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SERIES 147. VOLUME 21. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
August 17, 1861-December 30, 1861.

August 17, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting the resignations of Captain Lyman M. Kellogg, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant J. Ross McMullin, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant Benjamin Ruh, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), 1st Lieutenant P.S. Turner, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and Surgeon C. McDermott, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) to take effect from the dates specified.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 62]

October 7, 1861
John Sherman, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Rod. D. Stober, Olivesburg, Richland County, Ohio. Letter stating that he knew Stober very well and would be very glad to secure his services, that [Roelif] Brinkerhoff was Quartermaster, that he had appointed all the recruiting Lieutenants for Richland County that he was authorized to, that he wished Stober would go and see one of the recruiting Lieutenants, make an arrangement, and cooperate with him, and that there was now a necessity for promptness and for the assistance of all patriotic men.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 71]

November 4, 1861
William E. Gilmore, Colonel, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Worthington, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting recruiting appointments for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for Henry Barnes, Levi Jones, and Daniel T. Evans of Ross County, Ohio; stating that these gentlemen were prominent Democratic leaders in Ross County, who until now had taken no part in getting men into the field in defense of the Government, that these individuals had become interested in his regiment and could influence men whom no one else could, to enlist, that these men probably could not raise full companies since no one could now in that part of the State, that he had no doubt the three individuals in question could raise enough men to form one company, and he could consolidate them, that his Republican friends had so "petted" Colonel Smith (a recent convert to Republicanism) that the Democrats had taken up the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as their pet, that politics made strange bedfellows, and that he felt confident the result would be to fill both regiments; requesting the renewal of the permit of Mr. Fitzsimmons of Chillicothe; and stating that Fitzsimmons had worked hard, raised some twenty-two men, and could, if his term was renewed, fill up to his thirty, that Fitzsimmons would then join with McCord and Cherry, that Mr. Sands reported thirty new recruits from Vinton County, that he felt much encouraged with present prospects, that he would not exceed the allotted number of recruiting officers, and that the military committee would write, recommending the gentlemen named for commissions.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 69]

November 5, 1861
William E. Gilmore, Colonel, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had written earlier requesting recruiting appointments for three gentlemen for his regiment, that since writing, he had succeeded in persuading a young man of great influence in the southwestern corner of Ross County to go to work for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that this individual had enrolled fifteen men and could probably get about forty or fifty; requesting that this individual, named James Tagert, be appointed; and stating that the committee would recommend Tagert on November 6, that Surgeon Crane and the county military committee concurred in recommending the renting of the Military College building near Chillicothe as a barracks for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that it was a very large, new building capable of accomodating, where bunks were put in it, an entire regiment with most excellent and healthy quarters, that he believed the saving in fuel would go far towards paying the rent to say nothing of health and comfort, and that they would also have plenty of room for hospital purposes, a thing much needed.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 69]

November 7, 1861
R[odney] Mason, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To S[amuel] T. Prentice, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Letter stating that at the request of the committee, Prentice's time for his final report was extended to November 25. Bears a note dated December 24, 1861, from Prentice, stating that being a Private in the U.S. Army, he did not receive Mason's letter until December 23, that he made his final report in accordance with Mason's order, that he supposed he was entitled to pay from October 18 to November 25, that further communications should be directed to the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Captain [Chauncey L.] Bartlett's company, wherever it might be located, and that he was enclosing what he supposed to be the papers Mason called for.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 187]

November 9, 1861
S.J. McGroarty, Colonel, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter requesting that Edward Daly of Dayton be issued a 2nd Lieutenancy for the purpose of recruiting; and stating that Daly was a competent young gentleman with influence, and abundantly able to raise his complement of men. Bears the endorsements of the county military committee and M.P. Nolan, Lieutenant Colonel, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 45]

November 25, 1861
D.W. Hill, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was no longer able to stand the expense of enlisting men under the present circumstances, that he was tendering his resignation as Lieutenant in the 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he had been to the expense of some three hundred dollars in addition to his time, and that he could see no possible chance of his expenses being refunded without it costing more than the amount.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 33]

November 26, 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 Captain Vanderman, recruiting for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, asked for the "rendition" of two enlisted men at Camp Buckingham, that he was submitting the statement of Captain W[illiam] W. Smith, and that Vanderman had commenced recruiting for the brigade and had several men in his company who insisted upon coming to Camp Buckingham; and asking if the recruits better not remain where they were.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 88]

