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March 15, 1862
Jesse S. Norton, Colonel, 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Andrew Jackson, near Nashville, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there seemed to be some misunderstanding in reference to the lettering of his regiment and commissioning the officers to fill vacancies; noting how the companies were lettered; stating that this was how the companies had been arranged since the regiment first entered the service and to change it now would make great confusion and create dissatisfaction in the command, and that he therefore requested Buckingham to have the record made to conform with the arrangement as stated; requesting various changes to commissions as specified; and stating that when these recommendations were complied with, everything would be right in his command, except that the commission for Edward L. Baird, 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, had never been received, that he had a complaint to make on his own account, that he was appointed Colonel of the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, and ordered to report for duty at once, that he reported on the same day and labored faithfully to fill up his regiment, that on September 5, 1861, the men were all enlisted, but on account of a delay in furnishing a mustering officer, the men were not mustered in until September 19, 1861, that his commission dated from that day and hence the injustice, that his commission should date from August 10, 1861, that Governor William Dennison promised him the commission should date from that day, that he understood Dennison had forwarded a new commission, bearing the date of August 10, 1861, since he entered the field, that he had been in the service nearly a year and found himself ranked by men who had been in the service less than six months and who did not have full regiments, that he thought Buckingham would acknowledge the injustice and he hoped remedy it, that he believed he had fairly earned his date of commission, and that if Buckingham ever sent the new commission, he never received it.
3 pp. [Series 147-30: 143]

March 15, 1862
George Parsons, Jr., Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that his son (George) died at Glasgow, Kentucky on March 9, 1862, that he wished to be informed how to proceed to obtain what was due his son, that he received a letter from Captain H.G. Stratton, Company C, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that his son belonged to Stratton's company, and that Stratton informed him that his son's final statement and pay account would be made out and sent to Washington and that a $100 bounty due his son would have to be procured; asking how to proceed, what procedure was to be gone through to obtain his son's pay, and if the Government was to provide a tombstone; and stating that Captain Stratton wrote that his son was buried in a private cemetery.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 224]

March 15, 1862
J.M.M. Wilson, Morning Sun, Preble County, Ohio. To the Honorable Milton Saylor. Letter stating that a friend, Edward N. Bernard, Orderly Sergeant, Company A, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had been endorsed by his company and would be recommended by his superior officers as a suitable person for a Lieutenancy in the volunteer service on account of meritorious conduct at the battle of Carnifex Ferry, scouting service, and proficiency as a drill master, that of these things, he had no personal knowledge, that he could only speak of Bernard as a man of fine appearance and bearing, and good character, talents, and acquirements, that Bernard would in no respect dishonor the public service in any station for which he was fitted, that he believed the Governor still made appointments and issued commissions to qualified persons as Lieutenants in the volunteer service and that these were available only in cases of promotions to fill vacancies in the regiments, that he was not informed as to what conditions were to be complied with in order to get such commissions, and that whatever testimonials were required in the present case from Virginia or Preble County would be furnished; and requesting that Saylor call upon the Governor and ascertain what the friends of Bernard should do to secure him a Lieutenant's commission.
3 pp. [Series 147-30: 138]

March 16, 1862
W[illiam] S. Smith, Colonel, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Nashville, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in obedience to Buckingham's instructions, he was returning the commission of Morris Sussman to be cancelled; requesting Buckingham to promote and appoint to fill existing vacancies in the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the earliest convenience; and stating that there had been a pretty thorough weeding out of incompetent officers and they needed company officers badly, that he had already recommended Sergeant William B. Lambert, Sergeant John Fox, and Sergeant Frank Breyer for promotion, that he would recommend other worthy Sergeants within a few days, and that the promotion from their ranks was having a most excellent effect upon the discipline of his regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 34]

March 17, 1862
W.G. George, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Cheat Mountain District, Huttonsville, Virginia. To ? Special Orders No. 72; stating that by Special Orders No. 57, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia, the resignation of Captain W[illiam] H. Nickerson, Chaplain, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted and Chaplain Nickerson was honorably discharged from the service. By order of Brigadier General R[obert] H. Milroy.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 177]

