March 12, 1862
Elias Nigh, Lebanon, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he accepted the appointment of Quartermaster in the army at the commencement of the present war because he did not know how to take care of men, that he had charge of the most important posts in the department and thought he understood the manner of providing for men thoroughly, that he would now prefer an active command, that he was informed that Tod would not appoint an "outsider", that he did not expect to be appointed to an organized regiment, but supposed Tod was still raising troops in Ohio, that he could not be relieved from his present position without an appointment in the line, and that he wished Tod to keep his papers on file as it might be proper at some future time to renew his application; and enclosing the request of several of the officers of the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry who did post duty at Camp Dick Robinson when he was there.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 160]
March 13, 1862
O. Follett, [Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio]. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that there was a vacancy in Company E, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, now in western Virginia, produced by the resignation of the 1st Lieutenant, that the proposition was, by the voice of the company and sanctioned by the Colonel, to promote the 2nd Lieutenant to the place of 1st Lieutenant and the Orderly Sergeant ([William D.] Wetherell) to the place of 2nd Lieutenant, that he was acquainted with the parties (the company having gone from Sandusky) and knew them to be well qualified, that the parties were good soldiers in every respect, particularly Wetherell who was qualified to lead and command, that Wetherell was well educated, of good family, and would never disgrace his uniform, and that Wetherell was strongly recommended for a Lieutenancy in the regular army some months ago.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 169]
March 13, 1862
Arthur Higgins, 1st Lieutenant, Company A, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Milroy, Beverly, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Michael Murray as a young man possessing the necessary qualifications to justify Tod in granting him a commission; and stating that Murray had seen considerable actual service, and that Murray had always borne himself as became a gentleman and soldier.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 142]
March 14, 1862
James F. Charlesworth, Captain, Company A, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To Governor David Tod. Letter calling Tod's attention to Private Michael Murray of his company as a suitable person for promotion to 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that Murray had been an active member of Company A since its organization, that Murray had been a very reliable, efficient, active, and intelligent soldier, that Murray had participated in the battles of Cheat Mountain, Greenbrier, Alleghany, and Huntersville, that on all occasions, Murray had conducted himself as a true and brave soldier, and that if Tod could commission Murray as a 2nd Lieutenant, it would be highly gratifying to the officers and men of Company A and a large circle of friends at home in Belmont County.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 138]
March 18, 1862
Thomas A. Ford, Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter regarding the promotion of Michael Murray to 2nd Lieutenant in Company A, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he was personally acquainted with Murray and knew him to be a young man worthy of the position asked for by the officers of his company.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 138]
March 20, 1862
A.T. Ready, Senate Chamber, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending M[artin] V.B. Haskins for a Lieutenancy in the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Haskins was currently Sergeant Major of the regiment, that Haskins was a very worthy young gentleman and would make an efficient officer, and that he hoped Haskins might receive a commission either in the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or some other regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 9]
March 22, 1862
Lewis P. Buckley, Colonel, 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, Camp Shields. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending various promotions; and stating that [James H.] Grinell was the 2nd Lieutenant in Company D, that on account of Grinell's licentious habits, he could not recommend him for promotion, that Grinell was now in the hospital through his indiscretion, and that he thought it right to promote officers according to rank if they were worthy, but if not, to give to those who were.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 178]
March 22, 1862
E. P[arker] Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding 3rd Provisional Brigade, Headquarters, Fayetteville, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter presenting the name of Private Henry Henderson of the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for appointment to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that Henderson was between eighteen and nineteen years of age, of superior natural intelligence, of excellent moral character, and always ready and efficient for any duty to which he might be assigned, that ever since the regiment had been in western Virginia, Henderson had been untiring in the performance of most useful service, that Henderson had made several long and hazardous journeys within the enemy's lines, always bringing back accurate and important information, that on his last expedition, Henderson was made prisoner by a party of the enemy and sent to Richmond, Virginia, that Henderson was now returned to his company, that he thought the good of the service would be promoted by an immediate recognition of Henderson's merit, that he had at times tried to dissuade Henderson from voluntarily undertaking service attended with so much personal risk, but had been met by Henderson's reply that he was determined to do something, that he earnestly hoped that the Governor would take action to reward Henderson's meritorious zeal as well as to assure their men that doing something would meet with prompt reward, that at no time could such assurance be productive of greater good than at the opening of a campaign, that he would suggest, for the consideration of the Governor, the propriety of granting brevet commissions for distinguished service, that they had no orders of merit, ribbons, or medals and it was lamentable that there should be no mode of recognizing individual merit except from vacancies, that anyone possessing proper military feeling would rather have a medal, which signified merit not favor, hanging on his breast than wear an epaulet which influence might procure, and that in the absence of this, the brevet commission would, in many cases, supply the "desideration" and at the same time enable them to make use of capable men as officers who would otherwise be kept in the ranks for want of place.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 153]
