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October 31, 1861
E. Goit, Chairman, and J.A. Bope, Secretary, Military Committee of Hancock County, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that information had been filed with, and complaints made to the committee that James Waltermier and C. Doherty were recruiting men in Hancock County for a Missouri regiment, that Waltermier and Doherty had recruited and taken away a number of men and were injuring recruiting locally for the State of Ohio, that Waltermier and Doherty had additional men whom they intended taking to Missouri soon, that the committee gave an order to the officer commanding Camp Vance to detail a squad of men and arrest and bring Waltermier and Doherty before the committee to show their authority, that the squad arrested Waltermier and brought him before the committee, that Waltermier denied enlisting men although they had evidence to the contrary, and that they did not know what to do with Waltermier and let him go; asking if they had done right, and if they could stop Waltermier and Doherty from recruiting; and stating that they presumed Waltermier would attempt an action against them for false imprisonment.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 117]

October 31, 1861
William J. Hall, Lieutenant, 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Medina, Medina County, Ohio. To H.C. Canfield. Letter stating that he consented to a transfer to the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now going into camp at Camp Croghan, that he consented to this transfer not from any dissatisfaction toward the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or any of its officers, but believed that it would facilitate enlistments by allowing sufficient time to perfect an organization before being compelled to enter camp, and that their greatest impediment was fear they would be called away in a small detachment. Bears a note from R.B. Smith, Medina, concurring with Hall. Also bears a note from the Military Committee of Medina County, approving and recommending the transfer.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 44]

October 31, 1861
John C. Harmon, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he did not want the appointment of Captain of the company he was raising for the 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the appointment of Sidney S. Sprague as Captain would be satisfactory, and that he would accept a promotion to 1st Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 82]

October 31, 1861
J.D. Hines, Lieutenant Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had heard that the name of John Wise had been presented for Quartermaster of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, lately made vacant by the resignation of Lieutenant A.J. Roosa; recommending Wise as well qualified and competent to discharge the arduous duties of that post; and stating that he hoped Wise might be commissioned. Bears the endorsement of three individuals.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 177]

October [31?], 1861
E. Jayne, et. al., Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by sixty-one members of a company being enlisted and mustered into service at Defiance by John C. Harmon, 2nd Lieutenant and mustering officer; requesting that Sidney S. Sprague be appointed Captain of said company, and that John C. Harmon be promoted to 1st Lieutenant of said company; and stating that said company was being raised for the 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunter Infantry at Camp Latta, Napoleon, Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 82]

October 31, 1861
John H. Kelly, E. Rose, and William Spencer, Military Committee of Perry County, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Joel W. Overmyer of Somerset, Perry County as a man of good moral character and possessing the necessary qualifications to fit him for the command of a company in the field; and stating that they believed Overmyer could recruit a company in Perry County, and that they would aid him in so doing. Bears a note from R.A. Constable, Colonel, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, recommending the appointment of Overmyer to the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 42]

October 31, 1861
John McDonald, et. al., [Military Committee of Clermont County], New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter recommending Reverend John J. Gear as a suitable person to hold a Lieutenant's commission for the purpose of recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 118]

October 31, 1861
John W. Moody, Captain, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Hamilton, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he did not want to be transferred to the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but with his men, wanted to be transferred to the 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that his men were from the congressional district in which the 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was forming.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 38]

October 31, 1861
Franklin Sawyer, Major, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Keys, Romney, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he learned upon his arrival that Colonel [Herman G.] Depuy and Lieutenant Colonel [Charles A.] Park had resigned, which would leave vacancies to be filled, that he wanted, as a matter of course, to be promoted, and believed he could get good references, and that he trusted Dennison would find him worthy of promotion.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 32]

October 31, 1861
William Sherwood, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that Dennison give special attention to the enclosed application in behalf of his son; and stating that his son James was a teacher in the Cincinnati Public Schools, but while visiting relatives in Indiana, volunteered in the 34th Indiana Volunteer Militia and sent back his resignation as a teacher, that James had already been raised to a Sergeancy and was promised further promotion on the occurrence of a vacancy, that he was anxious to have James in the Ohio forces and had obtained his consent and that of his Captain to a transfer if a commission could be obtained, that if there was no vacancy in the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he had the assurance of Colonel Orland Smith that he would be pleased to have James in the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that James would prefer the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but was willing to serve in any good regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 119]

