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SERIES 147. VOLUME 17. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
July 27, 1861-November 26, 1861.

July 27, 1861
R[obert] L. Kilpatrick, Captain, [Company B], 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Parkersburg, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter resigning his commission in the 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry because he had been publicly accused by the Lieutenant Colonel of having committed the crimes of mutiny and sedition and had failed to obtain a trial or redress from the Colonel and because, having served ten years in a regular army, he was "disgusted" with the irregularity caused by the "incompetency" of field officers of the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 29]

August 17, 1861
William G. W. Lewis, Summit of Cheat Mountain, Virginia. To Colonel [Jacob] Ammen, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter resigning his post as Chaplain of the regiment because of poor health.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 25]

August 18, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain Summit, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter enclosing the resignation of Rev. W[illiam] G. W. Lewis as Chaplain of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting that the resignation be accepted.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 25]

August 28, 1861
W.W. Bierce, et. al., Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To ? Letter signed by fifteen residents of Circleville; recommending Cyrus Earnest of Company H, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a young man of good moral character, liberal education, and excellent business habits; and stating that they believed Earnest to be perfectly reliable and trustworthy, and that as a Private in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) during its stay near Washington, D.C., Earnest had exhibited such prudence, coolness, and courage in positions of difficulty and danger and such knowledge of military affairs as assured them that he was well qualified for a higher position than the one he now occupied.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 75]

September 4, 1861
J.D. Rogers, Lucern[e], Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that P.I. Welloby of Chesterville, a Private in Captain Hyatt's company, was worthy of a better position since he was a very deserving man and of good business habits.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 3]

October 4, 1861
W.S. Groesbeck, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, John Kaan, wanted a Lieutenancy in a company, and that Kaan claimed to have been active in raising men for some time; and commending Kaan to Dennison's attention.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 179]

October 4, 1861
J.N. Wilson, et. al., Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by eight individuals; recommending Levi P. Corman of Newark as a proper person to raise and command a company for the volunteer service; and stating that Corman had resided in Newark for ten years, was an honest, honorable, and energetic man, and had the entire confidence of the community, that they would assist Corman in raising a company, and that they believed Corman could accomplish the task speedily.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 208]

October 26, 1861
Henry Clay, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, Camp Nevin, Kentucky. To ? Order Number 3 stating that Captain Theodore C. Bowles of the Quartermaster's Department was announced as Quartermaster for the brigade. Issued by order of Brigadier General R.W. Johnson.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 43]

October 29?, 1861
W.H. Landon, Crumbo?, Canada West. To the Secretary of State, Ohio. Letter stating that a Mrs. Ross had just placed in his hands a letter from her husband, G[eorge] W. Ross, a soldier in the United States service, that the letter was sent from Glover's Gap, Virginia on July 11, 1861, but only received within the last day or two, that Ross noted he was expecting to come north around August 1, 1861, when his first enlistment expired, that Ross indicated he thought of re-enlisting for three years and that extra pay would be granted to men having families dependent on them for their support, that Ross requested his wife to forward without delay an affidavit respecting her identity and the number of her children under 16 years of age, that Ross instructed his wife that should he fall in the service, she should address the Secretary of State upon which she would receive the arrears of his pay, clothing, etc., that at the time he wrote the letter, Ross belonged to Company K of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and that Mrs. Ross thought it possible that the Secretary of State might be able to put her in communication with her husband.
3 pp. [Series 147-17: 180]

October 31, 1861
Robert L. McCook, Colonel, 9th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Anderson. To ? Letter stating that the bearer, Henry Broderson, had been a Captain in the 9th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry since its first organization and had resigned on account of ill health arising from wounds received in 1849 in Germany, that Broderson wanted to procure a position as military instructor, and that it gave him pleasure to bear testimony to Broderson's capacity for such a position.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 127]

November 2, 1861
W[illiam] B. Hazen, Colonel, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter providing information on six officers who had not been regularly elected.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 23]

November 2, 1861
George Murdoch, Camp of the Springfield Light Artillery, Jefferson City, Missouri. To Dr. E. M. Buckingham. Letter requesting Buckingham's influence with the Adjutant General of Ohio to try and have the Springfield Light Artillery accepted as Ohio troops, armed, and transferred to some department where they were needed and could be of service; and stating that they had replied to [John C.] Fremont's acceptance of the company before hearing from Columbus because they hoped to be armed and equipped quickly and sent into the field where they supposed troops were greatly needed, that they had been sadly disappointed, that they had been two months in service, were totally unarmed, and had done nothing for the country, that Missouri in its present condition was entirely unable even to arm its own militia, that there was a regiment of cavalry at Jefferson City, Missouri which had been unpaid, unarmed, and unequipped in any respect for four months, that they had twice filed their requisitions for ordnance for the company and had been responded to only by promise, that such a state of things disheartened and weakened the required discipline since men had no heart to learn to drill without arms, that the company was well advanced in drill, marching, and the manual of the piece, having made good use of the opportunity to drill at the guns while stationed at the St. Louis Arsenal, that the company was also familiar with the construction of all the necessary appliances for the artillery service, that only a little time would be required to drill by battery to fit the company for immediate service in the field, that their uniforms and camp and garrison equipage were nearly complete, but they needed arms to make them soldiers, that as things stood, the company was only a burden to the department and an expense to the Government, that they were ignorant of Fremont's movements, that Missouri's capitol could not afford to print its own newspaper, that a more "miserable" place than Jefferson City could not easily be imagined unless one was familiar with the desolate and neglected condition and appearance of a slave state with the deep, broad marks of that "damning curse" leaving everything in dilapidation and a rough finished condition and destroying even the natural beauty of the wildest, roughest landscape, that at present, one Illinois regiment with two unamed artillery companies and a few straggling companies of cavalry were stationed at Jefferson City, that the preponderant sympathy of the people of Cole County was for the Union, that he understood secession was the favored ticket in the adjoining county, and that he thought the Union would suffer little by dropping Missouri.
4 pp. [Series 147-17: 115]

