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March 29, 1862
William Sayers, Captain, New Madrid, Missouri. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that physical inability had compelled him to resign his commission as Captain in Company H, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that feeling a deep interest in the men previously under his command, he wished to have them properly officered; recommending 1st Lieutenant William E. Johnston, 2nd Lieutenant James P. Simpson, and 1st Sergeant Thomas A. Walker to Buckingham's favorable consideration; and stating that these officers had eight months experience in active service and were in every respect competent to fill, respectively, the offices of Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant, that it was the unanimous desire of the company that such promotions be made, and that said individuals knew their duties and would perform them to the letter.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 130]

March 29, 1862
William Sayers, Captain, New Madrid, Missouri. To Dr. Hixon. Letter stating that physical inability had compelled him to resign his commission as Captain of Company H, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that feeling a deep interest in the men previously under his command, he desired to have them satisfactorily officered if such was practicable, that there had been promotions in the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry of civilians to the entire dissatisfaction of the line officers and the men over whom they had been placed for the simple reason that there were good, efficient, worthy men in the regiment whose claims were paramount to any of the particular friends of the staff, that the men whom the company desired as officers, and who he cheerfully recommended, were 1st Lieutenant William E. Johnston for Captain, 2nd Lieutenant James P. Simpson for 1st Lieutenant, and Orderly Sergeant Thomas A. Walker for 2nd Lieutenant, that these men all understood their duties and would discharge them with honor to themselves and with satisfaction to the company, and that if Hixon had it in his province to do anything on behalf of the above named gentlemen, he would confer a lasting favor on the men of Company H.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 131]

March 29, 1862
John B. Squier, Sulphur Springs, Crawford County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter regarding a recommendation that John Cox, a Private in Company K, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, be promoted.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 38]

March 30, 1862
O[scar] F. Moore, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Van Buren, near Murfreesboro, [Tennessee]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Major J[oshua] V. Robinson, Jr., 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry died at his residence in Portsmouth, Ohio on March 23; recommending the appointment of Captain Samuel A. Currie, Company A, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as Major; and stating that Currie was entitled to the place by virtue of his seniority, that Currie had shown himself fairly entitled to it by his fidelity, and soldierlike and gentlemanly deportment, that in the event of the promotion of Currie, he recommended the appointment of 1st Lieutenant George P. Singer, Company A to be Captain, 2nd Lieutenant John M. Higgins, Company A to be 1st Lieutenant, and Sergeant Walter B. McNeal, Company A to be 2nd Lieutenant, that these appointments were all in conformity with Buckingham's General Order No. 3 and were all worthy to be made, and that Colonel J[oshua] W. Sill, who was now in command of the 9th Brigade and not with the regiment, had been consulted as to the propriety of the appointments and concurred in recommending the same.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 63]

March 30, 1862
Donn Piatt, Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, Cumberland, [Maryland]. To the Honorable Henry Wilson, U.S. Senate. Extract of a letter stating that he remembered many men of that eventful day at [First] Bull Run more worthy of promotion who were now unknown, that there was a man by the name of Martin, a color Sergeant, who had distinguished himself at Vienna [Virginia] by going back to the car when his flag was under the fire of the rebels and unfurling it, marching calmly away, and in the morning at [First] Bull Run, when a disgraceful stampede took place under fire of what was called a masked battery, aided him in rallying the men and led the way forward, that Martin returned to Washington with the dear old flag entrusted to his care, that Martin was now a conductor on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad in Ohio, and that Martin was intelligent, handsome, and "brave as a lion".
1 p. [Series 147-32: 109]

March 30, 1862
F[erdinand] Van Derveer, Colonel, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Columbia, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Philip Rothenbush, now Orderly Sergeant of Company I, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a suitable person to be commissioned as 1st Lieutenant in that company to fill the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Lieutenant [Andrew J.] Lewis; stating that Rothenbush was well qualified for the place and was the choice of the company as well as his choice, and that 2nd Lieutenant [William] Andrew was not qualified for the position he now held and did not desire promotion; enclosing a complete list of the commissioned officers of the regiment and also a list of those to whom commissions had not yet been issued; and stating that Captain [Joel K.] Deardorff's company was not mustered into the service until after they left Ohio, and that they left Ohio on September 26, 1861, from which date Deardorff was paid.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 55]

March 30, 1862
M[oses] B. Walker, Colonel, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Columbia, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there were two 2nd Lieutenancies vacant in the regiment to which he had nominated James J. Donohoe and Charles Babbitt, that he hoped these appointments would be made as he stood much in need of their services, owing to the large amount of sickness, and that he had scarcely one commissioned officer to each company. Written in the hand of E[dward] C. Denig, Adjutant.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 163]

