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February 25, 1862
W[illiam] H.H. Sallyards, et. al., Company K, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Paducah, Kentucky. To ? Letter signed by forty members of Company K, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and recommending Amos F. Ellis as a suitable person for 2nd Lieutenant thereof. Bears the endorsement of J[oseph] R. Cockerill, Colonel, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 111]

February 26, 1862
J[ames] M. Patterson, Captain, Company K, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Rousseau, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that John C. Smith, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered his resignation, that as the Captain of the company, he begged leave to present the name of 2nd Sergeant William H. Sheffield for the vacancy, that Sheffield possessed the qualifications that were essential to the position and his appointment would be hailed with delight by the company, that as soon as notification of the acceptance of Smith's resignation was received, he hoped the appointment would be made, and that the promotion of the 1st Sergeant would be detrimental to the service. Bears the endorsement of W[illiam] H. Gibson, Colonel, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 183]

February 27, 1862
P[eter] A. Tyler, [81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Montgomery City, Missouri. To the Honorable William Lang, State Senate. Letter stating that he felt as though the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had not been looked to as it ought to have been, that it was true their regiment was not full, but he thought it was highly important that they should have more field officers than one, that all they had was a Colonel since about December 10, 1861, that Major Lambertson had never been there at all, that he felt as though service of the country as well as the welfare of the regiment required that they should have a Major and Lieutenant Colonel, that the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had captured about 200 secesh horses and mares since December 25, 1861, that there had been an effort on the part of some in the regiment and out of it to run the best of these horses and mares out of the state in a clandestine manner, that one of the men implicated was Harran D. Brown, formerly of Lang's county, and it was thought that their Quartermaster and Colonel had a hand in it, that the horses were all taken away in the night, that the Government had been investigating the matter, that 37 of the horses were found 14 miles east of Springfield, Illinois on their way east, 160 miles from home, that Brown had been arrested and was released on bail, that so the matter rested for the present, that if there had been another field officer with the regiment, this occurrence would not have taken place, that he thought Colonel [Thomas] Morton had done all he could to prevent any more officers being with the regiment, that they ought to have a Major and Lieutenant Colonel on hand as they were doing a great deal of work there, that he would like a promotion to the field, that he knew he was now better qualified to take the command of a regiment than 7/10 of those who had commands, that this might appear egotistical, but that was his opinion, that he felt as though his age and experience entitled him to a position as a field officer, that he had called upon Colonel Morton to declare a vacancy as Lieutenant Colonel, that for some reason, Morton refused to do so, that Captain [Ozro J.] Dodds and himself officially notified the Governor of Ohio of the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel John A. Turley of Portsmouth in December 1861, that as he had been employed to look into the aforesaid horse matter, he was well posted, that he would like to be promoted if the Governor saw proper to do so, and that any favor Lang could confer would be recollected; asking that he be remembered to Moffet; and stating that he had written Moffet.
4 pp. [Series 147-34: 138]

March 3, 1862
Ozro J. Dodds, Captain, Company F, et. al., 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Danville, Missouri. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by fifteen officers of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending Major Charles N. Lamison for the Lieutenant Colonelcy made vacant by the resignation of John A. Turley; and stating that Lamison was a man of undoubted ability in whom they had confidence, that Lamison had been Major of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Lamison now had considerable experience in the field, that Lamison's appointment would give them great satisfaction, and that they had no doubt said appointment would add to the best interests of the regiment and the service at large.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 198]

March 5, 1862
W[illiam] F. Bloor, Beverly, [Virginia]. To Friend Nevins. Letter stating that 2nd Lieutenant Alston C. Archibald, [Company C, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry] had resigned leaving a vacancy, that according to general order, the place was to be filled from the company wherein occurring, that his application was the oldest on record, that there were a number of aspirants in Company C with wealthy and influential friends at home who would strike as soon as they heard of the vacancy, and that there was no doubt about the resignation.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 182]

