January 28, 1862
Jona[than] F. Neereamer, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had placed letters of recommendation in Tod's hands about one week earlier, that he wished to call Tod's attention to said letters, that he had not said what position he would like, that if there were no vacancies which Tod could presently fill, he would prefer to be placed in commission immediately, and that he could be used as a messenger for Tod or any of the departments until a vacancy occurred.
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January 29, 1862
Ralph H. Spring, Camp Kelley, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he understood there were vacancies to fill in the volunteer infantry service, that he had obeyed his country's first call for volunteers and endured the hardships of the campaign so far, that trusting he could fill a more responsible position than the one he did, he was requesting a Lieutenant's commission in the volunteer service or regular service, that he was a member of Company K, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the best references could be given as to his character and qualifications. Bears a note signed by nine individuals; recommending Spring; and stating that Spring was capable and worthy.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 172]
January 30, 1862
William K. Bosley, Colonel, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that three commissioned officers belonging to the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been in the hands of the enemy as prisoners of war since September 11, 1861, and that he understood they were entitled to have those vacancies filled by new appointments; and recommending, in accordance with the wishes of the field officers, various promotions to fill the vacancies.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 162]
January 30, 1862
J[oshua] H. Horton, Adjutant, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Point Pleasant, Virginia. To Dr. G. V[olney] Dorsey. Letter stating that in the Adjutant General's office, Dorsey would find at least two papers recommending him for the office of Major of the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Captain L[yman] J. Jackson, who had received the appointment, was there, but had not been commissioned or mustered into their regiment and never would be, that Jackson's appointment to the regiment was unjust and insulting to them all, that Jackson was very much of a gentleman and said he knew the principle of going outside of a regiment to select its officers was wrong and that he would not stand in the way of any officer of the regiment who had a chance of promotion, that Jackson knew, however much he might be liked and respected as a man, there was a terrible hostility to him as Major, that Jackson did not stand in the way, that as he had been repeatedly recommended, he was presenting his case to Dorsey and, for the first time in his life, was asking for a position, that he was also asking for Dorsey's recommendation to the Governor and Adjutant General, that he spoke honestly and plainly, but not boastfully, when he said that he was entitled to the promotion both by his previous labors and by merit, that as Adjutant, his opportunities for becoming perfectly familiar with the military machinery had been just what was required to perfect a regimental officer in a thorough knowledge of his duties, that he knew he possessed the esteem and confidence of the whole regiment and, with the exception of one or two disappointed aspirants, his promotion would give entire satisfaction, that Dorsey could easily see the terms in which Colonel [Charles A.] DeVilliers had spoken of him, which was perfectly voluntary on DeVilliers' part, that he had not asked for said position or any other position since the war began, that he had spoken freely and honestly, that as he knew Dorsey's influence would be sufficient to settle the matter, he trusted Dorsey would use it in his behalf, that he sent his letter in perfect confidence and expected no unnecessary publicity would be given it, and that a reply from Dorsey would give him much satisfaction.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 177]
January 30, 1862
M[arcus] A. Westcott, Captain, Company A, et. al., 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To ? Letter signed by five officers of the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; certifying that John W. Forbes, a Private in Company A, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was enlisted in the three months' service in April 1861, re-enlisted for three years on June 18, 1861, and had always proven himself to be a prompt and efficient soldier; and stating that Forbes was worthy of promotion.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 159]
January 31, 1862
J[oseph] L. Hilt, Captain, Company G, et. al., 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Warren, Charleston, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter signed by twenty officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending William H. Glotfelter, formerly 1st Sergeant of Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to any vacancy that the Governor might appoint him from Captain down to 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that Glotfelter was elected by a large majority, with only seven votes against him, to fill the office of 1st Lieutenant of Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 4, 1861, that General [William S.] Rosecrans ordered Glotfelter to give up his position as 1st Sergeant and take command of Company B as 1st Lieutenant, that on October 6, 1861, Glotfelter was taken sick with the typhoid fever and had not been able for duty until January 1, 1862, at which time he returned to his company finding the position filled, that since that time, Glotfelter had performed the duty of a Private in Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that they hoped their request would be granted as Glotfelter had lost his position as a Sergeant by the appointment of another in his place. Bears a note from C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that he approved the application, but objected to its interference with the application of Andrew C. Miller, acting Lieutenant, Company B, Orderly Sergeant Henry W. Orvis, Company I, and Orderly Sergeant Thomas L. Atkinson, Company F, all of whom he had recommended for commissions.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 195]
