April 12, 1862
D[avid] Chalfant, [Captain, Company E, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Nashville, Tennessee. To the Honorable A.T. Ready. Letter stating that he had a matter of importance to communicate pertaining to military matters in his regiment, that knowing that Ready was always willing to help a friend, he was referring the matter to him, that the promotion of Lieutenant [Allen] Gaskill of Port Washington to Captain was highly satisfactory to all of them, that Gaskill was a fine man and an excellent officer, that he also learned that Lieutenant [David M.] Jones of his company was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in Company C, that this was all right and left a vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, that according to usage, his Orderly Sergeant, Samuel Slade, should be appointed to fill the place of Lieutenant Jones, that he wished Ready to attend to this matter, that Samuel Slade was a particular friend of Ready's, a worthy, competent young man, and considered one of the most efficient men in the regiment, that Ready was aware that sometimes the claims of men were overlooked, that for fear the matter would be neglected, he placed it in Ready's care, that he hoped Ready would oblige Slade and himself in the matter, that he had the promise of Colonel [Stanley] Matthews that Slade would have a commission, that he wished Slade to have the commission in his company, that now was the time for Slade to get it, that Slade was entitled to it and perhaps would get it without any attention, that as it was a matter of importance to him, he wished to have it made certain, that Ready would confer a great favor both on Slade and himself by having the matter attended to as Slade did not wish to leave the company and he did not wish to part with him on any consideration, that he hoped Ready would confer this favor, and that he would give Ready the news, but he was officer of the barrack that week and had very little time to spare. Bears a note from Ready stating that Slade was an excellent, well qualified man, and would make a good officer, and that he fully endorsed the recommendation of Slade.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 169]
April 12, 1862
George S. Mygatt, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Battle Field of Pittsburgh Landing [Shiloh], Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Captain W[illiam] R. Tolles of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having declined the appointment of Major in the same regiment, he would recommend Captain Aquilla Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as an officer eminently competent and qualified to fill the position of Major now vacant, and that the appointment of Wiley would give universal satisfaction in the regiment; referring Tod to a recommendation of Wiley signed by nearly all of the officers of the regiment and now in his possession; and stating that in the severe battle of Monday last, Wiley acted as a field officer in the regiment and displayed the greatest coolness and courage, that Wiley was severely wounded in the action as was F[ranklin] E. Pancoast, 1st Lieutenant, Company C, that 2nd Lieutenant C[hauncey] H. Talcott was killed, that he and the regiment had much confidence in the judgement of Wiley as an officer and a man and urged his appointment, that he also desired to recommend Samuel B. Asdel, Orderly Sergeant of Company C as a competent person to fill the 2nd Lieutenancy of Company C made vacant by the death of Talcott, that Asdel had been one of their most faithful and competent Sergeants, that for his gallant conduct on the battlefield, being in command of the company after Pancoast and Talcott fell, Asdel was entitled to special notice, that in the engagement at Pittsburgh Landing on April 7, his command consisted of 373 men, that they lost in the action twenty killed, one hundred and eleven wounded, and one missing, that of the wounded, six had already died and there were several more who could not live, that the regiment was under complete control during the entire engagement and furnished more than its proportionate assistance in obtaining the victory over the rebels, and that the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was in the hottest part of the battle and sustained a heavier loss in killed and wounded than any other regiment in their division.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 155]
April 13, 1862
H[enry] S. Ingraham, Fort Scott, Kansas. To Myron C. Hills. Letter stating that he was in Company K of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and only a Sergeant working for seventeen dollars per month, that he was after a commission, that there were two vacancies in the Quartermaster's Department in the 1st and 2nd Battalions, that the rank was 1st Lieutenant, that his name, without his knowledge until afterwards, had been handed into the office of Colonel Charles Doubleday with a recommendation for a Lieutenant's commission, that this occurred before the current vacancies, that there were many applications for these places, that the favored ones were those who got some influential man to work for them, that the thing went not by merit nor was promotion by rank, that Hills was aware that the Governor of Ohio was the man to make out the papers in the end, that there were men in the Quartermaster's Department who would do anything in their power for him, and that he presumed Doubleday would as soon recommend him as any person providing the right man requested it; asking Hills to do what he could for him in this thing; and stating that he felt sure Hills could do more for him than Doubleday himself, that there were men in the regiment commissioned by the Governor of Ohio who were not recommended by Doubleday, and that Hills could hear all about them in the Cleveland papers. Bears a note from Hills stating that he had known the writer for a long time and had no hesitation in recommending him to the Governor's favorable consideration as a man well suited for the place desired.
