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November 13, 1861
John E. Ray, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if any action had been taken on Colonel W[illiam] S. Smith's recommendation that he be appointed 1st Lieutenant of Company H, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that as he expected to join his regiment in a few days, he would be pleased to learn before leaving if anything had been done in his case.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 16]

November 13, 1861
F.C. Searl, Chairman, and A.W. Burbank, Secretary, Scioto County Military Committee, and P[eter] Kinney, Colonel, 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Milton Hutton for a commission as 2nd Lieutenant of a company in the 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that they believed Hutton was in every respect competent and suitable for the position, and that Hutton had spent much time and money in raising a company with Lieutenant [Charles W.] Veach.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 46]

November 13, 1861
F.C. Searl, Chairman, M.B. Gilbert, A.W. Buskirk, and J.P. Terry, Military Committee, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding the 2nd Lieutenancy of a company in the 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 56]

November 13, 1861
John Sherman, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Buckingham, near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting on the progress of recruiting for the 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, McLaughlin's Squadron of Cavalry, and the 6th Battery of Artillery; stating that he wanted authority to designate 8 or 10 assistant Recruiting Lieutenants, that if a small sum of money not exceeding $200 could be sent, he would want no Recruiting Lieutenants but would detail Privates paying their expenses, that it was his intention, upon the Governor's return, to see him regarding the organization of the force, that five officers of the regular service were at Camp Buckingham drilling and disciplining the force, that no Surgeon or Assistant Surgeon was at Camp Buckingham for the 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he hoped if those assigned could not report promptly, some others would be sent, that he reluctantly expressed the opinion that Dr. Berkley, assigned for duty as Assistant Surgeon for the 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, better be attached to some other force, and that Dr. H.P. Anderson of Lexington be substituted in Berkley's place, and that William Blair Lord, appointed Adjutant of the 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had been for some time acting as Assistant Adjutant General for the force; and asking if Lord could hold such an appointment except by order of the War Department.
3 pp. [Series 147-17: 41]

November 13, 1861
John Sherman, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Buckingham, near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting on the progress of Recruiting Lieutenants for the 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and the 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 42]

November 13, 1861
David Skeeles. To Governor William Dennison. Letter applying for a commission as Lieutenant to recruit a company of infantry in Carroll County for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsements of Charles H. Mitchener, and M[atthias] H. Bartilson, Major, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 45]

November 13, 1861
Thomas Kilby Smith, Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter introducing Alvard Smith, who had been mustered into the service in Captain [Peter] Bertram's company attached to the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that Smith had an honorable discharge from the three months' service in which he distinguished himself for gallant conduct in the field as well as correct and "exemporary" conduct on duty, and that he was satisfied that Smith had been recruited upon inducement and false representations and that Smith now occupied a position not such as he deserved; recommending that Smith be promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with power to recruit for the regiment and power to secure transportation for recruits from the place of enlistment to regimental headquarters at Camp Dennison; and stating that he had issued Smith a furlough of sufficient time to enable him to lay his case before Buckingham.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 48]

November 13, 1861
J[ames] W. Stinchcomb, Captain, Company B, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Calvert, Mount Vernon, Kentucky. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter enclosing the letter of T.M. Buchanan who wanted to join his company; stating that he was acquainted with Buchanan and knew him to be a moral, upright young man who would make a good soldier, that he had no doubt Buchanan would pass inspection, that his company was not quite full and he wanted to have it full, that he had several applications like the one from Buchanan, and that if he had a few blank passes over the different railroads, he had no doubt that he could fill up without going home; and requesting a few such passes to use under the sanction of Colonel Connell. Bears the approval of J[ohn] M. Connell, Colonel, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 53]