January ?, 1862
Eleanor Watts, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter presenting her son, Arthur Watts (Sergeant, Company M, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry), to Tod's notice; and stating that she had just returned from Louisville where she visited her son, that her son's officers spoke in high terms of his conduct in all respects, that she learned that under some new tactics, there were two more Lieutenants to each company, that she did not know when said arrangement took place, that it was for one of these appointments that she earnestly asked Tod's favor, that her son was a grandson of Colonel Watts of Virginia who went through the Revolutionary War with great credit to himself and his country, and of Governor [Thomas] Worthington of Ohio, that her son preferred to enlist as a Private, although he did much in raising his company, that her son had learned something of military life, and that she preferred that her son should take a more fitting position.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 83]
February 4, 1862
Horace Y. Beebe, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. To the Honorable B.F. Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio. Letter stating that when in Columbus, he had a conversation with the Governor in reference to the appointment of his friend, Captain [Frederick A.] Seymour, [7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], to the position of Major, that the expectation was that the Governor and Adjutant General would take those subjects up on the Monday after he left, that not hearing from the Governor, he sent his own recommendation for Seymour, that he did not wish to bore the Governor with letters, but he would like to hear on the subjects, that the Governor felt like helping him to some position if he could and had some conversation with him on the subject, that he had some thought of going to Washington with that in view, but would prefer some business to go on, that it sometimes occurred that the Governor had to send a messenger to Washington, that should such an occasion transpire, he would like to have his name suggested, that he did not like the idea of going to Washington to hang on, that with an errand, it gave quite a relief, and that if Hoffman could get into a conversation with the Governor and advise him of the prospect, he would confer a favor which would be reciprocated.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 165]
February 5, 1862
Henry W. Burdsal, Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the dates of the several commissions in the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry as agreed upon; and stating that Colonel [John] Kennett was not aware of the appointment of Lieutenant Simonton (who was Post Quartermaster at Camp Chase) as Assistant Quartermaster of their regiment, that Allen C. Stickney had been appointed to said position which he had filled with marked ability since October 1, 1861, and that he hoped it would be consistent with Buckingham to issue Stickney his commission as Lieutenant and Assistant Quartermaster from said date.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 83]
February 6, 1862
[John] Curtis, Captain, Company B, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Warren. To ? Letter recommending S.W.P. Cochran of Company H, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to all proper authorities for promotion or appointment; and stating that he had been acquainted with Cochran during the whole of their campaign in western Virginia, that Cochran had proven himself to be a good, reliable soldier, and that he considered Cochran well qualified to take command of a company.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 198]
February 6, 1862
C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Warren, near Charleston, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that S.W.P. Cochran, a Corporal in Company H, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was desirous of getting a commission in one of the new regiments forming in Ohio, that Cochran was a man of good moral character with qualifications and attainments well suited to the position to which he aspired, and that should Buckingham grant Cochran a commission, it would be bestowed on a worthy gentleman.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 197]
February 18, 1862
C.D. Coffin, et. al., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by four individuals; introducing Captain P.P. Lane of Company K, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as an officer worthy of promotion; and stating that they had known Lane for many years as an energetic and successful master mechanic in Cincinnati, that they believed Lane's extensive experience in managing men in the workshop eminently fit him for service in the army, and that for the value of Lane's past services in the Kanawha campaign, they referred Buckingham to Lane's commander, General [Jacob D.] Cox, or General [William S.] Rosecrans who was Lane's business acquaintance for several years.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 171]
February 21, 1862
F.M. Follett, Captain, 1st Company, Hoffman's Battalion, Depot, Prisoners of War, near Sandusky City, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending 1st Sergeant Adam S. McDonald of the 1st Company, Hoffman's Battalion as being competent to fill the office of Adjutant of the battalion or any regiment he might be appointed to; and stating that McDonald was a man of moral rectitude and gentlemanly deportment, and that he was satisfied McDonald would fill the position with credit to himself and all who might be concerned. Bears the endorsement of Alfred G. Tuther, 1st Lieutenant, 1st Company, Hoffman's Battalion.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 138]
March 3, 1862