4 pp. [Series 147-34: 151]
April 13, 1862
Stanley Matthews, Colonel, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Nashville, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter acknowledging the receipt of the notice of a vacancy among the 2nd Lieutenants of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in consequence of the promotion of Lieutenant David M. Jones; and stating that to fill said vacancy, the name of 1st Sergeant Samuel Slade, Company H was recommended by his company commander.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 163]
April 14, 1862
W.H. Chamberlin, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Battle Field [Shiloh], Pittsburg, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had just learned that a roster of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with recommendations for promotions to fill vacancies, was being forwarded to Tod, that among them was one for Adjutant [Frank] Evans to fill the place of Major [Charles N.] Lamison promoted, that Lamison was compelled, on account of ill health, to leave the field altogether and his resignation had been tendered and accepted as far as to General [Ulysses S.] Grant, that General [Henry] Halleck would act upon it as soon as possible, that this would leave the positions of Lieutenant Colonel and Major vacant, that he was writing to inform Tod that the recommendations referred to were made by Colonel [Thomas] Morton without asking the advice and consent of anyone, that by asking for the promotion of the Adjutant over the senior Captain, Morton did the latter a manifest injury, that both were on the recent battlefield under the Colonel's eye, that Morton would not dare say that Captain [Robert N.] Adams displayed less bravery or ability than Adjutant Evans, a fact which he implied by urging the latter for promotion and at the same time refusing to ask for the former's appointment to the virtual vacancy of Lieutenant Colonel, and that he thought it necessary to state these facts in order that Tod might act intelligently and be able to do justice to the officers and men of their regiment. Bears a P.S. stating that their late Surgeon, [William H.] Lamme, could tell of the relative merits of their officers, and that Lamme was now at Centerville, Ohio.
3 pp. [Series 147-34: 138]
April 14, 1862
M[oses] R. Dickey, Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that no notice had yet come to him from department headquarters of the dismissal from the service of 2nd Lieutenant [Samuel F.] Storer of Company A, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that it must have miscarried, that Buckingham would oblige him by forwarding a copy of the notice of the approval of the President of the action of the board which examined Storer and proclaimed against him, that some weeks ago, he wrote to the Governor requesting the appointment of Dr. [William] Laughridge as Surgeon for his regiment, that Laughridge was a man whose abilities were known to him personally, that his request was endorsed by Brigadier General R[ichard] W. Johnson and General [Alexander McDowell] McCook commanding the division, yet he understood the Governor had refused and would not permit Laughridge to be examined, and persisted in assigning to them someone who had already passed examination, that with due deference to the board which examined applicants, a large number of those passed were poorly qualified to take charge of the hospital department of a regiment and many of them lacked the will to perform the necessary labor, that the Surgeon recommended by him was one personally known to three companies of the regiment, that Laughridge was now on his way to the regiment intending to labor without remuneration until surgical aid was furnished, that he was aware that the Governor had the power to assign to them such persons as he saw fit, who had been passed by the board, and could thus make such persons the useless recipients of the salaries paid by the Government, that by such a course, the Governor could indirectly compel the Privates and officers of the regiment, who felt an interest in the medical department of the regiment, to pay Laughridge out of their own salary, that if it was possible, he would like to have Laughridge appointed, and that believing Buckingham had the best interests of the service at heart, he was submitting the matter to him.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 103]
April 14, 1862
