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October 23, 1861
F.F. Kibler, Lieutenant, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been actively engaged in recruiting for the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, canvassing Highland County with a good speaker, that he had just begun to reap the fruits of his labors, that he had some men recruited and enough promised to almost form a company, that he feared he would not have the opportunity to muster in these men before his time expired on October 29, that if he could get three more weeks, he promised at least sixty men, that his was the only three years' infantry company forming in Highland County, and that the county [military] committee had promised to pass a resolution in his favor at their next meeting.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 79]

October 23, 1861
J[ames] M. Leith, Augusta, Carroll County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been in service for the past two months in western Virginia and had to leave there on October 15 on account of bad health, that his position was 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that one company had been raised in Augusta and there were still a few more men who could be raised, that he would like to get a commission to recruit and send the men where needed the worst, and that he wanted to recruit in some of the neighboring counties.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 42]

October 23, 1861
William McMichael, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Western Department, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he had heard various reports as to the action of Ohio's state administration in relation to recruiting in Ohio for regiments of other states, but had as yet seen no published order prohibiting the same; requesting that he be advised as to the desire of Ohio authorities in this respect; and stating that he was still issuing transportation orders for recruiting in Ohio for regiments of other states and would cease to do so if it was contrary to Ohio's regulations on the subject.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 28]

October 23, 1861
L. Magnus, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it was with regret that necessity compelled him to request Colonel [Valentine] Bausenwein to accept his resignation as the interests of his family demanded no further expenses than he had allowed himself for the benefit of a regiment [58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry] of which he would have been proud to be a member in the position solicited, that upon the arrival of Bausenwein at Cincinnati he had requested that his resignation for infantry be granted and that he be allowed to apply for artillery, that as an experienced European officer, educated as such, he anticipated using those capacities to the best advantage in a branch of military knowledge through which his friend and schoolmate General [Franz] Sigel gained his reputation, that he could now see that such a career was not acceptable, that he had done all he possibly could to raise recruits for infantry for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but could not succeed because Catholic sentiments, fortified by an Archbishop and some leaders connected with this "thrash", who pretended to do all they could in favor of the regiment, worked against it, that 160 hard gained dollars expended to raise recruits was as much as his means and his family could allow, of which expenditure he would probably never see a dollar, that at a future time when America followed in the footsteps of Europe in war time, artillery would be regarded with more esteem and then perhaps a chance would offer itself where an experienced officer was necessary, but for the moment he must give up the hope of being placed in such a capacity, that he felt under obligations towards those who were responsible for him being granted authority to raise a battery which would have been his joy and pride to have brought to a point of perfection were it given to him as a commissioned officer and not as a private individual, that as he was now placed, he must throw himself and family on the road of adventure at a moment when the country was in danger, and that he would feel happy to be in the midst of the hottest fire if the roar of canon could decide the day or death on the "noble" battlefield should tear him from his dearest relations for a cause as noble as the present one.
3 pp. [Series 147-15: 23]

October 23, 1861
Stephen Newton, Secretary, Washington County Military Committee, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Washington County Military Committee had appointed committees in every township in the county and requested said committees to appoint some active, energetic citizen in each school district in each township to call upon all persons and earnestly solicit donations of the various articles needed by the soldiers, that the committee also identified places for the reception of articles, that the committee had scheduled meetings in every township, notices of which were given in the newspapers and by hand-bills, that the committee had obtained the services of a number of the most acceptable speakers in Washington County to address said meetings on the importance and duty of every individual giving their ardent support to the Government in this hour of trial, that the committee also requested the clergy to address their several congregations on the pressing wants of the country, and that many of their citizens preferred that the articles contributed to the committee be applied to the wants of their own destitute soldiers now in Camps Putnam and Tupper at Marietta and also those who might come in hereafter to fill up the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 13]

October 23, 1861
H.B. Patterson, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Major Runkle of the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry informed him that the Quartermaster of that regiment had died, and that Runkle told him to write to Dennison for the appointment thinking he would make a good Quartermaster; and asking if he could have the appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 34]

October 23, 1861
Phil Pfau, Captain, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, General [Jacob Dolson] Cox's Brigade, Camp Tompkins Farm. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that ever since their arrival, they had been going day and night and had done their duty to the entire satisfaction of their gallant General, that their horses had often been without any feed for three or four days and they did not fare much better although they never grumbled, that they performed their duty so well that every Brigadier General in the area was trying hard to have them attached to his brigade, that they wanted to stay with General Cox, that on their departure from Columbus, they got three two-horse teams and three teamsters, that the U.S. Quartermaster refused to pay the teamsters, that one of the team horses died on their "grand retreat" from Sewell, that Buckingham would confer a favor by giving him such information as would secure the payment of the teamsters, and that he wanted to know if his unit was attached to any regiment, the number of the regiment, the letter of the company, and the names of the officers of the regiment; and asking that Buckingham not forget him if the officers had not been appointed.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 158]