March 8, 1862
Alexis Cope, Sergeant, Company K, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Elm St. Barracks, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was writing to obtain Tod's influence in securing him a commission whenever there was a vacancy either in his own or another regiment, that when the war broke out, he bade adieu to the sweet influences which clustered like angels around them in home life and enlisted as a Private in the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that during the three months' campaign in western Virginia, he served his country honestly and faithfully, that when the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) was discharged, he enlisted again in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he was among the first to enter Kentucky to resist the invasion of General [Simon Bolivar] Buckner and his rebel hoard, that he was appointed as a Sergeant in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and on January 18, 1862, he was ordered to Cincinnati on the recruiting service and detailed as Sergeant Major at Elm St. Barracks, that when he entered the service, he had nothing in view but to serve his country as became every patriot, that personal emolument had been with him a secondary object, that until now, he had never asked a favor in the way of promotion, that through the influence of his friends, he had been induced, for the first time since the fearful struggle began, to ask a favor for himself, that he was too young the previous Fall to add his vote to Tod's overwhelming majority, but he thought that he was competent to discharge the duties of a commissioned officer, that he was not blessed with wealth and was aware of its advantages, but would not accept a position in which he did not believe he could earn the salary which attended it, that should he fail to secure promotion by failing to secure Tod's influence, he would still be contended to serve his country in any capacity assigned, that if Tod thought there was the least hope for the furtherance of the desires of his friends, he could furnish recommendations from the officers of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and from the officers in command at the headquarters of the recruiting service, and that for further recommendation, he would refer Tod to the Honorable W.S. Kennon of Belmont County.
4 pp. [Series 147-34: 78]

March 8, 1862
Fred[erick] C. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Nashville, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Joseph Claypoole, Sergeant, Company C, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was desirous of obtaining a commission as Lieutenant in one of the volunteer regiments of Ohio, that he was happy to have the opportunity of bearing testimony to Claypoole's ability as an officer and his bearing and conduct as a gentleman, that he had known Claypoole intimately for twelve or fourteen years past in civil life, that he had been associated with Claypoole for several months past in the service, and that he could conscientiously recommend Claypoole as in every way qualified to make a good and efficient officer.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 13]

March 10, 1862
W[illiam] Lang, Member of the Ohio Senate, and J. Moffett, Member of the Ohio House, Senate Chamber. To Governor David Tod. Letter directing Tod's attention to the application of Captain [Peter A.] Tyler of Upper Sandusky, Ohio for promotion in the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that the offices of Major and Lieutenant Colonel of said regiment were reportedly vacant, that Tyler was well qualified for either position, having been in the service ever since the first call of the President for troops, that they were told that Major [Charles N.] Lambertson was never seen with the regiment since its organization, and that they hoped Tyler's application would receive a favorable consideration.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 196]

March 11, 1862
J[ohn] M. Schofield, Brigadier General, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter recommending John T. Edwards for the place of 2nd Lieutenant in Company F, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Edwards was a member of the 1st Iowa at the battle of Wilson's Creek and was conspicuous for his gallantry, and that Edwards was well deserving of the office he sought. Bears the endorsement of Ozro J. Dodds, Captain, Company F, and a P.S. stating that they were leaving that evening on the "Meteor" for General [Ulysses S.] Grant's division.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 199]

March 13, 1862
W[illiam] H. Lamme, Surgeon, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, St. Louis, Missouri. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending John T. Edwards, son of Professor Edwards formerly of the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, as a most suitable person for the position of 2nd Lieutenant in the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that John T. Edwards had seen active service and had proven himself to be a soldier, and that John T. Edwards was a young man of fine attainments and gentlemanly deportment.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 192]

March 14, 1862
W[illiam] H. Gibson, Colonel, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Andy Johnson. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending various promotions to fill vacancies in the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 1821/2]

March 15, 1862
J[ames] R. McMullin, Captain, 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Fayette, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Asa G. Dimmock, Jr. who had been a member of the 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery since July 6, 1861; and stating that he had found Dimmock to be a good soldier and well drilled, and believed him capable of filling a position of importance either in artillery or infantry, that for two months the previous Fall, Dimmock acted as Adjutant's Clerk to General H[enry] W. Benham, that Benham frequently spoke well of Dimmock and informed him that were it in his power, he would be pleased to continue Dimmock in said position, that Dimmock had been faithful to his duties and was at his post in the hottest of the battle at Carnifex [Ferry], and that he would be happy to hear of Dimmock's promotion.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 104]

March 18, 1862
W[illiam] H. Gibson, Colonel, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Kirk, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that 1st Lieutenant Jacob Mosier of Company D had tendered his resignation, that 2nd Lieutenant John Greer was worthy of promotion to a 1st Lieutenancy, and that Milton Cowgill, 1st or Orderly Sergeant of Company D, was a good man and merited promotion to a 2nd Lieutenancy; requesting that Buckingham make the promotions indicated upon receiving notice of a vacancy; and stating that they were now four miles from Columbia and were awaiting the repair of burned bridges, and that General McCook had gone to the town to meet the mayor who had requested the protection of their army.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 184]

