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December 20, 1861
J.M.C. Moorhead, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if Surgeons could charge the War Department for examining volunteers in the service, if they were paid by the Government, and how much they were paid per man and where paid.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 68]

December 20, 1861
W[illiam] Mungen, Colonel, 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Vance, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter requesting a copy of Captain [Samuel R.] Mott's roll; and stating that Mott must have it in order to make out his muster in rolls, and that he would be responsible for the safe return of the roll.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 44]

December 20, 1861
S.S. Osborn, Cashier, Bank of Geauga, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his son, E[ugene] A. Osborn, left for camp with his men on December 19, that after hard labor, all his son could put under way for camp was 25, leaving one man enlisted to go the following week, that the military committee thought time ought to be extended to his son and he was enclosing a certificate to that effect, that from what he could learn, Captain [Joseph] Bartlett's company, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, to which his son was attached, would not be full, that the company could now be readily filled from canal and river men, but he understood they were not so desirable, that in the next ten or twenty days, he thought his son could raise more than his quota in the adjoining counties, that prospects now were that his son could raise men easier than those he had, having been embarrassed by recruiting for the same service by those on the ground first and also for Johnson's Island, that given his son's civil and military education as well as the qualities sought in a soldier, he thought his son should rank at least as 1st Lieutenant, and that he therefore commended his son to Buckingham's favorable consideration.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 13]

[December 20?], 1861
Francis B. Pond, Colonel, 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter suggesting consolidation of parts of companies in the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 12]

December 20, 1861
G[eorge] H. Safford, Lieutenant Colonel, and D[aniel] F. DeWolf, Major, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp McClellan, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that experience had shown them that the men did not at all times choose the most proper men to command or be placed over them; regarding F[rederick] H. Boalt; and stating that injustice would be done Boalt if he failed to secure the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 124]

December 20, 1861
F[rank] C. Sands, Lamine Cantonment, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that on August 15, 1861, Captain A[rchibald] G.A. Constable, Lieutenant Cyrus Sears, and himself commenced recruiting men for the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, which had its minimum number on September 8 and was mustered into U.S. service under its officers on October 27, that Sears was mustered into the service by U.S. Commissioner Powell of Cincinnati, doubts having arisen in his mind as to the legality of a muster by any other than a regularly appointed mustering officer, that Sears was again mustered into the service on October 12 by Lieutenant Sanford, mustering officer at St. Louis, that Sears was unable to draw pay prior to the date of his commission, i.e. October 12, and was thereby deprived of pay for nearly two months labor faithfully performed for the Government, and that if it was in Dennison's power to "auto date" Sears' commission, he humbly prayed Dennison would do so.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 78]

December 20, 1861
N[ewton] Schleich, Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter regarding 2nd Lieutenants who had secured places in the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by recruiting over 30 men; stating that they were moving to Camp Dennison on December 25, that Assistant Surgeon [William S.] Moore had been notified that he was transferred, and that the entire regiment and Moore desired that he remain; and asking if Moore could be left with the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 14]

December 20, 1861
C.W. Smith, John M. Stull, George F. Brown, and G.T. Townsend, County Military Committee, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the bearer, Charles W. Reeves, as an individual of good moral character and a very suitable person for appointment as a 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 108]

December 20, 1861
Isaac Stratten, Sergeant, Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Keyes, Romney, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was sending a recommendation by the direction of Colonel E[rastus] B. Tyler of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that being a married man and needing all the pecuniary assistance that he could command to support his family, he would consider it a great favor if it pleased Dennison to grant him a commission in some Ohio regiment now filling up.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 84]

December 20, 1861
William H. Trimble, Colonel, 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter regarding recruiting Lieutenants for the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 12]

December 20, 1861
William H. Trimble, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he hoped Buckingham would have the muster rolls for his companies made out in time for his men to receive their pay on January 1, that unless it was done soon, the payroll would not be prepared in time, that rather than having any failure, he would pay Buckingham's clerks himself, and that he was going to Clermont County in the morning.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 34]