March 17, 1862
G[eorge] H. Safford, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, D[aniel] F. DeWolfe, Major, and H[oratio] N. Shipman, Captain, Company C, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Kelly, Grafton, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Cranston of Company C, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had received an appointment to West Point and his resignation had been accepted, that 1st Sergeant Walter W. Thomas of the same company had, during six months service in their regiment, manifested superior talents and ability as an officer and had shown himself on all occasions to be a young man of excellent character and of entirely temperate habits and noble and patriotic purposes, that Thomas was in every way qualified and worthy to fill the position made vacant by said resignation, and that Thomas was the undoubted choice of his company for the position designated.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 144]

March 17, 1862
H[oratio] N. Shipman, Captain, Company C, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Kelley, Grafton, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that Lieutenant [Arthur] Cranston received his discharge from service on March 15, since which time Sergeant [Walter W.] Thomas had been acting in the capacity of 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, and that if the Governor should see proper to grant Thomas a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, it should date from March 15 or March 16.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 141]

March 17, 1862
M[oses] B. Walker, Colonel, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Nashville, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the name of the 1st Sergeant of Company C was Harry W. Hussey, that there were now two vacancies, the one occurring by the promotion of [Abram V.] Barber and the other by the resignation of Lieutenant George W. Reed of Company E, that for the latter commission, he would strongly urge the appointment of James J. Donohoe, Commissary Sergeant, who was taken from Company E, and that he was enclosing the official announcement of the resignation of Lieutenant G[eorge] W. Reed; asking whether it was possible for his regiment to obtain the Enfield rifle or some other efficient arm; and stating that the flank companies had the Enfield gun, that six hundred additional Enfield rifles would probably be sufficient to arm all the remaining men, that their first arms were old altered muskets in very bad condition, that those arms were rated as 69/100 caliber guns and all the ammunition was too large for them, that this necessitated opening the cartridge and cutting down the ball before the ammunition could be used, that by the time this was done, the charge was spoiled, that he had a consultation with General [George H.] Thomas and General [Albin F.] Schoepf who planned to recommend a change in the guns, that he intended to prepare a communication addressed to General [George B.] Wright which Thomas and Schoepf would endorse, and that he had brought the subject to Buckingham's attention merely for the purpose of soliciting his influence.
2 pp. [Series 147-30: 13]

March 18, 1862
J[onathan] Cranor, Colonel, 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Brownlow, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that his attention had recently been called to what appeared to be an error in the dates of several of the commissions of the company officers of the 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that it seemed the commissions were dated without reference to the appointments upon which they were purported to be founded, and in some cases bore dates a month prior to the dates of the certificates of appointment, that the result of this variance was that officers did not, according to General Orders No. 66 from the War Department and issued August 26, 1861, take rank according to the dates of their respective musters, that by referring to the records of the 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the office of the Adjutant General, the several dates of the appointments might be seen, that he believed the dates of the commissions should be made to correspond with the dates of the appointments since they were made as the companies were mustered into the service, and that the officers were mustered in as Privates and promoted by appointment; and requesting that the errors be rectified in order to preserve harmony in the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 55]

March 18, 1862
J[ames] A. Garfield, Brigadier General Commanding, 18th Brigade, Headquarters, Piketon, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his commission as Brigadier General was dated January 11, 1862, the date of his report of the battle [Middle Creek, Kentucky], that it would be very gratifying if the commissions of Colonel [Lionel A.] Sheldon, Major [Don A.] Pardee, and Captain [Frederick A.] Williams could be dated at the same time if it was determined to promote them, and that they all deserved it as a compliment for their efficient service at the time of the battle.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 137]

March 18, 1862
Josiah Given, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Andrew Jackson, near Nashville, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain [John] Jumper of Company F and Lieutenant [John C.] Neal, late Adjutant had gone to Ohio recruiting, that 1st Lieutenant [Henry] Berkstresser of Company I had resigned and the resignation was accepted on March 16, that Lieutenant Neal had been assigned to Company I and Lieutenant H[enry] H. Welch of Company F was made Adjutant, that this left a vacancy in Company F for 2nd Lieutenant, that he recommended Charles Grubb for the vacancy, and that Grubb was now Orderly Sergeant of Company F and made a good officer.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 38]

March 18, 1862
J.T. Monahon. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing an application by James Monahon for pay due Abraham Monahon for military services in the State of Ohio; stating that Abraham Monahon served on the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad; and requesting that the money be drawn and a check be sent to James Monahon care of J.T. Monahon, Coolville, Athens County, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 232]