November 26, 1861
W[illiam] W. Smith, Captain, Company D, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Colonel John Sherman. Letter stating that on or about Friday, October 25, 1861, James H. Corbin of Waldo in Marion County, Ohio came to his recruiting station at Marion and made application to join a company he was then recruiting, that Corbin had previously enlisted in a partial company just recruited by Dr. Vanderman in Marion County, that since Corbin's enlistment, Vanderman's authority to recruit had been revoked, that supposing Vanderman would be unable to complete an organization, he consented to take Corbin, and that Corbin had been duly enlisted and was being held subject to any orders which might be issued for his transfer or otherwise.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 89]

November 28, 1861
William T. McClintock, Chairman, and James Rowe, Secretary, [Ross County Military Committee], Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that the committee unanimously resolved that James Tagart of Pike County be recommended as a suitable person to receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Tagart had been recommended to the committee for the position in question by William E. Gilmore, Colonel of the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the committee believed Tagart could raise a company and was fit to command it in the field, that Daniel T. Evans of Ross County was recommended as a suitable person for the position of recruiting officer to assist James Tagart in raising a company for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Henry T. Barnes of Harrison Township, Ross County was unanimously recommended for the position of recruiting officer to assist Levi Jones (heretofore recommended for a 2nd Lieutenant's commission) in raising a company for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Thomas McNeal of the same township was also recommended for a like appointment to assist Levi Jones.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 90]

November 29, 1861
B.F. Leiter, Chairman, and G.G.J. Greenwood, Secretary, Military Committee for the Eastern Subdivision of Stark County, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter recommending Stuart G. McKee as a suitable person for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant to enlist recruits for the 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, there being no person recruiting for said regiment in the county. Bears the endorsement of A.C. Voris, Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 67]

November 30, 1861
H.B. Hunter, Lieutenant Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Medill, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on November 25, he wrote to G.W. Beery at Upper Sandusky, requesting him to have some good man in Wyandot County commissioned to recruit a company for the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Beery replied that his section had been completely drained of men and that A.M. Jackson of Bucyrus, Crawford County now had two full companies and a third partly raised for Sherman's Brigade, and that Jackson had been notified by [John] Sherman that his brigade was full and that he could not receive Jackson's companies; asking whether, if Jackson's men had not yet been assigned to any regiment, they could be assigned to the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Medill; and stating that if Jackson's men were so assigned, he felt very safe in assuring Buckingham that they could report full at an early date.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 91]

December 5, 1861
Theophilus Gaines, Camp Gauley Mountain, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter written on behalf of H.A. Glassford who had applied to the Governor for the appointment of Quartermaster in one of the regiments now forming in Ohio; and stating that he had been in the service for some months and had become well acquainted with the necessity of having the right kind of man as Quartermaster, and that he knew Glassford well and could attest to his fitness in every respect for the position.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 166]

December 5, 1861
G. Shillito Smith, Lieutenant, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a signed certificate of obligation; and stating that he would report to his regiment immediately.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 4]

December 6, 1861
Samuel L. Leffingwell, Major, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Nicholasville, Kentucky. To C.A. Trimble, Washington, D.C. Letter stating that after he was commissioned by Governor William Dennison as a Major in the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, through the influence of the Colonel, he was transferred to a new regiment, that the War Department had decided that Governors had no right to make transfers after regiments had been mustered into the U.S. service, that the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was mustered on September 26, that he was commissioned on September 27, and on September 30, Governor Dennison transferred him to a new regiment, that the original muster rolls of the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on file in Washington, D.C., had him mustered as Major, and that what he wanted was an order to rejoin his regiment and report for duty; requesting that Trimble urge the matter forward; and stating that the Colonel of his regiment refused to recognize him as Major of the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 6]

December 6, 1861
W.J. Stokes, Acting Adjutant, Camp Jenkins, Kentucky. Copy of Special Order No. 25, instructing the company commanders of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to assemble at the Adjutant's quarters at 3 P.M. for the purpose of voting for a regimental Chaplain. By order of Colonel Jacob Ammen, Commanding Regiment. Bears a note from Henry Terry, Captain, Company G, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that the company commanders convened as designated and after due deliberation of recommendations presented, they united in recommending the Reverend Eduard Jones of Zanesville, Ohio, a regularly ordained minister of the Baptist denomination, for Chaplain of the regiment, and approved by J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also bears a note dated December 18, 1861, from D.J. Higgins, Captain, Company C, Commanding 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky, forwarding the information to the Governor.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 16]