December 20, 1861
W[illiam] B. Woods, Lieutenant Colonel, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Sherman, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter including a list of 2nd Lieutenants who had received conditional appointments on recruiting service for the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with notations indicating those who had secured places in companies as officers; stating that R. Walling Burt recruited 8 men and his men were transferred to the detachment of 2nd Lieutenant James Stewart, that Burt had enlisted as a Private in the same detachment, that Milton S. Moore was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for Sherman's Brigade, and that Moore recruited 11 men and had been transferred with his men to the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting that Lieutenant William S. Wright and Lieutenant Milton S. Moore be continued for a short time in the recruiting service.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 21]

December 20, 1861
Daniel S. Young, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that great injustice had been done by Colonel [Jesse] Hildebrand in throwing together two commissioned Lieutenants who were unworthy of commanding the men recruited by himself and others, that one of these Lieutenants recruited 3 men and was drunk much of the time, and forfeited all claims to the position as would be learned from the military committee, that the other individual was Lieutenant [Albert] Chandler, who had proven to be unworthy by proclaiming himself a Breckenridge Democrat and bragging that he voted for Breckenridge and would do it again, and that Chandler's commission was revoked once his conduct of drinking and boasting had brought the displeasure of the camp down on him.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 10]

December 21, 1861
J[esse] J. Appler, Colonel Commanding, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Diamond, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending that the detachments of Lieutenant [George K.] Hosford and Lieutenant [Lorenzo] Fulton, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, be united and an order issued for an election on December 26; and stating that Hosford had 32 men including himself in camp, that Fulton had 40 men, and that they had some 15 men who had not yet reported themselves to camp.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 5]

December 21, 1861
J[esse] J. Appler, Colonel Commanding, 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Diamond, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter including a list of recruiting Lieutenants appointed for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry made out in accordance with instructions from Buckingham's office; stating that they wanted Lieutenant David H. Lasley, Lieutenant David T. Harkins, Lieutenant C[harles] K. Crumit, Lieutenant George K. Hosford, Lieutenant Lorenzo Fulton, Lieutenant Charles H. Doddridge, and Lieutenant Carroll continued in the recruiting service for the 53rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for as long a time as might be necessary to fill the regiment, and that Lieutenant [Lorenzo] Fulton did not intend to go with them, but was working to secure a position for George E. Cutler; recommending the consolidation of the detachments of Lieutenant [David H.] Lasley and [William] Spence; stating that Spence's detachment was now left without a commander; and recommending that an order be issued for an election to be held on December 27.
4 pp. [Series 147-21: 10]

December 21, 1861
James R. Challen, Lieutenant Colonel, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been making strenuous exertions to fill up the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the Military Committee of Hamilton County was of the opinion that a change in the system of recruiting had been made and, before it recommended new recruiting officers, wanted to know what change, if any, had been decided upon, that the men who would undertake recruiting wanted to know whether their time would be limited to the close of Governor William Dennison's term, that in so short a time, they could do little and if the new Governor should make new arrangements, they might lose all the benefit of their labors and expenditures, that according to orders, all appointments to recruit were cancelled on December 15 and if there were any persons now recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, they must either have been appointed since December 15 or had their former appointments made good for a longer time, that all, or nearly all, their former recruiting officers had been provided with places either in the ranks or in the line, that these men had done their best and new recruiters should be appointed, that there were six full companies in the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that two more companies were partly filled and making rapid progress, that Colonel [Lewis D.] Campbell wanted him to provide for the remaining two companies, that he proposed to appoint two popular, efficient and energetic men who would receive the hearty endorsement and cooperation of the committees and who would be Captains, four who would be Lieutenants, and from two to eight who would be Sergeants, and set them to work with the certainty that these would be their positions if the companies they undertook to raise were filled, that this was the method of recruiting adopted for the regular army except that commissions were issued at once to regular army officers and thus a great incentive to exertion was removed, that in the meantime, the gallant six hundred now in camp at Hamilton might be sent to Paris, [Kentucky], Lexington, [Kentucky], or elsewhere and thus render service in the field, if not by fighting, at least by forming a link in the chains of communication between the advance forces and bases of operations, that the very presence of Union troops kept down the secession spirit of the community in which they were placed, that both officers and men were "panting" for action and for an opportunity to be of service to their country, that it would be a greater hardship to remain behind than to go, that the threatened consolidation caused them to hold their breath and pause for awhile, that they were now making new plans, breathing freely, and pushing ahead, that in twenty or thirty days, they would have the minimum, that the regiment could and would be filled, that the transfer of an odd company or two, or of squads of any size, would not be received with indifference, that every possible exertion would, however, be made by the regiment's own officers to fill up, and that they sadly deprecated delay.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 24]

