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December 30, 1861
J.L. K[irby] Smith, Colonel, 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Andrews, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in preparing the roll of Company B, he was at a loss to arrange it with respect to the name of Captain Turner whose appointment had been "revoked"; and asking if that expression meant that Turner was to be paid as Captain from the date of his appointment to the date of its revocation, or if the expression meant that the appointment was recalled from its origin, placing matters in the same position as if Turner had never received the appointment.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 59]

December 30, 1861
A[very] L. Wallar, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter expressing appreciation for his appointment as a Captain in the 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 3]

December 30, 1861
M[arcus] A. Westcott, Captain, Company A, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To ? Letter certifying that John W. Gamble had been a member of Company A, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry since April 19, 1861, that Gamble had always performed his duties faithfully, and that he considered Gamble worthy of promotion. Together with a letter dated January 6, 1862, from J.H. Walker, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, to W.S. Groesbeck, regarding promotion for his nephew.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 149]

December 30, 1861
W[illiam] S. Williams, Lieutenant, 3rd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that William Mong be sent an order to assist him in getting up the 3rd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery at the station in Minerva, Stark County, and that Buckingham inform Judge Welker that Meyer received the $78 he sent.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 33]

December 30, 1861
W[illiam] P. Witherspoon, et. al., Camp Jno. McLean. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter signed by seventy members of George Fry's company of the 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that one of the inducements held out to them when they entered the service was that they would be allowed a vote by ballot in the selection of company officers, that when H.B. Lacey, their regimental Quartermaster, commenced recruiting for the company, he assured them verbally, by handbills, and by advertisements in their newspaper (McArthur Journal) that this privilege would be allowed them, that subsequently their Captain, George Fry, received a recruiting Lieutenancy, commenced recruiting for the same company, and reiterated the same assurances, that it was by these representations, mainly, that the company was filled up, that in the face of all these assurances, however, they learned with concern and regret that all these pledges had been or were about to be violated by some persons they knew not who, that the "powers that be" had taken upon themselves the responsibility of selecting their officers for them, that against this they protested, that they asked, not as a matter of grace or favor, but as an incontestable, indisputable right that they be allowed a fair expression of preference by a ballot, that they were aware that they occupied a humble position in the service of the country, that assuming no dictation and asking no special favor at the hands of those in power, they flattered themselves that the small favor of selecting the officers immediately over them would be promptly and unhesitatingly granted, that this would give satisfaction to the whole company, that a refusal to do so would cause discontent, and that believing they had made no unfair request at the Governor's hands, they submitted to his decision; and requesting that the decision be promptly made.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 143]

December 31, 1861
Joshua Blaize, 2nd Lieutenant, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that since he came to camp, all his papers and receipts for money paid out had been lost or destroyed, that for him to go and get receipts again from parties who he had paid would take several days and be an additional expense, and that it had cost him, as near as he could recollect, about one hundred and seventeen dollars; and asking what could be done for him, and if there could be any allowance made under the circumstances.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 32]

December 31, 1861
J.G. Doddridge, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding his son's application for a position.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 224]

December 31, 1861
J.M. Estep, Chairman, and Jno. L. Pearce, Secretary, Military Committee of Harrison County, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that if Buckingham desired another company from Harrison County, they would recommend the appointment of William Cady, Sr. as a Lieutenant, that Cady was 45 or 50 years old and an experienced man in military affairs, that there was a class of good, stout fellows locally who would volunteer under Cady, but would volunteer under no one else, that they would like to have four companies in the field from Harrison County, and that they believed Cady could in a short time raise a first-rate company.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 75]

December 31, 1861
Jno. W. Finnell, Adjutant General, Kentucky Volunteers, Headquarters, Kentucky Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Frankfort, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham, Columbus, Ohio. Letter requesting copies of Buckingham's General Orders to date; and sending all issued from his department.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 85]

December 31, 1861
W.S. Groesbeck, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had received an urgent letter from Major [Manning F.] Force of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, asking him to write Dennison to have two companies of the 83rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now in Missouri and ordered to Camp Dennison, put into the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he had a high opinion of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and therefore complied with Force's request, and that he believed Dennison would do what he could for the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and every other regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 38]

