April 13, 1862
R. Morris Copeland, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Shenandoah, Woodstock, Virginia. To ? True copy of Special Order No. 23; stating that Lieutenant Ezra H. Witter, Company D, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having tendered his resignation, was honorably discharged from the military service of the United States. By command of Major General [Nathaniel P.] Banks. Bears a note from E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel Commanding 3rd Brigade; certifying that the above was a true copy of the original to him directed.
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April 13, 1862
R. Morris Copeland, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Shenandoah, Woodstock, Virginia. To ? True copy of Special Order No. 23; stating that Lieutenant Dudley A. Kimball, Company A, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having tendered his resignation, was honorably discharged from the military service of the United States. By command of Major General [Nathaniel P.] Banks. Bears a note from E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel Commanding 3rd Brigade; certifying that the above was a true copy of the original to him directed.
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April 14, 1862
H[arrison] G. Blake, House of Representatives, Washington. To the Honorable E[dwin] M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Letter stating that the enclosed papers would explain what was wanted; and requesting that Stanton return the answer to him. Bears a note dated April 30, 1862, from George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington; referring the letter and papers to the Adjutant General of Ohio; and instructing him to report the circumstances attending the case.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 220]
April 14, 1862
L. Case, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Quartermaster General George B. Wright. Letter stating that the bearer, William Sine of Newark, belonged to Company E, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Sine was visiting Columbus to promote his interests in a matter which he would explain and which would appear in some measure from papers on file in the proper department at Columbus, that Sine stood well among their people at Newark and was one of them, that he hoped Wright would endeavor to promote Sine's wishes, that he wrote not only at Sine's request, but also at the request of a number of their other friends, and that he was aware that Wright's time was now engrossed by important matters, but he hoped a few moments could be spared for Sine. Bears the endorsement of I. Smucker. Also bears a note from C.B. Giffin stating that they were very much surprised to learn that Sine had not yet received his commission and they knew Wright would do all in his power to correct the mistake and do justice to Sine.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 188]
April 14, 1862
R. Morris Copeland, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Shenandoah, Woodstock, Virginia. To ? True copy of Special Order No. 24; stating that Lieutenant Oscar W. Sterl, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having tendered his resignation, was honorably discharged from the service of the United States. By command of Major General [Nathaniel P.] Banks. Bears a note from E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel Commanding, 3rd Brigade; certifying that the above was a true copy of the original to him directed.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 32]
April 14, 1862
William McLaughlin, Camp Brownlow, Pikeville, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that as an old friend, he desired to call Tod's attention to the appointment of an Assistant Surgeon to his squadron of cavalry, that the nature of the service required of the squadron in that district imperatively demanded that they should be accompanied in their marches and scoutings by a Surgeon and, when in camp, that they might know where to go for medical assistance, that the want of this necessary facility had been a source of annoyance and anxiety to himself and of great inconvenience to the men under his charge, having to apply to the Surgeons of their regiment one week and perhaps to the Surgeons of another the next, that to some extent, this had been mollified by the assiduous attention of Milton J. Bowland, M.D., a Private in Company A, that Bowland had graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in the Spring of 1850, that Bowland's experience and natural aptitude for his profession had eminently qualified him for the position, that the men reposed the utmost confidence in Bowland's skill and desire to serve them, that in conferring this favor, Tod would not only greatly oblige him and the officers and men under his charge, but would restore to his proper sphere one who through motives of patriotism enlisted to fight for the maintenance of the glorious Constitution and the supremacy of law and order, that Bowland's abilities should be used to the best advantage for the benefit of the Country, that the appointment of a stranger to this position, after experiencing the kind and skillful attention of Bowland for the past 4 months, would be unpleasant for a time at least, that their need for such aid was so urgent that they must have someone, and that no person would be more acceptable than Bowland; and requesting that Tod give this matter his early and favorable attention.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 79]
April 14, 1862
William Sine, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Quartermaster General George B. Wright. Letter stating that he was Orderly Sergeant in Company E, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that upon the promotion of 2nd Lieutenant A[aron] N. Channel to the 1st Lieutenancy of the company, he was chosen by the company for the post of 2nd Lieutenant by a majority of twenty-six, that he was then recommended for a commission by Colonel [Carr B.] White, Lieutenant Colonel [Jonathan D.] Hines, Captain [Andrew] Legg, Captain [Rigdon] Williams, 1st Lieutenant A[aron] N. Channel, and Quartermaster Charles Wallace, that the recommendation was filed in the Adjutant General of Ohio's office, that a commission was given to John Hildt of Company C, but Hildt had never acted as Lieutenant in Company E, that he had filled that post during the whole time up to the present and was still acting, that Hildt had been filling the place of Alonzo Dimmett who had resigned on account of ill health, that Hildt had never served in Company E since his appointment and never would, that he was requesting a commission on account of the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Dimmett, that he believed his service and the recommendations furnished entitled him to hope for it, and that he begged Wright to lay the matter before the Governor and Adjutant General and, if consistent with the rules, procure the commission for him.
