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November 18, 1861
Lyman J. Jackson, Captain, Company G, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding a dispute over who should fill the positions of Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 139]

November 18, 1861
Reuben C. Lemmon, John T. Maher, Moses T. Brown, and W.W. Howe, Military Committee of Lucas County, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that, having learned that Lieutenant Colonel J.N. Hathaway was about to start for Columbus with the supposed purpose of endeavoring to effect the removal of Colonel [Otto] Burstenbinder from his command of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, they believed it to be their duty to inform Dennison of the true state of affairs regarding the regiment, that with the appointment of Burstenbinder to the command of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Hathaway commenced a persistent opposition to him by endeavoring to discredit Burstenbinder with both the officers and soldiers of the regiment and "traducing" both his private and official character, that Hathaway had repeatedly and publicly declared that he would not serve under Burstenbinder, stigmatizing him as a "d-d foreigner", that Hathaway had repeatedly and publicly charged Burstenbinder with drunkeness and incapacity, which charges they believed to be totally false, that while acting as Lieutenant Colonel of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, they had reason to believe that Hathaway had been endeavoring to negotiate himself into a position in other regiments now forming in their section of the State and, as a capitol upon which to base such negotiations, had endeavored to render Burstenbinder obnoxious to the men thereby giving color to his pretension of being able to pledge those recruited for the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to his purposes, that they were of the opinion that the opposition of Hathaway to the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry arose mainly from his disappointment in not being himself commissioned as Colonel of said regiment, that they believed that Burstenbinder had the confidence of the officers and men of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and of the community at large, and they believed that they did him but simple justice in saying that he had labored faithfully and intelligently for the regiment, and that all efforts having failed to induce Hathaway to cooperate in promoting the interests of the regiment and believing that his retention would embarrass the recruiting of the regiment and impair its efficiency, they advised that he be disconnected from the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
3 pp. [Series 147-18: 43]

November 18, 1861
W[illiam] R. Lloyd, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter recommending that Ezra G. Waite of Columbiana County be appointed to assist John M. Stewart, a Lieutenant in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, recruiting in Trumbull County; and stating that if Stewart should tender his resignation, he would recommend the appointment of Waite to be a Lieutenant in his place.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 89]

November 18, 1861
James Myers, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the anxiety he felt regarding the organization of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, now forming in Toledo, led him to inform Dennison that it was the general opinion of their citizens that the regiment could not be filled unless there was a change in the officers now engaged in getting it up, that [Lieutenant Colonel] Hathaway was extremely unpopular, and particularly so with that class upon whom they must depend for their soldiers, that it was a matter of surprise to most of their citizens that good, well meaning men could have been induced to recommend Hathaway for the situation he now held, that Hathaway had from the first been a great hindrance in the forming of the regiment, that since the Colonel arrived, Hathaway's conduct had been such as would have demoralized the officers and men in camp had they any confidence in him, and that he did not have the pleasure of an acquaintance with the Colonel, but all who he had heard speak of him did so in terms of high commendation.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 31]

November 18, 1861
Richard Packer, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting an appointment as a field officer; citing references; and stating that he had seen service in the British Army and served under General Scott in the Patriot War of 1837-1838, that he was 41 years old and all right in every particular, and that he had received a commission from Dennison to raise a company, but failed to do it.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 60]

November 18, 1861
S.B. Shaw, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Fremont Light Guard, St. Louis, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had written a few days before requesting an appointment to the command of a regiment in Ohio; asking if Dennison would accept a new regiment if one could be put into camp within thirty days; and stating that there were already about five hundred men in Ohio of whom he had been asked to take command, that he was told these men could be put into camp as soon as the places of rendezvous were named, that he knew an additional three hundred men could be raised on the lake shore, principally in Cuyahoga County and Ashtabula County, where he was formerly well known and had recently made a short visit, that he was assured about as many more men could be immediately raised for him in the lower part of the State, that under these circumstances, he was requesting Dennison's immediate and favorable consideration of his application, that he could not get away that week as he was not yet released from the Fremont Light Guard, and that he was writing in the hope that Dennison would give a speedy answer for the sake of the good cause they were engaged in.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 26]

