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October 26, 1861
Azariah W. Doan, ex-Captain, Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp McNeal, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that on October 5, he wrote from Sewell Mountain notifying Dennison that the positions of 1st Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were vacant and recommending the appointment of William H. Glotfelter as 1st Lieutenant and Andrew C. Miller as 2nd Lieutenant, that since then, nothing had been heard on the subject, that in the meantime, domestic afflictions and pecuniary embarrassment had compelled him to resign his position as Captain, that he therefore recommended William H. Glotfelter for Captain, Hiram McKay for 1st Lieutenant, and Andrew C. Miller for 2nd Lieutenant, and that all three individuals had seen service under his own eyes and had acquitted themselves well doing deeds of daring, particularly McKay who would make a good Captain but refused to accept the position.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 148]

October 27, 1861
J[ohn] M. Connell, Colonel, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Connell, near London, Kentucky. To General. Letter enclosing two company rolls indicating the choice of the men for officers; stating that their marches had been so frequent and they had been worked so hard that opportunity had not been offered to transmit the rolls earlier, that the enclosed rolls completed the organization of the regiment, that the companies were all full above the minimum and some to the maximum, that the officers were all chosen and the men mustered in except for a few recruits who joined in the last week, that no regiment from Ohio had ever been worked as the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been in the advance from Camp Dennison, that the regiment was still in the advance working hard and doing duty faithfully, that the regiment had smelled powder at Wild Cat, [Kentucky] and deserved the kind considerations of the government of the state which sent it on its perilous and laborious mission, that his officers wanted their commissions, and that none of the commissions, including his own, had yet been received; and requesting the commissions.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 102]

October 27, 1861
William H. Trimble, Colonel, 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), Camp Mitchel, near Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that since Fayette County was assigned as part of his recruiting district for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), he recommended George B. Gardner of Fayette County for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company for the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 192]

October 28, 1861
D[avid] T. Adams, et. al. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by eighty-six members of Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; petitioning Dennison to appoint Lieutenant John Curtis of Company H, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as their Captain to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Captain A[sariah] L. Doane; and stating that they were well acquainted with Curtis and knew him to be a well drilled, gentlemanly, and competent officer, and well qualified to command the company. Bears a note from E[dward] M. Carey, Captain, Company H, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that Curtis had served as Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant in his company, and that he knew Curtis to be a brave and efficient officer. Also bears the endorsements of C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; H[enry] W. Benham, Brigadier General, Headquarters, Camp McNeil, Virginia; and W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Brigadier General, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia.
4 pp. [Series 147-16: 80]

October 28, 1861
William Askew, Captain, Company I, and William P. Richardson, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain Summit, [western Virginia]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Francis M. Shaklee and Harrison Wilson of Company I, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were individuals worthy of commissions as Lieutenants for recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 33]

October 28, 1861
William O. Collins, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had authorized the bearer, Captain A.H. Yeazel, to raise a company of cavalry to be attached to his regiment provided Yeazel presented Buckingham the recommendation of the county [military] committee; requesting that Yeazel be given the proper appointment; and stating that Yeazel was the twelfth person to whom he had given authority, that there were twelve companies in his regiment and he would give no more orders unless some failed to get through, and that Yeazel wanted to recruit in Hardin County, Marion County, and Union County.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 94]

October 28, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Military Committee of Hocking County. Letter stating that having been authorized to take one company from Hocking County for the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he wanted the committee to recommend T.M.D. Pilcher as a proper person to be appointed a recruiting officer for said regiment. Bears the endorsement of the Military Committee of Hocking County.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 35]

October 28, 1861
D[ennis] Kenny, Jr., Captain, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Connell, Kentucky. To S.S. Osborn, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Letter stating that Osborn's son, A.E. Osborn, who was 1st Sergeant of his battery [C] was deserving of a better position, that he understood that several new batteries had been authorized in Ohio, that he would like very much to have A.E. Osborn get a Lieutenancy in one of these new batteries, that he regarded A.E. Osborn as well qualified for the position, and that A.E. Osborn's experience in the field would render him a valuable assistant in the organization and drilling of a company.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 175]

