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December 28, 1861
Joseph Fuhr, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason. Letter stating that he had not succeeded in recruiting due to outside influence, that on December 27, they had intended to muster in some 40 men who had promised to go, but a general backing out took place, that this provoked him a great deal so he gave the whole thing up, believing the men to be an "intolerable set of cowards", that relying on the integrity of these men and writing to Mason of such flattering prospects had humbled him very much, that under the present system of recruiting, a company could not be raised locally, that he would like to be in Mason's regiment, and that if a vacancy occurred in said regiment wherein his poor ability would be of any service, he would appreciate being remembered.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 54]

December 28, 1861
J.L. Hibbs, Brigadier General, 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, Ohio Militia and Ohio Volunteer Militia, Headquarters, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wished to continue Thomas D. Greene as Brigade Inspector and Joseph C. Gilbert as Brigade Engineer on the staff, and that he would be obliged for Buckingham's attention to the appointments of Greene and Gilbert; and requesting a list of the latest and most approved books on artillery engineering, etc., which might be of service to him in his office.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 18]

December 28, 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 requesting that Buckingham act on his letter containing the agreement between Lieutenant R[ichard] Fouraker, Lieutenant S[amuel] McNaughton, and Lieutenant William T. Robinson as to the consolidation of 5 parts of companies; and stating that 3 of the 5 Lieutenants had agreed and were willing to accept the positions of Lieutenants, that Fouraker and Robinson were contending for the Captaincy, and that this was yielded to by McNaughton and Lieutenant [Gordon B.] West and Lieutenant [Oliphant S.] Thomas who all wished to accept 1st and 2nd Lieutenancies.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 51]

December 28, 1861
J[esse] Hildebrand, Colonel, 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Tupper, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that many recruits were absent on furlough which was per understanding that a large number should be furloughed for Christmas to return immediately thereafter, when a portion of those who were in camp on Christmas would be furloughed for New Year's, and that the latter group was to return to camp immediately after New Year's, when he would cease to grant furloughs except on extraordinary occasions such as sickness, etc.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 60]

December 28, 1861
G[eorge] W. Hopper, Adjutant, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp John McLean, Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that pursuant to General Order No. 65 from Buckingham's office, recruiting Lieutenants Harrison Wilson and Francis M. Shaklee of the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with stations in Noble County, were ordered to report their men at Camp John McLean upon receipt of said order, and that Wilson and Shaklee had failed to report to date; and requesting that Buckingham order them into Camp John McLean immediately.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 90]

December 28, 1861
A.E. Jones, Aide-de-Camp, Pana, Illinois. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he discovered that his report had found its way into his travelling satchel instead of the mail bag at Cincinnati, that he had been compelled to lay over at Pana for conveyance until the following morning and, in looking over his papers, found the report which he was sending by express, that the report might be considered too lengthy, but was designed to give Dennison an idea of the various kinds of duty to which he had been assigned and which had devolved upon him, and that he was leaving for Peoria the next morning.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 23]

December 28, 1861
Algernon S. Liggett, late 2nd Lieutenant, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he returned the enlistment act to Mason on December 10, having up to that time recruited four men and having reported them in camp to Colonel [Joseph R.] Cockerill of the 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that his term of recruiting expired on December 10, that he did not remember if he stated this in his final report, that he did not request an extension at the time, considering that he had forfeited the contract, that the men cost him about $160, that he had since sent to the Adjutant General a new recommendation signed by all the members of the District [Military] Committee and by the Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel of the 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to be authorized to again attempt to recruit a company for said regiment, that he paid ten dollars bounty to each of the recruits he took to camp, that although he boarded them for over a week and paid all expenses of transportation, he charged the government not one cent, and that he would much rather Mason had placed the revocation of his appointment upon the grounds that he had failed to recruit the requisite number of men than that of having failed to report within the specified time, as he had never neglected anything so clearly his duty as that.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 40]