March 31, 1862
Thomas H. Ford, Colonel, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Beverly, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter regarding various appointments in his regiment.
4 pp. [Series 147-32: 193]

March 31, 1862
Donn Piatt, Cumberland, Maryland. To My dear Martin. Letter stating that Lieutenant Colonel B[radford] R. Durfee of the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stationed at Moorefield, Virginia, had submitted his resignation on grounds of a private sort which would insure its acceptance; asking Martin if he could not get his friends to go and secure said appointment or, if the Major was promoted, a commission as Major; stating that he wished they could get Martin with them again, and that they could secure Raynor; and enclosing an extract from a letter addressed to Senator [Henry] Wilson.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 111]

March 31, 1862
Marcus M. Spiegel, Captain, Company C, et. al., 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp at Strasburg, Virginia. To ? Letter signed by thirteen commissioned officers of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that they deeply regretted that Lieutenant Gustav W. Fahrion had been mustered out of the military service of the U.S., that Fahrion, who so bravely and gallantly fought by their side in the great battle at Winchester, Virginia on March 23, nobly standing to the last, desperately and gallantly charging on the enemy, and who so nobly discharged all the duties of the soldier on that day, was an officer they could ill afford to lose from their regiment and from the service, that they sincerely hoped that the authorities having control of the subject might soon return Fahrion back to their regiment whose name and reputation he had so largely aided in sustaining, and that Fahrion was a good officer and thoroughly drilled in military tactics. Bears the endorsement of A[lvin] C. Voris, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 3]

March 31, 1862
Henry Thrall, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia. To ? Special Orders No. 14; stating that 2nd Lieutenant E.E. Retter, 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Judy, and 2nd Lieutenant Leonard Langston, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered the resignation of their commissions, that the same were accepted, and that they were 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 Kanawha, Charleston, Virginia on April 4, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 219]

March 31, 1862
A[lvin] C. Voris, Commanding, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Strasburg, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that the battle of Winchester had made some changes necessary in the official organization of some of the companies of the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending certain promotions; and stating that he had preferred charges against Lieutenant Joseph Seiter, Company K for cowardly conduct on the field and expected his removal, that he advised Seiter to resign and save himself the open disgrace of a court martial for cowardice, that Seiter had seen fit to stand an investigation, that he meant to weed out the cowards, that he was very highly gratified with the conduct of every officer in the battle with two exceptions, Lieutenant Seiter and Lieutenant [Hugh] Shiels, that he was proud of the men who did the work, that they were an honor to the State that sent them into the field, that theirs was the first infantry regiment in the fight Saturday night, was the furthest advanced towards the enemy Sunday morning, the first to flank the enemy in the terrible infantry struggle, and was the first to pursue the fleeing rebels and raise the shout of victory, that he desired to have merit noticed and rewarded, and that while he rejoiced with the victorious brave, he could not but give way to regrets for the gallant dead and the unfortunate but patient wounded. Together with General Orders No. 29, dated December 1, 1862; regarding a Court of Inquiry convened upon the application of Lieutenant Hugh Shiels, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to investigate and report upon the facts and express their opinion in the matter of an alleged injustice upon the part of Colonel A.C. Voris, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry towards the said Lieutenant Shiels in his report of the Battle of Winchester on March 23, 1862.
4 pp. [Series 147-32: 143]

April 1, 1862
Henry S. Neal, Senate Chamber, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his brother, John C. Neal, was the Adjutant of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that his brother had been detailed to recruit by General [Don Carlos] Buell, that his brother said that should there be a vacancy of Captain in the regiment, he was entitled to promotion under orders of the Governor and desired the appointment, that Buckingham would know if his brother was correct or not, and that if so, he wished Buckingham to give his brother a favorable consideration.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 142]

April 2, 1862
John Beatty, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in compliance with Buckingham's circular dated March 21, 1862, he recommended Sergeant Kimball C. Wells to fill the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of 2nd Lieutenant F.P. Dale.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 181]

April 2, 1862
Philip Fithian, Captain, Company G, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that John Richey, 1st Lieutenant, Company G, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having tendered his resignation which was accepted by Special Order No. 2 from department headquarters, Edward M. Driscoll, 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, was recommended to fill the vacancy so occasioned and Sergeant William A. Curry was recommended to fill the vacancy occasioned by the prospective promotion of Driscoll. Approved and appointments recommended by John Beatty, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 181]

April 2, 1862
Thomas H. Ford, Colonel, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Beverly, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding various appointments in his regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 195]