March 18, 1862
W[illiam] S. Metcalf, Captain, Company D, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Milroy, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that agreeable to the tenor of a late order from C.P. Buckingham, Adjutant General of Ohio in regard to vacancies in office being filled by members of the same company, he most earnestly recommended that the vacancy which had lately occurred by the resignation of 1st Lieutenant Ephraim C. Wayman in Company D be filled by 2nd Lieutenant B[enjamin] F. Metcalf of the same company and that Orderly Mahlon Briggs be promoted to the 2nd Lieutenancy of the same company. Bears a note from N[athaniel] C. McLean, Colonel, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; approving the recommendation; and stating that the resignation had been forwarded to headquarters.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 119]

March 19, 1862
O[liver] D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Colonel James B. Steedman, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Nashville, Tennessee. Letter stating that he was directed to say that there was no necessity for Steedman having a copy of the report of the Examining Board alluded to in Steedman's communication of March 10, that this report was forwarded to Washington to the President of the United States who ordered the discharge of officers reported upon adversely by the board, that no vacancies were caused until the order of the President was received, that a copy of said order would be furnished to Steedman when received, and that Steedman would then proceed to designate proper persons to fill the vacancies.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 79]

March 20, 1862
Thomas Morton, Colonel, et. al., 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Pittsburgh, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by twenty-one commissioned officers of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; requesting that R[obert] G. McLean, their Assistant Surgeon, be promoted to the position of Surgeon of the regiment; and stating that by McLean's untiring energy and skill and assiduous attention to the wants of the sick, he had more than proved himself worthy of the position they asked for him, that at the medical examination at Columbus, Ohio, McLean's qualifications were such as entitled him to the position of Surgeon, that there being no regiment to which McLean could be assigned, he accepted the position now held, that they urged McLean's appointment, and that by doing so, Tod would not only confer a favor upon the regiment but on the service at large.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 195]

March 20, 1862
A.T. Ready. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that James M. Kennedy, one of the Sergeants in Company A, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was a suitable person for a Lieutenancy in said regiment, that he would be pleased to see Kennedy appointed, and that Kennedy was an excellent young man, morally and intellectually.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 159]

March 20, 1862
A.T. Ready, Ohio Senate Chamber. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had learned that there were vacancies in the commissioned officers of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which would have to be filled soon, that he understood that Thomas C. Ayres (now Orderly Sergeant of Company I, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry) was a candidate for the position of a Lieutenant in said regiment, that he took pleasure in saying that the appointment was one fit to be made, that Ayres was an excellent man and an efficient officer, and that he hoped Ayres might be appointed.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 168]

March 28, 1862
H[enry] V.N. Boynton, Major, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Springhill, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Sergeant Joseph S. Claypoole, Company C, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person for the position of 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that he had known Claypoole intimately for years and knew him to be a man of strict integrity and great energy, that Claypoole was a first class soldier, and that the position could not be conferred on one more worthy.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 12]

March 28, 1862
Ferd[inand] Van Derveer, Colonel, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Springhill, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Sergeant Joseph S. Claypoole as a suitable person for appointment to a Lieutenancy; and stating that Claypoole was young, intelligent, and qualified to fill the place with credit to the State and usefulness to the service.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 15]

March 31, 1862
J[oel] F. Asper, Captain, Company H, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Winchester, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that several vacancies had lately occurred in their regiment whereby Lieutenant William D. Shepherd would be promoted, thereby creating a vacancy for the office of the 2nd Lieutenant in Company H; recommending Orderly Sergeant William D. Braden for the position; stating that Braden was reputed to be the best Sergeant in the regiment and was well qualified for the place; and requesting Braden's appointment to be 2nd Lieutenant of Company H on the promotion of Shepherd. Bears the endorsement of George L. Wood, Captain, Company D, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 90]

April 1, 1862
George E. O'Neal, 1st Lieutenant, Company G, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Fayette, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter recommending A[sa] G. Dimmock of the 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery; and stating that he had been acquainted with Dimmock for several months and believed him capable of bearing a commission in the army with credit to himself and honor to his position.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 107]

April 2, 1862
John D. Caldwell, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he was just now in receipt of a letter from Dr. R[obert] G. McLean, Assistant Surgeon, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee, that several weeks since, he had the pleasure to file with Tod the petition of several of the members of the [Ohio] Senate for McLean's promotion to Surgeon, that McLean wrote that on the Tuesday preceding March 24, the date of his letter, Surgeon [William H.] Lamme had resigned, that a Surgeon's post in an Illinois regiment was offered to the Assistant Surgeon, and that McLean desired to continue with his Ohio regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 146]