October 23, 1861
S.B. Shaw, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Fremont Light Guard, Headquarters, St. Louis, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that on September 18, Major General [John C.] Fremont assigned him the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and gave him an order to raise an independent regiment for United States service, that this he proceeded to do and now had five companies partially filled with the promise of two full companies more, that one of these companies was in the field with Fremont, that he had learned that all the independent regiments were to be numbered in some of the several state forces, and that being himself from Ohio, he most respectfully requested that his regiment might be numbered in the Ohio forces and that his officers might be allowed to recruit in the State of Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 1]

October 23, 1861
B. Stanton, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Colin McDonald of Urbana was an applicant for the appointment of Major of the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now organizing at Camp McArthur in Urbana, that he had been acquainted with McDonald for twenty-five years, that McDonald was a gentleman of "unexceptionable" character, great energy, and undoubted courage, and capacity, and that he had no doubt McDonald would make an excellent officer.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 33]

October 23, 1861
Frank Sweny, Camp Hamilton. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 4]

October 23, 1861
W.B. Woods, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that William Walker of Union Township, Knox County, Ohio had visited Newark for the purpose of procuring the recommendation of Colonel Charles R. Woods, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for his appointment as a 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for said regiment, that Colonel Charles R. Woods was now in western Virginia, that he had no doubt that the appointment of Walker was one fit to be made and would be entirely acceptable to Colonel Woods, that it was represented to him that Walker was a man of large influence in a section of Knox County which had as yet furnished few volunteers, and that without interfering with other recruiting officers, Walker would be able in a few weeks to enlist a full company. Together with a letter dated October 23, 1861, from M. Morath, Chairman, and J. Buckingham, Secretary, Licking County Military Committee, stating that at a meeting of the committee held that day, it was resolved that Walker's appointment to recruit for the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry met with the approval of the committee.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 41]

October 23, [1861]
Crafts J. Wright, Benton Barracks, [St. Louis, Missouri]. To ? Letter requesting one or two Lieutenants with 35 men each to report to General [Samuel Ryan] Curtis; and regarding his command becoming an Ohio regimental organization.
3 pp. [Series 147-15: 26]

October 24, 1861
L[awrence] G. Andrews, Assistant Surgeon, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain Summit, [western Virginia]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had not yet received his commission, and that he received notice of his appointment on July 26 and accepted immediately, so he supposed the commission should bear that date; and asking that the commission be made out and sent to him.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 168]

October 24, 1861
J[essie] J. Appler, Colonel Commanding, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Diamond, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointment of [Chester W.] Selfridge as a Recruiting Lieutenant for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that the Latrobe [Iron] Furnace, with which Selfridge was formerly connected, had suspended operations, and that Selfridge had control of a large number of "hands" who he could bring into camp immediately.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 61]

October 24, 1861
A[ndrew] Berwick, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 10]

October 24, 1861
Joseph C. Brand, Probate Office, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was enclosing the commission and muster roll of Lieutenant Chance who declined to serve any longer, and that he supposed Chance had no charges; reminding Buckingham that an arrangement had been made to send a commission for L[evi] H. Barchus, Jr.; and requesting that the time be extended as long as possible since Barchus was currently in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in western Virginia.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 49]

October 24, 1861
Henry M. Cist, 1st Lieutenant, 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter accepting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 4]

October 24, 1861
J.S. Covert, Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had noticed Buckingham's General Order Number 50, that as a loyal citizen it was his duty to comply with that order, that at New Castle, Monroe County, there was a small company of reserve militia, without arms or the means of getting them, under John Barrickman as Captain, that the company numbered around 40, that among them there were 12 who would go into actual service, but could not get away from the reserves, that Barrickman was enlisting men for immediate service without any authority from Buckingham or anyone else, that under the circumstances, Barrickman could not fill a company in 10 months, and that if Barrickman was arrested in this movement, it would be a fine thing for the community at large.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 124]

October 24, 1861
Benjamin F. Croxton, 2nd Lieutenant, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he had reported himself to the commanding officer of the regiment at Camp Meigs.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 5]

October 24, 1861
William Dammert, 1st Lieutenant, 7th Battery (Battery I), 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accepting his appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 8]

