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April 3, 1862
Sam D. Carey, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To General W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Wheeling, Virginia. Letter stating that Major [James D.] Wallace of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was absent from his regiment on account of sickness, that it was a well known fact that since Wallace's appointment to the office more than six months before, he had not performed three days service, that at the present time, Wallace was physically unfit for duty, and that the duties and responsibilities of Wallace's office had devolved in a great measure upon the senior Captain; asking if it was right and if it was patriotic for a man to enjoy the honors and receive the emoluments of an office which he did not fill; and stating that the senior Captain of the regiment was his brother, E[dward] M. Carey, that it was the testimony of all the officers of the regiment that his brother had faithfully and bravely performed his duty and proven himself worthy of promotion, that he did not desire to enter into any eulogy which might seem to originate in brotherly affection, that he presented his statement of facts relying with confidence upon Rosecrans' judgement and sense of justice, that he trusted Rosecrans would take such action as the case might warrant, and that he had every wish for Rosecrans' own promotion which he deemed was already too long delayed. Bears a note from C. Goddard, 1st Lieutenant, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Aide-de-Camp; referring the letter to Major General John C. Fremont, Commanding Mountain Department, by command of General [William S.] Rosecrans. Also bears a note dated April 10, 1862, from Albert Tracy, Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia; referring the letter to the Governor of Ohio, with the request that the Governor inform those headquarters if any circumstances of the case warranted further or more emphatic action. By order of Major General [John C.] Fremont.
3 pp. [Series 147-31: 119]

April 3, 1862
F. Williams, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter enclosing the acceptance of a Major's commission by his son, F.A. Williams; and stating that the commission was signed by another, that his son was very low with camp typhoid and his attending physician thought it imprudent for him to sit up to sign his name, that his son requested a soldier of his company, who was with him as a nurse, to sign for him, and that if this was not all right, Tod should let him know by return mail.
2 pp. [Series 147-31: 42]

April 4, 1862
William Arnold, New Castle, Coshocton County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter accepting his appointment as Assistant Surgeon; and stating that he would report himself for duty in a few days, and that he could not report an acceptance before, having been absent from Roscoe.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 42]

April 4, 1862
C[harles] L. Ly Brand, Captain, Company I, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To Green Gaskill. Letter stating that Gaskill was ordered to proceed forthwith to join Company I, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Shiloh or wherever it might be, or be considered a deserter, and that Gaskill was to apply for transportation at the Adjutant General's office.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 172]

April 4, 1862
C[harles] L. Ly Brand, Captain, Company I, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To Lemuel Gaskill. Letter stating that Gaskill was ordered to proceed forthwith to join Company I, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Shiloh, Tennessee or wherever it might be, or be considered a deserter, and that Gaskill was to apply for transportation at the Adjutant General's office, Columbus, Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 172]

April 4, 1862
Oscar Malmros, Adjutant General, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter asking if the commanding officers of Ohio's volunteer regiments now in the field were required to report to the Adjutant General's Department the changes which took place in their respective regiments by death, discharge, etc., and if so, what course the Adjutant General of Ohio would pursue in case any of those regiments should entirely fail to make such reports.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 1001/2]

April 4, 1862
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that 1st Lieutenant John H. Holenshade, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, 1st Lieutenant George McDonough, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Captain John Buny, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and 1st Lieutenant Newton Hempstead, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had resigned effective on the dates specified, that Captain Charles J. Gibeaut, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was dismissed on the date specified following court-martial, and that 2nd Lieutenant Moses W. Trader, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was cashiered on the date specified following court-martial.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 17]

April 4, 1862
Jno. W. Shultz, et. al., 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee [Shiloh]. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter signed by seventy-seven members of the 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery; stating that by the resignation of one of their commissioned officers, a vacancy had occurred which it would be necessary to fill, that they thought the patriotism which called them from their homes and firesides, and from their wives and families, should at least entitle them to a voice in the selection of their officers, and that if it was in Tod's power, they prayed he would grant them said privilege.
2 pp. [Series 147-31: 95]