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April 14, 1862
K.G. Thomas, M.D., Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he would have been in the war had not his personal matters almost defied his leaving home, that he should now be considered at the disposal of the Surgeon General or Tod as a volunteer Surgeon to do service at or after any battle, that a desperate encounter would soon occur at Yorktown or Richmond, and perhaps with the forces recently at Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh], where assistance might be demanded, and that Tod should be assured of his prompt response if needed; and referring Tod to the numerous members of the Ohio State Medical Society to learn of his fitness for such duties.
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April 15, 1862
J.A. Fitch, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, Headquarters, District of the Kanawha, Charleston, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending the application of Fenton L. Torrence for the position of 1st Lieutenant in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Torrence was well qualified and would make an efficient officer, that services already rendered made Torrence worthy of promotion, and that the appointment would give general satisfaction to Torrence's regiment. Bears a note from J[acob] D. Cox, Brigadier General Commanding; stating that Torrence was a Private in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that for some months, Torrence had done admirable service in the Quartermaster's Department, and that he would highly approve Torrence's appointment to the position of Regimental Quartermaster.
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April 15, 1862
R[igdon] Williams, Captain, Company F, et. al., 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Charleston, Virginia. To Albert Tracy, Assistant Adjutant General. Letter signed by seventeen officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that as it might seem somewhat strange that nearly all the officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry should offer their resignations at the same time and fearing that a wrong construction might be put upon their conduct as they offered their resignations at rather a critical time, they thought it best to write and give a detailed account of the matter, that a few weeks earlier, Major J[ames] D. Wallace resigned and the officers and men were exceedingly anxious that Captain E[dward] M. Carey of Company H should not be appointed to fill the vacancy, that they learned a few days afterwards that the vacancy had been reported and Carey recommended to fill it, that additional recommendations were made, that they did not object to some of the individuals recommended, that they objected to certain individuals recommended because said individuals were incompetent and because they had received a general order that all vacancies should be filled by promotion, that they had many 2nd Lieutenants in the regiment who had served with them from the beginning, had done good service, and were well worthy of promotion, that heretofore, with the exception of one instance, the company offices of their regiment had been filled not by promotion but by outside influence and most by citizens from Ohio, that they considered it time to establish a precedent, especially as the regiment had officers competent and well worthy to fill the offices to which they were entitled, that as far as the objections to Carey were concerned, if it was submitted to a vote, every commanding officer, non-commissioned officer, and Private in the regiment, save the officers who recommended him, would vote against him, that the objections against Carey were that he was illiterate and incompetent, that Carey's reputation for morality had long been of the most equivocal character and he had often been guilty of conduct, the details of which were not given because they would not appear well on paper, that this had long been openly talked about in the regiment and officers had often declared that if Carey was appointed, they would not serve under him, that the men earnestly protested against Carey being put over them, that in view of all the foregoing facts, the officers made out, signed, and presented a written protest against the objectionable appointments and presented it to the Colonel, and that they hoped the foregoing statement of facts might vouch for their intentions and prove that they were truthful when they said that their resignations were prompted by no desire to leave the service and that if their resignations were accepted, they would leave the army with sorrow.
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April 16, 1862
Thomas Collester, et. al., Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. To S.S. Osborn. Letter signed by five individuals; enclosing a recommendation for J. O[scar] Humphrey who was now in the service of the United States; and stating that they wanted to get Humphrey promoted as they had known him from childhood and regarded him as a worthy young man and too diffident himself to make a move, and that they would consider it as a special favor to have Osborn sign Humphrey's recommendation and present the same to the Governor.