C[hester] M. Poor, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that his resignation as Captain of Company H, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry had been accepted by Major General [Don Carlos] Buell, that the promotion of the two Lieutenants left a vacancy for which he would recommend Abner F. Davis (now Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion) as a competent and worthy man, that Davis recruited thirty-four men for Company H and was the choice of the majority of the company for the 2nd Lieutenancy, that Davis was the young man Lieutenant Owings spoke to Tod about before the regiment left for Tennessee, that Davis was well spoken of by all the commissioned officers of the regiment, that he had written to Tod some time ago concerning Davis, and that feeling an interest for the good of the company, he ventured to trouble Tod again.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 82]
March 7, 1862
Lord Sterling, Late Probate Judge, et. al., Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To ? Letter signed by forty-six citizens of Lake County and the State of Ohio; certifying that they had been acquainted personally and by reputation with J. Oscar Humphrey, late of Willoughby and now a member of the 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery in western Virginia; stating that Humphrey was a young man of unquestionable character and reputation who possessed both the talent and education to fill the office of Lieutenant should the proper department see fit to elevate him to that position; and recommending Humphrey for said position.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 141]
March 12, 1862
John Kennett, Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Camp Jackson, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that a vacancy had occurred in Company D, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry by the death of Captain Jesse D. Wilson who was shot by the rebels while posting his pickets at night; recommending P.H. Warner, Acting Adjutant of the regiment, to fill the post; stating that Warner was an active, attentive, and well disciplined gentleman, that Warner's commission should date from the day of promotion, that his regiment was being decimated by details for other duties such as escorts to different commanding officers, together with discharges from physical disability, captures, death, and other incidents peculiar to the state of war, and that they lacked 101 recruits; asking if Tod could cause that many men to report to him for duty; and stating that he could not spare any of his command for recruiting purposes as their duties were very arduous, being the advance of their division, and that they hoped Ohio would not be backward in filling up the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 81]
March 15, 1862
Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Captain, Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Andy Johnson, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending various promotions in Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. Bears the endorsements of William R. Terrill, Captain, 5th Artillery, Chief of Artillery, A[lexander] McDowell McCook, Brigadier General, Commanding 2nd Division, and J.M. Wright, Assistant Adjutant General (by command of General [Don Carlos] Buell).
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 140]
March 17, 1862
John Manning, Company B, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Point Pleasant, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he sent the recommendation of his company and regimental officers to Columbus some time since, that he supposed the same had been laid before Tod by his friend, G. Volney Dorsey, Treasurer of State, that he asked, upon that recommendation, for a position in some good regiment with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, that with those advancements he had made in learning what it took to constitute a soldier and officer and with the experience he had in western Virginia since the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been there, he asked, upon the recommendation presented to Tod, for the first vacancy in the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or a commission to raise a company for the regular service, that he thought he could raise a company in a short time, and that should Tod make any appointments for the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he hoped that his claims would be considered.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 175]
March 18, 1862
C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Charleston, Virginia. To Dr. E.B. Fee, House of Representatives, Columbus, Ohio. Letter stating that Finton L. Torrence, formerly a Commissary Sergeant of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but now Chief Clerk in the Brigade Quartermaster's Department of the Kanawha Brigade under command of Brigadier General J[acob] D. Cox, was, through his friends, making application for a Lieutenant's commission that he might enter one of the Ohio regiments as Regimental Quartermaster, that he felt much solicitude for Torrence's promotion, that Torrence was well qualified to discharge the duties of the office to which he aspired, that Torrence was an honest and energetic businessman, and that any service Fee might render by interesting himself in Torrence's behalf would be bestowed on a worthy gentleman.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 184]
March 19, 1862
B[ellamy] S. Matson, Orderly Sergeant, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Pittsburgh, Tennessee [Shiloh]. To the Honorable B[ellamy] Storer. Letter stating that there being a vacancy about to occur of the junior 2nd Lieutenancy in the company and being anxious to secure the position, he embraced the present opportunity of asking Storer for a recommendation to Governor David Tod, that for his abilities, he would most respectfully beg leave to refer to the officers of the company, and that he would be much obliged if Storer would also be kind enough to get Judge Hoadley to sign the recommendation. Together with a letter from A[ndrew] Hickenlooper, Captain, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, to Storer; endorsing Matson for the position referred to; and stating that Matson had the full confidence of all his officers, that they would make an application for Matson's promotion to Governor David Tod, and that they would be under obligations for any assistance which Storer might render.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 147]
