he was under the impression that the effort would call out a class of men who could not be reached by a common infantry company, and that if an order was granted and a company was raised, it would expect to be armed with rifles of the best pattern and all necessary accoutrements.
3 pp. [Series 147-14: 119]

October 17, 1861
V[alentine] B. Horton, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that George Walker of Pomeroy was in service three months as Orderly Sergeant in Company F, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and recommending Walker for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant under the present plan of raising volunteers. Bears a note from N[ewton] Schleich, Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, approving the recommendation of Walker and requesting Walker's assignment to his regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 23]

October 17, 1861
U[riel] H. Hutchins, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting appointment as a Battalion Quartermaster in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 58]

October 17, 1861
Lyman J. Jackson, Captain, Company G, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that upon receipt of commissions for Company G, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he was surprised to find that all of them dated from September 24, that this was a mistake and he wished to see it corrected, that on September 2, they had over ninety men enrolled and held a meeting in Perry County to recommend officers, that he was recommended for Captain, Henry C. Greiner for 1st Lieutenant, and James W. Martin for 2nd Lieutenant, with the recommendation for each being unanimous, that they left for Columbus on September 3 and reported 75 men to Buckingham, that on September 4, H.C. Greiner was mustered in as 1st Lieutenant with 71 men, that the other men were left at home for private business until September 11, when the minimum number for the organization of a company was reported, that the election roll and muster roll would show that the nomination was made by the full number of members requisite to organize and appoint officers although they were not all present at the mustering, that they received their respective appointments on September 4, but he was then informed that no officer except the 1st Lieutenant could be mustered into service given the number of men reported, that consequently, James W. Martin and himself were sworn in although not mustered as officers, that at the time, he held a commission as Captain for five years which had been given in the three months' service, that he supposed no other commission was necessary, that he had been authorized to recruit for the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in which he had served for three months and was afterwards transferred to the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Martin and himself were regularly mustered in on September 24; requesting that his commission and Martin's commission be changed, at least to the date of appointment; stating that he thought this would be simple justice, and that Greiner's commission should date from the time he was mustered in; and requesting that this be done in justice to Greiner. Bears a note from H.C. Greiner stating that Jackson's statements were all true.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 33]

October 17, 1861
L. Jewett, Chairman, Military Committee of the 11th Congressional District, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he received a letter from Colonel N. Schleich, and that Schleich wanted him to say that should it be decided to recall any of the permits issued for recruiting in the 11th Congressional District which were issued without the recommendation of the county military committees, Schleich wanted Daniel J. Schleich and Ezra P. Jackson made an exception because they had their companies almost full in Fairfield County.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 146]

October 17, 1861
Andrew Kilgore, Chairman, et. al., Pike County Military Committee, Piketon, Pike County, Ohio. To ? Letter certifying that the bearer, James Q. Barnes, who was an applicant for a permit to recruit a company in the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry under Colonel Orland Smith, was a man of good moral character and of such attainments as would fit him for the command of a company in the field; and stating that they believed Barnes could raise a company in Pike County, and that they pledged to aid him in so doing.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 190]

[October 17?, 1861]
John H. Littler, S. Shelabarger, and Jno. B. Hagan. To the Military Committee of Clark County, Ohio. Letter recommending William T. Drummond as a suitable person to receive a Lieutenant's commission. Bears a note from A.S. Bushnell, Secretary, stating that the committee concurred.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 194]

October 17, 1861
L.D. McCabe, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it afforded him pleasure to express his high appreciation of the strength, activity, and beauty of intellect possessed by the bearer, Johnson N. High.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 155]

October 17, 1861
T.A. Plants, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that B.M. Skinner would accept a position in an Ohio regiment if tendered to him; and recommending Skinner without reserve for such position as he would be willing to occupy.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 65]