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April 16, 1862
A[ndrew] Hickenlooper, Captain, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee [Shiloh]. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was very much astonished at the reception of the official notice of the appointment of Sergeant William L. Broadwell of the 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery to the position of Lieutenant of artillery, that Broadwell never could fill the position, that Broadwell was one of his most incompetent Sergeants, in fact the most, that Broadwell's selection was very unfortunate, that personally, Broadwell was disliked by every member of the company, that Broadwell was a "perfect block-head" who knew nothing about drill to enable him to command a section, that he would have a protest sent to Tod by the officers and all of the men would be heard from, that he considered it a piece of great injustice to his officers and men who, by their bravery and courage, showed themselves competent for their positions, that [Julius F.] Blackburn, who Tod recently appointed Lieutenant, would rank having lost his two pieces while fighting long after the infantry support had fled and losing his Sergeants, that Blackburn would tender his resignation if Broadwell's appointment was confirmed, that the next ranking officer, Orderly or 1st Sergeant B[ellamy] S. Matson, was in every way fitted for the position and it was due him as the next ranking officer, that if Broadwell should receive his commission before Tod had time to reconsider, he would have him brought before a commission for examination as to competency, and that this would end Broadwell's official career as he knew him to be utterly unfit for the position.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 144]
April 16, 1862
Jonas Seaman, Charleston, Virginia. To the Honorable William S. Groesbeck. Letter stating that he was in western Virginia in a company called Captain Philip Pfau's Cincinnati Cavalry [3rd Independent Company, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry] which formed General [Jacob D.] Cox's bodyguard, that about one month earlier, the Captain and 2nd Lieutenant resigned their commissions and the company was told by Cox to fill the vacancies, that they did so by electing 1st Lieutenant Frank Smith to be Captain, himself to be 1st Lieutenant, and Private Fred[erick] Smith to be 2nd Lieutenant, that all were endorsed by Cox and the papers would be found in the Adjutant General's office at Columbus, that Groesbeck would lay them all under great obligation by seeing Governor David Tod and speaking a good word for them, and that they all endorsed Groesbeck's course in upholding the Government in that trying hour.
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April 17, 1862
H[enry] W. Benham, Brigadier General Commanding Division, Headquarters, Northern Division, Department of the South, Hilton Head. To Captain. Letter stating that in accordance with the Captain's request, he had written to Governor David Tod asking that the Captain be either reinstated in his old command or, should that be impracticable, that Tod would give the Captain the same position elsewhere, that he had also caused a letter to be written by a member of his staff to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham asking Buckingham to use his influence with the Governor on behalf of the Captain, that he deeply regretted that the country should be deprived of the Captain's services in this hour of her need when she required experience and competent officers such as he found the Captain to be, especially when so many high commands in their army were held by persons wholly unfit to fill them, and that he trusted the Captain might soon be reinstated in his old or similar command.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 56]
April 17, 1862
W.H. Clement, Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Rail Road, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter concurring in the recommendation of [Fenton L.] Torrence; and stating that he hoped Buckingham could do something for Torrence.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 203]
April 17, 1862
William Sawyer, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had a special favor to ask of Tod on behalf of the 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery which had just come out of the desperate fight at Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh], that by the resignation of 1st Lieutenant [John H.] Holenshade, promotions and vacancies had been made, that his son (Lewis C. Sawyer) was now 1st Lieutenant, causing a vacancy in the 2nd Lieutenancy, that he was advised that it was the wish of the officers and most of the men in the company that B[ellamy] S. Matson of the company be appointed to the vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant, that enclosed was his son's letter in relation to this appointment, that he was happy to find that his son had escaped the battle unhurt despite having his horse shot and two bullet holes through his clothes, that his son expected to be home in a few days and requested that Tod send the commission of Matson, if made, to St. Marys, and that he hoped Tod would comply.