April 4, 1862
Orland Smith, Colonel, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Weston, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in pursuance of the expressed wish of the company commanders and other officers of the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he proposed the name of Reverend Joseph Hill, Methodist Episcopal, of Dayton, Ohio, for Chaplain, and that if Hill accepted the appointment, as he undoubtedly would, he would call on Buckingham for his commission.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 40]

April 5, 1862
George M. Baxter, Lima, Allen County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing Colonel [Thomas H.] Ford's requisition for transportation; stating that Ford informed him that he should apply to Buckingham for transportation, that his company was very much reduced by death, discharges, etc., and that all the men he had were recruited prior to April 1; and requesting that the matter be attended to as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 13]

April 5, 1862
David Donovan, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he received a circular from Buckingham's office a few days since directing him to return his appointment, to send an account of his disbursements, and to forward any recruits that might be in his charge, that he wrote in proper time saying that he had no recruits to send, that the time during which he worked, mid-winter, was unfavorable, that he enclosed his appointment to Buckingham's address, and that some of the other papers which he had, he gave to Captain Ferguson and others who were there recruiting at different times; and enclosing a copy of his account of disbursements.
2 pp. [Series 147-31: 14]

April 5, 1862
E[phraim] R. Eckley, Colonel, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Headquarters, Paducah, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by twelve officers of the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that for the most part, the regiment had been over five months in the service, and that they had as yet received no pay; requesting that Tod use his influence to have the regiment immediately paid off; and stating that many of the soldiers' families were in a suffering condition.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 44]

April 5, 1862
J. Mills Kendrick, Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers, Headquarters, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, near Savannah, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received a commission as Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers with the rank of Captain in the service of the United States to rank as such from February 19, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 108]

April 5, 1862
B. Krause, M.D., Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received an appointment as Assistant Surgeon, but was compelled to decline.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 60]

April 5, 1862
James Mitchell, Harriettsville, Noble County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the revocation of Harrison Wilson's commission as Lieutenant; and stating that if he was rightly informed, both Wilson and James Shackle were called to a camp near Cincinnati and there combined, with Shackle being elected Captain and Wilson being elected 1st Lieutenant, that in a letter to his sister dated March 13, 1862, Wilson said he was on board the Continental at Savannah, two hundred and forty miles up the Tennessee River, that Shackle was sick, and that he had charge of the company, and that additional information could not be provided at present.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 57]

April 5, 1862
H[enry] Thrall, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia. True copy of Special Orders No. 18; stating that 1st Lieutenant George M. Schaffer, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered the resignation of his commission on account of ill health and private reasons, that the same was accepted, and that Schaffer was honorably discharged from the service. By command of Major General [John C.] Fremont. True copy made by G.M. Bascom, Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, District of the Kanawha, Charleston, Virginia on April 11, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 63]

April 6, 1862
B.T. Bowers, Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter acknowledging receipt of Buckingham's communication dated April 4, informing him that an order had been issued from the War Department at Washington to suspend all recruiting; and stating that he had twelve men at Bridgeport ready to join the 12th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, that he knew these men were needed, that Captain [Aaron C.] Johnston wanted them as he did not have enough men to man the guns, that the men he had were anxious to go, that these men had not been mustered in yet, and that he wanted to know what to do.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 11]

April 6, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Governor of Ohio. Special Orders No. 78; stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant H.H. Sherwin, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on March 31, 1862. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 38]

April 7, 1862
William P. Carpenter, Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that Dr. David Baguley was now in the service of his country engaged as Brigade Surgeon in the Army of Virginia, and that he could not, therefore, accept the appointment tendered him by the Governor of Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 151]