December 21, [1861]
George S. Clapp, Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he desired a commission to raise a company for the regiment, or such a portion of it as might be raised for Kelley's Island, that he thought if he had a commission, he would raise many recruits, and that he had already recruited nearly one company for Sherman's Brigade at Berea.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 65]

December 21, 1861
J[ohn] M. Connell, Colonel Commanding, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Somerset, Kentucky. To General. Letter asking once again why the commissions of the officers of the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had not been forwarded; and stating that it was simply absurd to talk about muster rolls not being filed by negligent, incompetent mustering officers when the regiment had been in actual service, fully organized, and recognized in every way by the War Department, that the regiment had been mustered once for pay and three months in the field, that its officers were commissioned officers so recognized, reported, and empowered by the War Department, yet if the receipt of commissions was necessary, they were without authority, that he would not trouble the General again about this matter and trusted that through inadvertence, the matter had been neglected, that as to the matter of their arms, he desired to say again that Ohio had furnished eight companies of the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with arms that were regarded by his officers and men as worthless and dangerous, that many of the arms were without locks or had defective locks, that many had the tubes blown out and the filling of the old vents, that he had tried the arms frequently at target practice with his best marksmen and found that in no instance, save by accident, had the target been struck at any distance, that if he could get away from the immediate front of the enemy, he would return the arms condemned to the Quartermaster's Department of Ohio, and that a regiment which had labored as hard, marched as much, and endured such toil and privation as the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, deserved at least as much consideration as the regiments which had been waiting at home or in camps doing nothing.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 221]

December 21, 1861
R.A. Constable, Commanding 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wool, near Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter providing information regarding all the 2nd Lieutenants who had secured themselves places in companies as officers, those he desired to continue in the recruiting service in his regiment, and those he did not want continued.
4 pp. [Series 147-21: 130]

December 21, 1861
Delafield DuBois, Major, 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Goddard, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a list of those who had received conditional appointments in the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that it was the desire of the commanding officer of the regiment that all of these individuals be continued in the service for the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that it was not understood from Buckingham's letter of December 18 whether he desired the names of those appointed as recruiting officers and who had failed to raise the requisite number of men to secure their appointments as officers, and that he was taking the liberty of enclosing a list of the officers of the 62nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as taken from the city paper and copied from their muster roll.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 37]

December 21, 1861
Gottleib Gross, Waverly, Pike County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing affidavits in reference to a Mr. Gross who was a poor man unfairly dealt with; and stating that no appeal had been made to the civil tribunals because there had been too much trouble locally with volunteers, and that he was advised to make the application directly to headquarters.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 33]

December 21, 1861
J[onathan] F. Harrington, 2nd Lieutenant, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if a 2nd Lieutenant having a commission from Buckingham's office had the right to, after getting into camp, consolidate his detachment with another or how the companies were to be formed, if a man having no commission, but recruiting under another man's commission, and who reported fewer men on his enlistment roll, was entitled to be appointed over one having a commission and reporting more men, and if the election, if it was right to hold an election in such a case, should be carried on by ballot or by acclamation.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 58]