December 8, 1861
W[illiam] S. Smith, Colonel Commanding, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp "Andy Johnson", opposite Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting on the locality and condition of the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in compliance with orders.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 222]

December 10, 1861
Benton Cadets, Camp of Benton Cadets, near Rolla, Missouri. To Major General [Henry] Halleck, Commanding Western Department. Letter unanimously signed by the enlisted men of the Benton Cadets, Major General John C. Fremont's Infantry Body Guard; laying before Halleck their claims which they believed were founded upon justice; and stating that the oath administered to them on entering the service was as Fremont's Infantry Body Guard and nothing else, that they were to be a school of instruction, that with these understandings, they enlisted in their present regiment which otherwise they would not have done as many of them sacrificed positions offered them in other regiments, that their regiment on entering the field consisted of 381 men, but now was reduced to 177, that these men were being divided into five separate companies, that having a required staff for a full regiment, they were consequently incurring needless expense, that having never been regularly mustered into any regiment and while in an unpleasant position, they were not the less loyal to their country, that the majority wished to enlist in regiments of their respective states, that they were from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, that they did not ask for their discharge at Springfield when General Fremont was superseded because they were daily expecting a battle and their patriotism would not allow them to falter in the face of an enemy, that they came to do their duty to their country and honor to the name of their General, and that they left it to Halleck to decide whether they had done their duty and fulfilled their obligations, and whether they were entitled to an honorable discharge.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 200]

December 11, 1861
George Downs, James Downs, Amos Metzger, and John Downs, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that they had signed their names to the enlistment roll of G.M. Ogden of Republic, who was appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and afterwards Major of the same regiment, that this enlistment was upon the express agreement and understanding that Ogden was to go with them and as one of the officers, and likewise that Ogden would continue his enlistments until a company should be raised in the area, that with these representations and clear understanding, they took the steps they did, that Ogden had entirely ceased his efforts as recruiting officer, had likewise resigned as Major, and had only enlisted a few men not exceeding four or five, that none of these men had been reported at camp, that they had not been at camp, that they would be compelled to go to the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, thrown among strangers entirely and under officers who were strangers to them, that Captain [Horace] Robinson of the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stationed at Camp McClellan near Norwalk, had raised a company from the neighborhood, that since they knew Robinson and his men, they were very anxious to be allowed to report themselves to Robinson for service in his company in the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Ogden was willing for them to go to whatever regiment the Adjutant General would permit, and that they had applied to Robinson for leave to go with him into the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but Robinson preferred they should get the Adjutant General's permission. Witnessed by John S. Smith, Justice of the Peace. Bears a note from Smith stating that the soldiers in question would, with great reluctance, be forced into the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that they would make good soldiers, and that he knew that they had been deceived; and requesting that they be allowed to go into Robinson's company. Also bears a note from R[odney] Mason, Assistant Adjutant General, referring the letter to Colonel [Ralph P.] Buckland.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 233]

December 13, 1861
William A. Stokes, Major Commanding, 18th U.S. Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Thomas, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To 1st Sergeant G.B. Mackey, 18th U.S. Infantry. Copy of letter stating that enlistments were contracts between the recruit and the State, that the latter could only be represented by an officer, that persons without commissions or authority to bind the State, who pretended to enlist soldiers, were unable to hold their recruits, that such recruits could, at their option, enter the service of the United States, and that these individuals should not bring with them any property not their own and should be immediately sent to Camp Thomas.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 48]

December 14, 1861
Charles Hurlbut, et. al. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by seventy-five members of Company D, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry encamped at Norwalk, Ohio; and requesting that the company be allowed the opportunity to express its choice for 2nd Lieutenant.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 106]

December 14, 1861
W.H. Kirby, et. al., Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by six individuals; stating that as a matter of right and justice to a brave and patriotic man who was desirous of serving his country, they were requesting the appointment of Joseph McCutchen to the position of Captain in the military service, that McCutchen had been working faithfully since October 15 recruiting for the army and had a considerable number of men in Camp Simon Kenton, and that they were unwilling to see McCutchen enter the ranks as a Private as they were confident his services would be of more advantage to the Government in a higher capacity; and requesting that McCutchen's commission bear the date of October 15.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 27]