November 18, 1861
John Sherman, Colonel Commanding, Sherman's Brigade, Headquarters, Camp Buckingham, near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Lieutenants Locke and Pratt, appointed to recruit in Crawford County, wanted extensions and he hoped they would be granted, that Mr. Jackson of Bucyrus had been actively and efficiently at work, that if time was granted, Jackson would raise his two companies and thus secure his majority, that as they had their full number of companies, they could not as a matter of course make way for Jackson in the brigade, and that he had assured Jackson that Buckingham would secure a position for him in some other regiment if the brigade was filled before his companies were recruited.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 68]

November 18, 1861
J.L. Kirby Smith, Colonel, 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Andrews, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Sergeant H.M. Williams, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, came from his regiment with a leave of absence for the purpose of recruiting a company for the 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Williams was highly recommended by officers of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he believed Williams was eligible for a commission.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 74]

November 18, 1861
John L. Stough, Romney, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was somewhat dissatisfied with his present position as Orderly Sergeant of Company C, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as well as with some of the regimental officers, that he wanted a commission with the privilege of raising a company for Sherman's Brigade, that he could get the recruits in Knox County, Ohio, and that he thought he could get a transfer without much trouble.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 20]

November 18, 1861
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Charleston, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointments of Charles A. Weed as Captain, William D. Sheppard as 1st Lieutenant, and Franklin Paine, Jr. as 2nd Lieutenant in Company D, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 59]

November 18, 1861
J.W. Vance, Chairman, and J.S. Davis, Secretary, Military Committee of Knox County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that the committee recommended Sergeant Henry M. Williams of Company E, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person to recruit for the 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the committee requested the proper department to grant Williams a 2nd Lieutenant's commission for that purpose, that the committee believed Williams to be a person of good character and habits and entirely competent for the position desired, and that the committee pledged to render Williams all the aid reasonably in its power.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 76]

November 18, 1861
M[elancthon] S[mith] Wade, Brigadier General Commanding, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he learned by telegraph from Colonel [William B.] Hazen that all was safe at Gallipolis, that Hazen told him there were no rebels within twenty miles of Ceredo, [Virginia], and that Hazen was now out of the department; and asking if it would not be well to relieve Hazen by some other command not so large, and if a regiment so well officered and disciplined might not find a more profitable field of service. By order, Andrew C. Kemper, Assistant Adjutant General.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 42]

November 18, 1861
M[oses] B. Walker, Colonel, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding Samuel L. Leffingwell and his demand to be recognized as the Major of the regiment; and stating that the objection to Leffingwell was that he was a drunkard, that Leffingwell drank "excessively" and "incessantly", that when drunk, Leffingwell was lost to all sense of decency, in a word he became a "vulgar low-flung blackguard", that in so far as Leffingwell could exert an influence upon the officers and men of the regiment, it would be most pernicious, that he learned the regiment was soon to be ordered along with other troops to move against the enemy in the direction of Columbia, that it was his firm belief that restoring [Cyrus W.] Grant and Leffingwell to their former commands would cripple and immasculate the regiment, that he could not consent to remain with the regiment and be responsible for its honor and efficiency if Grant and Leffingwell were returned to it, that with the officers he now had, he could and would be responsible for everything Dennison had a right to expect, that for the last month, events had promised a bright future for the regiment, save that there was much sickness, that about two hundred of the regiment were sick including both the Surgeons and himself, that as yet they had lost but one man, that they were doing the best they could to take care of their sick, that his men were, with few exceptions, very orderly and well behaved, that his officers were efficient and trustworthy, that their present post abounded in camp fever and measles, that there were a few Kentuckians in the neighborhood who were willing for the Union to be preserved provided it cost them nothing, that there were a good many others who stayed at home and kept their mouths shut because of the presence of Union troops, otherwise they would be with the rebels, and that he thought Kentucky and Virginia loyalty were very akin to each other.
3 pp. [Series 147-18: 140]