December 21, 1861
J[esse] Hildebrand, Colonel Commanding, 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Tupper, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter listing the promoted recruiting Lieutenants in his regiment; and reporting on the progress of recruiting Lieutenants and the formation of companies for his regiment.
4 pp. [Series 147-21: 120]

December 21, 1861
John Hutchins, Washington, D.C. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the Government would not allow them to purchase any more horses at present and he feared the regiment [6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry] would not be mounted at all as it was claimed they now had too much cavalry, that the Secretary of War told him that no more horses would be purchased before Spring, that he had written to Colonel [William R.] Lloyd telling him how the matter stood, that the truth was they had too many horses on hand and perhaps as much cavalry as they needed, that he had received Dennison's telegram as to guns for Burrow's company, and that he would attend to the matter on Monday.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 79]

December 21, 1861
L.M. Jewett, Adjutant, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Medill. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that by some means, his appointment as 1st Lieutenant (Adjutant) had been misplaced so that he was unable to find it, and that Buckingham would oblige him by sending a copy.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 39]

December 21, 1861
P[eter] Kinney, Colonel, 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Morrow, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter listing the 2nd Lieutenants who received appointments as recruiting officers and what positions they occupied in the regiment; stating that the companies in his regiment were all up to the minimum except for Lieutenant John Cook's company, that Cook's report showed 80 men enrolled, but not all in camp, and that he wanted to have his regiment up to the full number; and listing those Lieutenants who he wanted appointed as recruiting officers.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 104]

December 21, 1861
J[ohn] C. Lee, Colonel, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp McClellan, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that in Company C, Frederick H. Boalt had been commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit and he wished Boalt continued as such, that Company C had not elected Boalt although it had 86 members, nor had it voted for 2nd Lieutenant, that Boalt had been heretofore commended for permanent appointment, that Boalt had contributed largely to the recruiting of the company both before and since his appointment (conditional) and ought to be permanently appointed, that 2nd Lieutenant (conditional) Frank H. Morse had a footing in Company E and would be one of the Lieutenants, that Morse was a successful recruiting officer and would make a good commander, that he wished Morse appointed, if not designated for a higher place, at least as a 2nd Lieutenant permanently, that Boalt and Morse were the only two who had reported any men that were in the regiment, that Rodolphus Robbins had a minimum company in camp and had been chosen as its Captain, that he wished Robbins' powers as a recruiting officer likewise continued, and that Boalt, Morse, and Robbins comprised all that had recruited or reported any men to the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 98]

December 21, 1861
J[ohn] C. Lee, Colonel, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp McClellan, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter transmitting two papers which spoke for themselves; and stating that his personal knowledge attested to the truth of the substance of what was said by [Frederick H.] Boalt in his statement.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 110]

[December 21?, 1861]
John S. Mason, Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by twenty-four field and company officers of the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending William T. Constant, 1st Lieutenant of Company I, as a suitable person to be promoted to the Captaincy of said company to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion of Eugene Powell; and stating that Constant was among the first to enlist in the three months' service and had served faithfully with the company since its organization, that Constant was a young man of fine morals and decided energy of character, and was in every respect qualified to make a faithful and efficient commander of said company, that should Dennison promote Constant, they would recommend James Ferguson as a suitable person to be promoted to the position of 1st Lieutenant of Company I, that Ferguson was now 2nd Lieutenant in said company and, by his faithfulness and efficiency in said position, had shown himself worthy of promotion, that should Dennison promote Ferguson, they recommended J.G. Evans, now 2nd Sergeant in Company I, for the position of 2nd Lieutenant, and that Evans was a young man of fine education and good moral character, and highly deserving and well qualified to fill the position to which he aspired.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 30]