J.S. McCoy, et. al., Spring Mountain, Coshocton County, Ohio. To the Honorable A.J. Wilkins. Letter signed by nine individuals; stating that they heard that there had been efforts made in certain quarters to have a young man from Coshocton appointed Captain of Company I, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in place of [James M.] Crooks who had resigned, that they earnestly protested against this, that it would supercede Lieutenant William Moore who was a very worthy young man and by right of rank should have the appointment, that Moore had been a three months' volunteer, that a great many of Crooks' company wanted Moore for their Captain instead of Crooks, that it was only by the influence of outsiders that Crooks was elected, that they did not believe the appointment of the young man from Coshocton would be approved of by any member of Company I, that the men would look upon such an appointment as a kind of reproach since the company would be seen as not having anyone fit for the post, and that they knew that the sentiments of the people where the company was raised were unanimously in favor of Moore; requesting that Wilkins, as their representative, lay the matter before Governor David Tod, and that Tod ascertain the merits of Moore before making any appointment; and stating that they could obtain hundreds of additional names, but did not think it necessary, and that they had obtained the signatures of only their best and leading men.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 160]
April 14, 1862
Stanley Matthews, Colonel, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Nashville, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that there was a vacancy among the Captains of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry occasioned by the death of Captain John Patton on April 13, and that he made no objection to said vacancy being filled by the appointment of the senior 1st Lieutenant next in order.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 164]
April 14, 1862
Thomas Morton, Colonel, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Pittsburgh, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in accordance with Buckingham's order of March 27, he was sending the roster of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and copies of all the company rolls, that the original rolls (duplicated) of Companies A, B, C, and D were sent to Buckingham in the latter part of November 1861, that fearing they might have been misplaced, he was now sending duplicate copies of the original rolls signed by Captain Lewis Wilson, 19th U.S. Infantry and U.S. Army Mustering Officer, that Companies E, F, G, and H were all mustered by the same officer, but he having been ordered to join his regiment in November 1861, they had never been able to obtain his signature to the four latter rolls, that his command having been ordered into the field by General Curtis on September 24, 1861, and having been in active service ever since, they were unable to recruit the regiment full, that the regiment figured conspicuously in the battle at Pittsburgh [Shiloh] on April 6 and 7, with a loss of 3 killed, 2 missing, and 22 wounded, and that among the killed were Captain [Martin] Armstrong of Company B and 2nd Lieutenant James W. Post of Company D; recommending the promotion of various officers and men who distinguished themselves by their bravery and gallant conduct during the action; and stating that he recommended the named individuals for the positions mentioned deeming them competent and deserving of promotion, that the good of the service required that those who were most competent should lead, and that he thought those recommended would give entire satisfaction in the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 138]
April 14, 1862
Orland Smith, Colonel, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Beverly, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he was in receipt of a notice of the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant J[ohn] W.I. Stevenson as 1st Lieutenant in place of T[homas] M. Gray of Company H, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he had previously advised Buckingham of the selection of Edward H. Miller, Orderly Sergeant of Company H, to fill said vacancy, that the notice had probably not reached Buckingham, and that as Stevenson had no desire to accept the appointment and as it would be unacceptable to the company, he trusted Buckingham would revoke said appointment and confirm that of Miller. Bears a P.S. stating that the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was en route for Monterey to join General [Robert H.] Milroy.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 115]
April 15, 1862
Tom O. Edwards, Surgeon, 3rd Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and Surgeon, 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that some months since, Brigadier General [John M.] Schofield recommended his son, John T. Edwards, for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in Captain [Ozro J.] Dodds' company, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that his son was now a member of the company, that his son had seen much service for a youth, that his son fought under the eye of General Schofield at Wilson's Creek, that on April 6 and 7 at Shiloh, he saw his son frequently, and that his son was in the last formed line of [Don Carlos] Buell's saviors; and requesting that Tod address him at Dubuque, Iowa on the subject.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 193]