March 22, 1862
Lyman J. Jackson, Major, and A[ugustus] H. Coleman, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Point Pleasant, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Colonel Charles A. DeVilliers of their regiment had been tried by court martial and, although the result had not been published, circumstances indicated his dismissal, that if so, there would be a vacancy in office which they desired to use to have their ranks filled to the proper number, that the restrictions on furloughs and the manner of recruiting placed it out of their power to do so as soon as they would wish, that in case of DeVilliers' removal, they expected the position to be filled by regular promotion, but they preferred a full regiment to their advancement in position, that if, in this manner, the Majority be left vacant, they suggested it be given to whoever brought them the deficient company if he was a good man, that if any good officer filled their regiment to the maximum number (they needed one full company and about 150 men besides), he should be rewarded with the highest position, that at any rate, they asked that a vacancy, if made, be left unfilled for awhile after it was first proclaimed, that they could no doubt use it to advantage, that if Buckingham acted on the suggestion and tendered the place to any aspirant, they wished him to do so without using their names and as an original idea, that the necessity of having the matter private and confidential was evident to them after having seen an expression there as to an outside appointment, that there were those in the war offices at Columbus who might give basis to feeling against them by publishing the idea, and that they hoped no one would be commissioned and mustered into the service until he had brought the proper number of recruits into their camp.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 174]
March 24, 1862
George L. Hartsuff, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia. To ? Special Orders No. 8; stating that 1st Lieutenant E[phraim] C. Wayman, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having tendered the resignation of his commission for private reasons, the same was accepted and he was honorably discharged from the service. By command of Brigadier General [William S.] Rosecrans.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 29]
March 24, 1862
John U. Hiltz, 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Warren, near Charleston, Western Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was informed that Captain Watts McMurchy and 1st Lieutenant Alexander M. Ridgway of Company C, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had sent in their resignations unconditionally and expected the approval of the same by the proper officers, that although he might be hasty, yet in the military, quick and timely movements generally proved most successful, that eleven months earlier, Company C left New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio to comply with the President's first call for volunteers to suppress the rebellion, that he enlisted as a Private, that two weeks after their departure, he was promoted as 3rd Sergeant in Camp Jackson, that upon re-enlisting for three years at Camp Dennison on June 3, 1861, his Captain, having observed his military abilities, Jacob Ammen, then their Lieutenant Colonel, and Carr B. White, then Major, recommended him and he was appointed Orderly Sergeant, that they left Camp Dennison on July 6, 1861, and fought the battle of Scarey [Creek], Kanawha Valley on July 17, 1861, where he was seriously wounded on the head, that four weeks good treatment brought him to his "stakes" again and he marched with the regiment, although his wound was still sore, from Clarksburgh over the mountains whence on September 10, 1861, they fought the famous battle of Carnifex Ferry, that the hardships of their regiment from thence towards Sewell Mountain would be useless to describe for he doubted not that Tod was well aware of them, that he was also engaged in the chase of [John B.] Floyd's army over Cotton Mountain under Brigadier General [William S.] Rosecrans, that after the battle of Carnifex Ferry, both of their Lieutenants got furloughs to go home as did Colonel [Carr B.] White who was unwell after the battle, that their Captain had command of the regiment whereupon he took command of the company and had done Lieutenant's duty ever since, that their 2nd Lieutenant, A[lonzo] M. Dimmitt, never returned and received a furlough on December 21, 1861, that he, as well as all the commissioned officers, thought that Dimmitt had resigned and a petition to Governor William Dennison was gotten up for his promotion, and that his military abilities and services were well recognized by the officers of the regiment; enclosing a copy of the original petition which could be found at the Adjutant General's office; and stating that the petition caused the Governor to promote him as 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, although recommended for Company C, from the fact that a vacancy occurred in Company E and the resignation of Dimmitt of Company C had not then been received, that Colonel Carr B. White, on receiving his commission, swore him in, that knowing he had raised at least part of Company C, White ordered him for duty with said company to which he was still attached, that according to his commission, he was mustered in Company E, that he had raised part of Company C and had always been with the same, that if the resignations of McMurchy and Ridgway were approved, he wished to be promoted to the 1st Lieutenancy of Company C, that during their whole campaign in western Virginia, he had not been absent at home for more than a fifteen days' furlough, that he engaged in three battles, stood all the privations, and could say that he now had seen active service for nine months, that he was a German by birth and although their regiment consisted of nearly one third Germans, he was the only German commissioned officer in the regiment, that he trusted Tod would appreciate his abilities and military service, that he would rather be with the company he helped to organize, and that he desired Tod to promote him to the 1st Lieutenancy of Company C as soon as the resignations of his senior officers were received.