December 21, 1861
Granville Moody, Colonel Commanding, 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Lowe, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding commissioned officers of companies, 2nd Lieutenants at present recruiting for the regiment who had reported themselves with men in camp, and 2nd Lieutenants who were at present recruiting, but not in camp, and who he wished retained; and stating that there were a number of 2nd Lieutenants who received their commissions by the recommendation of the several military committees, county and district, but who had not reported any men in camp or reported personally to headquarters.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 20]

December 21, 1861
William S. Pierson, Major, Hoffman's Battalion, Mayor's Office, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Colonel [William] Hoffman wanted him to ask if Buckingham had copies of the army regulations and infantry tactics for the U.S. Prison Depot on Johnson's Island; asking if they could be forwarded to Colonel Hoffman or himself at Sandusky; and stating that he was fearful that the delay in enlistments would prevent the battalion from being in readiness as soon as needed, that work at the Island was proceeding rapidly and he wanted to know as soon as any appointment of the other Captain and officers had been made so he could communicate with them, and that it was important for him to be at Sandusky.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 31]

December 21, 1861
John Reid, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and D[aniel] C. Daggett, Captain, Company D, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Keys, Romney, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that A[nthony] S. Sutton, 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered his resignation; requesting the appointment of John G. Reid, now Orderly Sergeant of Company D, to the 2nd Lieutenancy of same; and stating that John G. Reid was a good soldier, twenty-five years of age, a lawyer by profession, and a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts. Bears the endorsements of S[amuel] S. Carroll, Colonel, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Franklin Sawyer, Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Albert H. Winslow, Major, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 51]

December 21, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that 2nd Lieutenant W.D. Linn, 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, 1st Lieutenant J.R.D. Clendenning, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lieutenant D. Clingman, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Captain J. Slocum, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Captain Joseph M. Dana, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had resigned effective on the specified dates.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 50]

December [21?], 1861
Samuel Sherman, Jr., Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he was desirous of raising a company for the war and wanted a commission for that purpose, that he could give good references if required, and that he had served as 2nd Lieutenant in the 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), but could not go with that regiment on account of wounds received in the service.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 221]

December 21, 1861
Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter listing those recruiting Lieutenants who had secured positions and had been duly appointed to office in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he did not want to retain any of the other recruiting Lieutenants, and that appointing any additional recruiting Lieutenants for his regiment might endanger the prospects of filling up.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 101]

December 21, 1861
J.N. Victor, General Freight Office, Sandusky, Dayton and Cincinnati Rail Road Company, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that around November 15, he sent his account for recruiting for the 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he had written Mason twice, but received no reply, that he did not understand this, that this was money he actually expended, and that he was certainly entitled to an answer to his letter.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 11]

December 21, 1861
Charles C. Walcutt, Lieutenant Colonel, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Lyon, Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter regarding 2nd Lieutenants who had and had not secured positions; requesting an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant for Dr. Westley Jones to recruit in Allen County and Hardin County; and stating that by granting this appointment, it would throw thirty men and very probably more into the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 19]

December 22, 1861
M[atthias] H. Bartilson, Lieutenant Colonel, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Meigs, near Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a report of the 2nd Lieutenants who received conditional appointments in the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, showing those who had procured places as officers of companies as well as the number of recruits each of the others had; stating that he desired to have 2nd Lieutenants Pren Metham, William Marshall, George W. Pepper, Emerson Goodrich, Daniel Korns, Joseph M. Anderson, and John Orme continued in the service for his regiment, that he wished to transfer 16 of Goodrich's men to Anderson and then consolidate Goodrich and Orme, and that he was satisfied that this would be for the success of the regiment and entirely satisfactory to both officers; and asking if he should do it.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 8]

[December 22?, 1861]
M[atthias] H. Bartilson, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. List of 2nd Lieutenants who had received conditional appointments on recruiting service for the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with a statement of their present condition.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 9]