December 31, 1861
S[eneca] Hale, Lieutenant, 83rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that about half of his volunteers on the muster roll had not been sworn and many of them refused to come forward until they were positive that the headquarters of the regiment would be at Camp Dennison; asking if he could hold the men if they were not sworn; and stating that he had no alteration to make from his last report.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 46]

December 31, 1861
H[enry] W. Halleck, Major General, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter requesting that 1st Lieutenant Conrad Gansevoort, Senior 2nd Lieutenant Newton J. Smith, and Junior 2nd Lieutenant O[rlando] L. Huston, 2nd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery be commissioned; and stating that the battery numbered 126 Privates, 2 Artificers, 2 Buglers, 1 Wagoner, 12 Corporals, 7 Sergeants, and 5 commissioned officers.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 141]

December 31, 1861
John B. Myers, Lieutenant, 13th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that at his last report, he had seventy-three men, that he had recruited three men since then for a total of seventy-six, and that he was subsisting sixty-seven men; asking with what number of men could they hold an election, and when would Buckingham want them to report at camp; and stating that he expected to be in Kenton the balance of the week.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 39]

December 31, 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 Hoffman had left for the east, that Hoffman requested him to write Buckingham stating that among the men who had been sent to Sandusky, there were some who were not sufficiently large and strong for the service, that perhaps they may be sound and possibly twenty or over, but were very youthful in their appearance and not such men as Hoffman wanted, and that he had given particular directions now to the recruiting officers on the subject; and asking Buckingham to advise him as to what he could do if men came to Sandusky who did not suit Hoffman, if he could send them home again, and if Captain Dod would come and muster the men in at Sandusky when the company was full, or how should it be done.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 61]

December 31, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he was directed to transmit the enclosed orders, in the absence of any information at that office as to the stations of the officers to whom they were addressed, with the request that they be forwarded to those officers respectively.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 107]

December 31, 1861
C.H. Sargent, Colonel, Headquarters, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that his continued bad health necessitated a few days rest and medical care and he was going to Cleveland for that purpose, that he inferred it was Dennison's pleasure for the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to continue on and recruit its full compliment of men, that in furtherance of the same, he had again established city headquarters for recruiting and set the several recruiting officers to work with renewed energy, that he was pleased to say there were encouraging prospects of early success, that those appointed as Lieutenant Colonel and Major were most unfortunate choices as to proper qualifications, that Captain W.H.H. Bown, who was first in camp with his men and had worked hard and constantly for the advancement, welfare, and discipline of the regiment, was modest, sober, and very well qualified, that Bown should have at least the position of Major, and that any gentleman who was an officer, a sober man, and of good character would be acceptable as Lieutenant Colonel.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 110]

December 31, 1861
N[ewton] Schleich, Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Joseph Smith found it necessary for family reasons to decline the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he recommended William Blackburn for appointment in Smith's place and that Blackburn's recruiting station be Pickaway County and adjoining counties.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 32]

December 31, 1861
F[rank] S. Sowers, Quartermaster, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Worcester, Monroeville, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had made arrangements to forward a squadron of their regiment each day commencing January 6; and asking if those arrangements would be satisfactory.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 31]

December 31, 1861
S. Starr, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant agreeable to Buckingham's request which had just come to hand as he had been in camp since November 24; stating that on December 15, he had sent Buckingham a full report from Camp Dennison, that he was now operating at Sandusky and his brother, W.D. Starr, at Cincinnati with some success, and that they now expected to fill their company in a week and would be glad to have their appointments continued for that purpose; and providing a reference.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 19]

December 31, 1861
William H. Trimble, Colonel, 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service). To the Military Committee of Clark County, Ohio. Letter stating that he desired Richard M. Parker to receive an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to recruit a company for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service). Together with a letter from the members of the Military Committee for Clark County to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham; stating that they were acquainted with Parker and believed him to be a suitable man for 2nd Lieutenant; recommending Parker's appointment in accordance with Trimble's request; and stating that they believed a recruiting officer for one year's service would not interfere with those recruiting for the three years' service as recruiting for the latter service seemed to be at a standstill in Clark County, and that they believed some recruits might be secured locally for the one year's service.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 22]

