February 11, 1862
George L. Hartsuff, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia, Wheeling, Virginia. To ? True copy of Article 6, Special Orders No. 33; stating that Captain D[ewitt] C. Howard, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having tendered the resignation of his commission in consequence of poor health, the same was accepted, and that Howard was honorably discharged from the service.
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February 11, 1862
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Cross Roads, Hampshire County, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that on January 22, 1862, he telegraphed Tod a request to fill the vacancies in the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and recommending promotions of commissioned and non-commissioned officers in strict compliance with General Order No. 3, that Colonel Sprague informed him that the request was not intelligible from some errors in telegraphing, that he was therefore repeating it, that much dissatisfaction had already been created by the appointment of men outside of the companies to the 2nd Lieutenancies, that a more discouraging practice could not be adopted, destroying at once the ambition of non-commissioned officers which was so essential to the prosperity and efficiency of any company, that the orderlies named for promotion were men qualified to fill any company office earned and learned by strict attention to duty for the past ten months, that some of them had command of their companies and discharged the duties well, and that it would be doing these individuals and the service a very great wrong to place others less competent over them; and recommending that those who had borne the labors and privations of actual service in the field as Sergeants be appointed to fill the vacancies in their companies, thereby preventing dissatisfaction as far as possible.
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February 12, 1862
J.N. Hathaway, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting various papers filed with Governor William Dennison relative to his appointment as Lieutenant Colonel of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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February 13, 1862
William Case, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter enclosing testimonials from General [William] Nelson and Colonel [Jacob] Ammen in favor of Emerson Opdycke, Captain of Company A, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that some time since, he submitted reasons which influenced him to request Tod's favorable consideration of Opdycke's request for promotion at a proper time, and that he was not informed of the receipt of said reasons.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 54]
February 13, 1862
Benjamin P. Runkle, Office of the United States Express Company, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter certifying to the competency and officer-like conduct of the bearer, Lieutenant J[eptha] H. Powell; and stating that Powell was 1st Lieutenant of Company H, [13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], that Captain John Castell had resigned, and that Powell was in every way worthy of promotion.
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February 13, 1862
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Camp Cross Roads, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade. To J.W. Gray, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Letter stating that for some time past, efforts had been made, and in three instances successfully, to secure the appointment of outsiders to 2nd Lieutenancies in the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that there was such a feeling of being wronged among the men that unless it could be stopped, the regiment must be seriously injured, that he was writing in the hope that Gray would exert influence on the Governor to confine himself to General Order No. 3 in relation to promotions and appointments, that the Governor had recently made appointments by promotion of officers junior to those in the regiment, that Lieutenant McClelland had been jumped by the appointment of Lieutenant Weed, that Lieutenant [Dudley A.] Kimball of Company A had been jumped, and that Orderly Sergeants had been jumped by the appointment of men who knew nothing of the duties to which they were assigned, that he was happy to say that only one case of the latter had occurred under Governor David Tod, that the vacancies of the regiment should be filled and the Governor had a list of names for all the vacancies recommended by the unanimous vote of the regimental officers, that although he was taken from the command of the regiment, it was his first love and he felt deeply any wrong upon it, that individuals were at work to ruin Colonel [William R.] Creighton by inducing him to fall into bad habits, that the intent was to have Creighton vacate his place in disgrace so that said individuals might have the place for their ambitious friends, that he did not think a man who would even ask Creighton to drink, knowing his appetite, had any other motive but a bad one at heart, that a caution from Gray might do Creighton good, that he was only interested in the good cause and with the men who first came forward to defend the flag of their country, and that he occasionally got one of Gray's papers and would be pleased to have more of them.
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February 14, 1862
A[ndrew] J. Konkle, Captain, Battery D, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Wood, Kentucky. To Colonel James Barnett, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. Letter stating that there was a vacancy now existing in his battery which he was extremely anxious to have filled; recommending 1st Sergeant N[athaniel] M. Newell; stating that Newell was in every way qualified to fill said vacancy; and requesting that Barnett use his influence to obtain the appointment for Newell.