March 18, 1862
James Monahon. Declaration stating that he was the father of Abraham Monahon, a volunteer in the Ohio service who enlisted on June 19, 1861, and was received into the U.S. Army on July 31, 1861, that Abraham Monahon had not received any pay for his services, that Abraham Monahon died on December 12, 1861, while serving in the 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Missouri, that Abraham Monahon was unmarried and died childless, and that James Monahon was entitled to Abraham Monahon's wages from June 19, 1861, until the time he was received into the U.S. Army on July 31, 1861. Bears a note signed by Isaac Bayer and John Mitchel; stating that the facts set forth in the declaration of James Monahon were true, and that they were disinterested. Also bears a note signed by W.F. Pilcher, J.P.; stating that James Monahon's declaration was sworn to and subscribed before him on March 18, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 235]

March 18, 1862
W[illiam] S. Smith, Colonel, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Nashville, Tennessee. To Captain James B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant General. Letter stating that John Conwell, having resigned his commission as 1st Lieutenant in the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on account of physical disability, had been re-commissioned and ordered to report to him for duty, that Conwell admitted his entire unfitness for active service, and that the Surgeon of the regiment, having been ordered by him to examine Conwell, reported that he was incurably disabled; and asking what course he should pursue with regard to the matter. Bears a note dated March 30, 1862, forwarding the letter to the Governor of Ohio by command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
2 pp. [Series 147-30: 113]

[March 19?, 1862]
Joseph Ankeny, et. al. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by fifty-nine citizens of Holmes County, Ohio; stating that they had been informed that at an election of the officers of the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Reverend Joseph Matlock of that vicinity was chosen Chaplain of said regiment, that they had been acquainted with Matlock for some years past in the capacity of Minister of the Gospel and as a citizen, that in the one, Matlock had proven himself a successful teacher and in the other as loyal and true to the Government, that as a preacher, Matlock was eminently qualified for the position of Chaplain, that as a man, Matlock was well fitted in his social disposition and patriotism for the duties which would devolve upon him in camp, that they regretted that the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had no Chaplain since organized, that some of their patriotic sons had, by disease, passed to their last account without ordinary opportunities of religion's consolations, that there were about two hundred Holmes County citizens in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that as men and Christians, they earnestly prayed that their soldiers, amid the dangers of war and at death from wounds or disease, might have the ordinary means, hitherto so unaccountably withheld though earnestly sought by their friends at home, of religious instruction furnished to almost all the soldiers of the United States; and requesting that Matlock be appointed Chaplain of the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-30: 92]

March 19, 1862
A[ndrew] B. Emery, Captain, and Leonard Erwin, Lieutenant, Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp near Columbia, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Orderly Sergeant William H. Woodlief of Company G for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; and stating that Woodlief had long been known to them as a strictly temperate and entirely capable young man, that Woodlief had served as Orderly Sergeant in Company G since its organization with great faithfulness and ability, and that Woodlief was next in rank and ought, by any consideration apparent to them, to be appointed as recommended. Bears the endorsement of Minor Millikin, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; stating that if the appointment was made, a commission for 2nd Lieutenant Leonard Erwin should be made out as 1st Lieutenant for the same company; calling Buckingham's attention to the recommendations sent some weeks ago in reference to the appointment of Sergeant Peter Cool; and requesting that an answer be returned in Cool's case as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 163]

March 19, 1862
J.M. Estep, Jno. S. Pearce, and S.B. Shotwell, Military Committee of Harrison County, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Alexander Mahood, was the father of William Ross Mahood, a minor under 15 years of age recruited by Lieutenant Elerick for the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Alexander Mahood was in Lieutenant Cady's company, that William Ross Mahood was enlisted without his father's consent, that the father was willing to have the son go provided he was transferred to Cady's company so that he could be under the care of his father, that Alexander Mahood was a good man and his whole family had volunteered, and that they hoped Buckingham would have the transfer made.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 193]

March 19, 1862
John W. Fuller, Colonel, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, New Madrid, Missouri. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter informing Buckingham that 1st Lieutenant George B. Upham, Company C, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry died at Sedalia, Missouri on February 6, 1862; stating that he had not been officially informed of this, but was entirely satisfied of its correctness, and that he had advised the Adjutant General at Washington; recommending that 2nd Lieutenant Charles W. Greene (Company E) be promoted to 1st Lieutenant and assigned to Company C, and that Quartermaster Sergeant Charles F. Moore be appointed 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to Company E; and stating that this was not precisely in accordance with the rule of promotion as Greene was not the ranking 2nd Lieutenant, but he felt confident it would best subserve the interests of the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 11]