November 3, 1861
R[utherford] B. Hayes, Major, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Ewing, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that P.J. Phillips wanted an appointment as Quartermaster in one of the new Ohio regiments, that Phillips had been Quartermaster's Clerk in the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the past four months, that during parts of that time, Phillips had performed the duties of Quartermaster, and that from his knowledge of Phillips in said capacity, he had no hesitation in recommending him as a man who would make an energetic, faithful, and honest Quartermaster.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 55]

November 3, 1861
James Naughten, 1st Lieutenant, Company F, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Ewing, [Virginia]. To ? Letter stating that P.J. Philips had served as his Quartermaster's Clerk during his time in office as Quartermaster of the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he had found Philips to be faithful and industrious; and recommending Philips as a competent person to fill the position of Regimental Quartermaster.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 55]

[November 3?, 1861]
C[arlos] A. Sperry, Captain, Company B, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To ? Letter stating that P.J. Philips enlisted in his company on July 13, and since that time had been acting as clerk for the Quartermaster, and that Philips was a man of good moral character and fully competent to perform the duties of Quartermaster of a regiment; and recommending Philips as such.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 55A]

November 4, 1861
Orland Smith, Colonel, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the time granted for completion of the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry expired that day, that the work was not yet accomplished, that he was confident that the number of men sworn in would not fall much, if any, short of 550, and that prospects for the continued augmentation of their numbers were very favorable; asking if he needed a special order granting further time or if he was to continue the work of organization until otherwise ordered; stating that most of the Lieutenants had, up to that time, maintained their recruits at the respective stations deeming it in their interest as recruiting officers to do so, that the recruiting officers were now, however, reporting at headquarters and the regular routine of camp duties would be inaugurated that week, that he was thus far without any of the blank forms for reports of any kind or description, and that they would need some arms for guard duty; requesting a sufficient number of arms for squad drills in the manual, and some of the old muskets not in service; and stating that if nothing better could be done, he would appreciate an order on Captain Kirsch of the German company at Chillicothe for part of the muskets in his possession, that for the men already in camp, they had been drawing rations from the agent of Messrs. Butler and Company of Columbus, and that the agent claimed he had orders to supply them.
3 pp. [Series 147-17: 187]

November 6, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel Commanding, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had filled out one of the blank recruiting papers sent by Buckingham in the name of Lieutenant Stephen W. Dorsey.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 27]

November 6, 1861
G.W. King, Fred K. Hanby, and William W. Ellsberry, County [Military] Committee; and D.W.C. Loudon, District [Military] Committee. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter certifying that Adam M. Livingston was a person 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 Livingston could recruit a company, that the county military committee would aid Livingston in recruiting, and that Livingston wanted to recruit for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service).
1 p. [Series 147-17: 32]

November 6, 1861
John P. Plyley, McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Aaron Will, a resident of McArthur, as a suitable person to receive a Lieutenant's commission to recruit a company in Vinton County; and stating that Will was a young man of "unexceptionable" character, possessing good business qualifications, and energetic, and that with the assistance of his many influential friends in McArthur, Will could succeed in raising a company.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 33]

November 6, 1861
E. P[arker] Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Ewing, Virginia. To ? Letter recommending P.J. Philips of the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person for the appointment of Quartermaster.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 55]

November 6, 1861
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Charleston, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that a six gun battery was now in process of organization to be attached to the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that over half of the men were at Charleston, Virginia and the guns had been forwarded with all their accoutrements, and that the men on duty had not been mustered into the service; requesting that Joseph D. King be appointed a Lieutenant of artillery for said battery, and that King be authorized to have the men mustered into the service under him until the battery was filled up; and stating that he was anxious about the matter as the men were being called into active service in the field and should be mustered so as to entitle them to bounty in case of accident, and that King had been the active man in recruiting the battery and his appointment as Lieutenant would meet the approval of every man in the battery.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 28]

November 6, 1861
Charles C. Walcutt, Lieutenant Colonel, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To the Military Committee of Franklin County. Letter recommending Jonathan F. Nuriamer of Columbus for an appointment for recruiting service in the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Together with the endorsement of the committee.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 207]