[November 13?, 1861]
Charles Townsend, Captain, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter certifying that Francis C. Russell was 1st Sergeant of Company C, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Russell had served in that capacity since the company's organization; stating that Russell was a very dutiful, trusty, and brave officer; recommending Russell for the appointment of Lieutenant; and stating that the 2nd Lieutenancy was now vacant in the company. Bears the endorsement of John C. Rickey, stating that he had resigned the office of 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Russell was the unanimous choice of said company, and that the appointment of any other person would be highly offensive and injurious to said company and its officers. Also bears the endorsement of three Sergeants of said company.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 37]

November 13, 1861
William H. Upson, Akron, Summit County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that George S. Storer was a Private in Company A, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that Storer wanted to be transferred to Company H, 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the reason that his brother was a member of that company, that Storer and his father were very anxious to obtain an order authorizing the proposed transfer, and that he trusted the transfer might be made.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 124]

November 14, 1861
J[essie] J. Appler, Colonel Commanding, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Diamond, [Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending the appointment of Aaron Will as a Recruiting Lieutenant for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Will was a man of some military experience and had control of quite a number of men.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 33]

November 14, 1861
G[eorge] W. Bailey, Lieutenant Colonel, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that after seeing Lieutenant Jno. G. Bennett and finding the number of volunteers Bennett had, he was satisfied that the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry could not be benefitted by Bennett's recruiting; and recommending that Bennett recruit for the 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry when other men from Auglaize County were mustered.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 84]

November 14, 1861
Otto Burstenbinder, Colonel, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Oliver. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that while Major [John R.] Bond was at Columbus, they received a letter from him stating that authority had been given to build barracks at Camp Oliver for the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and that the cost of same was not to exceed eight hundred dollars, that the barracks were nearly completed, and that they would be pleased to have the order issued authorizing the building of same.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 50]

November 14, 1861
A.L. Cass, President, and H. Hay, Secretary, [Military Committee of Coshocton County], Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. To General. Letter stating that a resolution recommending Rev. George W. Pepper of Coshocton County for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was adopted by the Military Committee of Coshocton County.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 12]

November 14, 1861
W.H. Clement, Morrow, Warren County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that if the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was kept in western Virginia, an arm of longer range than the old musket now in use would be needed; asking if Buckingham and the Governor could do something to satisfy this need; and stating that by doing so, they would confer a great favor on the regiment and the regiment's friends.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 191]

November 14, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter relating difficulties in obtaining the Quartermaster's stores for the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from the U.S. Quartermaster at Cincinnati; and stating that they were laboring under great disadvantage in not being able to uniform the men, and that if the uniforms were ready for the men as soon as enlisted, it would be a great help to the recruiting service.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 64]

November 14, 1861
John F. DeCourcy, [16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Camp Tiffin, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that it came to his attention a few days before that a large number of men had placed their names on the enlistment rolls of the different officers authorized to enlist, but had not been as yet mustered in, that some of these men had been sworn in by persons having special or general authority to administer said oath, that others had subscribed to some form of oath or engagement, that he immediately called for a return of such enlistments and made it known that he would, in a few days, issue warrants for the arrest of all men so enlisted, that as a result, twenty had reported themselves at headquarters, that out of this number, seventeen were clear cases of good and legal enlistments, that the remainder claimed exemption on the plea that they had not taken any kind of oath, but only subscribed to one or to an engagement, that the latter individuals were granted furloughs and ordered to return to the regiment at the expiration of their furloughs unless they should be informed that their enlistment was not correct and legal, that many enlistments had been made in a very irregular manner, that all kinds of oaths and engagements had been subscribed on lists of officers having Buckingham's authority to enlist and of others not having such authority, and that if Buckingham provided information in detail about what constituted a legal enlistment, it would enable him to proceed with a free and high hand in carrying out a measure which would add about 40 or 50 men to the regiment.
5 pp. [Series 147-17: 1]

November 14, 1861
L.F. Doty, Presiding Secretary, Executive Department, Albany, [New York]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter thanking Buckingham for the favor of November 11 with the valuable enclosures.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 178]