December 15, 1861
J[onathan] D. Hines, Lieutenant Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Charleston, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by seventeen officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending Orderly Sergeant John U. Hiltz of Company C, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant of said company; and stating that Hiltz was wounded at the battle of "Scarey"(Scarey Creek), Kanawha Valley, and showed most surprising courage not only in that, but in all other engagements, that Hiltz had behaved in such a manner throughout the whole campaign that would and ought to entitle him fully to said promotion, that Hiltz was a man who fully understood the military tactics, and that if promoted, Hiltz would be an honor to the regiment as commissioned officer, just as he had proven himself to be in his present rank as Orderly Sergeant.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 61]

December 16, 1861
Newton Schleich, Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To ? Letter certifying that on December 16, 1861, an election for company officers was held in the company recruited by Lieutenant Charles A. Barker, and that the election resulted in the choice of Charles A. Barker for Captain, William S. Friesner for 1st Lieutenant, and Leander E. Hodge as 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 41]

December 16, 1861
I[saac] Ulman, Captain, Company A, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Meigs, near Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating the facts regarding Joseph E. Hutton and Thomas Rook who were in his company and who, it was claimed, had been enlisted for Company B, 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 103]

December 16, 1861
E.M. Wood, Captain, 15th United States Infantry, Newport Barracks, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing muster rolls for two companies of the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, two companies of the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, two detachments of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and one of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that the rolls had been so long being prepared by the officers of the companies that he had been unable to send them sooner.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 85]

December 17, 1861
J[ohn] G. Durbeck, Adjutant, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Gauley Mount, [western Virginia]. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter enclosing a list of the commissioned officers of the 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. By order of Colonel F[rederick] Poschner.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 29]

December 17, 1861
Hugh Ewing, Colonel, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Union, Fayette Court House, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter calling Buckingham's attention to a recommendation sent nearly two months before, recommending 1st Lieutenant J[ohn] H. Groce to fill the vacancy of Captain caused by the promotion of Captain Jacob E. Taylor to the Majority of the 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that the same paper recommended 2nd Lieutenant Moses B. Gist for promotion to 1st Lieutenant and 1st Sergeant Cyrus A. Earnest for 2nd Lieutenant, that the recommendation was approved by himself and Brigadier General [Robert C.] Schenck, and that he was requesting Buckingham's immediate attention to the matter as they needed the services of the officers.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 35]

December 18, 1861
Bartley Benedict, et. al., Camp Andrews, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter signed by fifty-eight members of Company B, formerly A, 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Captain Thomas Turner was one of the best officers in the regiment and that he was their choice for Captain, that it was with the greatest regret and dissatisfaction that they learned of his being superseeded, that they would be sorry to part with him, and that should their superiors remove him, they would endeavor to meet their misfortune like true soldiers.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 123]

December 18, 1861
R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the election roll of Lieutenant S.A.J. Snyder's company; and requesting that appointments be forwarded.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 40]

December 18, 1861
T[homas] J. Carlin, Captain Commanding, 2nd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Halleck, near Rolla, [Missouri]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Henry A. Glassford of Cincinnati, at present on General [Alexander Sandor] Asboth's staff in the Department of the Missouri with the rank of Captain of cavalry, was desirous of obtaining from his own State a commission which would confirm him in the rank now held only by appointment, that Glassford was considered one of the best men in the army of the west and worthy of the favor Dennison would show in issuing him a commission, that all of the Ohio troops in the division desired that Glassford receive said commission, and that Asboth wished to appoint Glassford as Adjutant General for his division, but could not do so until Glassford was commissioned.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 169]

December 18, 1861
G[eorge] J. Cooper, Waterville, Lucas County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he belonged to Company H, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, that he enlisted at the end of September and had been in Camp Dennison ever since, drilling the recruits as fast as they were recruited, that two weeks ago, they held an election for 2nd Lieutenant in their squad of sixty men recruited by G.W. Norton, that 27 votes were cast for G.J. Cooper, 10 votes for M.B. Ewing, and 7 votes for Albert Merrill, that 44 votes were cast, with a 10 vote majority for Cooper, that Ewing's friends were now trying to have him appointed over the election results, that if he was as well qualified as Ewing, then the position of 2nd Lieutenant belonged to him, that neither he or Ewing ever recruited any men for the company, that he was in the three months' service and had drilled the company for 21/2 months, that Ewing had no experience at all, that he could give as good a recommendation for morals as the position needed, and that he was willing to subject himself to a board of examiners. Bears a note from Governor William Dennison to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham, asking if Cooper was entitled to the place. Also bears a note from Buckingham, referring the letter to Colonel [James] Barnett, and requesting a statement of facts.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 191]