March 24, 1862
L[udwell] M. Cunard, Camp, Spring Hill, Tennessee. To the Honorable D. Miles and Joseph Gunsaulles. Letter stating that there was a vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry caused by the resignation of [George W.] Reed; asking Miles and Gunsaulles to press his claims for the position before Governor David Tod; stating that he had acted as 1st Sergeant since the organization of the company and had performed the duties of that office satisfactorily to all, that there was a clique in the regiment who would like to palm off on Company E certain friends and procure them positions at the expense of others, and that if Miles and Gunsaulles saw fit to favor him, he would, if he lived to return to Morrow County, remember them both in any and all emergencies; and requesting that Miles and Gunsaulles introduce his case to James R. Hubbell.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 166]
March 24, 1862
E[benezer] Dumont, Brigadier General Commanding, Post, Nashville, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Dr. Fisher W. Ames, Assistant Surgeon of the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and citizen of Cincinnati, was well known to him, that the regiment was in his brigade for a time in western Virginia and Ames was there noted for his skill as well as for his industry and assiduity in the discharge of his duties, that he knew of no Assistant Surgeon who had done more or better service nor anyone so well worthy of promotion, that Ames wished to be promoted and made a principal Surgeon, and that this was a promotion eminently fit to be made and one which he did not hesitate to recommend.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 49]
March 24, 
J[ohn] C. Martin, Lieutenant, Assistant Signal Officer, Headquarters, 6th Division, Department of Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter claiming to be the senior 1st Lieutenant of the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that if he was entitled to a vacant Captaincy in the regiment, he would expect it, that he was writing on the subject fearing that the recommendation of some others by the Colonel [Jesse S. Norton] might defeat him, that he was now attached to General Woods' staff as Assistant Signal Officer, and that said position did not very well suit him.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 55]
March 24, 1862
George S. Mygatt, Major Commanding, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, In Camp near Spring Hill, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he addressed a letter to Tod on March 23, recommending 1st Lieutenant R[obert] L. Kimberly for promotion to the Captaincy of Company D made vacant by the resignation of Captain James H. Cole, that with Tod's permission, he desired to recommend 1st Lieutenant James McCleery, Company A instead of Kimberly to the vacant Captaincy of Company D, that the reason for this was that Kimberly was Acting Assistant Adjutant General at brigade headquarters and preferred that position to the Captaincy of a company, that if promoted, Kimberly could not hold the position of Acting Assistant Adjutant General, that McCleery had been one of their most diligent students and faithful officers, that McCleery had not been excused from a single duty since he entered the service, that General [William] Nelson detailed McCleery from the regiment for over two months to drill the 6th Kentucky Volunteers, one of the regiments of the 4th Division, and that McCleery was at present detailed from the regiment as a drill master to the 9th Indiana Volunteers.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 57]
March 25, 1862
R.W. Musgrave, Sulphur Springs, Crawford County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that John Case, whose family resided in Sulphur Springs, volunteered as a Private in Company K, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Case left with his regiment for the seat of war in western Virginia and was now with the regiment in the south, that if Tod could appoint Case to a Lieutenancy, it would be gratifying to his many friends locally and confidence well merited as he was fully competent and trustworthy, and that Case had been elected by his company, but did not receive the appointment as other counsels prevailed. Bears the endorsement of L.W. Hall, Jacob Scroggs, and A.M. Jackson.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 35]
March 25, 1862
Thomas A. Stephens, 1st Sergeant, Company K, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Hayes, Raleigh, Virginia. To the Honorable James Monroe, Columbus, Ohio. Letter stating that D[ewitt] C. Howard, Captain of Company K, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having resigned and left his company in charge of Lieutenant [Frederick H.] Bacon, the company wished him to write to Monroe asking that he aid in having Bacon appointed Captain, that Bacon had command for the last four months and was in every way competent, that any information Monroe might wish in regard to Bacon's standing could be had by applying to any of his many friends in Lorain County, and that any information Monroe might wish in regard to Bacon's military capacity could be had by referring to Lieutenant Colonel [Rutherford B.] Hayes, Major [James M.] Comly, or any of the Captains in the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears a note dated April 11, 1862, from James Monroe, Columbus, to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham; recommending Bacon for the position of Captain.