November 14, 1861
Seneca Hale, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he earnestly desired to be re-commissioned to raise a company of volunteers for the war, that he now had ample means to pay all necessary extra expenses, that there was no doubt he could raise a company as there was no one recruiting in Shelby County except Lieutenant Staley, and he was taking Germans, that if Dennison granted him a commission and gave him Shelby County, Darke County, and Champaign County, he was sure that the company could be raised, that Captain Knox, Lieutenant Powell, and Lieutenant Owens were detailed to assist him, that he wished to be attached to the 83rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he respectfully referred to his former testimonials in regard to character and standing, that their country called for more men and he was willing to spend his means to procure them, and that if his old commission could be sent with the necessary corrections, it would save him a trip to Columbus.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 104]

November 14, 1861
Kersey Hanna, Member of Columbiana County Military Committee, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that at the request of Lieutenant Watt of New Lisbon and the men he had enlisted (6 in number), he was writing to request their transfer to Lieutenant Emmons of the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Watt had given up enlisting and claimed he was going into the ranks with Emmons, and that Watts' men were extremely anxious to be transferred to Emmons' company; and urging the transfer.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 54]

November 14, 1861
George W. McCook, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had just returned and would at once have visited Buckingham, but was engaged to address a mass convention in Harrison County, that he wanted Buckingham to understand the matter regarding the men returned by [M.O.] Junkin since he had given his word to the men and could not afford to be indifferent about it and expect to recruit any more men, that Junkin advertised to procure these recruits using Stone's name as Captain, that when the recruits found Junkin could not raise the men he said he had and that the company would not be full, they became uneasy and unwilling to go with Junkin, that he told the recruits they could go with Stone when Junkin's time was up, that he had applied for the necessary permission for Stone, that he told Junkin of the trouble among the recruits, and Junkin agreed that Stone would be the Captain, that Junkin further agreed to transfer the roll contingent upon being paid whatever expenses he had necessarily incurred, and to go expecting to be Sergeant, that he gave his word to the recruits that they should not be sent off under Junkin against their will and that when Buckingham knew the facts, the situation would be made right, that the recruits did not care what regiment they went to if they went under an officer of their choice, that the matter had already been prejudicial to the service, and that there must be someone in the area upon whose judgment and discrimination men at home and Buckingham could rely.
3 pp. [Series 147-17: 72]

November 14, 1861
F[rancis] B. Pond, Colonel, 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wanted to fill up the regiment as soon as possible and thought the appointment of John L. Ogle as a recruiting officer would aid them materially; and recommending Ogle.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 15]

November 14, 1861
R.F. Rogers, Lieutenant, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had 100 of the finest Enfield rifles with sword bayonets for sale, that he wanted to confer with some person whose business it was to buy such guns for the State of Ohio, that the original cost was $29.92, and the price held at was $30.00, that he could sell them at $25.00 each provided he was allowed to recruit a company, that recruiting was going slowly as the counties he was given (Butler County, Hamilton County, and Clermont County) had previously been well canvassed, that recruiting officers from Kentucky got all the men by paying money in advance, and that he had received a military education at the New York Military Academy; asking if he could secure an appointment where his services would be of some use to the country if he failed to get his complement of men; and stating that he was a good drill master in military tactics, and sword and bayonet practice, and that if the State of Ohio would buy his guns and allow him to raise a company to be equipped with said arms, he would form a fine company consisting mostly of sharpshooters and gymnasts.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 57]

November 14, 1861
A.C. Ross, President, and A.P. Blocksom, Secretary, Military Committee of Muskingum County, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that in view of John L. Ogle's application for the appointment of recruiting officer, the committee unanimously recommended him as a person possessing the requisite qualification of good moral character and likely to raise a company.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 15]

November 14, 1861
E. Smith, William Lee, G.M. Russell, and Jno. H. Mathers, County Military Committee, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Seneca Hale, who recently resigned his recruiting commission in Shelby County, now wanted it renewed including Shelby County, Mercer County, Darke County, and Champaign County in his district, that Hale felt confident he could now raise a company having ample means to meet the necessary expenses, that Hale was a good and prompt man, and that they cordially and earnestly recommended a renewal of Hale's recruiting commission.
2 pp. [Series 147-17: 104]