[December 31?, 1861]
William H. Trimble, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that [Richard M.] Parker and others proposed raising a company for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), that Parker was very highly recommended locally and his own presence recommended him, that he hoped Buckingham would appoint Parker as 2nd Lieutenant for the purpose named, that in his report to [Rodney] Mason on the number of 2nd Lieutenants who had secured positions as officers, he mentioned Lieutenant [William O.] Donaho perhaps improperly, that Donaho only used his authority a short time and then gave it up, but was elected 1st Lieutenant of [Philip] Rothrock's company when the company was organized, that five of the men appointed as 2nd Lieutenants had raised companies and were made Captains, that he did not know whether he would be limited to five other recruiting officers, and that if so, Parker made the fifth.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 23]

December 31, 1861
Alex[ander] Von Schrader, Lieutenant Colonel, 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Lowe, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, George Fierly, who had a Lieutenant's commission to recruit for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which expired on December 30, wished to have his commission extended until January 15, 1862, and that believing this extension to be for the good of the service, he recommended the same.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 20]

December 31, 1861
A[lvin] C. Voris, late Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the transfer of Lieutenants M.M. Spiegel, V. Heckman, George Emerson, G.W. Fahrion, G.L. Childs, and R. Hathaway with their recruits from the 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the transfer of the recruits enlisted by Lieutenants Lowrey and Pool, and the transfer of the recruits of Lieutenant Booth; and stating that Pool and Lowrey had reported their recruits, but did not wish to be transferred themselves.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 78]

January 1, 1862
J[ames] R. Blackburn, Camp Logan, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and came out of the same honorably, that on November 4, 1861, he entered what was now Company I of the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he in common with all of Company C engaged in this service with the express understanding that their officers would get their places in the new company on the plan provided by the laws of Ohio, that this had not been the case, that L[ewis] H. Burkett had procured less than 40 men and was appointed Captain, that [John D.] Medary (Madeira] who came to them with less than 20 men was appointed 1st Lieutenant, that [John W.I.] Stevenson who brought in 17 men was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, that these things created general dissatisfaction in their company, that there were men in their company who had already done good service for the country while their present officers had never seen a day's service in any war, and that as far as Captain [Lewis F.] Burkett was concerned, he would be the first choice of their company, but the other two had no fair claim for either election or appointment and were totally unqualified for the places to which they had been assigned; and requesting that Buckingham order an election in their company.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 96]

January 1, 1862
James Cantwell, Colonel, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Simon Kenton, Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that the failure of Lieutenant L[oyd] B. Lippett to report arose from a misunderstanding, that after Lippett was ordered into Camp Simon Kenton he, in common with others, supposed that his reports would only be made to the headquarters of the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the time limited by Lippett's appointment expired on December 20, that he ordered Lippett into camp on December 10, in obedience to which Lippett reported himself at Camp Simon Kenton with 31 men, that thereafter, Lippett made daily reports to Cantwell and in the meantime increased the number of his recruits, and that he thought this explanation should be satisfactory and that Lippett should receive compensation for his services in recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 74]

January 1, 1862
Charles A. DeVilliers, Colonel Commanding Post, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Point Pleasant, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter acknowledging receipt of commissions for C.J. Cottingham. Smith Williams, Joseph P. Staley, William Crubaugh, and David M. Layman; and stating that he wished to retain Lieutenant J[oshua] H. Horton as Adjutant, that Horton had been acting as such since July 19, 1861, and that to fill the vacancy in Company F, he recommended that Everard C. Jordan be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 93]

January 1, 1862
J.J. Ennis, Lieutenant, 83rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Mr. Anderson had commenced operations and felt confident of success; asking if it was necessary that he appear at Columbus upon the expiration of his time; stating that he needed funds to carry on recruiting for a longer period; and asking if the Quartermaster would pay him for his 30 days.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 31]