December 28, 1861
Stanley Matthews, Colonel, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in the payment of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the period ending October 31, 1861, by Major Bridgman, Paymaster, U.S.A., injustice had been done both to officers and men by the application of a principle based upon instructions from Bridgman's superior officers, that he begged leave to call Buckingham's attention to the particulars so that a remedy, if any existed, might be applied, that J[ohn] M. Hodge was appointed on August 28, 1861 by the Governor of Ohio as a 1st Lieutenant in the regiment to act as Quartermaster, and was mustered into U.S. service as such on September 2, 1861 by Major Eddy, U.S.A., that Hodge was immediately ordered to Camp Meigs, the place of rendezvous for the regiment, and entered upon his duties, that the regiment was not fully organized until October 26, 1861, that the Paymaster had paid Hodge from September 16, 1861, but refused to pay him for any service rendered prior to that date, that Hodge had in the meantime made contracts, drawn and disbursed public funds, made requisitions and given receipts for public property which were now held as vouchers by the agents and officers of the Government, that Hodge was thus deprived of all compensation for two weeks of time spent wholly in responsible service for the Government, that Lieutenant Colonel R[ichard] W. McClain was appointed Major of the regiment by the Governor of Ohio on August 28, 1861, and was mustered into the service as such on September 15, 1861, that on September 17, 1861, four companies had been organized and these companies were mustered on October 5, 1861, that six companies had been mustered in on October 15, 1861, that McClain was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and mustered into the service in that capacity, and that the Paymaster refused to acknowledge McClain's claim to payment for service as Major of the regiment even though he was on duty at the camp during the whole period in command of the troops mustered into the service by order of the Adjutant General of Ohio; providing information regarding cases of Privates and noncommissioned officers; and stating that in reference to all these cases, he claimed that when a company had been organized and accepted into the service of the U.S., the enlisted men were entitled to payment from the date of enrollment each for himself, and that he saw no other way in which the Act of Congress authorizing the volunteer forces and putting them as to pay and allowances in all respects on the footing of similar corps of the regular army could be complied with.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 88]

December 28, 1861
James Myers, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Hugh Shields of Lucas County was a candidate for a Lieutenancy, that he had little personal acquaintance with Shields, but based on recommendations from reliable sources, he had not the least doubt of Shields' fitness for the situation and cheerfully recommended him for the appointment, and that Shields had proven himself a very energetic, faithful, and successful canvasser for recruits, to which service he had for some time devoted himself.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 43]

December 28, 1861
William S. Pierson, Major, Hoffman's Battalion, Mayor's Office, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that according to Buckingham's letter dated December 21, James Johnson of Painesville was 2nd Lieutenant in the first company of Hoffman's Battalion, that he had a letter from Henry C. Benson, dated December 26 at Chardon, Geauga County, in which Benson said that he was the Lieutenant of the first company, that his time would expire on December 31, and that he would like an extension, and that Captain Follett informed him that Benson was the Lieutenant as he understood the matter; asking who was the man appointed, and what should be done about extending Benson's time; and stating that Colonel Hoffman had requested him to direct Lieutenant Tuther to bring his men to Sandusky on January 2, and that he had done so and directed Tuther to call on Buckingham if his appointment was conditional.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 9]

December 28, 1861
Ferdinand F. Rempel, Lieutenant Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the Honorable William Ewing of Fairfield County requested a commission to recruit for the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Fairfield County, with the assistance of Jacob Plout, that there were a number of Germans in Lancaster, Ohio and vicinity who desired to enlist in the regiment and to have their company officers from their own county, that Hocking County had contributed to the Fairfield County regiments upwards of three companies and principally through the influence and labor of himself and his friends, and that it would be but fair if Fairfield County would turn out one company for another regiment, particularly when the Germans of that county requested such; and requesting that the recruiting commissions be granted to Ewing and Plout.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 194]