November 14, 1861
Thomas Kilby Smith, Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter stating that he had submitted to the consideration of Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham the very peculiar case of Alvaro Smith who under rather extraordinary circumstances had been recruited and mustered into the service as a Private while deserving of a much better position; and requesting Mason's'personal intervention on Alvaro Smith's behalf.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 200]

November 14, 1861
W.M. Stark, Secretary, [Greene County Military Committee], Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Greene County Military Committee recommended the appointment of Benjamin F. Shickley as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with authority to recruit in Greene County, Fayette County, Clinton County, and Warren County.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 6]

November 14, 1861
W.M. Stark, Secretary, [Greene County Military Committee], and A[lexander] S. Ballard, Major Commanding, 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Greene County Military Committee recommended the appointment of William T. Drummond as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with authority to recruit in Greene County and Clark County.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 6]

November 14, 1861
T[homas] Stone, Captain, Camp Bourbon, Paris, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter providing a statement of wrongs and facts; stating that when Colonel [Ferdinand] VanDerveer got a commission to raise the 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, his company was the first one into Camp Hamilton, that Captain [Joseph L.] Budd's company came eight days later and was designated as Company A, that his company was designated as Company B and deserved to be designated as Company A by virtue of the date of arrival in camp, and that he had done his country some good service on the battlefields of Mexico; and requesting that he and his company be treated fairly.
4 pp. [Series 147-17: 26]

November 14, 1861
S.B. Sturges, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter introducing the bearer, [John B.] Franklin, who was formerly Captain of Company M, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; and stating that Franklin would state his business to Buckingham, and that he believed Franklin's statements could be relied on.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 34]

November 15, 1861
J[erome] B. Burrows, Captain, 14th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, and Recruiting Officer, 15th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Wade, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that Frederick H. Dibble was authorized to recruit men for him in the 15th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery which he was currently recruiting by order of the Governor of Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 91]

November 15, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Colonel [Rodney] Mason. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of D.R. Jacobs as an assistant to Lieutenant Whaley of the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, recruiting at Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio. Bears a note dated November 16, 1861, from Jacob S. Earhart, Chairman, and S.A. Burnap, Secretary, [Military Committee of Meigs County], Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, stating that at a regular meeting of the committee, the members endorsed the appointment of Jacobs as suggested by Constable.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 110]

November 15, 1861
Charles Doubleday, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Wade, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was witholding the commissions of three officers whose resignations he had accepted prior to the arrival of the commissions; and asking, since he had notified the department commander and was awaiting his action upon the resignations, if he had not better continue to retain the commissions until further orders on the subject.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 40]

November 15, 1861
Frederick Gerhard, General Agent, The Southern Rebellion, and the War for the Union, New York, New York. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he wanted to furnish all the regiments in the field with copies of The Southern Rebellion, and the War for the Union with the intent of constantly rekindling patriotism, and that he did not know the names or numbers of all the regiments from Ohio; and requesting a list of all the regiments from Ohio with their name or number, the name of the Colonel, if infantry, cavalry, or artillery, and the principal post office where letters or packages to the regiments could be directed.
1 p. [Series 147-17: 197]

November 15, 1861
C.B. Goddard, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was writing something to accompany W. Forrest Hunter's resignation, a step which he regretted Hunter had taken, that he hoped Buckingham would not attribute Hunter's resignation to any lack of zeal in his country's service, lack of patriotism, or unwillingness to undergo his share of the burden which the present terrible state of things impressed upon the country and upon all her true sons, that Hunter had been influenced by difficulties in the regiment, the importance of which, as a young man, Hunter naturally exaggerated, that the difficulties were of a matter not to be made the subject of a written communication, that Hunter was wholly blameless in the matter, and that he was writing so Hunter might go out of the service with the kind regard and good wishes of the commander in chief and Buckingham.
3 pp. [Series 147-17: 61]

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