3 pp. [Series 147-32: 149]
March 26, 1862
Henry Grant, Company I, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that on January 25, he had given Tod a petition signed by the Honorable John Bever and other gentlemen of Paulding County requesting his promotion, that Tod said he would confine him to his own company for chances of promotion, that he was still satisfied with said arrangement, that their Captain, Jay Dyer of Delaware County, was absent from the company and a report said he had resigned, that if such was the case, he had no hesitation in pressing his claim for a commission, that he only asked for his rights, that his company officers had promoted him to the rank of Sergeant, that being all they could do, that the remainder was left for those high in power, and that he was not in doubt of receiving justice.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 196]
[March 27, 1862]
J[oseph] W. Burke, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To ? Letter containing an official roster of company officers of the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and recommending various promotions.
4 pp. [Series 147-32: 156]
March 27, 1862
J[oseph] W. Burke, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. To ? Letter certifying that he mustered 1st Lieutenant George Schavenecker, Company B, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry out of the service of the United States at Camp Cross Lanes, Virginia on September 15, 1862, acting under orders of General [William S.] Rosecrans, and that said Schavenecker, having resigned and been mustered out of service, had not been since that time on the muster rolls of the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 158]
March 27, 1862
J[oseph] W. Burke, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter drawing Buckingham's attention to a few matters regarding the roster of the regiment; and stating that to put a German officer over a company of Irishmen would only cause confusion and to place an English speaking officer over a company of Germans, when many did not understand the English language, would be equally as fatal, that when officers had become accustomed to their companies and brought them to a fine state of discipline, he found it very injurious to remove them and destroy that confidence which was so necessary between the commander and soldier, and that such was the case in the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry where many preferred remaining in a subordinate position to promotion and change.
3 pp. [Series 147-32: 159]
March 27, 1862
Theodore Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Union. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending 1st Lieutenant Thomas Hayes, Company A to be Captain in place of [William W.] Reilly resigned, 2nd Lieutenant Ezra McConnell, Company B to be 1st Lieutenant in place of Hayes, and Commissary Sergeant Charles L. Duffield to be 2nd Lieutenant in place of McConnell; and stating that the two former came first in the line of regular promotion, that the third was formerly 1st Sergeant of Company B, but was detached to act as Commissary Sergeant, which position he had filled with great credit, and that he knew of no one in the ranks of the regiment so deserving or as well qualified for the position of 2nd Lieutenant as Duffield. Bears a note dated March 28, 1862, from Hugh Ewing, Colonel, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and President, Military Commission, Charleston, Virginia; stating that the recommendations were approved and forwarded.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 16]
March 27, 1862
William T. McClintock, Chairman, et. al., Military Committee for Ross County, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To ? Letter signed by the members of the Military Committee for Ross County; stating that they understood there was a vacancy in the office of 2nd Lieutenant in Company I of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending the appointment to said office of Morris Renick, now Orderly Sergeant in Company B of the same regiment; and stating that Renick volunteered in Ross County as a Private in Company B and had been advanced by regular promotion to his present position, that Renick left Chillicothe with his company for Camp Chase in July 1861, and had since been in western Virginia and Tennessee in active service with the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Renick was now about 21 years of age, that they believed Renick well qualified for the position sought, and that Renick's habits and morals were good. Together with a letter from R.H. Lansing, et. al.; signed by thirty-five citizens of Chillicothe, Ohio; concurring in the recommendation by the Military Committee for Ross County of Morris Renick; stating that they believed, from a personal knowledge of Renick, that he was fully qualified and worthy of the position sought; and recommending and requesting Renick's appointment.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 189]
March 27, 1862
N. Wright, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the Honorable William Dennison. Letter stating that in Company A, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry ("Guthrie Greys") there was a Private, William De Charms, who was particularly deserving of notice and assistance, that the family was from Philadelphia, that the father, a clergyman, was for several years partially insane and some of the time in a lunatic asylum, that the family was highly educated and accustomed to refined life, but now indigent, that William, by his own energy, had gathered up the means for an education, that William was in his senior year at Cambridge when, happening to Cincinnati on a vacation to visit his sisters, he caught the patriotic spirit of the times and joined the "Guthrie Greys" as a Private, that a large part of the regiment, being educated young men, had been promoted in other places, that De Charms was unknown, without friends to speak for him, and remained as he was, that those in the regiment who knew De Charms spoke of him in the highest terms, that De Charms was evidently ambitious and enterprising with the kind of character most likely to distinguish itself, that it was from De Charms' sister, an accomplished young lady supporting herself by teaching and a particular favorite of his youngest daughter, that he got the particulars, that he felt especially desirous to assist De Charms if he could, that having De Charms' name before Dennison, it was barely possible that some occasion might offer in which Dennison could mention it to advantage, and that [John C.] Fremont might be wanting a regiment of body guards.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 69]