January 1, 1862
George Graham, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the bearer, George DeCharms, had been mustered out of the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to be promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and had his regular discharge from the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that DeCharms was now on duty in the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and going to Cleveland to take charge of men recruited there, and that DeCharms would be glad to receive his commission as he passed through Columbus.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 78]

January 1, 1862
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Extract from Special Order No. 49, stating that the resignation of 1st Lieutenant P.F. Robertson, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery was hereby accepted to take effect on January 1, 1862. By command of Brigadier General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 66]

January 1, 1862
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Extract from Special Order No. 49, stating that the resignation of Captain B.B. Gebzerdanner, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was hereby accepted to take effect on January 1, 1862. By command of Brigadier General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 67]

January 1, 1862
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Extract from Special Order No. 49, stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Connelly, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was hereby accepted to take effect on January 1, 1862. By command of Brigadier General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 68]

January 1, 1862
Jesse Hildebrand, Colonel, 77th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Tupper, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter accompanied by petitions from citizens of Marietta and the commissioned officers of the regiment; stating that Buckingham's order took the whole regiment by surprise; requesting that the Governor and Buckingham permit them to remain at Camp Tupper for 15 or 20 days if no longer could be granted; stating that owing to the transfer of one of their companies to the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, they were reduced to less than 900 men, that if they must go to Camp Dennison, they could not recruit any additional men, that if they were permitted to remain a short time, they could fill up to 1010, that a number of their men were sick with the measles, that some were in the hospital and others were in camp, that all in camp would probably become sick with said measles, that their Surgeon (James W. Warfield) was of the opinion that to remove the regiment until the men had fully recovered would greatly endanger the lives of many belonging to said regiment, that neither Lieutenant Colonel [Wills] De Hass or Major [Benjamin D.] Fearing had a horse, fixtures, or rigs, but could procure them at Camp Tupper without money, while they could not purchase them at Camp Dennison without the cash to be paid down, that a number of the company officers had their measurements taken by tailors for uniforms which could all be completed within 10 or 15 days, that they were also engaged in procuring their swords, belts, and sashes, all of which would be lost if they were compelled to go to Camp Dennison, that they had the best ground to drill on in the State, being dry and free from mud, that at Camp Dennison, it was impossible to drill except in dry weather, that he had lost all Summer, all Fall, and one month of Winter without any compensation whatever, that Major Fearing had done the same thing and had not received any compensation except for his three months' service, that Fearing had been drilling the officers and men in the manual of arms, as well as squad and company drill, that they could now be drilled in battalion and regimental drill, which they intended to commence, that they now had a very good common for such drill and indended to perform company drill in the forenoon, battalion drill in the afternoon, and close with a dress parade in the evening, that they respectfully prayed and begged Buckingham and the Governor to let them remain 15 or 20 days at Camp Tupper where they would prepare themselves to go anywhere ordered, that he and Major Fearing hoped that Buckingham would not deprive them of an opportunity to put their regiment in a good and complete state of subordination and discipline, and that they pledged themselves to do so provided they were permitted to remain awhile at Camp Tupper; and requesting that a mustering officer be sent as soon as practicable.
4 pp. [Series 147-22: 106]

January 1, 1862
Uriel H. Hutchins, Washington, D.C. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that his commission as 1st Lieutenant (Quartermaster, 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry) be forwarded to him; and stating that he was in Washington, D.C. on furlough and it would be a special favor to have his commission immediately, that he thought he was appointed on October 21, 1861, and that Dennison could send the commission to his brother, John Hutchins, Member of Congress.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 98]

January 1, 1862
Fred[erick] C. Jones, Headquarters, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Somerset, [Kentucky]. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he had received a commission from Governor Dennison for himself as Lieutenant Colonel of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry without any explanatory letter or statement of any kind, that he was at a loss to know what it meant and was writing for information, that Colonel [Moses B.] Walker was unwell, quite sick in fact, and in all probility would not be able to leave his bed for two weeks, that they were at Somerset in hailing distance of the enemy and expecting an attack, that he disliked leaving the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry until someone arrived to relieve him, without express instructions from the Adjutant General's office so to do, that he did not know where the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was located, and that if he was expected to join it, he would be obliged for some information on the subject.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 109]