December 18, 1861
D.W. Dorman, Lebanon, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Colonel James Barnett of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery had promised him a Lieutenant's post in one of the new batteries and instructed him to address Buckingham as the appointments came from the Adjutant General, that he was in the three months' service, fired the first gun in western Virginia, did much of the drilling of the men in Captain D[ennis] Kenny's battery, and claimed for himself but few superior drill masters in the service, that he hoped Buckingham would give his application consideration, that he claimed, by meritorious conduct and ability, a position previous to those who were unqualified and inexperienced, and that an appointment would gratify hundreds of friends. Bears a note from Buckingham instructing Barnett to report on the case. Also bears a note from Barnett stating that Buckingham would doubtless agree that Dorman was a good "blower".
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 158]

December 18, 1861
Everard C. Jordan, Point Pleasant, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that having acted as 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry since September 18, 1861, and having been assured by the commandant of the regiment that he would retain the position, he was asking to be commissioned as such to date from the time noted, that the vacancy was occasioned by the appointment of Lieutenant J.H. Horton to the Adjutancy of the regiment, and that as he was next in command (1st Sergeant), he trusted Dennison would have no hesitancy in granting his request.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 2]

December 18, 1861
George B. Mackey, 1st Sergeant, 18th U.S. Infantry, Station No. 9. To Dear Boys. Letter stating that he sympathized with them and would willingly take them out by force, but he had it not at hand, that since he enlisted them, he had been to Columbus, that to show them he had authority when he enlisted them, he was sending the copy of his instructions received at the time, that they could see from his instructions that he had a right to enlist them, that he had a plan which he wanted them to act upon if they could, that as soon as they escaped from their confinement, which they had better do at night, they should come to his office about midnight and before daybreak, that they would all leave on the coach for Columbus and he would go along with them, that if they thought it would not be safe to come to the office, they should proceed at once to Columbus and go to the regiment's recruiting headquarters on Broadway where they would be warmly received and taken to camp, and that they should not let anyone know when they left their present camp.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 59]

December 18, 1861
N[ewton] Schleich, Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters. To General. Letter forwarding enlistment rolls; and stating that the regiment now numbered 600 men, that they had the full equipment of a regiment in clothing, camp equipage, etc., and were ready to be consolidated or otherwise filled up according to the judgement of the proper authorities, that much time and great pains had been expended on the men to bring them forward in drill, and the result was more than ordinary proficiency, and that in assigning four companies to fill up the regiment, companies ought to be assigned which had received no supplies as they had everything a regiment needed.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 25]

December 18, 1861
C.A. Trimble, Washington, D.C. To Governor William Dennison. Letter enclosing a letter from Major [Samuel L.] Leffingwell for Dennison's perusal; and requesting such information regarding Leffingwell's transfer as would enable him to determine what action on his part, if any, would be proper.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 7]

December 18, 1861
William H. Trimble, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wished David Epler of Marion, Marion County, Ohio appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant to raise a company for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), that Epler was very highly recommended by a gentleman who knew him and whose recommendation was entitled to confidence, and that if Epler could also have recruiting orders for assistants, it would expedite his operations; requesting that Captain Dodd be instructed to muster in his officers without fixing the time of service; and stating that his authority from the Secretary of War fixed the term.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 67]

December 18, 1861
Thomas Turner, Camp Andrews, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter regarding his claim to the Captaincy of Company A, 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 122]