November 19, 1861
L. Firestone, Chairman, and R.K. Donnelly, Secretary Pro Tem, Wayne County Military Committee, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To [Governor William Dennison]. Letter recommending Louis Lehman as a suitable person to receive a commission as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company. Bears a note from Donnelly stating that Lehman had seen several months service in the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in western Virginia and was well qualified for a Lieutenancy and deserving of a promotion if there was a vacancy. Also bears the endorsement of A[lvin] C. Voris, Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 9]

November 19, 1861
Edson Goit, Chairman, and James A. Bope, Secretary, Military Committee of Hancock County, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Military Committee of Hancock County deemed it their duty, under Buckingham's instructions, to report as to the character and conduct of officers, that they deemed Jno. McClure, Quartermaster of the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as entirely unfitted for that position, that McClure was "grossly" intemperate, that many of the men in the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were greatly dissatisfied and accused McClure of unfair dealing and false charges for goods, that there were charges openly made, circulated, and generally believed throughout Putnam County and Hancock County that McClure was addicted to gambling, was bitterly opposed to the war, sympathized with the rebellion, and accepted his present position with the expressed intention of making money out of the war, and that there were, throughout the same counties, charges made and generally believed that McClure lacked honesty, morality, and integrity.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 33]

November 19, 1861
Stanley Matthews, Colonel, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in camp near Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding commissions.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 65]

November 20, 1861
Joseph M. Anderson, Lieutenant, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Kimbolton, Guernsey County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had enlisted four recruits since the last report, making twelve in all, and that he was subsisting the recruits; asking if he could contract for waggons to convey the recruits to camp, and at what price; and stating that they had no railroad, canal, etc., by which to transport the recruits.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 236]

November 20, 1861
H[enry] W[ashington] Benham, Brigadier General, Headquarters, 1st Provl Brigade, western Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that as Lieutenant [John] Cranley of Company A, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had just tendered his resignation, he requested that the vacancy be filled by the promotion to a 2nd Lieutenancy of Orderly Sergeant William Lambert, one of the most brave, meritorious, and well disciplined non-commissioned officers in the service, that Lambert had attended most faithfully to the drill and discipline of his company almost entirely by himself, and that Lambert had, before all others, repeatedly offered his services on daring reconnoitering expeditions where he had rendered himself eminently useful and conducive to their successes not only in the recent pursuit of [John Buchanan] Floyd but on previous occasions.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 4]

November 20, 1861
C[hristopher] M. Degenfeld, Major Commanding, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Union, Fayette Court House, Fayette County, western Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the appointments of the officers for Company B had been received and he was returning the certificates, and that it would be very desirable to have the appointments of Captains for Company A and Company I made as soon as convenient to fill the vacancies caused by resignations.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 182]

November 20, [1861]
S.H. Dunning, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Keys, Romney, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Waldo C. Booth of Company G, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry tendered his resignation on November 13 to Brigadier General Kelley commanding the Department of Harpers Ferry and Cumberland, and that the resignation was accepted to take effect on November 15; recommending that 1st Lieutenant Frederick W. Moore of the same company be promoted to the Captaincy and that Orderly Sergeant Patrick H. McCann be promoted to the 1st Lieutenancy; and stating that Moore and McCann were fully competent for the positions and their appointments would give satisfaction to the company.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 156]

November 20, 1861
Samuel A. Gilbert, Colonel, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Piatt. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending three promotions with appointments to date from November 17.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 2]

November 20, 1861
Samuel A. Gilbert, Colonel, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Piatt. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting the death of Captain John M. Bell, Company K, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry who, with five of his men, was drowned by the upsetting of a boat in the Kanawha River while in the performance of their duty on November 16; and stating that Bell was an efficient officer and very highly respected by his brother officers and beloved by his men.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 2]