January 1, 1862
S.A. Lane, and E.P. Green, Congressional District Committee for Summit County, Office, Summit County Beacon, Akron, Summit County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain H.P. Cannon of Twinsburgh in Summit County desired to tender through the committee his company of Militia of the Reserve (which was fully organized) for guard duty at Sandusky, that they were personally acquainted with Cannon and many of his men and knew them to be reliable in any emergency, and that should it be compatible with the requirements or interests of the service to give them a place, Cannon thought he could furnish sixty or more good men.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 126]

January 1, 1862
J[ohn] C. Lee, Colonel Commanding, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp McClellan, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain [Henry] Belknap was at Camp McClellan and finished the muster of their regiment on December 31, 1861, making an entirely new set of rolls, and that they now wished appointments for such of the company officers as were not yet appointed; providing information regarding these officers; and stating that he had seen a dispatch to the effect that Adjutant General [Lorenzo] Thomas had ordered a concentration in Camp Chase and Camp Dennison of all troops in camp in Ohio, that if this was so and their lot was to go to one or the other of those camps (and he most sincerely hoped it was not), he urged Camp Dennison as their place, that such was the forward state of their drill that they could be of immediate service in the field, and that their arms were of the first class and they were anxious to make a practical test of them.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 62]

January 1, 1862
Granville Moody, Colonel Commanding, 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Lowe, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Charles W. Stewart as a proper person to receive a recruiting commission as 2nd Lieutenant for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Athens County, Vinton County, Perry County, and Jackson County.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 30]

January 1, 1862
C[arlos] A. Sperry, Captain, Company B, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was ordered by the General commanding the Department of Western Virginia to go to Ashtabula County, Ohio on recruiting service, that he arrived at Jefferson on December 28, 1861, and that he was ordered by the Colonel of his regiment to report to Buckingham by letter or in person.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 94]

January 1, 1862
Wager Swayne, Lieutenant Colonel, 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding Captain [Joel A.] Dewey; and stating that he was satisfied that his former impression of Dewey had not done him justice, that Colonel [J.L. Kirby] Smith was of the opinion that Dewey was probably the best man within his reach, that Dewey was just now off recruiting, that the company baggage had arrived, but the men had not yet reported, that their company officers generally were much pleased with Dewey, that he observed a notice of an order for the concentration of Ohio troops at Camp Chase and Camp Dennison, that they would infinitely prefer improving a little where they were and remaining until they could take the field, that he thought they should be able, in the course of a fortnight, to bring all their companies to nearly the maximum, that they were organizing with a view to this, that if Buckingham found it practicable to give them two Lieutenants with 30 men each, they should accomplish it almost immediately, and that if Dewey met with good success, it would dispense with the necessity for one of these.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 97]

January 1, 1862
William H. Trimble, Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he felt compelled to ask for the appointment of another 2nd Lieutenant, that he was so conscious of the danger of failures and of the importance of not losing time, that he felt it to be safer to risk having too many men at work than to wait for a failure at any point and then having to commence anew at some other point, that as the Governor had been taxed to pay only 5 men for him of all who had received recruiting orders, he supposed Buckingham could risk his having enough to render success certain, that he was sending Manford Willard, son of Judge Willard of Washington Court House and a very intelligent young gentleman, to Columbus to get the appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to raise a company for him in Fayette County, that he was very anxious to have Manford Willard placed in said position, that Manford's father was very anxious (as Manford was) to have him occupy said position, not only because he wished him to be under Trimble's command, but because Manford would be with his acquaintances and friends in the regiment, that Manford Willard served in the three months' service and was now a Private (but had not been mustered) in the Kansas Regiment, and he understood that Manford could be released from service in said regiment by receiving the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant, that he had no doubt of Manford Willard's raising the men to secure his position or even of making a full company, that Manford Willard was in the battle at Lexington and behaved gallantly in said engagement, that he had forgotten when writing on December 31, that he had recommended Adam Urick for appointment, that Urick thought he could recruit 30 Germans of his own stamp for the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (one year's service), that he did not expect to ask for any other appointments after Manford Willard, that he was to spend the next week speaking in Clark County, that he spoke on December 28 at Fayetteville in Brown County, and that he had moved a people there who had been invulnerable heretofore.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 69]