April 15, 1862
M. Hagan, Nashville, Tennessee. To the Honorable A.T. Ready, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Letter stating that as long as Ready responded so promptly to his requisitions, he thought he had better continue to present them, that he wished Ready to secure, if possible, the promotion of Samuel Slade, Orderly Sergeant of Company E, [51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry] to 2nd Lieutenant of the same in the event that Lieutenant [David M.] Jones was promoted, that Slade was the father of the company and a special favorite of the entire regiment, and that Slade was one of the best men God ever made; asking that Ready pardon him for stating his reason for appealing on behalf of the Tuscarawas County boys; stating that Lieutenant Colonel [Richard W.] McLain appeared to have an eye (for no doubt a selfish purpose) to the interest of the Coshocton County men, that McLain was untiring in his efforts to favor and promote them, that Slade's promotion would meet with the approbation of every man in his company, that Captain [David] Chalfant said that if, from any course, Slade should leave his company, he would at once resign his commission, and that Ready could see by the newspapers all the Nashville news so he need write nothing; asking that Ready remember his Tuscarawas County friends; and stating that they were genuine and would always stand by Ready.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 166]
April 15, 1862
J.S. McCoy, Spring Mountain, Coshocton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the leading citizens of Spring Mountain, Coshocton County, Ohio, where Company I of the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was raised, had gotten up a memorial and sent it to their representative, A.J. Wilkins from Coshocton, requesting him to lay it before Tod in favor of the appointing of Lieutenant William Moore as Captain of Company I, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in place of Captain [James M.] Crooks who had resigned, that Moore was a very worthy young man, and that they hoped Tod would not act upon the matter until the merits of Moore were fully laid before him.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 159]
April 15, 1862
P[eter] A. Tyler, Captain, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, In the Field, Camp, Pittsburg, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he understood that Colonel [Thomas] Morton of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had recommended a number of officers of the regiment for promotion, that if so, it had been done without any consultation whatever with the officers of the regiment and it was producing great dissatisfaction, that he hoped Tod would stay the hand of promotion until he could be further advised in the premises, that he was told that Frank Evans, their Adjutant, was recommended for Major, that Evans was a young man about 21 or 22 years of age and never lived in the State of Ohio, that Evans' residence was Indiana, that to jump a young Adjutant over old Captains who had been in the service of their country since the war began seemed to be against the rule and very humiliating, that he went into the service about one year ago and took with him a minor son who was wounded in the late battle [Shiloh] in his right breast by a ball from the enemy while loading and firing and doing nothing more than his duty, that he claimed nothing from this, but it seemed as though a man of his age and experience ought to be remembered before young boys, that he was well known in his part of the State of Ohio, that his 2nd Lieutenant was killed in the late battle [Shiloh], that said officer fell near him while bravely cheering their men on to victory, that he understood that Colonel Morton had recommended Sergeant [Elijah C.] Longabaugh of his company to fill the vacancy on account of extra signs of bravery in the late battle [Shiloh], that this he deemed unjust, that it was true Longabaugh did well, but no better than the rest of his officers, that he was in command of the company and saw all who took part in the fight, that Longabaugh became more excited than the rest of his men and consequently became more exposed at times to the fire of the enemy, but showed no more bravery than his Orderly Sergeant or any other officer, that his company felt as though they would like a voice in the selection of a 2nd Lieutenant, and that Longabaugh was not their choice.