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February 14, 1862
Frederick W. Moore, Wheeling, Virginia. To the Honorable E[dwin] M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Letter stating that on the [blank] day of December 1861, while stationed with his regiment at Romney, Virginia, he tendered his resignation as 1st Lieutenant of Company G, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Brigadier General W[illiam] S. Rosecrans commanding the Department of Western Virginia, and that the same was accepted on January 2, 1862, that about two months prior to his resignation, he was informed by his Colonel that he had been recommended for promotion to the Captaincy of his company, a vacancy then existing, that subsequently, he was given to understand that the senior Lieutenant of the regiment would be appointed over him to fill the vacancy in pursuance of an order issued at about that time by the Adjutant General of Ohio in relation to promotion of company officers by seniority in the regiment, that while under impressions that he would not receive the appointment of Captain (an unreasonable length of time elapsing), he resigned as noted, that he believed himself wronged as he was one of the founders of the company and had served with it since the time of its entering the service nine months previous, that on January 9, 1862, he was duly appointed Captain of his company by the Governor of Ohio, that a commission was issued and forwarded to the care of the Colonel commanding his regiment, and that he subsequently understood that he was prevented from holding the appointment by virtue of an order issued by the War Department of the United States prohibiting persons holding commissions in the volunteer forces having once resigned; and asking that he might be allowed the privilege of holding the appointment of Captain as aforesaid, or be relieved from the effects of said order in this instance as he sincerely desired to continue in the service of his country.
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February 14, 1862
W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Brigadier General, U.S.A., Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia, Wheeling, Virginia. To the Honorable E[dwin] M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington, D.C. Letter stating that as an act of justice to a worthy young Ohioan [Frederick W. Moore], he enclosed a letter addressed by Moore to Stanton, that Moore requested Stanton to permit him to accept the commission of Captain in the 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to which he had been promoted notwithstanding the general rule that he who resigned from the volunteer service should not be allowed to re-enter it, and that he earnestly recommended Moore's request on the grounds of his having been principally instrumental in raising the company and being entirely worthy of the rank. Bears a note dated March 13, 1862, from George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington; returning Rosecrans' letter; and stating that authority was granted for Moore to accept the commission. Also bears a note dated March 22, 1862, from W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Brigadier General, U.S.A., Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia; forwarding his letter to the Adjutant General of Ohio; and stating that the Governor would see that the Secretary of War granted Moore permission to accept the commission issued to him as Captain in the 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which Colonel [Samuel H.] Dunning presumed to withhold after it had been sent to Moore.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 205]
February 15, 1862
W[illiam] R. Creighton, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Headquarters, Saw Mill Camp, Monroe County, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by sixteen officers of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that in their opinion, from some cause unknown to them, promotions and appointments had been made in the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry not in conformity with General Order No. 3, that great injustice had been done 2nd Lieutenant Dudley A. Kimball of Company A by the appointment of officers elected long after Kimball, that the election of Company A for officers was ordered and held on June 13, 1861, that Kimball was elected on that day with the other company officers, that Captain Crane's commission was dated June 13, 1861, while Lieutenant Kimball's commission was dated June 19, 1861, that this fact had been three times forwarded to the Adjutant General's Department, that nothing had been done about it and the promotion of four younger officers over Kimball had caused him to tender his resignation, that for months, Kimball was in command of a company, and that Kimball had discharged the duties so well that they felt it their duty to the service and to Kimball to make a plain statement of facts; and urging Tod to do Kimball justice. Bears a note dated February 18, 1862, from E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel and Acting Brigadier General, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, Camp Tyler, Monroe County, Virginia; stating that a sense of justice to Lieutenant Kimball induced him to again add his testimony to the facts set forth in the accompanying letter, that the proper date for the commissions was June 13, 1861, that Kimball's resignation had not been accepted, and that he believed Tod would do Kimball full and complete justice by appointing him 1st Lieutenant and dating his commission as his real rank entitled him.