December 22, 1861
R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter providing a list of 2nd Lieutenants who had secured places in companies as officers; reporting on the progress of the recruiting Lieutenants for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that when in Columbus on December 17, he understood the Adjutant General to say that the time of all the Lieutenants and recruiting officers of the regiment would be continued until the regiment was full or organized, that he so informed them, and that they were at work, and that he supposed those who had recruited more than 30 men needed no extension.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 160]

December 22, 1861
J[oseph] W. Burke, Major Commanding, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Bacon Creek, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Bushrod Birch for one of the vacant Lieutenancies in the regiment; and stating that Birch was eminently qualified to perform the duties of the office, that Birch's nomination was made with the approval of the General commanding the division, and that Birch's appointment would be satisfactory to the regiment and reflect credit on the service.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 131]

December 22, 1861
James Cantwell, Colonel, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Simon Kenton. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter listing those persons who had received conditional appointments as 2nd Lieutenants in the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and who had secured, under said appointments, positions as officers in the different companies; and stating that he desired to have Lieutenant Jacobs of Ashland County continued for a few days.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 96]

December 22, 1861
John F. DeCourcy, Colonel Commanding, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Clay, Lexington, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that Buckingham submit the enclosed letters to Governor William Dennison; and stating that it would be of some advantage to the regiment, and consequently to the service in general, if the objections urged by the writers of the enclosed met with Dennison's approval.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 75]

December 22, 1861
H.W. Deshler, Captain, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that according to instructions in permits and 2nd Lieutenant's commissions from the Adjutant General's Department, as soon as he filled his company to 84 men, he proceeded to have his election by order of Lieutenant Colonel Young, that he asked each man to write opposite his name his choice for Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant, that there was unanimous support for himself as Captain and Oscar Deshler as 1st Lieutenant, that by mutual agreement, Jasper N. Watkins and George A. Russell came out as candidates for the 2nd Lieutenancy, that Watkins got 15 votes and Russell the balance, that Oscar Deshler was appointed as his assistant and Watkins as his second assistant, that Watkins and Russell were each 25 years old and both were worthy young men of good family, that just after his election, Colonel Constable told him the men appointed to assist would be the Lieutenants, that for this reason, he was sending his letter, and that the 2nd Lieutenancy would be settled as Buckingham thought best.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 93]

December 22, 1861
W[illiam] Hoffman, Lieutenant Colonel and Commissary General of Prisoners, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Major Pierson would be visiting Columbus with a view, if possible, of being mustered into service immediately, that he would be very glad if this could be done, and if Pierson could be ordered to report at Sandusky to receive and receipt for ordnance and other stores which were expected in a few days, and that Pierson's services would also be useful in superintending the completion of the depot.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 23]

[December 22?, 1861]
Frank Johnson, Orderly Sergeant, et. al., Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To all whom it may concern. Letter signed by sixty members of Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; certifying that Sergeant [Isaac] Stratton of Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was well fitted and qualified for the office of Captain or Lieutenant in any regiment of the United States Army; and recommending Stratton for such in any of the regiments now convened or organizing as a person worthy of the esteem and support of all Union and officer loving men and as an efficient and thorough officer. Bears the endorsements of H[albert] B. Case, Lieutenant, Company H, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; D[avid] D. Bard, Lieutenant, Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; A[lfred] H. Day, Lieutenant Commanding, Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, and J[ohn] S. Casement, Major, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and William D. Shepherd, Lieutenant, Company H, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 76]

December 22, 1861
J[ohn] C. Lee, Colonel, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp McClellan. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in the absence of any law or regulation which he was able to find governing certain matters, he was writing for information; asking if he could detail one or more clerks or orderlies for himself and if so, must or may they be common soldiers or non-commissioned officers, if such an orderly got anything more than his ordinary pay while he was an orderly and if he did, by what standard was it estimated, how it was likewise with the orderlies of other field officers, and if they were entitled to a Drum Major, Fife Major, etc., and if not, by whom was the field music organized and controlled; and stating that he would be obliged for early advice as to the time they would leave camp, and that he had arranged for a vigorous effort looking to the filling up to maximum of all the companies.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 99]