October 24, 1861
Charles H. Doddridge, Lieutenant, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Diamond, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter appealing to Dennison to revoke the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant given to John Kinney of Athens County, with authority to recruit for the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that Kinney obtained an order from the Colonel of the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to raise a company for said regiment and, after enlisting upwards of fifty men, obtained a Lieutenancy for the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Kinney was now endeavoring to have his papers transferred to the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that on October 20, he enrolled a recruit named James Dye, that owing to the absence of the magistrate, he administered the oath himself, that upon returning from Camp Diamond on October 21, he found that Kinney, taking advantage of the situation, had bought off and enrolled Dye, despite knowing that Dye was already enrolled, and that he claimed Dye as his man; demanding that Kinney's appointment as 2nd Lieutenant be revoked as a benefit to the recruiting service and as a precedent to interruptions of a similar nature which might occur hereafter; and stating that Kinney's conduct was of great injury to the recruiting system and calculated to discourage recruiting officers, and that in matters such as this, he wanted protection.
3 pp. [Series 147-15: 42]

October 24, 1861
S[amuel] H. Dunning, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Buckhannon, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Caleb C. Whitson, having received a 1st Lieutenant's commission from the Adjutant General's Department, was appointed Quartermaster of the 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, that since that date, Whitson had been performing the duties of Quartermaster with satisfaction, that Major Shaumburg, Paymaster, U.S. Army, refused to pay Whitson as Lieutenant and Quartermaster on the grounds that the law only recognized twenty Lieutenants to a regiment, and that since Whitson had been issued a commission and given his own understanding of the law, he supposed each regiment was entitled to twenty-two Lieutenants.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 111]

October 24, 1861
A[rchibald] Greenlee, President pro tem, and J.S. Davis, Secretary, Military Committee, Knox County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that William Walker of Knox County was a man of good moral character, that Walker possessed such attainments as would fit him for the command of a company in the field, that they believed Walker could recruit a company in Knox County, and that the committee pledged to aid Walker in so doing; and recommending that Walker be given a commission enabling him to recruit for the service.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 40]

October 24, 1861
J.E. Harle, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had concluded to raise a company of infantry, and that he was confident of his ability to furnish one full company within four weeks from the time he commenced recruiting without interfering with those now engaged; offering to provide references; and stating that he served about two years in the Mexican War in the capacity of a commissioned officer.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 104]

October 24, 1861
George H. Hepburn, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter applying for a commission as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears a note signed by C.H. Mitchener, and John English, authorized to raise and organize the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, endorsing Hepburn's application. Also bears a note signed by C.H. Mitchener, Chairman, and C.H. Robinson, Secretary, Military Committee, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, stating that the committee recommended Hepburn as a person qualified and prepared to recruit a company for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 117]

October 24, 1861
J.H. Hitchcock, 2nd Lieutenant, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Apple Creek, Wayne County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been laboring for the past ten days to raise his company and had found but one man who was willing to be sworn in, that he had twenty-one men who said they would swear in when he got thirty, that it was hard to raise men locally when so many were wanted for the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Colonel [John F.] DeCourcy and the county [military] committee wanted him transferred to the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that with the influence he would get from the military committee, he could raise a company, and that otherwise, he feared he would fail.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 159]

October 24, 1861
P. Hitchcock, Burton, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was informed there was "strife" in the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Wood in Cleveland, as to the ranking company entitled to the right of the regiment; and relating the facts as he knew them. Bears a statement of Reuben Hitchcock.
3 pp. [Series 147-15: 19]

October 24, 1861
H[enry] F. Hyman, Captain, 7th Battery (Battery I), 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that 1st Lieutenant William Dammert had reported, and that he would, with pleasure, accept the appointment and proceed forthwith to have his men mustered into the service and organize his battery.
1 p. [Series 147-15: 8]

October 24, 1861
John Kebler, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was addressing Dennison on behalf of James Bryant Walker, who had just graduated from the Law School in Cambridge, [Massachusetts], that for the last 20 days, Walker had been trying to get recruits for the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry under one of the conditional Lieutenancies issued from the Governor's office, that Walker had failed to get a man in Hamilton County to which he was limited, that Walker had put himself to work with commendable ardor and his friends rallied and exerted themselves in his behalf without, however, the desired result, that Hamilton County, having sent more than 10,000 men, was drained, and that Walker had reported himself to the camp of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry per instructions; asking that Dennison not revoke Walker's commission; and stating that Walker was drill master of the students at Harvard University and had a testimonial of thanks and approval from the President of the college for his services in that regard, that Walker was a thorough mathematician and had studied the rules of war and the science of entrenchments, that Walker could make himself quite useful as an engineer, that Walker was a young man of splendid appearance and full of enthusiasm, that he would regret to see Walker in the ranks and his services thus comparatively lost to the country, and that there were strong commendations of Walker on file in Dennison's office.
2 pp. [Series 147-15: 81]

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