October 31, 1861
Thomas Kilby Smith, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter recommending the appointment of Eli C. Francis of Urbana as 2nd Lieutenant with necessary powers to recruit for the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Francis wanted to recruit in Union County and Madison County as well as Champaign County, and that recruits had already pledged themselves to Francis for the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 43]

October 31, 1861
W[illiam] H.H. Taylor, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Dick Corwin. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the appointments of Elbridge G. Ricker as 2nd Major, Charles S. Hayes as 3rd Major, James Chester Harrison as regimental Adjutant, and Joseph N. Shultz, Daniel Sazer, and John Craig as Battalion Adjutants; and stating that Colonel [Thomas T.] Heath would confer with Dennison on all regimental matters and whatever Heath might do would meet with his approval.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 86]

October 31, 1861
G.T. Townsend, Chairman, and George F. Brown, Secretary, Military Committee of Trumbull County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter recommending Riley L. Rood of Braceville in Trumbull County as a man of good moral character and of such attainments as fit him for the recruiting service, and for an appointment. Bears the endorsement of A.C. Voris, Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
3 pp. [Series 147-16: 55]

November 1, 1861
John A. Bingham, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was advised that another vacancy had occurred in Company H, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by reason of the resignation of Lieutenant John Connell; recommending the appointment of Thomas Lee Carnahan as 1st Lieutenant of said company in place of Connell; and stating that Carnahan was at present in the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in western Virginia.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 24]

November 1, 1861
James Cantwell, Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the field officers of the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had appointed Alexander S. Ramsey as Adjutant of said regiment; and requesting that Ramsey be commissioned.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 84]

November 1, 1861
W.H. Clement, Little Miami & Columbus & Xenia Railroad Company, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he understood that John Wise of Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio was an applicant for the position of Quartermaster of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in place of Lieutenant [Andrew J.] Roosa who had resigned, and that, although he was not intimately acquainted with Wise, he had every reason to believe from information obtained through mutual friends that Wise was competent to fill the post and that Wise was a gentleman of strict integrity.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 177]

November 1, 1861
D.B. Coles, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was found to be incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of physical disability; requesting a position as a teamster, cook, hospital nurse, etc.; and stating that his large family was "destitute".
3 pp. [Series 147-16: 2]

November 1, 1861
D.D.T. Cowen, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that C.L. Poorman of St. Clairsville had just received a message from Major Wallace of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry inquiring whether he would accept the appointment of Quartermaster of that regiment if tendered him, that he inferred from this that Poorman was the choice of the regiment, three companies of which were from Belmont County, that Poorman would accept the appointment if offered and had sent word to that effect, that Poorman was as good a man as Belmont County could furnish for the post, that Poorman was now serving his 2nd term as Auditor of Belmont County, was editor of the Chronicle, the Republican newspaper, and was a man of unblemished integrity, of a high order of talent, and of great energy, that his father, B.S. Cowen, was absent, but would undoubtedly recommend Poorman upon his return, and that the recommendation of the Belmont County Military Committee could be obtained if necessary, but as the members were scattered somewhat, it would take a day or two to get their signatures. Bears a note from Dennison stating that Buckingham would, upon hearing from the 15th Regiment respecting Poorman as Quartermaster, appoint him a Lieutenant for that purpose if there was a vacancy.
4 pp. [Series 147-16: 23]

November 1, 1861
J[acob] D. Cox, Headquarters, Kanawha Brigade, Gauley Mount, [western Virginia]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that a large majority of the officers of the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry united in recommending John N. McAbee for the position of Quartermaster of the regiment with the rank of Lieutenant, that he approved the recommendation and supposed the paper had been laid before Dennison, that McAbee had been superintendent of the Quartermaster's trains ever since they entered the Kanawha Valley, and had proven himself pecularily fitted to do Quartermaster's duty with thoroughness and forethought, and that a change in the Brigade Quartermaster had thrown McAbee out of employment, but he did not want McAbee's services lost to the army as there were very few found efficient in the position of Quartermaster.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 147]