December 22, 1861
A[ddison] McClure, Captain, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Clay, Lexington, Kentucky. To Colonel J[ohn] F. DeCorcey, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter stating that he had the honor to acknowledge the receipt of his commission as a Captain in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from the Governor of Ohio through DeCourcey, that he had some objections regarding the date of the commission as it ranked him junior to Captain [George W.] Harn, who was appointed Captain at a later period than himself, that on October 4, he was appointed a recruiting Lieutenant under a commission which entitled him to an appointment as Captain when he had recruited 60 men, that on October 28, he was mustered into U.S. service as Captain with 71 men, that by his commission, he was junior to Harn who was not appointed Captain until November, and that if either the date of the issue of orders to raise companies or the date of being mustered into the service was the basis upon which commissions were ranked, he was entitled to seniority over Harn.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 235]

December 22, [1861]
Jno. G. Marshall, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that in November, he received a permit to raise a cavalry company for Colonel [William O.] Collins' regiment at Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, that his territory was Brown County and the adjoining county, that he returned the permit ten days before by Colonel [Carr B.] White of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, together with Collins' letter requesting that he have the limits of the State in which to recruit and that a new permit be issued, and that White failed to return the necessary papers owing to the multiplicity of business on the addressee's hands at the time; and requesting that the matter be attended to at once as he wished to know what he was to do.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 94]

December 22, 1861
Orland Smith, Colonel, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Logan, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had reason to believe that the recruiting officers of the 18th U.S. Infantry were tampering with soldiers of the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the purpose of inducing them to desert the volunteer service and to enter the regulars, that the efforts of these recruiting officers met with no success until December 11, when they succeeded in inducing four men of J.G. McSchooler's company to enlist in the 18th U.S. Infantry, that the names of the parties so enlisted were William Townsend, William D. McBride, James Brown, and William Jackson, that having been advised of the fact, he detailed a squad to arrest and bring the deserters to camp, and secured all but Jackson, that he notified Lieutenant William H.H. Taylor of the 18th U.S. Infantry that he regarded his course as a breach of military etiquette, subversive of discipline, and a gross violation of the army regulations, that Taylor's reply was that he had not acted without authority and that he had been instructed by Major [William A.] Stokes to enlist any men who should offer either from the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that McBride, Brown, and Townsend were tried by a regimental court martial and sentenced to ten days fatigue duty and five days confinement on bread and water, that he was now advised that Taylor through his Sergeant, George B. Mackey, communicated with the soldiers in Camp Logan advising them to desert a second time and proposing to start with them for Columbus, that Brown had since broken guard and was still at large, that the letter of Mackey to "the Boys" would speak for itself and tell also the whereabouts of Jackson, that he took the letter of Mackey together with that of Stokes from Townsend that morning, that the men in question were duly enlisted and sworn in, that he now thought that Taylor, if not Stokes, had deliberately violated Article 22 of the Articles of War and ought to be cashiered, that Mackey should be reduced and Jackson returned, that he was submitting the case for Buckingham's consideration and advice and would await a reply, that they had in their regiment some two or three men who enrolled their names with recruiting officers for other regiments, but were never sworn in nor clothed by the officers of those regiments, and that said men subsequently enlisted with Lieutenants of the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and were sworn in, mustered and clothed as well as subsisted; asking if they were bound to give up these men to the parties with whom they originally enrolled their names; and stating that he understood that a council of officers at Camp Dennison had decided affirmatively, and that if this decision was correct, he would respectfully ask what the object was of administering the oath at all after enlistment.
4 pp. [Series 147-21: 49]