March 19, 1862
Amon Lemmon, Notary Public, Harrison County, Ohio. To ? Letter certifying that he now had in his possession the family record of Alexander Mahood, who had been a resident of Harrison County for several years and was now a volunteer in the company recruited in said county by Lieutenant William Cady, and that William Ross Mahood was born in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois on January 4, 1848.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 194]

March 19, 1862
Job S. Morrison, et. al., Company D, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Andrew Jackson, near Nashville, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by sixty members of Company D, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting that William Baldwin, 2nd Lieutenant of said company, be promoted to the 1st Lieutenancy thereof to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of A[ndrew] H. Fletter. Bears the endorsement of E[dward] P. Fyffe, Colonel, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-30: 10]

March 19, 1862
Edwin Nichols, Captain, Company C, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near New Madrid, Missouri. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there was a vacant 1st Lieutenancy in their company caused by the death of George B. Upham, that they desired to have the vacancy filled, that since their 2nd Lieutenant was the oldest in rank of any in the regiment, he should be appointed to fill the vacancy, that their Orderly Sergeant was the oldest in rank of Sergeants in the regiment, that it would be only justice if their Orderly Sergeant was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, and that both individuals would competently fill the positions in question; recommending 2nd Lieutenant Albert R. Austin to be promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Sergeant Jonathan Rees to be promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that outsiders would be obnoxious to both himself and the company.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 12]

March 19, 1862
Charles G.H. Payne, New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was writing to Tod because he could not obtain justice at the hands of Tod's officers; relating his experiences recruiting; stating that several recruiting officers could be seen in the streets of New Richmond and their town had already turned out 215 men, that there were only 375 voters in the town, that in Clermont County, 2,700 had already gone and few were left to recruit, and that he had written every day to have his district extended to Hamilton County, but he received no answer; complaining about not being reimbursed for expenses and not being paid; stating that he did not wish to scold, but it looked to him like a "lowdown swindle", that he could not go into the army as a Private because his family would starve, and that he could not get any assistance from his wife's people in Kentucky because he had been in the Federal army and they were all for the Southern Confederacy; and asking why he was not entitled to pay while he held his appointment, and if there was any place in the military where he could be of service to the Country and receive sufficient compensation to support a wife and children.
4 pp. [Series 147-30: 42]

March 19, 1862
[Hamilton] Richeson, Captain, and [Addison] McClure, Captain, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cumberland Ford, Kentucky. To ? Letter stating that a meeting of the field officers and commandants of companies was held for the purpose of nominating a Chaplain for the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Reverend Joseph Matlock received a majority of all the votes cast. Bears a note stating that Matlock's commission was issued on April 4, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 100]

March 20, 1862
V[alentine] Bausenwein, Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Crump's Landing, Tennessee. To ? Regimental Order No. 44; stating that 2nd Lieutenant P[eter B.] Kaufmann of Company E was promoted to 1st Lieutenant with consent of the Governor of Ohio in place of Lieutenant A[ugust] Bierwirth resigned, that Sergeant Major Theodore Scheid, senior non-commissioned officer of the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E with consent of the Governor of Ohio in place of 2nd Lieutenant P[eter B.] Kaufmann promoted, and that Kaufmann and Scheid would be obeyed and respected as such.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 142]

March 20, 1862
V[alentine] Bausenwein, Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Crump's Landing, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing Regimental Order No. 44; and requesting that the commissions as appointed be forwarded.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 142]