April 2, 1862
R[utherford] B. Hayes, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Hayes, Raleigh, Virginia. To Sir. Letter stating that by Special Order No. 5, issued from Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, March 20, 1862, the resignation of Captain Robert B. Moore, Company I, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted, that he wrote requesting that the vacancy might be promptly filled, that in accordance with the rule of promotion, 1st Lieutenant [William S.] Rice, Company E would be entitled to promotion, that 2nd Lieutenant De Haven K. Smith, Company H was the next 2nd Lieutenant entitled to promotion, that for 2nd Lieutenant, he recommended Sergeant Martin V. Ritter, Company C, that Ritter was recommended by Colonel [E. Parker] Scammon and himself for the place filled by Lieutenant [Andrew Y.] Austin from another regiment, that Ritter was competent and had rendered important services repeatedly, and that he trusted Ritter would be promoted without delay.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 144]

April 2, 1862
James Monroe, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Captain John W. Steele, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion; and stating that the many persons in northern Ohio who knew Steele had a high opinion of his fitness for military command.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 63]

April 2, 1862
H.P. Platt, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was present on the battlefield at Winchester on March 23, that early in the engagement, Captain H[yatt] G. Ford of Company B, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was killed and the command devolved upon 2nd Lieutenant [Henry J.] Crane, that Crane conducted himself most gallantly and showed himself to be an efficient officer, that 1st Lieutenant [Joseph] Jacobs of the same company absented himself from the field under circumstances of a character to incur the disapprobation of his superior officers and calculated to rouse suspicions as to his personal courage, that Jacobs had, in his opinion, lost the confidence of his men, that the men seemed to have full confidence in Crane, and that as to the character of Jacobs and Crane, he would refer Buckingham to the Honorable James Myers who knew them both.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 7]

[April? 2?, 1862]
Thomas Wentworth, et. al. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by nineteen individuals; recommending Henry Grant, now in Company I, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on duty in western Virginia, as a proper person for promotion; and stating that Grant had served in the Mexican War until honorably discharged and was now enlisted for three years, that Grant had occupied the subaltern offices of Corporal and Sergeant, that Grant was a good drill officer, active, and energetic, that Grant was about fifty years of age, robust, healthy, and well adapted to the arduous and responsible duties of a soldier, that they hoped Tod would give Grant a commission in Company I when a vacancy should occur, and that Grant's promotion would confer benefit to the public service.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 194]

April 3, 1862
C.A. Crane, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant Henry J. Crane to the Captaincy of Company B, 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy created by the death of H[yatt] G. Ford who was killed at the battle of Winchester; and stating that Ford had been a resident of Oregon Township opposite Toledo, that Company B consisted of about 2/3 from Ford's township and adjoining townships, that Crane was from the same township, and a neighbor and favorite of the company, that Crane was very active in getting up the company and, while in camp at Toledo, did most of the drilling of said company, that Crane would have been 1st Lieutenant had it not been for one Joseph Jacobs, that Jacobs made an arrangement with Ford to put his handful of men in Company B in exchange for the 1st Lieutenancy, that many of the boys were writing back and saying that Jacobs was an ignorant sort of Frenchman with not much ability, that the boys said their choice for Captain was Crane and were anxious for Tod to appoint him, and that Crane was not a relative.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 6]

[April 3?, 1862]
N[icholas] Jerolaman, Captain, Company H, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Tod, Grafton, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he regretted to hear that William D.W. Mitchell was not commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company H on account of having resigned in the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Company H was mostly made up of men from Mitchell's neighborhood and they were exceedingly anxious to have him remain with them, that his acquaintance with Mitchell warranted him in saying that he was well drilled, had seen service, was a good, sober, and substantial man, and a man who would fight, and that it would be a loss to the service if Mitchell was not retained.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 128]

April 3, 1862
Finley C. McGrew, Company F, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near New Madrid, Missouri. To Dear Father. Letter stating that the health of their company was very good, that he reported no sick at all who were excused from duty, that he did all in his power to promote the health of their boys, that all was quiet there except for an occasional report of cannon which they supposed was at Island No. 10, that they had no news from Island No. 10 for some days, that there were four vacancies in their regiment and one would occur in Company F, that as he was 1st Sergeant, he would come in for promotion, and that if he had to spend fifty dollars to get the commission, it would pay; and asking his father to do what he could to help him procure the promotion.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 132]

April 3, 1862
Charles E. Mitchener, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on April 2, he informed Colonel [Ephraim R.] Eckley of the 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry of his inability to assume the duties of Adjutant of said regiment, and that he now most respectfully declined the appointment by reason of ill health contracted in the Winter campaign in Kentucky.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 128]