November 20, 1861
Daniel Gotshall, Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that having received orders to recruit volunteers for the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, he had been engaged in the business for a few days and had enrolled nine men, that his order was dated at Columbus on November 14, that he expected to enroll from three to five men per day and if he could have the twenty days stated in his order, he expected to give a reasonably fair account of himself, that he wanted Dennison's assistance in procuring a transfer of his son, Daniel H. Gotshall, from Company F, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to his company in the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that another son, Martin Gotshall, and a son-in-law, James E. Graham, in the 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry wanted transfer to his company in the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that another son, George M. Gotshall, had enrolled with him, and that he had written to Colonel [Louis] Zahm who said that Dennison was the only authority who could make the transfers.
3 pp. [Series 147-18: 45]

November 20, 1861
William Laurence, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that there was a Colonel to appoint for the regiment forming at Urbana, and that unless the public service required immediate action, he wished the appointment delayed a few days so that he could write Dennison on the subject.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 24]

November 20, 1861
Charles R. Rhodes, et. al., [Washington County, Ohio]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by seven citizens of Washington County; recommending their fellow citizen and friend, Thomas J. Cochran, for the post of Adjutant of the 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Cochran was a teacher in the public schools of Portsmouth, Ohio at the breaking out of the war, that at the call of the President for volunteers, Cochran resigned his position, volunteered as a Private in Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and was at the Bull Run "catastrophe", that Cochran was a worthy citizen, a good soldier, and a Christian, and that Cochran was in every way qualified for the position or one even higher. Bears the endorsement of James R. Morris, Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 58]

November 20, 1861
C.B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and J.D. Hines, Lieutenant Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Huddleson, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Daniel W. Pauly, Adjutant of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had discharged the duties pertaining to the office of Adjutant well and faithfully, and was a gentleman and soldier; recommending Pauly for promotion; and stating that they believed Pauly fully competent to discharge the duties of a field office in a regiment of infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 14]

November 20, 1861
W[illiam] B. Woods, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Sherman. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the regiment needed an Adjutant, that he had delayed recommending anyone for that office because of the absence of the Colonel with whom he wished to consult on the matter, and that he found it next to impossible to get on without assistance; and recommending that Jerome N. Rappleyea, an acting recruiting Sergeant of the U.S. regulars at St. Louis, Missouri, be commissioned as Adjutant of the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 57]

November 21, 1861
R.K. Donnelly, Chairman Pro Tem, and C. Lake, Secretary, Wayne County Military Committee, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that a difficulty had arisen in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry relative to Lieutenant G.S. Smith, and that it was apparent that no arrangement could be made whereby Smith could remain in said regiment in harmony with the staff officers of said regiment; recommending that the Governor transfer Smith from the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Smith was a person well qualified to fill the position of 1st Lieutenant, and that the request for the transfer had been made with the consent of Smith and with the approval of Colonel [John F.] DeCourcey.
3 pp. [Series 147-18: 36]

November 21, 1861
T.J. Godfrey, Chairman, and A. Davis, Secretary Pro Tem, Mercer County Military Committee, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter recommending the appointment of J.H. Hunter as a 2nd Lieutenant with authority to recruit men in Mercer County; and stating that they were well acquainted with Hunter and felt safe in saying the appointment would be a good one.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 16]

November 21, 1861
J[esse] Hildebrand, Colonel Commanding, 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Tupper. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding the formation of a brigade consisting of the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with the appointment of Colonel W. Craig as Brigadier General.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 64]

November 21, [1861]
G.W. Hopper, Adjutant, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the Governor's authority to be mustered into the service in order to promptly transact the increased official business of the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-18: 55]

November 21, 1861
Ira M. Kelsey, 2nd Lieutenant, 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Woodville, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had regularly enlisted and sworn in two recruits and had received the names of four others, all of whom were enticed away by a 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and asking what was his proper course, and how he was to be protected from such unscrupulousness.
2 pp. [Series 147-18: 8]

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