3 pp. [Series 147-33: 193]
March 24, 1862
Frank Winter, et. al., 3rd Independent Company, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Charleston, Virginia. To ? Letter signed by fifty members of the 3rd Independent Company, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; and recommending 1st Lieutenant Frank Smith to be appointed Captain of said company in place of Philip Pfau resigned, believing him to be fully capable of filling the office satisfactorily, Jonas Seaman, Orderly Sergeant of said company, for 1st Lieutenant, and Frederick Smith of said company for 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 94]
March 26, 1862
J[acob] D. Cox, Brigadier General Commanding, Headquarters, District of the Kanawha, Charleston, [Virginia]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a recommendation of the men of Captain [Philip] Pfau's company of cavalry [3rd Independent Company, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry], urging the names of Lieutenant [Frank] Smith, Joseph Leaman and Frederick Smith to fill the offices of said company as Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant respectively; and stating that the former Captain Philip Pfau and 2nd Lieutenant [Frank A.] Dousman having resigned and their resignations having been accepted, he regarded the recommendation as a proper one and would advise that the Governor issue commissions accordingly, and that he did not know if the company had ever been attached to a regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 87]
March 27, 1862
B[ellamy] Storer, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the enclosed application explained itself, that the young gentleman who wrote it was his namesake, was born in Cincinnati, and was known to him since infancy, that Buckingham might rely upon the young gentleman as brave and intelligent, and that he hoped Buckingham might find a place for the young gentleman in the Ohio artillery.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 147]
March 28, 1862
A. B[ayard] Nettleton, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Fort Scott, Kansas. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Buckingham detailed 60 men from the 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, under Captain [Benjamin C.] Stanhope, to fill up their regiment, ordering Stanhope to act as a 1st Lieutenant, that these 60 men had been distributed among the several companies and Stanhope, instead of acting as a Lieutenant, had been assigned by Colonel [Charles] Doubleday to the Captaincy of Company B to replace [Chancey] Eggleston resigned, that as he understood it, this amounted to a transfer of a Captain from another regiment to theirs in a manner totally at variance with a distinct order of the army regulations, that the appointment of Stanhope to a Captaincy in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was prejudicial to the rank of several officers in the regiment, himself included, that he protested against said appointment and felt assured that the unauthorized assignment of Stanhope to the command of Company B would not be endorsed by Buckingham at Columbus and made a permanent thing, that if such a thing was done, in the teeth of justice and the army regulations, an appeal would be made to the War Department, and that he was confident no such necessity would occur.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 84]
March 29, 1862
O.L. Clarke, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received letters from Marietta informing him that John Holden, a Lieutenant in Battery K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, had resigned, that his friends at Marietta were anxious that Hiram Iams, a non-commissioned officer in the same company, should be promoted to the 2nd Lieutenancy if Holden's resignation was accepted, that he was requested to call and see Buckingham in reference to the matter, but was too unwell to leave his room, that he would merely add to the recommendations of Iams which he presumed were already in Buckingham's hands, that Iams was a young man of excellent sense and good education, and that Iams belonged to a family of undoubted loyalty who had contributed liberally towards the comfort of their soldiers and the support of the war.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 148]
March 29, 1862
W.H. Clement, Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Rail Road, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was informed that Captain [Watts] McMurchey, Company C, Captain [Ferdinand] Gunkel, Company I, and the 1st Lieutenant, Company C, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had resigned, that he was writing to ask Buckingham to give the claim to promotion of 1st Lieutenant [William E.] Fisher and Orderly Sergeant W[illiam] A. Ludlum, Company A, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry such consideration as might be in his power, that Fisher and Ludlum were excellent soldiers and brave men, and that Ludlum, whose claim to promotion was overlooked through misapprehension when Lieutenant [Robert] Shoemaker was appointed to Company A, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was at the time the ranking Orderly Sergeant.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 190]
March 29, 1862
F.M. Follett, Captain, Company A, Hoffman's Battalion, Headquarters, Depot, Prisoners of War [Johnson's Island], near Sandusky City, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter introducing Sergeant James B. Johns of Company A, Hoffman's Battalion as being a young man of good morals, well skilled in military tactics, and deserving the favor of those having the power to dispense promotions; and stating that Johns was one of the first to volunteer to defend his country in the Spring of 1861, was a member of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and was well known in Columbus. Bears the endorsement of Alfred G. Tuther, 1st Lieutenant, Company A, Hoffman's Battalion.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 137]