3 pp. [Series 147-34: 100]
April 16, 1862
Asa G. Dimmock, Jr., Fayette, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter presenting several letters of recommendation and soliciting the appointment of 1st Lieutenant or 2nd Lieutenant in infantry or artillery service; and stating that there was a vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and two vacancies (Lieutenant) in Company C, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, any of which would be acceptable, that by referring to the books in the Adjutant General's Department from Colonel [Henry B.] Carrington's time, Tod would find the record of his commission as 1st Lieutenant of the 1st Infantry Company, 1st Brigade, 7th Division of the Ohio Volunteer Militia, that he held said position for nearly two years, that he hoped the recommendations would be taken as evidence of his ability, and that he pledged to do credit to himself and his position.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 106]
April 16, 1862
Frank Evans, Adjutant, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Colonel [Thomas] Morton had recommended his promotion to the Majority of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry over Captain Robert N. Adams, senior Captain of the regiment; asking that if Adams could not be appointed Lieutenant Colonel, that Tod appoint him Major of the regiment; and stating that in case Adams could be appointed Lieutenant Colonel, he would be gratified to receive promotion to a Majority, but on this condition only.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 199]
April 16, 1862
John Groesbeck, Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Steamer Admiral. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding various vacancies in the regiment and recommendations to fill said vacancies; listing the Captains, 1st Lieutenants, and 2nd Lieutenants for each company in the regiment; and stating that he would be glad to have the new commissions before April 30 so that the officers might be mustered with their respective companies and the whole regiment started straight on the record.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 7]
April 16, 1862
J.A. Judson, Assistant Adjutant General, Cavalry, Headquarters, Department of the Shenandoah, Woodstock, Virginia. To the Governor of Ohio. Official copy of Special Orders No. 26; stating that 1st Lieutenant S[amuel] L. Hooker, Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, having tendered his resignation, was honorably discharged from the military service of the United States. By command of Major General N[athaniel] P. Banks. Signed by R. Morris Copeland, Assistant Adjutant General.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 226]
April 16, 1862
F.W. McCauley, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To the Honorable A.T. Ready. Letter stating that the people seldom called upon an office holder unless they wanted a favor for themselves or friends, that a vacancy had occurred in Captain [David] Chalfant's company, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that [David M.] Jones had been promoted and the people would like to secure the place for their friend, Thomas H. Mozena, and that Mozena was well qualified.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 176]
April 16, 1862
Thomas Kilby Smith, Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting the appointment of Henry B. Whetsel as 1st Lieutenant in the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that this was the first of a series of appointments he would have to ask of Tod to fill vacancies caused by casualties in battle, that his requests would always be made with the concurrence of the officers of his command and upon their reflection, that the present appointment of Whetsel was necessary to the interests of the regiment as he would receive the appointment of Quartermaster, and that Whetsel was now acting in said capacity; requesting Tod's immediate action thereon; and stating that Whetsel came strictly within the Jeffersonian rule.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 76]
April 16, 1862
T[homas] Worthington, [Colonel, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Camp Shiloh, [Tennessee]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the battle of Shiloh; stating that they were terribly off for bread, that he had several thousand pounds condemned on April 15 as molded by exposure to the weather, that the men were using fried dough, and that he had petitioned to hire a baker; complaining about the condition of the roads; and stating that he never would have believed the improvidence, extravagance, mismanagement, and neglect which had characterized the expedition if he had not seen it.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 153]
April 17, 1862
H.A. Redfield, et. al., Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter signed by thirty-one individuals; stating that in consequence of the promotion of D.M. Jones, 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a vacancy had occurred in said company, that Company E was enlisted in Uhrichsville and vicinity, and that the signers were personally acquainted with most of the company's members; recommending 2nd Sergeant Thomas H. Mozena for promotion to said vacancy of 2nd Lieutenant in Company E; and stating that Mozena took great interest in the formation of said company, that Mozena was a prominent candidate for the 2nd Lieutenancy in the organization and, for the purpose of promoting harmony, withdrew his name when there were two candidates beside himself, viz. D.M. Jones and E.S. Ferguson, that Ferguson was promoted to a Lieutenancy in the 6th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, that Mozena had a father, four brothers, one brother-in-law, and a nephew in the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that one brother of the number had since died in the service. Bears a note dated April 18, 1862, from A.T. Ready; stating that Mozena was an excellent man and well qualified, that Mozena would make a good officer, and that nothing would please him better than Mozena's promotion.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 165]