October 17, 1861
A.M. Pratt, Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the office and duties of District Commissioner of the 5th Congressional District; stating that he had voluntarily devoted the greater part of his time since April 13 to the same class of duties, that Williams County now had 600 men in the field, that the details of their volunteering would be placed in Buckingham's office at the proper time, that the draft must never be applied in Williams County, that James H. Long had an order and was mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant in the 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Long was under the impression he would be recruiting for the Toledo regiment, which was actually the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Long wished to be ordered to report to the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that E.J. Evans, late Lieutenant in Company C, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), who could recruit a company in Williams County better and quicker than any other man, would join Long in the work, that he thought the company would be full in ten days, that he recommended that Long be ordered to report to the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that their communication was more direct with Toledo and relations more intimate than with the region of Henry County, Defiance County, and other counties south, that they could do better recruiting for a regiment forming at Toledo than elsewhere, that besides the one company, which under the auspices named would undoubtedly fill, they might secure fragments for one or two more companies but not more, that most of their villages and some of their townships were already entirely denuded of young men, and that occasionally men presented themselves wishing to be forwarded as recruits to regiments already in the field; asking what the process was in such cases; stating that in the Governor's proclamation of October 16, committees were directed to purchase blankets; asking with what means and how the blankets were to be paid for; stating that he thought after their county committee was appointed, they could do much in getting blankets, clothing, etc.; asking if the 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Zahm's cavalry were well supplied, and if it would not be better for them to solicit directly for these units and their present recruits as said men were from the area; stating that hardly a household locally did not have ties of kindred in the 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Zahm's cavalry, and that if they could be assured their contributions would go to these neighbors and friends, they could collect far more than otherwise; asking if recruits and soldiers in the field would be credited with the United States at value should blankets, etc. be furnished by the committees, and if the recruits and soldiers in the field received the balance in money provided they did not draw up to the amount allowed for clothing; and stating that he understood their county committee had been appointed at Defiance on October 16 and that if this was so, they would soon be ready to work locally, that Ohio ought not to require the newest portion of the State to outstrip all other portions of the State, that his legislative district had ten infantry companies and one cavalry company in the service, that there were at least two more companies which had gone in fragments, and that there would be four or five more partial companies formed.
4 pp. [Series 147-14: 36]

October 17, 1861
J.M. Root, et. al., Erie County Military Committee, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in their part of Erie County, there were some thirty or forty good men who would not enlist under any recruiting officer yet appointed but who would readily enlist under John H. Poyer if he had the necessary authority, and that they thought Poyer in all respects fit to receive a 2nd Lieutenant's commission; recommending that such a commission be issued to Poyer on the usual terms; and stating that they deemed it important for Poyer to commence recruiting immediately.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 133]

October 17, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that Captain Thomas L.P. De Frees, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Major Rudolph Heintz, 28th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant W.H. Hivling, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Captain Raymond Allston, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had resigned effective on the dates specified.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 6]

October 17, 1861
John Sherman, Colonel Commanding, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter asking that the authority of certain [Recruiting] Lieutenants be allowed to expire, and that the authority of certain others be extended ten days or that he be authorized to do it when advisable; stating that several who wished to recruit for his force had been denied appointments, and that of this he did not complain; asking if it would not be better to avail themselves of every reasonable chance of getting recruits; and stating that if more men were raised locally, it would be easy to attach another regiment or they could suspend recruitment the moment the force was full, that he regretted the refusal to appoint Hill of Erie County, Rust of Loudenville, and Reynolds of Delaware, that he only now endorsed local recommendations, that he had 748 actual enlistments, that although recruiting was going well, he did not feel out of the woods, that he would ask more and until every man was enlisted, and that the failure to furnish uniforms was a serious embarrassment.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 139]

October 17, 1861
E[dward] Siber, Colonel, 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding Post, Camp Piatt, near Charlestown, western Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the 37th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had arrived on October 13 and taken position on both banks of the Kanawha River, 11 miles south of Charlestown, that during the passage on the Ohio River, the regiment lost one man from Company D who appeared to have fallen overboard accidentally during the night of October 9, that he was enclosing an inventory of the man's effects, that he was also enclosing the list of election for Company H and Company I which were both complete, with Company H lacking only 10 men who either by sickness or by other causes had been impeded from leaving Camp Dennison with the regiment at the time of it's sudden departure, and that the regiment was in the presence of the enemy; and recommending certain nominations and promotions.
2 pp. [Series 147-14: 52]

October 17, 1861
B[enjamin] F. Smith, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Corwin, near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had assumed command of the regiment on October 15, that severe illness prevented him from doing so before that date, and that he was pleased to report that the ladies of Dayton, in their kindness, had responded to the proclamation of Governor [William Dennison] by furnishing every soldier of his command with a blanket.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 73]

October 17, 1861
William R. Snook, Junction, Paulding County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he understood the army was in need of scouts; asking if Dennison would or could allow Paulding County to form an independent company of about thirty scouts to act with the brigade which the 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was in; and stating that all they would ask was free transportation to the brigade and back, to be furnished with provisions while out and a Sharp's rifle and Navy Colt revolver per man to be returned the same as other public arms at the expiration of their time, and to serve until July 1, 1862, and that the scouts were to be the best of shots and first class woodsmen and hunters between the ages of 20 and 48.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 121]

October 17, 1861
Samuel Startzman, and Charles Rule, Military Committee, 1st District, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that they recommended Robert Scudder as a suitable person to be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, believing him fully qualified for the position and competent to recruit the quota of men required in the district.
1 p. [Series 147-14: 152]

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