December 19, 1861
J[oel] F. Asper, Captain, Company H, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Romney, Virginia. To the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he saw by the Adjutant General's Order No. 28 that hereafter, promotions were to be made by seniority, that in practice, that mode had been adopted in filling vacancies in the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but so far as he had observed, the practice had not been extended to field officers, that if he understood the regulations regarding vacancies, the ranking Lieutenant Colonel was made Colonel, the ranking Major was made Lieutenant Colonel, and the ranking Captain was made Major, and that this did not merely extend to the regiment but to the entire infantry corps in Ohio, that in the case of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, it would be only the regiments ahead of it either by number or seniority in organization to which the regulations would apply, that in this view, there would be only six regiments ahead of theirs, or if date of organization was considered, only four, that then, if there was a vacancy in the Colonelcy, the ranking Lieutenant Colonel in these seven regiments was by right entitled to the office and nothing but incompetency, which should be fully shown to the appointing power, could keep him from his right, that so it would go through the field officers, giving place to the ranking Captain, that he was unable to state who the ranking Captain was in these first seven regiments, but he believed himself to be, that his appointment was dated June 3, 1861, that if it was known among the officers of the established regiments that this mode of appointment would be adopted and adhered to, all would be satisfied and content to await their time for promotion, that any other course would produce trouble and disorganization, that such had been the effect in the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from the appointments of Colonels, that however well adapted the gentlemen might be to the place, this jumping over good and efficient men led to dissatisfaction and reduced efficiency, that he was writing with a view to insisting on his right as a senior Captain and also with a view of bringing the matter to the attention of the appointing power in Ohio so that a proper and uniform policy might be adopted, that by adopting the regulation system, all cause of jealousy would be done away with and general efficiency would be restored, that many who promptly obeyed the call of the President and sacrificed business interests and every family tie and association to volunteer for service would, regardless of fitness or military preparation, be sacrificed by local influence or neglect, that they were pained to read of appointments to high commissions of men with no preparation, who refused to enlist on the first call and who received the appointment as the price of their entering the service, that this constituted an injustice, that they were much grieved to witness efforts to place young "sprigs" of West Pointers in command of regiments, that there were many Ohioans now in the service with military training and education as technical as any West Pointer and who were much better prepared for command through position and business education and training than West Pointers, and that if two Generals appointed from among civilians had made mistakes such as going scouting on a locomotive, it was no argument that other men would fail in the same way; asking if men of West Point education had failed, and how one should assess General [Charles P.] Stone, General [William T.] Sherman, and some others who might be named; and stating that he made his remarks not because he was opposed to West Pointers having place and position in the army, but because they had been sought for too much and good and competent men had been kept back in consequence, and that he trusted there would be no further departure from the true policy as pointed out by the regulations.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 32]

December 19, 1861
R.R. Henderson, Lieutenant and Adjutant, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Washington. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was entitled to promotion by seniority of service; requesting a commission as Captain of Company F, which position had been made vacant by the resignation of Captain J[eremiah] Slocum; and stating that it was the wish of the field officers of his regiment that he should fill the position. Bears the endorsement of J[oseph] G. Hawkins, Lieutenant Colonel, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 18]

December 19, 1861
William F. Hunter, Chairman, and Jno. M. Kirkbride, Secretary, [Monroe County Military Committee], Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that the committee recommended Mark Albert of Sunsbury Township, Monroe County for an appointment as Lieutenant to raise a company for the war.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 108]

December 19, 1861
W[illiam] Mungen, Colonel, 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Vance, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that William H. Pratt, a Lieutenant appointed to recruit for the 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry residing in Crawford County, Ohio, had some six or eight men recruited; and requesting that these men be transferred to the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry so that they could join the men in the company recruited by Lieutenant Blystone and Lieutenant Locke who had already been transferred to the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 15]

December 19, 1861
S[amuel] H. Steedman, Colonel, 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter regarding the manner in which the consolidations and appointments were made in the 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 102]

December 20, 1861
John Beatty, Chairman, Carroll County Military Committee, Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the appointment of Daniel James Crooks as a recruiting officer for the purpose of raising a company of volunteers for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Meigs; and stating that Crooks was at present a Private in Company A, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Crooks had been in the service since June, that Crooks was born and raised in Carroll County and had a liberal education, that Crooks was a member of the bar of Carroll County and would exert a considerable influence in getting volunteers, and that Crooks' appointment would give entire satisfaction to the people throughout the district. Bears a note dated December 21, 1861, from Charles H. Mitchener, Chairman, Military Committee of Tuscarawas County, stating that the committee recommended that Crooks be authorized to assist Lieutenant Daniel Korns in recruiting his company of infantry for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, said company being not yet full.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 159]