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February 15, 1862
George F. Jack, 2nd Lieutenant, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Beverly, Virginia. To the Honorable A.T. Ready, Senator, and the Honorable Andrew Wilkins, Representative, Ohio Legislature. Letter signed by seventy-seven officers, noncommissioned officers, musicians, and Privates of Company K, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that they were mostly from Coshocton County, Ohio, that they had been five months in their country's service and had seen and learned much, that their Captain, Wilson M. Stanley, who they elected on their short acquaintance, had resigned, and that they were satisfied with their remaining officers whom they had now well tried; and requesting that Ready and Wilkins show their letter to Governor David Tod (who was a stranger to them), and ask him not to put an untried stranger over them who did not aid in getting up the company and who had not shared their toils and dangers, and to make 1st Lieutenant C.C. Nichols, Captain and advance the other officers as they stood, leaving the vacancy at the bottom of the list to be filled by the Captain.
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February 15, 1862
A.G. Sutton, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had just learned with regret that an application had been sent to Tod to commission John G. Reid as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Sergeant Reid was known in his company and regiment by the name of "Whiskey" Reid, that from what could be learned of Reid's dissipation, he was not even fit for the place he now held in his company, that if Colonel [Samuel S.] Carroll had been induced to recommend Reid for such an appointment, he certainly had been imposed upon, that if a vacancy should occur in Company D or any other company in the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or any other Ohio regiment, he would most respectfully suggest the name of Sergeant S[alem] T. Howe who was now at Fremont in the recruiting service, that Howe was a gentleman and a scholar and had taken great pains under good instructors to qualify himself for promotion, that Howe was a man of strictly temperate habits, that he could cheerfully say, based upon his own military experience in the regular army, that Howe was worthy of a commission, and that there was on file in Tod's office a letter of recommendation signed by their congressional district and county military committees for the promotion of Howe.
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February 16, 1862
Hamilton Richeson, Captain, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Cumberland, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was desirous to know whether his commission as Captain in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been forwarded to him, that he received a commission dated November 14, 1861, and returned it because of an error in the date, that when he was at Columbus in January, new commissions were to be issued to the regiment because of some irregularity of the former ones, that he was anxious to have his commission, and that he hoped Buckingham might see proper to forward it.
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February 17, 1862
L[ionel] A. Sheldon, Lieutenant Colonel, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Buell, near Paintville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received Buckingham's order declaring the rule governing promotions in cases of vacancies occurring among regimental officers, that it was undoubtedly a correct and just one as a general principle, that he feared it would operate unhappily in its application to the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that their companies were raised in localities so that nearly all of them were made up of men from the same neighborhood, that it was expected promotions would be made from the companies in which the vacancies occurred and such was very strongly the general desire, that there existed in the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry the utmost harmony and affection among officers and men which they desired not to have disturbed, that promotions without reference to companies would in many cases produce an unpleasant result, that they would cheerfully make the best of any action which might be taken, but knowing the circumstances and men better than one could who was not with them, they desired that promotions and appointments in the regiment might be made on the recommendation of Colonel [James A.] Garfield, that it was the desire of Company I that the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lieutenant [David] Scott be filled by promoting 2nd Lieutenant [Marion] Knight and appointing 1st Sergeant William L. Stewart as 2nd Lieutenant, that Knight and Stewart were both capital officers and deserved the places mentioned, and that he must recommend that the appointments be made as he had indicated.
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February 19, 1862
S[amuel] H. Dunning, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Lander, New Creek, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter returning the commissions of Robert S. Logan and Frederick W. Moore; stating that he still had the commissions of Lieutenant McCann and Lieutenant Robert Kirkup; asking if Buckingham desired that he should give McCann and Kirkup their commissions and assign them to the present vacancies; and stating that he saw in Buckingham's circular of November 14, 1861, that a report was desired giving a complete list of officers with their relative rank as understood in the regiment, that the officers and their relative ranking would give the most satisfaction if in accordance with the statement he sent Buckingham on or about January 17, 1862, and that he would comply with the balance of the circular as soon as he rejoined his regiment.