January 1, 1862
W[illiam] B. Woods, Lieutenant Colonel, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Sherman, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter requesting that William Beaumont, a Private in the detachment recruited by 2nd Lieutenant L.H. Wright, be commissioned as a recruiting 2nd Lieutenant for the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Beaumont was a man of intelligence, great energy, and activity, that he was satisfied Beaumont would be able to recruit 25 or 30 men in a very short space of time, that Beaumont had the confidence of the neighborhood where he resided and many young men were ready to enlist under him, that since he had been in camp, Beaumont had discharged the duties of a Private with promptness and fidelity, and that Colonel C[harles] R. Woods united with him in this request and thought that Beaumont was well fitted by natural ability and disposition for an officer.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 37]

January 1, 1862
Crafts J. Wright, Colonel, 13th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, Benton Barracks, Missouri. To General. Letter stating that he thought it proper to send the consolidated morning report of the regiment, that a number of his companies were from Ohio, that he regretted circumstances prevented organizing his regiment as an Ohio regiment, that such an organization appeared impossible not only on account of the feelings of some of the command but because they were under orders, that the change which took place in the commander in chief brought back many of the army regiments and kept his regiment at Benton Barracks, that although they got all ready to go and were therefore mustered in and commissioned, they had not moved a step, that the time had been very propitious for a preparation and they had used the summer weather continuing to the present day for this purpose, that if the matter could be effected with satisfactory officers, he would not be unwilling yet to break up the organization and units, that they might form a brigade out of the Ohio troops at Benton Barracks and thus supply the State with some credit, that in no brigade and with no Ohio officers over them, they were made to cater for the benefit of other Brigadier Generals being divided up and severed from their legitimate officers, that he would be willing to give up the Major, Surgeon, and the several Missouri and Illinois companies if the interests of the State could be subserved or take the brigade, that the men at Benton Barracks appeared quite good and some companies were efficient, that they were equipped and could fit out about 200 men, and that his health was much improved.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 86]

January 1, 1862
W[illiam] H. Zimmerman, Captain, Company E, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in pursuance of Special Order No. 57 from the Commanding General, Department of Western Virginia, he was at Poland to recruit for the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that in accordance with instructions from Colonel [E. Parker] Scammon to report his arrival by letter to Buckingham, he hereby did so, and that any orders or instructions which Buckingham thought proper to send him would be attended to.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 104]

January 2, 1862
David T. Adams, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To A.P. Russell. Letter regarding an appointment for him as Lieutenant in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that if Russell could get him such an appointment, he would try to do his duty as a citizen and a soldier.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 146]

January 2, 1862
S.P. Barney, Postmaster, Lavalle, Sauk County, Wisconsin. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that Mrs. Betsy Seely wished him to ask the Adjutant General if he could find the name of her deceased husband, Levi Seely, on the roll or lists of Ohio Militia of Portage County, Ohio in the War of 1812, that Betsy Seely had made application to the Commissioner of Pensions for the bounty land which might be due her husband for War of 1812 service, and that Betsy Seely was a poor woman and in need of what rightly belonged to her.
4 pp. [Series 147-22: 149]

January 2, 1862
A.L. Brewer, New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason. Letter stating that he was requested by a Private in Captain [Charles C.] Walcutt's company in the three months' service to ascertain how the members of that company were to draw their pay, that the company was organized in Columbus, Ohio about the middle of April 1861 and the men were discharged on June 20, 1861, that from what he could learn, the company was not attached to any regiment and perhaps the men were not sworn in, but they were detailed on service until the company was discharged, and that these men ought to be paid; and asking how they were to get their pay.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 105]