December 28, 1861
W[illiam] S. Smith, Colonel Commanding, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp at Bacon Creek, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter appealing once more for Buckingham to procure his promotion; and stating that he was now under command of an Indiana Brigadier wholly without military education who might sacrifice his regiment or compel him to disobey orders and run the risk of court martial, that he was heartily sick of this kind of service, that nothing but an uncompromising sense of duty would hold him at the head of one of the Ohio regiments to win laurels and make reputations for the inexperienced men of other States who were put in authority over Ohioans, that far be it from him to indulge in "captious" feeling, that he knew too well what a soldier's duty was, that he would claim the privilege at last of quitting a service which had no rewards for meritorious conduct if the favorable mention which he had won met with no recognition, and that it was his earnest desire to render service for which he had been prepared by a generous government and to contribute to the glory of the arms of his native State.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 52]

December 28, 1861
R.B. Wilson, J. Bradbury, S. Bradbury, George W. Holmes, S.A. Burnap, and J.W. Jones, Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that they believed a military district should be established consisting of the territory situated between the mouth of the Great Kanawha River, Virginia and Maysville, Kentucky, including Gallia County, Lawrence County, and Scioto County, Ohio; recommending the Honorable John Hall of Pt. Pleasant, Virginia as a suitable person for the position of Brigadier General; and stating that Hall was among the first to resist usurpation in his State, that Hall's firm devotion to the Union cause won for him the good opinion of all Union men, that Hall had represented the State of Virginia for several years in the House and Senate, that Hall was a delegate and presiding officer of the Wheeling Convention, and that they believed Hall to be a good and capable man. Bears the endorsements of Isaac Behan, and E. Tiffany, Representative Elect.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 113]

December 28, 1861
Oliver Withrow, Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received an order from Captain J. Loughlin to raise seven more men; asking if Buckingham could authorize him to take these men down or to pass them to Loughlin; and stating that these men did not have the means to go on their own, and that Loughlin was at Louisville, Kentucky.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 90]

December 29, 1861
Lewis P. Buckley, Colonel, 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter reporting that John S. Clemmer was now Major, that Horatio Luce was now Captain of Company E, that William J. Hall was now 2nd Lieutenant of Company I, and that two men named Prentice and Pitkins were appointed as recruiting Lieutenants, but did not comply with the requirements.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 72]

December 29, 1861
J[oseph] R. Cockerill, Colonel Commanding, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Ripley, Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter enclosing the recommendation of two of the field officers and five of the Captains in the 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, requesting the appointment of Rev. Joseph Blackburn to the Chaplaincy of the regiment; and stating that he heartily concurred in the recommendation, that Blackburn was now a Captain in the regiment and had enlisted a fine company, and that Blackburn was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and well qualified for the position of Chaplain.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 26]

December 29, 1861
J[oseph] R. Cockerill, Colonel Commanding, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Ripley, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that in obedience to the Adjutant General's orders, he had established the headquarters of the 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Ripley near the town of Ripley on the Ohio River, that the entire regiment was now quartered there, that they had 7 full companies and he had forwarded the muster rolls of said companies, that Lieutenant Slone had returned a roll of 40 men mustered into the service and would without doubt fill his company in a short time, that he was using all exertions to raise the two remaining companies, that if a few weeks were allowed, he hoped to succeed, and that they would be pleased to have arms as soon as the State could forward them without injury to the regiments now taking the field.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 50]

December 29, 1861
M. Friedman, Colonel Commanding, Cameron Dragoons, Camp Griffen, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had learned that all of Dennison's cavalry had been ordered to the field and that there was no occasion for his services in Ohio at present, and that it would ever afford him pleasure to command an Ohio brigade of cavalry if the opportunity arose.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 201]