April 7, 1862
Jonas Drury, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had just received a letter from Captain William McAdams of Company H, 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, dated at Martinsburg, Virginia, that McAdams was very anxious for him to join the company, that McAdams said he could be sworn into the service at Buckingham's office and that Buckingham would give him a passage to McAdams, that he felt a strong attachment to the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and especially to Company H, and that he would be glad to join them, but could not afford the expense of traveling so far; and asking if his passage would be paid provided he came to Buckingham's office and was mustered into the service. Bears a note reading "Too late".
1 p. [Series 147-31: 12]

April 7, 1862
I[saac] N. Hathaway, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that a vacancy had occurred in Company B, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by the death of Captain H[yatt] G. Ford; asking if Tod would commission him as Captain to fill the vacancy; and stating that the 1st Lieutenant of Captain Ford's company, Joseph Jacobs, was at Toledo on furlough, but intended to return to the regiment that week, and that he desired to return with Jacobs if at all.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 37]

April 7, 1862
Sidney D. Maxwell, Centreville, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that two weeks ago, Dr. William H. Lamme, Surgeon of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, came home sick and forwarded Tod his resignation, that since then, Lamme had been confined to his bed and was now unable to communicate with Tod, that Lamme was quite solicitous concerning the matter, not having heard of his resignation being accepted, and that he was writing Tod at Lamme's request, asking for information.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 2]

April 7, 1862
William L. Perkins, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter regarding the vacancy created by the resignation of Captain [Robert B.] Moore, Company I, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating why S[elleck] B. Warren should be promoted to fill said vacancy as opposed to R[ussell] Hastings.
3 pp. [Series 147-31: 20]

April 7, 1862
J[oseph] B. Potter, Surgeon, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Union, Fayetteville, Virginia. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter returning his acceptance of the appointment as Surgeon of the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that there was some irregularity in the muster, and that he wanted it corrected so that he could draw pay.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 106]

April 7, 1862
William P. Reid, Wilmington Clinton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been and was still doing all he could for the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he had obtained some recruits, but had no hopes of getting a company, that he was sorry to learn that Buckingham had not given him as good a chance as was given to many others in the area, that John Arthur had the assurance of a Lieutenancy by obtaining 20 men, while his order compelled him to raise a company, that he wanted an appointment as 1st Lieutenant or Adjutant in the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or some other regiment where there was a vacancy, and that he wished to help the country in its present peril, but the ill health of his family would not have permitted him to accept anything at an earlier date had it been granted; and requesting Buckingham to lay his claims before the Governor.
2 pp. [Series 147-31: 48]

April 7, 1862
C.H. Sargent, Colonel, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Buckingham's instructions of April 4 were at hand, that anticipating same, he had issued an order to all persons recruiting for the command, that this order was in conformity with Buckingham's advice, that a number of his recruiting officers were now absent on duty and it would probably be next Wednesday or Thursday before they were advised of the order and arrived in camp with reports, that there would be all possible dispatch in complying with Buckingham's instructions, that until such time, he requested that no disposition of any detachments of the command be made and that no appointments be made before Buckingham was fully advised of the condition of all, that he would suggest and request that no order be issued changing the regimental quarters until proper time was allowed to rendezvous all those now enlisted, that he feared such an order would create distrust and the stampede of many, and leave the post (with nearly five hundred thousand dollars invested by the Government) without proper guard and protection, and that the aggregate of the command was four hundred and one.
2 pp. [Series 147-31: 18]

April 7, 1862
C.H. Sargent, Colonel, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his views regarding the immediate condition of the command would be related by the bearer, Quartermaster Ernst, who was visiting Columbus on business.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 21]

April 7, 1862
W[illiam] R. Sterling, Captain, Company I, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Tyler, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Joseph H. Ross for appointment to Lieutenant in the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Ross had served honestly and faithfully as Orderly Sergeant in Company I, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry since the first organization of the regiment, and that on March 23, 1862, Ross distinguished himself most nobly at the battle of Winchester.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 216]