November 1, 1861
J[esse] Hildebrand, Colonel, 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Tupper. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending William H. Fisher as a competent and suitable man for the position of 2nd Lieutenant and recruiting officer for the 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of the Washington County Military Committee.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 47]

November 1, 1861
Reverend A.W. Holden, Spring Hills, Champaign County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that Mason had said he would be glad to have Holden raise a company for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but could not promise any particular kind of arms, that he was on the altar of his country and was willing to shoulder the musket or draw the sword in the maintenance of the country's life, and that if Mason saw fit to invest him with the necessary authority and instructions, he would proceed forthwith to raise a company at the earliest date possible; asking if he could procure some printing at the expense of the government as some [hand]bills would be necessary; and stating that most of the companies raising for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were already pretty well filled.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 118]

November 1, 1861
V[alentine] B. Horton, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Milton K. Bosworth of Pomeroy wanted the position of regimental Quartermaster and was abundantly qualified for said position, that Bosworth was thoroughly educated, possessed of more than common ability, and of irreproachable character, that Bosworth had been actively aiding in recruiting, that Bosworth's health was hardly sufficient or he would take the office of Lieutenant, and that he recommended Bosworth for appointment and could vouch for his qualifications. Bears endorsements of the Meigs County Military Committee, and T.A. Plants.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 153]

November 1, 1861
W.A. Hover, Lieutenant, 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lima, Allen County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his time having expired, he was reporting the names of the recruits reported by him to Colonel [John] Sherman at Camp Buckingham, was tendering his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, and was enclosing bills of subsistence as per instructions, and that he was claiming his pay for twenty days as 2nd Lieutenant, making no charge for advertising or travelling expenses as his pay would just about cover them.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 3]

November 1, 1861
W.F. Hunter, Chairman, and Jno. M. Kirkbride, Secretary, [Monroe County Military Committee], Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio. To ? Copy of a letter stating that George W. King of Sunbury Township, Mann Smith of Switzerland Township, George M. Murphy of Center Township, and J.H. McKee of Seneca Township were recommended as proper persons for commissions as 2nd Lieutenants, that the committee believed each of these individuals could enlist thirty men or more, and that Nathaniel J. Manning, Sergeant Major of the 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, now in service in western Virginia, was recommended for a Lieutenancy to fill any vacancy there might be in said regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 55]

November 1, 1861
George Laskey, Chairman, Wood County Military Committee, Gilead, Wood County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Robert Brisbin of Wood County, wanted a Lieutenant's commission to recruit a company for the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Oliver, Toledo, Ohio, that Brisbin was a man of good moral character and had such qualifications as would fit him for the command of a company, and that the committee would aid Brisbin in getting up said company.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 62]

November 1, 1861
H. McKinney, Secretary, Summit County Military Committee, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio. To Sir. Letter stating that the action of the committee had been confined to procuring blankets, socks, etc. in compliance with the order to that effect, that the efforts of the committee in that regard had been abundantly rewarded by the people, that the committee was also procuring a complete list of all volunteers from Summit County now in service, that A.J. Fulkerson had raised his complement of men and was going into camp on November 5, that another person would be recommended at once and the recruiting carried on without regard to whether Summit County had sent its quota of men or not, and that on the whole, the war spirit was decidedly on the increase in Summit County, especially among the ladies who were now all knitting for the boys and talked fight in the most approved style.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 19]

November 1, 1861
D. Mackley, President, George W. Johnson, Secretary, J. Edward Jones, James Tripp, and F.M. Keith, [Military Committee for Jackson County], Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that, in the opinion of the committee, the interest of the State in its war operations would be promoted by the extension of the time formerly granted Dr. Charles K. Crummit in which to raise a company for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Diamond, that the committee's reason for this recommendation was that the companies to be filled from Jackson County had to be mostly filled up by a class of men now employed under contract at the county's [iron] furnaces, that the contracts of these men would begin to expire in about ten days, and for thirty days thereafter would be constantly expiring, that as the contracts expired, the men could be obtained, that Dr. Crummit had abandoned a good practice to recruit a company and was the sort of man the service now demanded, and that Dr. Crummit would be taking the men he already had raised into camp on November 2.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 40]