December 29?, 1861
J[ohn] C. Lee, Colonel, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp McClellan, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain [Henry] Belknap advised him that he had sent the rolls of the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Buckingham's office, that in answer to a request, Belknap had agreed to come and muster the balance of the men the next day, and that they wanted the rolls sent to Camp McClellan by first mail or express so as to complete them.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 82]

December 29, 1861
S.J. McGroarty, Colonel, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that for some days, he had been visiting towns along the railroad with a view to procuring recruits for the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from among his own countrymen, that he found his regiment was popular among them and that he only needed a few intelligent Lieutenants to get a great many men who before had no intention to enlist, that he had the honor to present Edward F. Maloney as a sober, industrious, and fit person and one who would work with zeal, and that he hoped Buckingham would see fit to give Maloney a permit.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 33]

December 29, 1861
Stanley Matthews, Colonel, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a copy of a communication made by him to the headquarters of the army in that department on the subject of the recent payment of the officers and men in the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that his purpose in forwarding it was to call Buckingham's attention to the injustice which he thought had been committed in not paying the volunteers from the date of their enrollment, and that it was especially noticeable in view of the fact that under the recruiting system latterly introduced into the State under orders from Buckingham's office, one company (K) in the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was enlisted and express pledge was given that all recruits enrolled should be paid from the date of enlistment.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 87]

December 29, 1861
Stanley Matthews, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that he had learned that Henry Hayden of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was an applicant for the position of Lieutenant to act as Adjutant in the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Hayden was now the Sergeant Major of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which position he gave perfect satisfaction, that Hayden was entirely familiar with the duties of Adjutant and would make an excellent officer in that capacity, and that while he would take pleasure in Hayden's promotion, he would regret to lose his services.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 89]

[December 29?, 1861]
M.P. Nolan, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Beckett, near Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To F.J. Betts. Letter stating that it was their wish for Betts to come with them in their regiment either as Captain or in any other capacity, that Betts' best plan would be to procure a commission as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Betts could do this by applying to the county military committee for a recommendation to the Adjutant General for an appointment, and that the committee's recommendation together with the enclosed one from him would be all that was necessary.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 172]

December 29, 1861
M.P. Nolan, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Beckett, near Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending the bearer for an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also signed by members of the county military committee.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 173]

December 29, 1861
T[homas] Worthington, Washington, D.C. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding his accounts; stating that he could draw no pay and was out of funds, that he had submitted the idea of supporting the hospitals to a great extent through the sutlers, that he heard in Baltimore that it had been positively determined to open the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, that General [George B.] McClellan was opposed to such action fearing it might bring on a great battle when and where he might not wish it, that [William S.] Rosecrans wanted troops for the purpose of opening the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and that he wished for several reasons to be on this duty; requesting an extension of his leave; stating that in thirty days, the Government would probably be out of funds and he must try and have the regiment mustered in so as to get a few months pay, that after he got his outfit, he needed little pay as he could enlist very well on $5.00 per month, that there was a plan on hand by which the commutation ration was to be reduced at least one half and the pay and allowance for servants reduced in a greater proportion, that there was also a plan by which officers disposed to relieve the Government would suspend most of their pay until the war was over or take it in land or Government bonds at par, and that if they would make him a Brigadier, he would agree to take all his pay over $50.00 per month in Texas lands at a fair valuation; asking if Buckingham would do the same; stating that [George B.] McClellan was getting well, but was not now to be seen, that there ought to be some arrangement by which the troops could have spare parts for the foreign guns, and that half a dozen of his two hundred Enfield rifles had bad main springs; and requesting that Buckingham get him a brigade and let Charly Anderson have his regiment.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 47]

December 30, 1861
Samuel H. Baker, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he made reports every Tuesday and Friday, which he believed was all that was required, that Buckingham said he had not received a report since December 10, which was true, that his time was up for recruiting on December 12, that he took his men to camp on December 11, and reported same according to directions, that he supposed he had nothing else to do, that he had made out his papers and sent the same to Buckingham, and that there was a printer's fee and the cost of subsisting one man for ten days; and asking if a recruiting officer received any pay for his services if he did not get thirty men.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 91]