October 28, 1861
W[illiam] R. Lloyd, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Hutchins, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointment of Alexander Ryder of Massillon as a Lieutenant to recruit for the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; and stating that he made the recommendation with the understanding that the Military Committee of Stark County would concur in the same, and that no appointment already made in Stark County to recruit for the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry would be interfered with, and that he had no doubt as to the fitness and competency of Ryder for the place. Bears a note dated October 31, 1861, from the Military Committee for the Western District of Stark County; recommending Ryder as a suitable person to raise a company of cavalry in said district, that Ryder receive the proper commission for that purpose, and that Ryder be authorized to recruit a company for the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; and stating that they believed Ryder could do so in a reasonable time. Also bears a note dated November 12, 1861, from the Congressional District [Military] Committee residing in the western division of Stark County, endorsing the recommendation. Also bears a note from I. Steese, stating that he was well acquainted with Ryder, regarded him as a young man of good character, and thought him a suitable man to raise a company.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 53]

October 29, 1861
W.H. Baldwin, Chairman Pro Tem, and J.B. Allen, Secretary Pro Tem, [Military Committee of Clinton County], Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the committee recommended James Partington for an appointment as recruiting officer to assist Lieutenant Reed in recruiting a company for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 176]

October 29, 1861
A.L. Brewer, Chairman, [Military Committee of Columbiana County], New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the committee recommended E.G. Waite and Albert Cooke for appointments as 2nd Lieutenants to raise a cavalry company in Columbiana County and vicinity, and that an extension of twenty days each be granted to S.M. Emmons and George E. Brewer, that in making application for the appointment of Waite and Cooke, the committee was influenced by the consideration that in getting up a cavalry company, great exertion would be required, that Waite and Cooke would have to travel over two or three counties and pick up their men whenever chance might find them, and that by combining their exertions, Waite and Cooke might accomplish the goal.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 20]

October 29, 1861
A[rchibald] S.A. Constable, Captain, [11th Independent Battery], Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, St. Louis, Missouri. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the muster roll of his company as mustered into U.S. service; requesting that commissions be forwarded as soon as possible, and that blank warrants be sent to fill up for the noncommissioned officers of the company; and stating that the battery started by boat that evening for Booneville and were to march from there to Sedalia and on to Warsaw, and that during embarkation, one of the Privates was unfortunately drowned.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 74]

[October 29?, 1861]
James R. Hubbell, Chairman, [Delaware] County [Military] Committee, et. al. To ? Letter signed by twelve residents of Delaware, Ohio; stating that they had been acquainted with Captain James M. Crawford of Delaware for many years, that Crawford was a person of good morals, great energy, and true bravery, that when the call was made for three months' volunteers, Crawford was first to enlist, that Crawford spent much time and money in raising companies, that Crawford was universally liked by his men and unanimously elected Captain of Company C, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that when the regiment was changed, Crawford's men would not leave him and his company was the first one filled for the three years' service, that Crawford was again elected Captain without opposition, that Crawford was a person of caution yet of great courage and good judgment, that Crawford had been noted for his military talents from boyhood, and that Crawford had been an officer in a military company for several years prior to the present war; recommending Crawford as a person worthy and competent to fill any position in the regiment; and requesting that Crawford be promoted to the rank of Major.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 81]