November 6, 1861
J.M. Wischart, 2nd Lieutenant, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Frankfort, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it was the wish of all the men he had enlisted to be transferred to the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and that if this could be done, it would facilitate recruiting, that there was an outside pressure all over Ross County against the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that so far as he was concerned, he cared not where he went to serve his country, and that he would serve under any Colonel.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 8]

November 7, 1861
John Beatty, Chairman, County Military Committee, Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that the appointment of Craine as Lieutenant was not the choice of a majority of the committee, that he was satisfied Craine was not the man for the position, but "let him try it", and that the appointment of Skeeles was a good one, although a relative of Craine's manifested some disatisfaction.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 147]

November 7, 1861
John Campbell, Chairman, and C.G. Hawley, Secretary, Military Committee of Lawrence County, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it seemed that J.H. Fessenden was authorized to recruit in Lawrence County, Scioto County, and Meigs County for the 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Fessenden had established an encampment and had equipments for his recruits, that at present, they did not think that more than one company of infantry could be raised in Lawrence County, and that they therefore advised that Lieutenant George K. Hosford, the recruiting officer in Lawrence County for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, be changed to the 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and that Fessenden and Hosford operate together.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 63]

November 7, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had filled out a commission for E.C. Wayman to assist Lieutenant W.S. Metcalf of the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and to report by November 28, 1861, that Wayman's recruiting station would be at Athens, and that Wayman's commission bore Mason's signature.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 24]

November 7, 1861
Jacob Earhart, Chairman, et. al., [Recruiting Committee of Meigs County], Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending that E.P. Allen of Meigs County be authorized to recruit for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 5]

November 7, 1861
Albert Stehley, 2nd Lieutenant, [58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been sworn in as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he could succeed in raising a company for the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry much easier and in a shorter time than for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and asking if he could be transferred from the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 47]

November 7, 1861
W[illiam] H. Trimble, Colonel, 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), Camp Mitchel, Hudson, Summit County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Captain Livingston of Brown County, wanted to raise a company in his county for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), that Livingston had the recommendation of the Military Committee of Brown County, that Livingston was a worthy gentleman, and that he wanted Buckingham to give Livingston the appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 32]

November 8, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel Commanding, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting on three individuals who were issued recruiting papers.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 27]

November 8, 1861
A.L. Brewer, et. al., [Military Committee of Columbiana County]. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that John McCartner of Columbiana County wanted to raise a company of sappers and miners for U.S. service; and recommending McCartner for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant to raise said company provided such a company was authorized.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 49]

November 8, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that Warren C. Foster and Bazzle Wilson had been issued commissions to assist Lieutenant J.M. Goodspeed of the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that their recruiting stations would be at Lee, Athens County, and that their commissions were to expire on November 30.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 24]

November 8, 1861
Moses R. Dickey, Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Nevin, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the promotion of Quartermaster Theodore C. Bowles to the office of Brigade Quartermaster left a vacancy in the regiment, that the appointment of Joseph McKee, their present Quartermaster Sergeant, as 1st Lieutenant to fill the vacancy would be gratefully received, that he hoped Buckingham would use his influence with the Governor to bring about the appointment, and that he would be pleased to have the Adjutant's commission forwarded.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 43]

November 8, 1861
M[anning] F. Force, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp King, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Lieutenant Albert Stehley, who was currently recruiting for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, wanted to be transferred to the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he cheerfully seconded Stehley's request, that Stehley was recruiting in the neighborhood where the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was drawing, and that the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had lost so much by transfer of recruits that fair play demanded recompence.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 47]

November 8, 1861
R.W. Gilchrist, Chairman, and Jno. C. Dunley, Secretary, [Warren County Military Committee]. To ? Letter recommending Thomas Thompson in the southern part of Warren County and John Comer in the northern part of Warren County for 2nd Lieutenant's commissions to recruit for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Felix S. Welten receive a Lieutenancy to recruit for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 31]

November 8, 1861
Abner Kellogg, J.D. Ensign, and E.B. Woodbury, Military Committee [of Ashtabula County], Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that they were personally acquainted with Samuel D. Howells, that Howells was a young man of good moral character and temperate in his habits, and that they believed Howells qualified for the position of 2nd Lieutenant. Bears a note from A.C. Voris, Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, requesting the appointment of Howells to assist Lieutenant Hathaway who was recruiting for the 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 86]

November 9, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To W.H. Hayward, Chairman, Military Committee. Letter requesting the recommendation of William Walworth for the position of 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. Bears a note from George B. Senter, Chairman, stating that the Military Committee for East Cuyahoga County had recommended Walworth some days since.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 83]

November 9, 1861
John A. Bennett, Lieutenant, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Calvert, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had just received what purported to be a commission from Dennison bearing the date of October 8, that he was appointed a 1st Lieutenant on August 4, and had not been idle a day since then, that he therefore felt entitled to a commission bearing the date of August 4, and that he would resign if the date on his commission was not changed from October 8 to August 4.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 22]

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