April 3, 1862
William Nixon, Edinburg, Virginia. To the Honorable R[ichard] Mott. Letter stating that in the contest with the rebel army at Winchester on March 23, their victory was complete, that the 67th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, beyond all doubt, decided the fate of the day, that the contest was long, obstinate, and severe, that they suffered their full share of the loss, that two commissions were now vacant in their company [Company B], that their Captain [Hyatt G. Ford] was killed in the commencement of the action, that 1st Lieutenant [Joseph] Jacobs had tendered his resignation "unconditional and immediate", that their company now had but one commissioned officer, 2nd Lieutenant H[enry] J. Crane, a brilliant star in the regiment, that Crane and himself came out of the contest more conspicuous soldiers than they were when they went into it, and that the field and staff officers of the regiment were agreed that Crane should be promoted to Captain and himself to Lieutenant; requesting the honor of Mott's influence in confirming the promotions; and stating that Lieutenant Colonel [Alvin C.] Voris told him that he had sent a recommendation to Governor David Tod for the promotions. Also signed by John R. Bond.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 1]

April 3, 1862
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Tyler, 15 Miles South of Strasburg, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Lieutenant [Dudley A.] Kimball tendered his resignation which was endorsed by the proper officers and forwarded to Washington for acceptance, that the resignation had not yet been returned, that Kimball was now absent from the command on leave obtained from General [James] Shields, that Lieutenant [Ezra H.] Witter, from a slight weakness at the battle of Winchester, had also tendered the resignation of his commission which would doubtless be accepted, that there were a number of instances of daring, bravery, and dashing gallantry among the officers and men of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which deserved special notice by the Governor, that there were a very few who should quietly leave the service, and that Buckingham would have official notice as soon as their papers were returned.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 235]

April 4, 1862
W.H. Martin, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he desired to enter the army, having some experience of military life, and that if Tod could bestow the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel or Major of the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on him, it would be thankfully received.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 108]

April 5, 1862
W[illiam] W. Culbertson, Camp of the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, New Madrid, [Missouri]. To H.S. Neal. Letter stating that there were vacancies for four 2nd Lieutenants in the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, one occurring in his company (F) by the promotion of Lieutenant [William H.] Winters and Lieutenant [Isaac N.] Gilruth, who he understood had been recommended by their Colonel [John W. Fuller], that he also understood Fuller was about to recommend Sergeant Major [Jacob C.] Cohen, Quartermaster Sergeant [David H.] Moore, and Commissary Sergeant [William E.] Ells, that the Sergeant Major had made himself universally hated by both officers and Privates by his overbearing and tyrannical disposition exhibited whenever opportunity afforded, that the other two Sergeants named were clever young men, but knew nothing of drill, nor had they experienced the trials of march and exposure of service that the 1st or Orderly Sergeants had, that their promotion over the Orderly Sergeants would be a gross injustice as the latter were good men as citizens and well drilled as soldiers, having gone through all the marches of the regiment without a murmur, that he was more particularly interested in having his orderly [Finley C. McGrew] get the vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant in his company, that he could recommend McGrew as in every way fitting for the position, that he wrote to Neal because it was the only thing he could do from there in furtherance of what he thought due McGrew, that he heard they were to cross to the rear of [Island] No. 10 soon, but could not say how true it was, that Neal knew as much about it as anybody save General [John] Pope, that officers and men were not allowed to pass their brigade lines, that they hardly knew whether the Mississippi was rising or falling, that most of their officers were getting over the first attack of malaria, and that they had swamps all around.
2 pp. [Series 147-32: 134]

April 5, 1862
John W. Fuller, Colonel, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, New Madrid, [Missouri]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Milton Wells of Company D and Captain William Sayers of Company H had tendered their resignations owing to ill health, that the former was accepted by Major General [Henry] Halleck to take effect on March 26, 1862, and the latter was accepted by the same General to take effect on March 31, 1862, that these vacancies should be filled as soon as it could be done, that if the Governor should determine to promote by rank, he would recommend that 1st Lieutenant [John W.M.] Brock not be removed from his company (D), but be made Captain thereof, and that if the Governor decided to waive rank in promotions, he would then recommend that Lieutenant Samuel Thomas and Lieutenant Henry A. Webb be appointed to fill the vacancies as the efficiency of the companies and of the regiment would be best promoted thereby; recommending additional promotions; and stating that they were under marching orders, that in the evening, they were to move down the river some 12 or 15 miles, cross, and engage the enemy if they could find him, that this presupposed that their transports, now concealed near them, could successfully run the enemy's batteries to the point where they intended to use them, and that he hoped the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry might everywhere prove worthy of the state to which it belonged.
3 pp. [Series 147-32: 133]

April 5, 1862
Edward Kinsman. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Captain [Robert B.] Moore, Company I, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had resigned, that S[elleck] B. Warren of Mentor, Lake County, Ohio was the 1st Lieutenant of Company I and the ranking Lieutenant of the regiment, that Warren's father took a great interest in getting up the company and would be pleased to have his son promoted, and that Warren was a very energetic man and made a good officer.
1 p. [Series 147-32: 149]

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