March 20, 1862
J[onathan] Cranor, Colonel, 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Brownlow, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the accompanying petition had been placed in his hands to be forwarded to Tod, that in forwarding it, he thought it perhaps proper to acquaint Tod with what he supposed to be the cause of the dissatisfaction so plainly manifested therein, that three companies of the 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were gotten up in Madison County, that there was an agreement between Governor William Dennison and those who had gotten up the companies that Madison County should furnish one field officer for the regiment, that this officer was to be selected by the members of the several Madison County companies as soon as they were organized, that [Lieutenant] Colonel [Peter W.] Taylor, being advised of these facts, hastened at once to hold an election (over which he presided in person during most of the voting) when the companies numbered only about sixty men and had not yet organized, that the election had not been announced publicly in any way, but solicitors were sent out to gather in such and only such as they thought most likely to support Taylor, leaving those who would have supported any other candidate without the slightest knowledge that there was an election going on, that the consequence of this was that there was no opposing candidate, that on this election return, Taylor received his appointment before there was a minimum number for an organization in a single company in the regiment, that soon after taking his position in the regiment, the fact became so manifest that Taylor was not qualified to discharge the duties of his office that the company commanders of the Madison County companies called upon the Governor in person and asked him to substitute some other man in place of Taylor, that when the Governor failed to act upon their request, a petition was signed by the majority of the Privates and all of the commissioned officers present and offered for the Governor's consideration, that when this failed to produce the desired effect, other petitions of the same tenor were handed to him, some of which he sent to the Governor and others he did not send, that finding entreaties and petitions alike unavailing, it was concluded to bear the Governor awhile longer, trusting that a more intimate acquaintance with him might prove their first opinion to have been erroneous, that as the regiment took the field and the duties of the several officers became more arduous and complicated, the dissatisfaction increased until at present it threatened to prove fatal to the very life of the regiment if something was not shortly done to rid them of their present Lieutenant Colonel, that this being the true state of feeling towards the Lieutenant Colonel, he felt that he was acting in promotion of the welfare of the regiment when, in common with the company officers who had signed the within petition, he requested that the Lieutenant Colonel be removed either by transfer or otherwise, and that he hoped Tod would take immediate measures to satisfy their demands.
3 pp. [Series 147-30: 118]

March 20, 1862
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp located 27 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that sometime since, he recommended Charles A. Sheaf as Captain of Company I, James [R.] Temple as 1st Lieutenant, and [Francis F.] Kibler as 2nd Lieutenant, that he had not heard what action had been taken in the matter, that Sheaf and Temple were acting on certificates of appointment given by him and bearing the date of February 1, 1862, the date on which they had been sworn, that Kibler had been acting on the authority given by the War Department of Ohio, that Company I numbered seventy men and the officers seemed to feel unpleasantly about the situation as they were doing duty and pretty hard duty generally, and that if possible, he hoped Sheaf, Temple, and Kibler would be commissioned.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 145]

March 20, 1862
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp 27 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that on request of Captain [Granville A.] Frambers, Company B, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and in his own behalf, he requested Mason to appoint Orderly Sergeant Nelson Stevens of the same company as 2nd Lieutenant in place of William Hamilton whose resignation was accepted by General [Don Carlos] Buell on March 14, 1862, that Stevens had been Orderly Sergeant of the company since its organization, and that Stevens was a good and efficient Orderly Sergeant and would make an excellent officer.
1 p. [Series 147-30: 146]

March 20, 1862
Andrew Johnson, Executive Office, Nashville, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had received Tod's telegram of March 12, advising that he should send an agent to confer with Tod in regard to the Tennessee prisoners of war at Camp Chase, together with the list of said prisoners subsequently transmitted, that the object appeared just and the request reasonable, that accordingly, he had appointed Connally F. Trigg, a well known and esteemed citizen of Tennessee, as a commissioner to proceed to Columbus and to confer with Tod touching the treatment and disposal of the Confederate prisoners under Tod's charge, that he had furnished Trigg instructions by which to guide his action, that he had directed Trigg to submit said instructions to Tod's inspection, and that he had the fullest confidence that Tod and Trigg would cooperate in effecting the great object of their National Government, which was to bring back to their allegiance as many as possible of the "misguided" and "erring".
2 pp. [Series 147-30: 95]

March 20, 1862
M[ortimer] D. Leggett, Colonel, 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Fort Henry, Tennessee. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter enclosing the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas E. Ross of Company C, 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Ross had been a very faithful and manly officer, that Ross had always been prompt and faithful in the discharge of his duty, that Ross had resigned because of an injury which he received at Fort Donelson while in the discharge of duty on special detail, that Ross' injury made him unfit for marching, although he might be able to discharge post duty if any such position could be found for him, that if the Governor could obtain any position which Ross' health would enable him to fill, he hoped Ross' resignation would not be received, that Ross was a worthy officer, and that Ross' circumstances were such that it would be hard for him to be entirely thrown out of the service. Bears an endorsement dated March 31, 1862, from H.J. Jewett.
2 pp. [Series 147-30: 46]

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