December 30, 1861
W. Bashaw, Harrisburgh, Franklin County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he was in Columbus the week after he received his commission and could not find Captain Dod to be mustered in the service, that on his return home, he found that his business required his attention for a few days, that it was now all arranged and he was willing to stand enrolled for active service, that his business was that of a physician for 25 years, and that Mason knew well now to make all due allowances.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 28]

[December? 30?, 1861]
Anthony Bowsher, Lieutenant, West Cairo, Allen County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that having caught a severe cold and being unfit for duty, he obtained a furlough from Colonel [Thomas] Morton and returned home in order to give himself a better chance to recuperate, that his time would be up in about two weeks, that his health was improved and he was anxious to return to duty, that he had the good fortune to enlist a few recruits, and that as their company lacked being full, it was important that he obtain passes in order to have his recruits immediately sent on; requesting the necessary passes; and stating that he was attached to the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the regiment's present location was Herman, Missouri.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 35]

December 30, 1861
H[erman] Canfield, Medina, Medina County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain M. Close of the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Camp Chase, wanted the transfer of his company to the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that if this transfer could be made, it would probably fill the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Colonel [Ralph] Buckland would be at Columbus on December 31 or the next day, that if any action could be taken to get the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry ready for the service without further delay, he hoped it might be done, that the organization of the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was postponed in order to fill up the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that they hoped their turn would come soon.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 25]

December 30, 1861
John Conwell, Lieutenant, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he would like it if Dennison could attend to that matter of his as recommended by [John A.] Bingham before Dennison's term of office expired.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 98]

December 30, 1861
A.J. Daugherty, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that in compliance with General Order No. 65, he delivered his papers to the Adjutant of the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on December 12, that he was enclosing his commission, and that he had no expenses.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 45]

December 30, 1861
Alex[ander] Frazier, 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he was ordered to Cambridge by the Commandant of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to recruit for his company and was also ordered to report himself to the Adjutant General for instructions in relation thereto; and requesting such instructions relative to said service as the Adjutant General might deem proper.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 17]

December 30, 1861
J.C. Goodrich, Whittlesey, Medina County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if it was desirable to raise more artillery men; and stating that according to a local man named Davis, there were 40 or 50 men who would enlist in a battery provided he (Goodrich) consented to take command of it, that he had some experience in recruiting, that he commenced recruiting for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant, that he gave up to go into the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for which he assisted in recruiting nearly a full company, that this company was divided up among other companies although they had 72 men, and that his battery would be raised in Medina County, Lorain County, and Cuyahoga County.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 46]

December 30, 1861
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Extract from Special Order No. 47, stating that the resignation of 1st Lieutenant John H. Elbert, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was hereby accepted to take effect on December 30, 1861.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 49]

December 30, 1861
D. Harrison, Recruiting Officer, Long Bottom, Meigs County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was ordered to Camp Wool by Colonel R.A. Constable, Athens, Ohio, and was there detained until the removal of his command to Camp McLain, that he was retained at Camp McLain until December 27, before he was allowed to return, that consequently a delay was inevitable, that he was now forwarding his report at the first opportunity, that if he had been allowed to use his commission up to the expiration of the same, he would have been able to secure a position in the service which he very much desired, that if he could be indulged with another opportunity, he thought he could prove himself to be of service to his country, and that any recommendation required could be furnished.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 77]

December 30, 1861
Stephen Hayes, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter requesting that his enlistment rolls with the names of his recruits be sent back, and that his appointment be sent so that he could get money and still recruit for the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 131]