December 22, 1861
T[homas] K[ilby] Smith, Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter stating that of the 2nd Lieutenants appointed by the Governor to obtain recruits for the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, only two (George W. Cosley and Eli Francis) had reported a sufficient number of men to secure positions, that others, who had already been recruiting, were furnished with appointments for the purpose of giving them transportation and had been mustered into service with their companies, and that he would be glad to have Lieutenants Eli Francis, George W. Cosley, William Starr, and Alfred Morris continued in the service for his regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 36]

December 22, 1861
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Jefferson, near Green River, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they moved the regiment from Camp Stanley (near Camp Nevin) on December 17, that they were now eight miles from Green River at Bacon Creek, and had a very pleasant camping ground, that his regiment had been very clear of sickness and now was so except for measles and mumps, and they were sadly afflicted with those, that while at Camp Dennison measles appeared in camp, but only extended to some three or four cases as they had hospital accomodations and separated the infectious ones from the others, that at the mouth of Salt River they were set down beside the 9th Michigan which had nearly three hundred sick with measles, but they took every precaution and prevented its spread, that at Elizabethtown some new cases of measles appeared and their excellent Surgeons, always watchful for the men, immediately separated those with the disease in an attempt to prevent its spread, that they were sent into camp again by brigade orders and the measles was now ravaging their camp, that fifty men had been added to the hospital on December 22 and new cases were continually manifesting themselves, that they now had one hundred and thirty in hospital and yet they were not nearly so bad off as some of their neighbors, that the 37th Indiana, which had been with them for a month, left just about that number in hospital at Elizabethtown and had now a large list, that Surgeon [William P.] Johnson and Assistant Surgeon [William W.] Mills, together with Hospital Steward C[harles] H. French (a medical student), deserved all he could say in their praise, that they were not only skillful, but attentive, watchful, always at the post of duty, and had hearts in them, that while at Camp Stanley, said medical staff ministered to more than a hundred Indianians who had been left there in houses scattered about without any of the comforts necessary for the sick and in some cases without any medicine except whiskey and opium to make them die easy and they did die by scores, that their sick were as comfortably situated as was possible in the current situation, that Dr. Blackman appreciated their Surgeons and had given them his aid and discretionary power and they had appropriated three houses and, if it became necessary, would appropriate more, that with all the sickness, not a man had died under their care, that two who were left at Camp Dennison had died, that when they were by themselves there was no difficulty in keeping things injurious to health and discipline from their camp, but they were now under a brigade commander whose sutler was allowed to sell whiskey, that they found it impossible to preserve such efficiency in discipline as formerly, that they posted their own sentinels between the two regiments, but could not altogether keep the whiskey out of camp, that he thought General [Ormsby M.] Mitchel would shortly rectify the situation, that their excellent Quartermaster, Lieutenant [Nelson H.] Van Vorhes, attended well to their wants, that the Adjutant, Lieutenant [John C.] Neal, was always at his post, that Lieutenant Colonel [Josiah] Given was all he had expected of him and he had heard much in his favor, that almost without exception, his officers heartily aided him in all his endeavors to make the regiment efficient and an honor to Ohio, that he had a regiment of which he was proud, and that he only wished he was more competent to command them.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 134]

December 22, 1861
S.K. Williams, Captain, Company E, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Worthington. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had forwarded the muster rolls of his company on December 21, that several of the men whose names were signed on his enlistment roll, and who had been uniformed by him, had since re-enlisted and were now held in other regiments, that by order of Colonel Gilmore, he sent Lieutenant Davis with a detachment of men to arrest and bring to camp all members of the company who had not as yet reported, and that if it was necessary to have any further order to enable his Lieutenant to apprehend the men in question, he would appreciate receiving the documents as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-21: 26]

December 22, 1861
T[homas] Worthington, New York. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a copy of a letter from John A. King, recommending Worthington for the rank of Brigadier General.
3 pp. [Series 147-21: 126]

December 23, 1861
A[braham] Abraham, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter declining Buckingham's offer of a clerkship in the Adjutant General's office because of the salary.
2 pp. [Series 147-21: 112]

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