April 7, 1862
H.D. Taylor, Treasurer, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that when the 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry left Camp Latty, Colonel [Samuel H.] Steedman left the sick in his charge with instructions to send them forward to the regiment when they were sufficiently recovered, that the passes Steedman left with him would not be taken by the railroad authorities, that he had secured several recruits for the 68th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he needed a pass for eight men; and requesting the requisite transportation certificates or that he be referred to the proper officers from whom to obtain them.
1 p. [Series 147-31: 4]

April 7, 1862
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, General Shields' Division, Camp near Edingburg, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was again addressing Tod upon the subject of the condition of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that having done it so frequently without accomplishing the object in which his whole soul was identified or even having his statements received as facts, lead him naturally to think unfavorable influences were being brought to bear upon Tod or the Adjutant General, that if any man in the service had felt a desire to see his command what it should be, to see it sustain fully the honor and reputation of its State, and to have it a fair representation of the moral character of the people from whose fire sides they came, he believed he had been that man, that in recommending men to fill vacancies in the regiment, he had recommended only those whose moral habits and qualifications, in his humble judgement, fitted them for the position and had only remonstrated against the appointment of those whose morals and habits he knew to be bad, that a Colonel of a regiment must have officers under him in whom he had confidence and who had confidence in him, that to have a sober and respectable regiment, the officers must set a proper example themselves, that the men must learn what was expected of them from the conduct (the daily conduct) of the officers, that he had never seen an habitually drunken Colonel, with officers of the same ilk, who had a sober set of men to follow him, that he had never seen, in his limited experience, a sober Colonel with sober officers who had a very intemperate regiment for long, that he believed the people of the Western Reserve, who had sons in his regiment under his care and protection, heartily and cordially united with him in believing that a man could not discharge the duties of his mission there, filling the expectations and desires of their people at home, who forgot his moral obligations to his fellow man, that a man could not be a good soldier who was a drunkard, that to be a true soldier was to be an honest, upright, sober man, that he had to that end bent his entire energy, that to others, he left to decide what had been the fruits of his labor, that if he knew his own heart, selfishness had never influenced a single official act of his, that if he had erred, as no doubt he had many, many times, he had been deceived, that the man to whom he had the most serious objection had lately resigned to prevent being court-martialed for cowardice before the enemy, that he hoped never to be so unfortunate as to have another like him, that on three different occasions, he had certified that Lieutenant John B. Rouse of Company F had resigned and that the resignation was accepted on August 8, 1861, that up to the present time, Rouse's name was kept upon the roll in the Adjutant General's office and the vacancy not filled, that the Adjutant General wrote that he had no official notice of any vacancy, that not a single vacancy had occurred when he had not sent notice to the Adjutant General's office as soon as the evidence reached him, that if the negligence was not with them, should they be made to suffer because the accepting department did not do its duty, and accused of being difficult men to get along with, that he thought not, that he had been led to think his communications were obnoxious since many of them had not received even an acknowledgement, that supposedly, he did not have Tod's confidence, that purportedly, Tod had written to an officer that while he was Governor of Ohio, Tyler could have nothing at his hands, and to another that Tyler was the most difficult Colonel from the State to get along with, and to another that given the many unfavorable reports he received about Tyler's conduct, he could do nothing for him, that he deemed it but simple justice to himself that he know the truth or fallacy of these reports, that he had ever labored for Tod when in the field, early and late, under all circumstances, honestly and faithfully as his friend, that what he had done was well known to Tod, that he had asked nothing at Tod's hands for what he regarded as his duty, believing that in Tod he had a true friend, that up to that hour, he was not conscious of having committed one single act to forfeit that friendship, and that the regiment was his pride and for it he labored; reporting on resignations; recommending that the vacancies be filled by the appointment of men who distinguished themselves in the late action at Winchester; and stating that the report of the conduct of officers meriting promotion would be forwarded at once. Together with a true copy of a telegram received from Department Headquarters, General William S. Rosecrans commanding, in relation to the resignation of Lieutenant John B. Rouse, Company F, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
7 pp. [Series 147-31: 124]

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