January 2, 1862
H.M. Cochran, McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio. To A. Russel. Letter regarding his brother, S.W.P. Cochran; and stating that his brother had been a resident of Aberdeen, Ohio for one year or more and was at present a Private in Company H of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that his brother wanted a promotion and commission as Lieutenant or Captain to fill a vacancy that might occur soon, that Captain [Edward M.] Carey of Company H had been elected Major and Company I had no Captain, that his brother preferred a 1st Lieutenant's commission in Company H and the present 1st Lieutenant as Captain, that if his brother was mistaken as to the stated vacancies occurring, other vacancies might come to Russel's attention, that his brother was a man of ability and energy, that he thought his brother would fill a position with credit to the country as well as honor to himself and the company over which he might preside, and that he felt his brother had already done service to entitle him to some consideration, although his brother's political antecedents did not agree with his or the "powers that be". Bears a note from A.P. Russell stating that he hoped [S.W.P.] Cochran might be promoted, and that Cochran had the talents and qualities for an admirable company officer.
2 pp. [Series 147-22: 237]

January 2, 1862
Charles Doubleday, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on December 27, 1861, a board of investigation was appointed and detailed to inquire into the facts connected with the dating of the time of enlistment in the muster and pay rolls of Company E, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that said board was composed of Lieutenant Colonel R[obert] W. Ratliff, Major George A. Purington, and Major Henry F. Willson, that said board was appointed and detailed in consequence of a letter received from Paymaster Fayette Brown, that on January 1, 1862, the board reported finding that the date of enlistment in the muster rolls of said company appeared to be August 10, 1861, which was found to be too early a date, and that the board further found that said date of enlistment in said muster rolls should have been August 17, 1861, the pay rolls of said company were made out in accordance with the muster rolls aforesaid, and consequently the officers and men of said Company E received pay for seven days too much based upon the pay rolls of October 31, 1861. Together with a copy of a letter dated December 23, 1861, from Fayette Brown, Paymaster, U.S.A., to Colonel Charles Doubleday, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, stating that after having paid the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, he had become satisfied that the muster rolls of Company E had been improperly made, either by mistake or intentionally, that the whole company was stated to have been enrolled on August 10 and was paid by him from that date to October 31, that he had reason to believe that the men were not enrolled or the company organized before about September 6, and that the Government had been defrauded in the payment, either by mistake or otherwise, of quite a large amount, that he was calling attention to the matter so that Doubleday might closely scrutinize the next muster rolls of Company E and have the proper dates of enrollment made thereon with a statement of the number of excess days of pay received by each man, that this excess would be stopped from the next payment, that the [Paymaster's] Department had been notified of the error, and that with the proper corrections upon the next muster rolls, Company E would receive pay promptly with the other companies. Together with a note from Charles Doubleday, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, stating that this matter would probably affect the rank of the officers of Company E from which two promotions had already been made, being the ranking Lieutenants of the regiment, and that these individuals were not the Lieutenants for promotion if the findings of the Paymaster and board were correct.
3 pp. [Series 147-22: 148]

January 2, 1862
David Epler, Marion, Marion County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Dodd would not muster him into the service of the United States without Buckingham's special instructions on account of his age, that business prevented him from staying in Columbus any longer in order to see Buckingham, that it was true he was over age, but he could endure more exposure than most young men, that he was willing to do service to the Government if it would be accepted, that if the Captain would not muster him into the service, he could not help it, and that perhaps boys would do better than men.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 94]

January 2, 1862
C[harles] C. Gilbert, Captain, 1st U.S. Infantry, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if Governor David Tod intended to appoint him as Colonel of the 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that if so, he would at once make application to the War Department for permission to repair to Zanesville as the instructor of the regiment, that close attention to the elementary instruction of the men was all important, and that they would have little time to devote to instruction after the organization was completed since the regiment would no doubt be ordered at once into the field.
1 p. [Series 147-22: 165]

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