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April 17, 1862
G.R. Staunton, East Townsend, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was anxious to go into the army and did not know how to proceed in the matter, that he was a little past fifty years of age, that he had been more than usually successful in curing insidious chronic diseases and his desire was to save their soldiers who were dying from the effects of measles, mumps, hard colds, etc., that a great many were being brought home sick who might, in his judgement, be cured, that while he had practiced in both medicine and surgery, he wished to go as one acting in chronic diseases mostly, and that he had a son in the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 142]
April 18, 1862
H[enry] S. Clement, Captain, Company A, et. al., 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Charleston, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by seventeen officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that a vacancy had occurred in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by the resignation of Major J[ames] D. Wallace; recommending the appointment of Captain Rigdon Williams to the position of Major; stating that Williams was a thorough military man and in every respect well qualified for the office, that could the vacancy be filled by election, Williams would undoubtedly carry the vote of the regiment by a large majority if not unanimously, that Adjutant General [Lorenzo] Thomas had decided that commissioned officers ranked by the date of their three months' muster, that as Williams held an older commission than any other Captain now with the regiment who was in the three months' service, they considered him entitled to the position by reason of seniority according to the regular rules of promotion as laid down in the late order issued by the Adjutant General, that Williams was the officer almost unanimously chosen by the officers and men of the regiment in which he served, that if appointed, Williams would make a worthy and efficient officer, that many of those who signed the letter had already signed an application for Captain E[dward] M. Carey to receive the Majorship of the regiment, and that they had been under the impression that Carey was the ranking officer, but were not now of said opinion; and requesting, if the commission had been issued to Carey, that it be recalled.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 209]
April 18, 1862
James C. Whitaker, 1st Sergeant, Company A, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Shiloh. To Kent Jarvis. Letter asking Jarvis to see if he had been appointed 2nd Lieutenant of Company A, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he supposed Jarvis was aware of the vacancy which occurred by the promotion of Captain [Dwight] Jarvis and Lieutenant [John] Murphy, that Captain Jarvis had recommended him to the Colonel for promotion, that he was the only Orderly Sergeant now in the regiment who had not gotten a commission, that their company was still minus a 2nd Lieutenant and he thought the place was justly due him, that he had been informed by the Colonel that he was to fill the vacancy, but it looked rather suspicious to him for others in the regiment had been recommended since he was and were now acting Lieutenants, that he wished Jarvis would be kind enough to see if he was "humbugged" in the matter or not, that they were getting along first rate in Company A, that they were well pleased with their Captain, that the Captain, together with the rest of them, was enjoying good health, that they had not been in the big fight [Shiloh] as they were detached from the regiment on bridge guard and at Waynesboro, 30 miles distant, on Sunday of the fight, that they could in no way catch up, that they arrived in time to aid in burying the dead, that there were many rumors afloat as to what would be their next move and many more as to how long the war would last, and that no sacrifice was too great to crush the rebellion and save the Union.
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[April? 18?, 1862?]
C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by thirty-seven officers; and recommending the appointment of Captain Edward M. Carey of Company H, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the position of Major of said regiment in place of J[ames] D. Wallace resigned. Bears a note from W[illiam] S. Rosecrans, Brigadier General; stating that he had known Carey's services and earnestly recommended his promotion to the vacant Majority of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
3 pp. [Series 147-33: 211]
April 19, 1862
Asa Higgins, Captain, Company G, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Winfield, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending the promotions of 2nd Lieutenant A[ndrew] H. Chapman to 1st Lieutenant in place of C[harles] B. Lindsey resigned, and 1st Sergeant Pleasant A. Arthur to be 2nd Lieutenant. Bears the approval of A[ugustus] H. Coleman, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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[April 19?, 1862]
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, [Adjutant General's Office, Washington]. To ? Incomplete letter reporting that five named officers of the volunteer forces from the State of Ohio had resigned to take effect on the dates set opposite their respective names.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 49]
April 20, 1862
S[amuel] D. Henderson, Captain, Company H, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Field of Shiloh, Tennessee. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter recommending the promotion of Sergeant Ben[jamin] F. Grafton of Company H, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of Nathaniel Potter and the resignation of Henry Hichborn. Bears the approval of E[dward] P. Fyffe, Colonel, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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April 21, 1862
William Loomis De Beck, Battery K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Lee, near Moorefield, Hardy County, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that John D. Holden, Jr., 1st Lieutenant of the battery, had found it necessary on account of ill health to forward his resignation to the headquarters at Wheeling, that there was now a vacancy in the company as Holden's resignation was accepted on March 27, 1862, that Lewis Heckman and Henry S. Camp were his 2nd Lieutenants and as they had always proven active and competent, he would ask for their promotions in the order of Heckman as junior 1st Lieutenant and Camp as senior 2nd Lieutenant, that there would then be a vacancy of a junior 2nd Lieutenant, that Hiram B. Iams had been the Orderly Sergeant since the organization of the company on October 10, 1861, that Iams had ever proven a very competent, upright, efficient officer and was at all times at his post, that in his judgement, Iams was decidedly the best artillery man in the company, that Iams was temperate and honest in his habits, that Iams was now acting and had been in the said position of junior 2nd Lieutenant since Holden left, that he would therefore like, if consistent with Tod's views, for the changes to date from that period, that he was in sole command as Colonel James Barnett was at Corinth, Lieutenant Colonel [William H.] Hayward was at Harper's Ferry, and the Majors were at Corinth, and that it was impossible to have them sign the endorsement, but they would if he could hear from them. Sent care of Brigadier General R[obert] C. Schenck.