December 30, 1861
Robert Hosea, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he understood that the positions in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry held by Captain [James] Bence and Lieutenants [Charles] Gilman and [Frank S.] Schaffer were to be filled (they being prisoners at Richmond) and that on their release they would be assigned to new regiments; requesting Dennison's favorable consideration of E[verett] S. Throop, now a Sergeant in Company A of the same regiment; and stating that Throop was a lawyer from the office of Kebler and Force, that Throop was about 25 years old and fully competent in every way to fill either position, had many friends, and would bring a strong appeal from every officer in the regiment as well as from many influential friends locally recommending him for promotion, that Throop left a good position to join the regiment at the first call to arms because of his strong patriotic feelings, that Throop was temperate, intelligent, and well connected, and that he would feel very much gratified if Throop's truly patriotic and noble aims could be advanced.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 116]

December 30, 1861
Oscar L. Jackson, 2nd Lieutenant, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Culver & Browne, Attorneys At Law, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he was recruiting and, for short periods, subsisting men, and that he reported to Colonel [William E.] Gilmore and the state of his company was presented to the Adjutant General in Gilmore's morning field reports; and asking if it was still necessary for him to report to the Adjutant General.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 36]

December 30, 1861
H[enry] E. Jones, Adjutant, 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Morrow, near Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting another set of company and regimental books; and stating that he hoped to effect an exchange, that those books furnished them were inferior in every respect, being mere blank books unruled and distinguished only by the lettering on the backs, that if they could get the ruled and prepared books furnished to other regiments it would be a favor, and that if there were blank certificates for non-commissioned officers, they would like some sent.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 55]

December 30, 1861
Charles A. Junghanns, Commander, Company F, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that an order for the discharge of Bezaleel Andrews (said to be only 15 years old and to have enlisted without the consent and knowledge of his parents) was received by Colonel Sargent and subsequently delivered to him, that Andrews was not in his keeping, having deserted some three weeks before carrying off $23.50 worth of clothing which the Sheriff of Putnam County informed him Andrews wore daily, that Andrews enlisted as Musician in Company F on October 24 and gave his age as between 18 and 19 years, that Andrews was running on the canal, had not been home for over a year, and was entirely out of the control of his parents, that William C. Crabill, Sheriff of Putnam County, to whom he had sent an order for Andrews' arrest, requested him to send proofs of the subsequent consent of Andrews' parents which he did, that three letters from Andrews' parents requesting him to take good care of their son, to stop his credit at the sutlers, and to keep them informed of their son's behavior, etc., were in his possession and were now in the possession of Crabill, that Andrews wrote a most "insolent" letter stating he was home safely and if Junghanns would send him a furlough and money enough to come back, he might possibly return in 5 or 6 days, but otherwise he would not, that according to Andrews, his parents consented to his return, but would not send the money, and that if after hearing both sides of the question, including Andrews' theft of the clothes, Mason considered Andrews entitled to a discharge, he had no objection whatever to relieve the Sheriff of his trouble.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 41]

December 30, 1861
John Kebler, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding the appointment of E.S. Throop; and stating that Throop was a splendid fellow in every way, that Throop was admitted to the bar just before he entered the service as a Private, trusting to merit to rise, that Throop was a scholar and a gentleman, that he would rejoice to learn that Throop was advanced to some commissioned office, that Colonel Stanley Matthews knew Throop and knew how to appreciate him, that should Throop be mistaken in the idea of a commission, he would suggest that none more worthy could fill the first vacancy which might occur, and that Throop had served as a Private since April 1861 and was indeed entitled to promotion.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 136]