December 20, 1861
F[rederick] H. Boalt, Lieutenant, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter presenting a statement of facts regarding his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in Company D and efforts by members of said company to hold an election for the position.
4 pp. [Series 147-21: 107]

[December 20?, 1861]
R[oeliff] Brinkerhoff, Camp Buckingham, near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that having been informed that the 1st Lieutenancy of Company D, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was vacant, he took great pleasure in recommending the appointment of R.D. Stober of Olivesburgh, Ohio to said vacancy, that he had known Stober for ten years and could recommend him as a man of energy, integrity, and capacity, that Company D was mostly recruited in the vicinity of Olivesburgh and many of its members had been under the command of Stober in the old militia service, and that he believed Stober's appointment would be more satisfactory to the company than any other which could be made. Bears the endorsement of Isaac Geiss, and Z.S. Stocking.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 77]

December 20, 1861
Otto Burstenbinder, Colonel, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Oliver. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter including a list of recruiting officers for the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting their appointment.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 29]

December 20, 1861
James Cantwell, Colonel Commanding, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Simon Kenton. To ? Letter certifying that an election was held by his order for officers of the company enlisted for the regiment by Lieutenant John S. Rieg and Samuel H. Berry, that John S. Rieg of Marion, Ohio was unanimously chosen Captain, that Samuel H. Berry of the same place was unanimously chosen 1st Lieutenant, and that Charles W. Diebold of the same place was unanimously chosen 2nd Lieutenant; stating that these were men whose intelligence, habits, and physical health qualified them to fill the respective offices to which they had been chosen; and recommending them to the Governor for appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 115]

December 20, 1861
W[illiam] Green, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending S. Austin Thayer for a 1st or 2nd Lieutenancy.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 115]

December 20, 1861
H. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Governor of Ohio. Extract of Special Orders, No. 78, stating that the resignation of Captain H. Hazleton, Benton Cadets, was accepted to take effect on December 20, 1861. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 3]

December 20, 1861
John Kennett, Colonel Commanding, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Camp Kennett. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on December 12, an election was held in Company D, that Jesse Parsons Wilson was elected Captain, that Adam Kuhns was elected 1st Lieutenant, that George Crist was elected 2nd Lieutenant, that Wilson was mustered into service on November 25, 1861, that Kuhns was mustered into service on December 12, 1861, and that Crist was transferred to Company D on December 12, 1861; and requesting that commissions be issued for Wilson, Kuhns, and Crist, as well as for Wilson Cross who was mustered into service on November 4, 1861 and elected 2nd Lieutenant of Company B on December 11, 1861.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 137]

December 20, 1861
M[ortimer] D. Leggett, Lieutenant Colonel, 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain [Horace D.] Munson, who raised the first company for the 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, afterward raised about 50 men for Captain [Zachariah M.] Chandler's company with the understanding that his (Munson's) son should be 2nd Lieutenant, that since the company came into camp, he was informed that an election had been held and that the son, Gilbert D. Munson, was almost unanimously elected 2nd Lieutenant, that the difficulty now in the way was that Gilbert D. Munson was a 1st Sergeant in Captain [John] McClenahan's company of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that young Munson was well qualified for Lieutenant, and had a good education and "unexceptionable" habits, that he thought young Munson's transfer could be secured if Dennison would grant the appointment, that Horace D. Munson had three sons in the service and they were in three different regiments, and that it would be a source of great comfort to Horace D. Munson and his family to have Gilbert with his father.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 125]

December 20, 1861
F.W.M., Romney, Virginia. To Friend Mackenzie. Letter stating that there was a 1st Lieutenant's position vacant in Company G, and whether Mackenzie could be transferred from his present regiment to F.W.M.'s regiment remained with authorities at Columbus, that he knew of the thing being done in the case of Shillito Smith of Cincinnati who held a 1st Lieutenancy in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was transferred to the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now at Romney, that there was no election by the company in Smith's case, that their Orderly Sergeant had been recommended to fill the post of 1st Lieutenant, but he feared the Orderly Sergeant would be unsuccessful as the priority rule would take effect if the position was not filled by transfer, and that he would be happy to have Mackenzie.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 63]

December 20, 1861
Jno. S. Mason, Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Keys, Romney, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in response to Buckingham's circular of November 14, 1861, he was enclosing a report of the names and rank of officers, location, post office address, and the total strength of the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 74]

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