April 3, 1862
Charles H. Kibler, Captain, Company D, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, District of West Tennessee, Adamsville, Tennessee. To Lieutenant Colonel W[illiam] B. Woods, Commanding 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter stating that 1st Lieutenant Newton Hempsted, Company D, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having resigned and his resignation having been accepted, he recommended the promotion of 2nd Lieutenant Reason C. Strong of the same company and regiment to the 1st Lieutenancy, and also the promotion of 1st Sergeant William H. Darlinton of the same company to the 2nd Lieutenancy in Company D, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he believed the interests of the company and service suggested these promotions. Bears a note from W[illiam] B. Woods, Lieutenant Colonel commanding 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; approving the recommendations; and forwarding the letter. Also bears a note from C[harles] R. Woods, Colonel, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of West Tennessee; forwarding the letter; and requesting that the appointments be made.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 122]

April 4, 1862
B[ellamy] S. Matson, Orderly Sergeant, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Pittsburgh, Tennessee. To the Honorable B[ellamy] Storer. Letter stating that there being a vacancy of junior 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery occasioned by the resignation of one of their Lieutenants, he would most respectfully request Storer to use his influence with Governor David Tod to secure the position for him, that owing to the fact of certain influences being brought to bear to affect the appointment of other persons, he would ask that Storer give the matter his earliest attention, and that as to his abilities for the position, he would most respectfully refer to the officers of the company. Together with a letter dated April 5, 1862, from A[ndrew] Hickenlooper, Captain, A[nthony] B. Burton, 1st Lieutenant, and L. Cass Sawyer, 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, to the Honorable B[ellamy] Storer; stating that they most cheerfully bore testimony to the fitness of Sergeant Matson to fill the before mentioned vacancy, that Matson was the ranking officer, and that Matson was in every way qualified for the position.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 151]

April 6, 1862
G[eorge] H. Safford, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Romney, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Sergeant Walter Thomas, who was recommended a few weeks since to be appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy occasioned by the appointment of Lieutenant Arthur Cranston as a cadet to West Point Military Academy, had died the previous Wednesday; recommending the appointment of Corporal John R. Lowe of the same company to be appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Lowe was in every respect well qualified to receive said appointment and far more worthy than any Sergeant in said company, that as they were now about to make an advance movement, it was very desirable to have all vacancies filled soon, that two Lieutenants had resigned, two were at home sick, and two were sick at Romney, that they needed officers at once, and that Colonel [John C.] Lee had been absent from the regiment for the last six weeks.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 139]

April 7, 1862
John Groesbeck, Colonel, Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Mississippi. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter sending the name of Orderly Sergeant John D. White for 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 8]

April 9, 1862
E[phraim] R. Eckley, Colonel, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Paducah, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending certain promotions in the regiment; and stating that they were now fully and well armed and equipped, that they would be going into service away from Paducah and the vacancies must be filled immediately, that intense anxiety was felt on account of the Corinth fight, that it was a desperate battle, that Tod would not hear the worst for some time to come, that he thought the rebels had been bagged, but it had been at a great sacrifice, that there was a screw loose somewhere, that they were ordered to prepare hospital rooms for two thousand, and that he had been detailing 300 men during the day and the same number at night to make all the comfort for the unfortunate they were capable of doing. Bears a note from John J. Robinson, Captain, Company C, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that he desired the appointments for Company C, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry of John J. Robinson, Jr. to 1st Lieutenant and John Beatty to 2nd Lieutenant, both being in the order of promotion and acceptable to the officers and men of the company.
3 pp. [Series 147-34: 186]

April 10, 1862
T.V. Bunce, Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. To the Honorable James Monroe. Letter stating that he had just returned home from Winchester, Virginia where he had been to attend to his brother who was wounded in the late battle there and died on Saturday evening, March 29, that his brother's last and dying words had made a true patriot of him and he was anxious to go into the army, and that as enlistments of all kinds had been stopped by the Government, he was at a loss to know what to do; requesting that Monroe assist in procuring him some position in the army; and stating that he cared not what position he occupied, that he would like a 2nd Lieutenant's position, that if he should succeed in getting such a place and found he was not competent to the post, he would resign and go into the ranks, that he did not consider the pay as his compensation, and that it was not the pay which prompted him to go into the army, but as his brother said - "I will freely die in defending the Good old flag." Together with a letter dated April 11, 1862, from James Monroe, Senate Chamber, Columbus, to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham; recommending Bunce for the position of 2nd Lieutenant.
3 pp. [Series 147-34: 45]

April 10, 1862
Thomas Kilby Smith, Colonel, et. al., 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Pittsburgh Battle Field [Shiloh]. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by twenty-one field and company officers of the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting that Tod award a Lieutenant's commission to Quartermaster Sergeant Henry B. Whetsel of Madisonville, Ohio who was, by the appointment of the commander of the regiment, acting as Quartermaster, and that the commission be dated April 8, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 74]

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