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February 19, 1862
George S. Mygatt, Major, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, On Board "Steamer Lady Jackson", near Evansville, Indiana. To the Honorable B.F. Hoffman. Letter stating that James B. Cleveland of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was recommended for promotion to a Lieutenancy in the regiment by Colonel W[illiam] B. Hazen about a month before and nothing had been heard from the recommendation, that at present, Cleveland held the position of 2nd Sergeant in Company B, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Cleveland had discharged all of his duties with credit to himself and the company, that he believed Cleveland was fully competent to fill a higher position with the same success, that he wished Hoffman would be so kind as to interest himself in Cleveland's behalf, that as an officer of the regiment, he would feel obliged, and that he did not have the honor of an acquaintance with Hoffman, but had taken the liberty of addressing him on the subject knowing that Governor David Tod must be busily occupied with the various duties of his office.
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February 20, 1862
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that from his personal knowledge of the qualifications of Sergeant N[athaniel] M. Newell, he concurred in the recommendation of Newell's Captain; and requesting Newell's promotion to a 2nd Lieutenancy in Company D of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
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February 20, 1862
E[dwin] D. Bradley, Colonel, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Lebanon, Kentucky. To General [Don Carlos] Buell, Commanding the Department of the Ohio. Letter signed by nineteen officers of General [Albin F.] Schoepf's brigade; regarding the circumstances connected with Surgeon I[srael] A. Coons, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry leaving his regiment without proper authority; and stating that Coons had been sick for several weeks prior to his leaving, that for want of proper food and other accommodations which Coons could not procure at Somerset, he gained strength very slowly, being entirely unable to perform duty, that Coons was advised by his attending physicians to go home for the benefit of his health and had the permission of Colonel [Edwin D.] Bradley and Lieutenant Colonel [Edward H.] Phelps of the 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Dr. William W. Strew, Brigade Surgeon, that they were convinced that Coons knew little about the mode of procuring a leave of absence and looked upon the permission of the officers of the regiment and of the medical department as equivalent to a furlough in cases of sickness, that Coons left the regiment on January 24, 1862, and returned and resumed his duties on February 13, 1862, that Coons had labored faithfully up to the present date without any knowledge of his discharge, that Coons had discharged the duties of Surgeon of the 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with faithfulness and ability and had given satisfaction to both officers and men, that taking into consideration the circumstances under which Coons absented himself, they would earnestly solicit that his case might be reconsidered and that some other punishment (if found necessary), besides a discharge from the service, be inflicted, and that they made their request so that Coons might still be retained as Surgeon of the 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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February 20, 1862
A.G. Sutton, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had just heard from the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was informed that Captain [Daniel C.] Daggett of Company D would not be permitted to withdraw his resignation, that this left a vacancy in Company D, that there should be on file a letter of recommendation for the promotion of Salem T. Howe, currently a recruiting Sergeant in Fremont, that his son, Anthony Schuyler Sutton, now 32 years old, was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company D, that his son enlisted as a Private in the mounted rifles in 1846, and was transferred to his command in the 15th Infantry in August 1847, that his son served with him as Sergeant until they were honorably discharged at Covington, Kentucky in August 1848, that there his son received notice of having been brevetted for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles in Mexico, that his son immediately re-entered the service and was placed in command of 100 recruits for transport to Jefferson Barracks where he remained until his regiment (7th Infantry) was ordered to Florida to remove the Seminoles, that his son was in all the battles on General [Winfield] Scott's line from the bombardment of Vera Cruz to the taking of Mexico City, that while serving in the 7th Infantry, his son held the different posts of Quartermaster, Commissary, and Adjutant