October 29, 1861
Ralph Leete, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter acknowledging the trust committed to his hands as a member of the District Military Committee; stating that Lawrence County was situated differently from almost any other county in the State in consequence of its peculiar geographical position and the military arrangements in the adjoining States of Virginia and Kentucky, that he wished to make known to Dennison some of the obstacles they were facing in the way of volunteering, that the State of Kentucky advanced a month's pay to all new recruits, that a Kentucky regiment was being formed in Boyd County with its camp near Ashland, six miles from Ironton, that many Lawrence County men enlisted in Kentucky, being attracted by the advance pay and the ready equipages and uniforms, that Camp Pierpont at Ceredo, Wayne County, Virginia was 13 miles away on the Ohio River, that the 5th Virginia Infantry Regiment was made up at Camp Pierpont and was now encamped there, that in the 5th Virginia Infantry Regiment there were five full companies of infantry and a full battery of artillery from Lawrence County, Ohio, that K.V. Whaley, the Union congressman from the district including Wayne County, Virginia, had commenced raising the 7th Virginia Infantry Regiment at Camp Pierpont, that Whaley had two companies nearly full from Lawrence County, Ohio, that for some reason, most Lawrence County men preferred to go to Camp Pierpont, that this was perhaps because Lawrence County's agricultural population was mainly from Virginia or of Virginia descent, that a military committee for Lawrence County had been appointed, that the District [Military] Committee took prompt action digesting and publicizing the new order of the Adjutant General relative to recruiting and at the same time appointed local committees in every township and opened the canvas by holding public meetings, that they succeeded in getting 37 recruits with promises of a general turn out of all those capable of bearing arms as soon as seeding and the harvest were completed, and that the Lawrence County Military Committee, which was made up of their most eminent and patriotic citizens, felt seriously aggrieved at the dealings of the Adjutant General with regard to Captain Dorrhies and Lieutenant Hasford; explaining the facts in the cases of Dorrhies and Hasford; and stating that six miles below Ironton, in Greenup County, Kentucky, another encampment was established on the banks of the Ohio River and had some 300 men in it, that the District Military Committee had fifteen meetings scheduled for that week and next, and that they were determined to make up the State's quota from Lawrence County, even though over 12 companies of men from Lawrence County had enlisted for service in Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri.
5 pp. [Series 147-16: 25]

October 29, 1861
W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Brigadier General, Camp Tompkins, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the application of sundry officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the Governor for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant John Curtis, Company H, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as Captain of Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of [Asariah] Doane.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 80]

October 29, 1861
L[ysander] W. Tulleys, Captain, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Enfant, Kanawha Valley, Virginia. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that all of the companies of the 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, except those of Captain [William W.] Woodward, Captain [Daniel M.] Rouzer, and his own, had been lettered, that each of their commissions was dated on the same day, in consequence of which their commanding officer was unwilling to decide their positions in the regiment, that it was therefore necessary to refer the matter to Mason, that the companies of Woodward, Rouzer, and his own were mustered in full upon the same day, that his company was mustered in about two hours before either of the others, and that Captain [J.H.] Young, the mustering officer, said he was entitled to letter C.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 59]

October 30, 1861
Samuel Beatty, Colonel, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Ford, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Sir. Letter stating that his regiment contained nine full companies, that owing to the number of recruiting officers assigned in the area for [John] Sherman's Brigade under the new regulation, it was impossible to obtain the men requisite under nine or ten days, that Lieutenant Camp had recruited a company of 90 men in and around Alliance which by right belonged to the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and they were willing to be transferred, that if they had that company, they would be ready to move at any time, and that he hoped it would be deemed of sufficient importance to the public interests to transfer Lieutenant Camp's, Lieutenant Swaine's, or some other company to the 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 26]

October 30, 1861
Lewis D. Campbell, Colonel, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Camp Hamilton, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending M.A. Dalton as a gentleman eminently qualified to assist in the service of recruiting; and stating that Dalton wanted to serve the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and would act as aid to J.A. Zeller whose recruiting field included Butler County and Warren County.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 1]

October 30, 1861
Albert Cook. Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. To the Honorable R.W. Taylor. Letter enclosing a recommendation from the Chairman of the Military Committee of Columbiana County for the appointment of E.G. Wait and himself as 2nd Lieutenants to recruit a cavalry company; and requesting that Wait be commissioned to recruit in Columbiana County and Carroll County, and that he be commissioned to recruit in Mahoning County and Stark County.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 21]

October 30, 1861
John A. Gurley, St. Louis, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Charles H. Matthews, son of Howard Matthews of Cincinnati, had been serving at St. Louis as a drill master for some time, and had done his whole duty and to entire satisfaction, and that Charles H. Matthews was worthy in all respects of a position as Lieutenant or a higher position; and asking if Dennison could help Charles H. Matthews as he had generously done in similar cases.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 162]

October 30, 1861
L. Gwynne, Post Adjutant, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Copy of Special Order Number 120, stating that there would be appointed weekly an officer who would take charge of the prison and prisoners at Camp Chase, that said officer would inquire daily as to the sanitary condition and security of said prisoners, making such changes as he might deem proper for the promotion of either, that said officer would have exclusive control over and would issue all passes into the prison, that the Lieutenant of the Prison Guard would obey all orders received from said officer as to the safety of prisoners and the passing of persons into the prison, and that Major Milliken was hereby appointed to act as said officer for one week. Issued by command of O.P. Ransom, Colonel Commanding, Camp Chase.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 181]