April 17, 1862
H.A. Redfield, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To the Honorable A.T. Ready. Letter stating that he took the liberty of enclosing a petition in favor of their neighbor, Thomas H. Mozena, for promotion to a 2nd Lieutenancy, that Mozena was now in Company E, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Nashville, that if it was among the things in Ready's power to do, he wished him to get Mozena the appointment, that Mozena was worthy, and a good and safe man, that Mozena's whole family was in the army, and that he thought this was principally through Mozena's influence.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 179]
April 17, 1862
James B. Steedman, Colonel, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh]. To Governor David Tod. Letter transmitting an official notice of the acceptance of the resignation of 1st Lieutenant Robert E. Patterson, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending that 2nd Lieutenant John Dixon of Company K, now acting Quartermaster of the regiment, be promoted to 1st Lieutenant and that Orderly Sergeant Ebenezer C. Tillotson be appointed 2nd Lieutenant; requesting immediate action on account of the scarcity of line officers, half of whom were sick; and stating that relative to the commissions forwarded to him to supply vacancies occasioned by the report of the Examining Board, he was completely in the fog, that never having seen a copy of the report, he did not know who to order home, that he addressed a communication to General [Don Carlos] Buell asking for information and received the enclosed reply, that he was retaining the commissions and awaiting further instructions, that the army was moving towards the enemy rapidly, that Colonel McCook's brigade and the brigade his regiment was in (Fry's) would take the advance the next day, that a terrible battle was impending and might come at any moment, that the chances were in their favor, and that they would win it.
2 pp. [Series 147-34: 82]
April 18, 1862
J[ames] A. Farden, Lieutenant Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Shiloh, Pittsburg, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter suggesting the appointment of Henry B. Whetsel to a Lieutenancy in the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the purpose of making him Quartermaster (which position was now vacant by the promotion of B.W. Goode); and stating that Whetsel had been Quartermaster Sergeant, that Whetsel fully understood the duties of the position, that during the bloody battle of Pittsburg [Shiloh], Whetsel was found to be the very man for the place, a fact which could not be said of many Quartermasters at such times, that Whetsel's appointment would be hailed with joy by every officer and Private of the regiment, and that believing Tod's policy as promulgated was to reward the meritorious, he felt assured that this appeal would not be in vain.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 75]
April 18, 1862
J. Morris, Pittsburg, Tennessee [Shiloh]. To the Honorable Mills Gardner. Letter stating that the bearer had a recommendation from the officers of the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the Governor of Ohio for the appointment of Henry B. Whetsel to a Lieutenancy in said regiment; requesting that Gardner give Whetsel his influence; and stating that Whetsel was just the kind of man for the place, and that Whetsel was now the Quartermaster of the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 78]
April 18, 1862
Samuel O'Donnell, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To A.T. Ready. Letter stating that some of their folks had sent forward a recommendation to Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham for the appointment of his special friend, Thomas H. Mozena, to a Lieutenancy in the service of the United States in Company E, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that as his name was not on the paper, he urged Ready to use all possible force to procure the promotion of Mozena.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 167]
April 19, 1862
John Kennett, Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Camp Taylor. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the death of Captain Jesse Wilson, being killed by John Morgan's command near Camp Jackson, occasioned a vacancy, that on March 14, he had appointed P.H. Warner to fill said vacancy, that Warner was competent, and that Warner had been his Adjutant; and requesting that Tod send Warner's commission as well as that of Lieutenant Cross who was legally elected and had never received his commission.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 200]
April 19, 1862
U[lysses] B. Kinsey, et. al., Company I, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Nashville, Tennessee. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter signed by sixty-eight members of Company I, 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that owing to the vacant Captaincy in their company, they were petitioning the Governor to promote 1st Lieutenant William Moore to fill said vacancy, and that they hoped the Governor would grant this favor remembering that it was a request made by soldiers in the field fighting for their country's cause. Bears a note from Kinsey certifying that they had seventy-seven men on the company's roll, and that nine of these men were absent on furlough due to sickness, leaving sixty-eight men present.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 177]
April 20, 1862
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding various commissions, vacancies, and recommendations for promotions in the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 140]