March 28, 1862
W. Allen, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was asked to address Tod on behalf of Morris Renick, an applicant for a 2nd Lieutenancy in Company I of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Renick was a native of Chillicothe where his widowed mother and family resided, that Renick volunteered early and had been in active service since July 1861, in Virginia and now in Tennessee, that he had a personal knowledge of and acquaintance with Renick and knew him to be of good character and habits, that he had no doubt of Renick's qualifications and ability to discharge the duties of the position sought, that it was with pleasure that he united with Renick's friends in soliciting from Tod a commission for him, and that if Tod saw fit to make the appointment, it surely would be well deserved and a gratification to the acquaintances of Renick.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 186]
March 28, 1862
George Hoadly, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter calling Tod's attention to the case of William De Charms from Cincinnati, a Private in Company A, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he thought De Charms deserved a commission, that De Charms' father was once a Swedenborgian minister in Cincinnati and was now insane, that De Charms' mother kept boarders, that when the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry reached Louisville, a state of mutiny was almost reached, that De Charms was one of the few who stuck by the colors and slept in the winter air without covering or shelter, rather than mutiny, that he regretted that Tod had so much trouble with the additional doctor question, and that his experience in the U.S. Sanitary Commission satisfied him that no one thing of half as much promise of good had been suggested provided that [Edwin M.] Stanton would give these doctors the authority and rank necessary to make their usefulness complete.
3 pp. [Series 147-32: 48]
March 28, 1862
S.G. Hoge. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he received a letter from his son, W.N. Hoge, informing him that there were some seven or eight commissioned officers in the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry who were going to resign, and requesting him to see Tod and solicit a 2nd Lieutenancy; and stating that his son was now 2nd Orderly in Company H in the aforesaid regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 192]
March 28, 1862
John Hough, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that having been informed that the name of Morris Renick (a young man from Chillicothe, but now with the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Tennessee) would be presented to Tod as a suitable person to be appointed 2nd Lieutenant to fill a vacancy now existing in one of the Ohio regiments, he most heartily joined in soliciting the appointment for Renick, that Renick was a native of Chillicothe where his widowed mother still lived, and that his acquaintance with Renick from early boyhood and Renick's military experience warranted him in saying that he was well suited for the place.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 187]
March 28, 1862
A[ugustus] Moor, Colonel, 28th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Gauley Bridge, Western Virginia. To General L[orenzo] Thomas, Adjutant General, U.S.A., Washington, D.C. Letter reporting the resignations of various officers; recommending promotions and appointments; and stating that these recommendations were made according to seniority. Bears a note dated April 4, 1862, from George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C.; referring the letter to the Governor of Ohio.
3 pp. [Series 147-32: 182]
March 28, 1862
A[ugustus] Moor, Colonel 28th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding Post, Headquarters, Gauley Bridge, Western Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting the resignations of various officers; recommending promotions and appointments; and stating that these recommendations were made according to seniority.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 184]
March 28, 1862
Noah L. Wilson, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that learning that Morris Renick (a native of Chillicothe and now Orderly Sergeant of Company B, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry) was an applicant for the office of 2nd Lieutenant in Company I of said regiment, he most heartily joined in soliciting the appointment for him, that prior to volunteering, Renick was a clerk in one of the banks of Chillicothe, that Renick joined Company B as a Private, had been with it continually in Virginia and now in Tennessee, and had discharged his duties faithfully, that Renick was of good character and habits, that he was fully satisfied that Renick was worthy and well qualified for the position sought, and that Renick's appointment would give entire satisfaction.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 188]
March 29, 1862
John Beatty, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Van Buren, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that they had no man in their regiment named Charles Hivling, that 1st Sergeant George W. Fish was entitled by rank and worth to the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of 2nd Lieutenant James S. Wilson, that in compliance with Buckingham's General Order No. 3, he suggested the appointment of 1st Sergeant George W. Fish some weeks ago, that the mails in that section were so uncertain and letters so liable to miscarry that they trusted Buckingham would give them more time to report the names of competent men to fill vacancies, and that unless this was done, incompetent persons might be promoted to the great injury of the regiment and discouragement of worthy men.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 180]
March 29, 1862
W[illiam] C. Rossman, Captain, Company F, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Van Buren, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending 1st Sergeant George W. Fish, Company F, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person to fill the vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant occasioned by the promotion of James S. Wilson.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 179]