to the full satisfaction of the commander of the regiment or the post where he was in quarters, that in the winter of 1850-1851, his son was placed in command of the only mounted company attached to the command, that in the summer of 1851, having tired of border life, his son resigned, returned home, and commenced reading law, that his son was admitted to practice in 1853, that under the administration of [Franklin] Pierce (who was their Brigadier in Mexico), his son was appointed Postmaster of Norwalk, that if Daggett was not restored as Captain of Company D, he wanted his son commissioned to command the company and S[alem] T. Howe commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, that the company would then have 2 competent and well qualified officers who knew their duty and would do it, that Howe had never seen Colonel [Samuel S.] Carroll, that his son had been afflicted with neuralgia so as to be unfit for duty ever since the fording of the river and therefore did not have much opportunity to make Carroll's acquaintance, that military men told him that his son ought to have had the command of the regiment, but his Democratic proclivities were an objection, that after having been promised a place as a field officer, his son became discouraged from delay and entered the service as a Private, that when the first vacancy occurred, his son was elected to his present position, that his son had spent much time and money in drilling and organizing new companies since the fall of Ft. Sumter, and that he regarded it as very humiliating for a man of his son's capacity, qualifications, and military experience to be a subaltern under men who were never regarded as respectable in private life; and providing references.
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February 20, 1862
William R. Tolles, Captain, Company B, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on board "Lady Jackson" bound down the Ohio River. To the Honorable B.F. Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio. Letter recommending the promotion of Sergeant J[ames] B. Cleveland of Company B to a Lieutenancy; and referring Hoffman to the Honorable Peter Hitchcock for further information if desired.
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February 21, 1862
E[dward] H. Phelps, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and William W. Strew, Brigade Surgeon, Lebanon, Kentucky. To General [Don Carlos] Buell, Commanding the Department of the Ohio. Letter stating that it was their opinion that Surgeon I[srael] A. Coons did not know that it was necessary to obtain Buell's consent to a leave of absence at the time he left Somerset for home, that Coons supposed that permission from the Colonel commanding his regiment and the Brigade Surgeon was sufficient, that by the permission of these officers, Coons left Somerset, that Coons was an efficient officer and had performed the duties of Surgeon faithfully since the organization of the regiment, and that in view of the facts, they would be glad to see Coons restored to his regiment. Bears a note from A[lbin F.] Schoepf, Brigadier General, stating that in view of the within statements, he had no objection to withdrawing the charges preferred against Dr. I[srael] A. Coons.
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February 22, 
J.R. Straughan, et. al., Crestline, Crawford County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by eight citizens of Crawford County, Ohio; and stating that Charles Magraw, a young man of energy and worth who was in service with the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now in Virginia, was desirous of some promotion, that they wished to present the facts to secure Tod's co-operation, that Magraw was taken prisoner at the battle of Cross Lanes and confined at Richmond, that Magraw escaped and by bold and ingenious efforts reached home in safety, that Magraw at once reported himself to his Colonel and returned to service, that Magraw was a Private and ambitious for promotion to Lieutenant, that Magraw thought a line from Tod to Colonel [Erastus] Tyler would accomplish what he ardently desired, and that they knew Magraw was worthy of consideration.
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February 24, 1862
Charles Doubleday, Colonel and Acting Brigadier General, Headquarters, Doubleday's Brigade, Leavenworth City, Kansas. To Governor David Tod. Letter asking Tod to use his influence with Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham to set aside the General Order from the Adjutant General's Department requiring promotions to be made from the ranks, in favor of Henry Frissell, the bearer; and stating that Frissell, on account of his valuable services, had been detained as clerk in the Quartermaster's department and by that means kept out of the line of promotion, that Frissell was a useful and very competent gentleman, and that Frissell would be a valuable acquisition to the service and to the regiment [2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry] if commissioned.