October 30, 1861
John S. Mason, Colonel Commanding Post, and E[dwin] B. Olmsted, Captain, Company H, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Keys, Romney, Virginia. Letter attesting to the good moral character and temperate habits of Captain Francis W. Butterfield, Company C, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that they believed him qualified for any position which might be vacant in his regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 145]

October 30, 1861
W[illiam] Nelson, Brigadier General, Headquarters, Camp Wadsworth, Hazle Green, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the muster roll of Company I, 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which completed the organization of the regiment; and stating that the rolls for the other nine companies had been forwarded to the Adjutant General's Department by Captain [E. Morgan] Wood, mustering officer, that a portion of the men belonging to Company I were mustered in by Captain Wood, but since Wood received orders to march before the company was full, the roll was incomplete, and that he had finished the organization of the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in order to enable Buckingham to forward the officers their commissions.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 178]

October 30, 1861
P. Odlin, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that A.B. Leaman of Dayton, who had been admitted to the Bar, wanted a commission as 1st Lieutenant in the Ohio volunteer service, that Leaman had been a member of the Dayton Light Guards and had made himself conversant with military drill, that Leaman was a young gentleman of character and ability, and that he thought Leaman was decidedly competent to handle the duties of the position sought.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 163]

October 30, 1861
William Patton, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting a conditional commission to recruit a company in Montgomery County, Miami County, and Mercer County for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears a note dated October 31, 1861, from Lewis D. Campbell, Colonel, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that he had known Patton for fifteen years, and that Patton was a gentleman of excellent moral character and a suitable person to receive the appointment he applied for. Also bears a note from D.A. Haynes, Chairman, and E.S. Young, Secretary, [Montgomery County Military Committee], concurring in the recommendation of Patton, and stating that Patton's relations in Montgomery County were such as to give him peculiar advantages in obtaining recruits.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 41]

October 30, 1861
E. P[arker] Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Ewing, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that various promotions be made in the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry without delay, including the promotion of Rutherford B. Hayes from Major to Lieutenant Colonel. Bears the endorsements of Robert C. Schenck, Brigadier General, and W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Brigadier General, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 149]

October 30, 1861
James E. West, New York, New York. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on October 18, he received a telegram from Colonel W.P.N. Fitzgerald, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, informing him that he was appointed Fitzgerald's Adjutant, that the appointment was mailed, and requesting him to make preparations without delay, that a day or two afterwards, he received a letter to the same effect also from Fitzgerald, that the appointment was never received, that in consequence of Fitzgerald's communications, he had ordered his uniforms and completed his preparations, that on October 28, he received the unexpected news of Fitzgerald's resignation, and that upon Fitzgerald's return, he called upon him and learned for the first time that he should have immediately notified Buckingham of his acceptance of the position when informed of the appointment; and asking if the appointment was still open to him.
3 pp. [Series 147-16: 4]

October 31, 1861
F.T. Backus, Chairman, and W. Bingham, Secretary, [District Military Committee], Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointment of A.H. Comstock of Bedford, Cuyahoga County as a regimental Quartermaster.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 83]

October 31, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Joseph Bartlett, who was appointed 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company for the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, was in the army on the Potomac, that Bartlett could not report himself until he was transferred, which would probably be the first of the following week, and that Bartlett would report as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 87]

October 31, 1861
Seth A. Bushnell, Captain, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter claiming for himself and Lieutenants Emerson Opdycke and James McCleery seniority of commissions in their respective grades over Captain [William R.] Tolles and Lieutenants [William W.] Munn and [Henry W.] Johnson.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 27]

October 31, 1861
William B. Castle, Chairman, and F. Nicola, Secretary, [Military Committee for the West Side of Cuyahoga County], Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that Valentine Fleckman be issued a commission as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of A.C. Voris, Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 12]

October 31, 1861
J.S. Earhart, Chairman, S.A. Burnass, Secretary, and N. Simpson, [Meigs County Military Committee], Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. Letter certifying that Benjamin Knight 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 Knight could recruit a company in Meigs County, and that the committee pledged to aid him in so doing.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 61]

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