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April 21, 1862
William Loomis De Beck, Captain, Battery K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Lee, near Moorefield, Hardy County, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that John D. Holden, junior 1st Lieutenant of the battery, had on account of bad health found it necessary to send in his resignation to the proper authorities, that the same having been accepted, there was a vacancy in his Lieutenants, that after the usual promotions, he would call Tod's attention to the claims of their Orderly Sergeant, Hiram B. Iams, for the position of 2nd Lieutenant, that since the organization of the company on October 10, 1861, Iams had filled the same position, laboring incessantly in disciplining and drilling the men and to a certain extent giving the battery its character, that Iams was of upright moral habits, active and energetic, and ever ready to perform cheerfully any duty no matter how hard, that Iams should advance in the profession he liked so well, that the acceptance of Holden's resignation dated from March 27, 1862, that he would like, if suitable to Tod's views, for the changes to date from that time, and that since Holden left, Iams had occupied the vacated position. Bears the endorsement of Henry S. Camp and Lewis Heckman, Lieutenants, Battery K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. Also bears the endorsement of Robert C. Schenck, Brigadier General Commanding.
2 pp. [Series 147-33: 150]
April 21, 1862
Moses R. Dickey, Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Field of Shiloh, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the resignation of Captain A[braham] C. Cummings was received on April 20, and he was notified of the same, that the commissions Buckingham issued some time ago making 1st Lieutenant David J. Culbertson of Company D a Captain and Joseph Goldsmith a 1st Lieutenant were still in their possession and they had duly notified Buckingham of their acceptance of the same, and that he had therefore, by special order, assigned them to duty accordingly.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 125]
April 21, 1862
W[illiam] Mungen, Colonel, 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Tennessee, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee [Shiloh]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain P[atrick] Kelkenny of Company H left the camp on the morning of April 6, about the time the fight was commencing or a little before, that he had learned that Kelkenny went to his home in Toledo, that Kelkenny was absent without leave, that several of those who deserted while the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry lay at Camp Chase had returned to Findlay, Ohio, that he wished Buckingham to issue an order to Cloys B. Wilson (Sheriff of Hancock County, Ohio) at Findlay, Ohio to arrest and bring to Pittsburg Landing, or to the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the named persons who were deserters or absent without leave, that he presumed Wilson would ask no remuneration except for his expenses and he wished Buckingham to provide same as well as an order for transportation, that he had already spent some hundreds of dollars getting men back to the regiment before they left Ohio, that many of these men made good soldiers and fought gallantly at the late terrific battles, and that if his request was not in accordance with the regulations or with Buckingham's orders, he wished such an order issued to Wilson as would meet Buckingham's approbations and authorize Wilson to bring to the regiment any of the named persons who could be found.
3 pp. [Series 147-33: 52]
April 21, 1862
Charles Stroedter, 1st Lieutenant, Company B, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Shiloh, near Pittsburgh Landing, [Tennessee]. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had an interview with Tod in regard to filling a Captaincy in the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that as far as he knew, there was no Captain Miller in the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that two of the Captains of the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered their resignations causing vacancies; requesting that Tod take his case into consideration; entreating Tod to assign and commission him for the post of Captain if he was thought to be qualified; and stating that he would be the choice of the company.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 12]
April 21, 1862
C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Warren, near Charleston, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter transmitting the acceptance of a commission as 1st Lieutenant, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by 2nd Lieutenant Jacob J. Yordy, Company G, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and recommending Orderly Sergeant Edwin M. Jacoby, Company G, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person to fill the vacancy made by Yordy's promotion.
1 p. [Series 147-33: 208]
April 22, 1862
James W. Burbridge, Lieutenant, Company F, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 15th Brigade, 6th Division, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee [Shiloh]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he reported himself for duty to Colonel E[dward] P. Fyffe who had assigned him to Company F, that the principal object of his letter was to inquire about his commission which reached the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but, by a very hasty movement to Pittsburg Landing on the Tuesday after the fight, was lost together with other documents, that he wished Buckingham would have a copy sent to him or advise him on the subject as soon as practicable, that Fyffe would write Buckingham on the matter, and that he mailed his acceptance from Cincinnati on April 16.
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