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[February? 24?, 1862]
A[ndrew] B. Emery, Captain, Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp near Lebanon, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending the appointment of William Woodlief to the 1st Lieutenancy of Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; stating that Woodlief was a member of Company G and was useful and instrumental in getting up said company, that Woodlief would have been elected to the position of 1st Lieutenant at the organization of the company had there been a fair election, that Woodlief was the best qualified person in Company G for the position of 1st Lieutenant, and that he thought Woodlief would have been so recommended by the Lieutenant Colonel had it not been that said Lieutenant Colonel had a rival in the line of ranks and was afraid to set an example which would be used against him; citing references as to the character of Woodlief; and stating that Woodlief's appointment would serve the best interest of Company G and the best interests of the country, that prejudice and bad influences were brought to bear on Governor William Dennison to such an extent that Company G was almost ruined before Dennison would commission him, that he would be satisfied if justice was done and the best interest of the country attended to, that they were without a 1st Lieutenant and it made too much labor on the present officer to do justice to the men, that they therefore recommended action as soon as Tod's time could be spared to attend to it, that Woodlief was Orderly Sergeant and had been ever since the organization of Company G, and that he believed Woodlief was the present choice of Company G by a considerable majority.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 96]
February 24, 1862
J[erome] N. Rappleyea, Captain, Company H, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Fort Donelson, Tennessee. To Lieutenant Colonel W[illiam] B. Woods, Commanding 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter recommending 1st Sergeant Calvin G. Wells for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to replace 2nd Lieutenant Lucien H. Wright resigned. Bears a note dated February 26, 1862, from W[illiam] B. Woods, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; approving Rappleyea's nomination; and recommending that Wells be appointed.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 95]
February 24, 1862
Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Paducah, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting the appointment of Harvy S. Goddard of Cincinnati as 2nd Lieutenant in Company H, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in place of Robert T. Wilson whose promotion to the 1st Lieutenancy he had asked Tod to make; and stating that both of these gentlemen were well drilled and had seen service, that they were young men of education, intelligence, and respectability, that the former was the son of the Reverend Kingston Goddard of Cincinnati, that a truer Union man or a more eloquent or sincere divine than the Reverend Kingston Goddard did not exist in Cincinnati, that Wilson was now the 2nd Lieutenant of Company H and the men desired his promotion to the 1st Lieutenancy, and that they had everything they wanted except arms and money.
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February 25, 1862
S[amuel] S. Cox, Washington, D.C. To My dear Sir. Letter stating that there was great complaint about the appointment of Major [Minor] Milliken to be Colonel of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that all the officers preferred Lieutenant Colonel [Thomas C.H.] Smith over whom the Major was appointed, that the regiment was a splendid one, that two of the companies were from his district, and that he knew the public service would be enhanced by a change of the Colonel. Bears a note dated March 14, 1862, from George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, referring the letter to the Governor of Ohio.
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February 25, 1862
Moses R. Dickey, Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Rousseau, Bowling Green, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that after the appointments were made by the Governor for the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he immediately delivered the commissions to the persons appointed, that he had since been informed that no vacancies existed, that such was the information he had received from General [Don Carlos] Buell's headquarters, and that he much feared there was some mistake in regard to this matter; and requesting some information upon this subject and the nature of the facts upon which Buckingham made the new appointments or rather the information in regard to vacancies upon which Buckingham acted.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 112]
February 25, 1862
T[homas] C.H. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Louisville, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Lieutenant Henry G. Ward of Company F, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry having resigned and his resignation having been accepted, he cheerfully concurred in recommending the appointment of Sergeant Peter B. Cool of the regimental non-commissioned staff to fill the vacancy, that Cool was a member of Company F, that Cool was a man of talent, of good character, and well fitted to hold a commission, and that Cool stood high as to character with all in the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 98]
February 26, 1862
H[arrison] G. Blake, Washington. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had written recommending E[lijah] Hayden of Company H, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a Captaincy or Lieutenant's commission in one of the Ohio regiments, that Hayden was a very worthy young man who rushed to arms in defense of their country on her first call and had been in her service ever since, and that he trusted Tod would give Hayden a commission if possible.
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