December 30, 1861
Barton S. Kyle, 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dave Tod, near Troy, Miami County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason. Letter stating that they had not concluded anything in regard to the "Cooking Range," that they were waiting for the appointment of a sutler, that their friend Hustler had been in doubts what to do in consequence of the law just passed by Congress, but had about decided that he desired the appointment and would receive it, that in reference to the appointment of Assistant Surgeon, he had desired the appointment of Dr. [William W.] Crane because of a firm belief that Crane, being an honest man, would apply himself so closely to business that he would fill the place with credit to himself and satisfaction to the regiment and because no one occupying a high position in the profession was applying for the place, that Mason had not been correctly informed about the practice or experience of Crane, that after graduating, Crane practiced for five years in company with his father, that Crane then turned his attention for about four months of the year to the fruit tree business, with the balance of the time devoted to visiting the patients of his father and prescribing for them with much success, that by looking at the recommendations on file with the Surgeon General, Mason would see that Crane's brethren in the profession gave him a fair recommendation, that if Mason had in mind some physician of eminence and desired said individual's appointment, he would be entirely willing, but unless Mason knew such a man, he was satisfied that they had better take Crane than run the risk of having some stranger sent among them, and that he enclosed a petition which had been drawn up and signed and handed to him before he received Mason's letter; asking Mason to hold this petition until he came up to Columbus; and stating that he did not know of anything Mason could do to assist recruiting for the regiment except to use all the means in his power to procure the Springfield rifled muskets for them, and that he hoped Mason would soon be able to join them and remain with them.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 125]

[December 30?, 1861]
S.J. McGroarty, Colonel, 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Beckett, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending John Davis as a proper person to comission as a 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the 50th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Davis had seen service under Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason, and that Davis was industrious and worthy.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 44]

December 30, 1861
Colin F. MacKenzie, Lieutenant, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter asking what had been done with regard to his transfer to Company G, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now at Romney, Virginia; stating that he did not wish to give up his appointment, that if it was in Dennison's power, he would like it if the transfer could be made at once, that he was out of employment, giving up his position at the time he received his appointment, and that it was now impossible to obtain a situation; thanking Dennison for past favors; and stating that he hoped to soon get a position in the army where he could show his fighting qualities.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 108]

December 30, 1861
B[enjamin] Morgan, Captain, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Jno. McLean, Lockland, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter forwarding his original enlistment roll; and stating that it had been detained in consequence of habeas corpus writs being served on some of his men, and that the roll had to be produced in court as evidence.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 89]

December 30, 1861
Samuel Plumb, Banking House of S. Plumb, No. 15, College Place, Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had advanced largely (for one of his means) to the soldiers and their families in the area on account of their having elected him as their paymaster, that the recent law appointing commissions would change the channel of distribution, that his only hope for a large portion thus advanced was to prevail on Dennison to ratify what they had (in part at least) done by his election under the former law or order, and that he was constrained to ask said favor more to reimburse and replenish his purse made lean by investments in the present fight than because of a desire for place.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 112]

December 30, 1861
Oscar C. Pratt, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter enclosing a letter from John Hutchins recommending him for a position in the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry or if there was no vacancy in said regiment, for an appointment in some other regiment; and requesting that his application be considered if there were any Adjutant positions vacant.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 25]

December 30, 1861
W.H. Pratt, Recruiting Lieutenant, New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter resigning his commission until Spring; and stating that if more men were wanted at that time, he would try again.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 45]

December 30, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that 1st Lieutenant David N. Stambaugh of the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster John Morris of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Captain J.B. Franklin of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Captain J.L. Smith of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant Samuel F. Orill of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant R.L. Hart of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Captain E. Seip of the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1st Lieutenant Conrad Frederick of the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 2nd Lieutenant E.R. McNeal of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry had resigned to take effect on the dates specified.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 65]

December 30, 1861
Hugh Shiels, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was enclosing an endorsement by the Hon. James Myers, member elect of the legislature from Lucas County, of his application for a Lieutenancy in Company D, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he made his application to Dennison personally on December 26, and filed it with the endorsement of Hon. J.M. Ashley, Member of Congress, M[orrison] R. Waite, and the County Military Committee, that he had labored for the cause and expended a considerable amount in recruiting both for himself and others, and as he had no remuneration, he trusted Dennison would give him a commission, and that he was now on leave recruiting for the purpose of filling up the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 42]

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