November 1, 1861
Charles H. Matthews, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter applying for an appointment as a Lieutenant for the recruiting service; and stating that he could provide the very best of recommendations as to military and commercial ability, that he had raised one company for the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he gave up the company because one of his men was drummed out of camp for drunkeness without any form of trial and for the first offense, that he assisted in raising another company and was cheated out of a Lieutenancy by a "smart fellow", that Colonel John A. Gurley, aide-de-camp to Major General John C. Fremont, promised to secure him a position as Lieutenant if he went to St. Louis, that he went, and after a good deal of trouble and expense, Gurley got him appointed as Military Instructor at the salary of $50 per month, that he served one month, presented his bill, and was told that the rank of Military Instructor was not recognized in the army and therefore, he received no pay for his services, that although he performed the duties of Adjutant in addition to drilling the officers, he received nothing, that Colonel J.T. Tindall of the 23rd Missouri Volunteers wanted him as his Adjutant, but could not have him appointed unless he was a company Lieutenant, that to be elected to such a position by entire strangers who had both State and southern pride was a very difficult matter, and he could not accomplish it unless by trickery to which he would not stoop, that Gurley advised him to return to Ohio, giving him a letter which he was enclosing, that he had also served in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), a.k.a. the Guthrie Grays, that he left a good situation in the post office with a salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum to go as a Private when the war broke out, that his experience in the military had been very discouraging, but he thought he would make an appeal to Dennison's generosity, that he was married or he would go as a Private, and that he did not care about the salary in his own account, but on account of his family.
2 pp. [Series 147-16: 162]

November 1, 1861
O[rmsby] M. Mitchel, Brigadier General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Colonel Whittlesey of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry informed him that no less than four companies had been taken from him to complete other regiments; asking if it would not now be proper to aid Whittlesey to fill his regiment by the transfer of companies to his regiment; and stating that Whittlesey was in the field and had duties to perform, and that Whittlesey's regiment guarded the forts in Kentucky and furnished details for other duties.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 29]

November 1, 1861
Alexander Ryder, Massillon, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the recommendation of W[illiam] R. Lloyd, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry endorsed by the proper military authorities of Stark County; and stating that he had no doubt of being able to raise a cavalry company in a reasonable time, and that several recruits had offered themselves within the past week, but he had refrained from making an effort until he had the proper authority to do so.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 52]

November 1, 1861
George B. Senter, Chairman, W.H. Hayward, Secretary, [Military Committee for East Cuyahoga County], Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending C.F. Rice and J.F.M. Meredith as suitable persons to assist in recruiting in Cuyahoga County.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 15]

November 1, 1861
John Sherman, Colonel Commanding, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Buckingham, near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he thought it would be better for the value of the example that Colonel [John F.] DeCourcy be directed to send to Lieutenant T.C. Meyer of Canton the deserter Smail, and that they had not made a formal or monthly report as Buckingham had the reports of the recruiting Lieutenants.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 22]

November 1, 1861
Thomas Kilby Smith, Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter recommending the appointment of William A. Hathaway as 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose of recruiting a company for the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in connection with B.F. Hathaway of Springfield, for whom he also asked an appointment; and stating that these gentlemen would indicate the region of country in which they wanted to operate, and that with the facilities he could give them, he felt assured they would succeed.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 111]

November 1, 1861
T. Stevenson, Postmaster, Moscow Mills, Morgan County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he wanted to raise a company of cavalry; requesting a commission; and stating that he was forty-four years old, born in Ireland, and a citizen of the United States for twenty years, that he had some military skill in Ireland, that he was hearty and robust, and that his weight was 175 pounds.
1 p. [Series 147-16: 30]

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