May 3, 1862
Hamilton Richeson, Captain, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Patton, Kentucky. To John F. DeCourcy, Colonel, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter stating that he had no commission as a Captain in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that commissions were issued and forwarded to the officers of the regiment in December 1861, that he refused to accept his commission then issued for various reasons which were fully stated at the time, that in January 1862, a second lot of commissions were received by the officers of the regiment, that he believed all the officers of the regiment, except himself, accepted their commissions and had the oath of office administered and endorsed thereon, that he refused to accept his second commission from the fact that it did him great injustice, that the commission was dated about one month later than it should have been, that the commission was dated on or about November 14, 1861, that the commission should have borne a date about October 14, 1861, as this was the date on which he had the minimum number in his company, that it did him injustice that Captain [William R.] Monroe and Captain [Richard W.] Tanneyhill of the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had commissions dated prior to the one issued to him and outranked him, when in fact they had not the minimum number in their companies until long after he had reached that number, that on or about January 5, 1862, being in Columbus under DeCourcy's orders, he saw Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham and Colonel M. Welker, aide to the commander in chief of the Ohio volunteers, on the subject of the commissions for the officers of the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Buckingham and Welker both agreed that the commissions had been improperly dated and gave him assurances that they would at once be corrected and forwarded to the regiment, that at the time, Buckingham ordered one of his clerks to ascertain the proper date for the commissions of the several officers of the regiment from the rolls on file in his office, adopting the minimum number as the basis in all the companies except Tanneyhill's which was filled by transfers from the other companies, that in the case of Tanneyhill's company, the date of the transfers was to be the basis, that if the corrections had been made and the commissions forwarded, they had never reached them and he was now without a commission, and that he hoped the proper steps might be taken at once to correct the commissions and forward them to the regiment as he was very desirous to have his.
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May 5, 1862
John F. DeCourcy, Colonel, 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding 26th Brigade, Headquarters, Cumberland Ford, Kentucky. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter enclosing a communication from Captain [Hamilton] Richeson of the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; requesting that the Adjutant General lay Richeson's communication before the Governor of Ohio; and stating that the question of the dates of commissions in the 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was one which should no longer be delayed, that the facts as set forth in the enclosed letter were known to him as correct in their general details and he had reason to suppose them equally exact in their particulars, that should the commissions be dated on the day when each company reached its maximum, then justice would be done to Captain [Eli W.] Botsford and Captain [Milton] Mills who now found themselves juniors to Captain [Robert W.P.] Muse, that this justice to Botsford and Mills would likewise be an act of common sense and justice to the good of the regiment and the service in general, and that he was also enclosing a letter from Colonel [M.] Welker which entered fully into the matter.
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May 5, 1862
Richard Nevins, Proprietor, Statesman Steam Printing House, Nos. 36, 38 and 40, North High Street, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter enclosing the letter received from his friend Bloor; and stating that Bloor was worthy of any trust committed to him, that Bloor had worked for him for many years, that Bloor gave up his situation at $12 per week and entered the service as a Private in the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Bloor was poor and had but few friends, and that as Bloor had a wife and family dependent on his exertions, he would rejoice to see him advanced if consistent with Tod's views.
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May 6, 1862
Daniel Peck, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. To the Honorable W.S. Kennon. Letter stating that a few individuals, including himself, had signed a recommendation to Governor David Tod for the promotion of Major William Wallace of Belmont County, that they thought Wallace richly deserved a regiment and that Belmont County was entitled to one Colonel at least, that the recommendation was made without one word of solicitation on the part of Wallace, that it had been made a question as to promotion out of the regiment, and that this had been done and he would "instance" John Ferguson of Cambridge; and asking that Kennon share his letter with Tod.
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May 7, 1862
S.G. Hoge, Zanesfield, Logan County, Ohio. To Dr. G. V[olney] Dorsey. Letter stating that he received the enclosed recommendations from his son, W[allace] N. Hoge, on May 6, that according to their understanding, he was sending the recommendations to Dorsey, that he hoped Dorsey would present them to Governor [David] Tod as soon as possible with such endorsement as was deemed appropriate, that his son said that the 1st Lieutenant of Company H, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had resigned and gone home, and that [Nathaniel] Potter, the 2nd Lieutenant, would be promoted to the position of 1st Lieutenant, that his son was recommended by [James] McDonald, [Nathaniel] Potter, and Colonel [Edward P.] Fyffe, and was very anxious for a commission in the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that if his son could not get a commission there, he wished to go into the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as he had a brother who was Captain of Company A, and that if there was any chance to favor his son with a commission, he hoped Dorsey would secure it.
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May 9, 1862
G. Volney Dorsey, Treasury Department of Ohio, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter presenting to Tod the recommendation signed by Colonel E[dward] P. Fyffe, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lieutenant [James] McDonald, 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Lieutenant [Nathaniel] Potter, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in favor of the promotion of Sergeant Wallace Hoge; and stating that Hoge, as well as his father whose letter was enclosed, resided in Zanesfield, Logan County and was a gentleman of excellent character and standing in the community where he had been raised, and that Hoge's promotion, seeing there was now a vacancy in the 2nd Lieutenancy, would no doubt give satisfaction.
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May 10, 1862
W[illiam] W. Culbertson, Captain, Company F, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Farmington, Mississippi. To J.C. McGrew, Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio. Letter recommending Sergeant F[inley] C. McGrew, Company F, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a gentleman possessing a high sense of honor; and stating that McGrew was an officer of great efficiency possessing almost as much control over the men as he did, that McGrew was the only person in his knowledge who could do justice to the company and who might be appointed 2nd Lieutenant to fill a vacancy about to occur, that he would deem it a favor if J.C. McGrew would use every effort to have Finley C. McGrew (son) appointed 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, that Finley C. McGrew had gone through all the hardships to which the regiment had been subject without a murmur, and that as Finley C. McGrew was well fitted in every way for the proposed promotion, it would be simply an act of justice if he got it.
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May 10, 1862
W[illiam] W. Culbertson, Captain, William H. Winters, 1st Lieutenant, and I[saac] N. Gilrath, 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Farmington, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that as there were vacancies of 2nd Lieutenants occurring in the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and as they had good reason to believe there was one about to occur in Company F, they would recommend 1st Sergeant F[inley] C. McGrew as a gentleman of tried courage, good moral character, and a high sense of honor, and that McGrew was well qualified to fill such a position and particularly fitted by his good and habitual control of the men of Company F to be an officer of said company; and requesting that McGrew be commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company F.
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May 13, 1862
Benjamin Turner, Huron, Erie County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that he was gratified with Hill's present appointment, that he wished to make a few inquiries on behalf of one of those prisoners who was now present with them, that said prisoner was taken from the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Cross Lanes and released from the Richmond prison on his parole by the rebels, that said prisoner had not received any notice of his exchange nor been informed as to what regiment he now belonged, and that the order of General [George B.] McClellan, issued in November 1861, required the Governors of the different states to arrange the Privates and officers of their army, who were taken prisoner or missing from their respective regiments, into skeleton regiments; asking if this order had been carried out or if it was now considered obsolete; stating that the prisoner referred to was Private Charles Webber, and that he and Captain John W. Sprague, now Colonel of the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, were the only two from the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry who had been released; asking whether it would be right and proper for Webber to go back to the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or remain there until he had notice of his exchange; stating that Webber was very anxious to be back in the service; requesting that Hill commission two persons (a Captain and a 1st Lieutenant) who had a sufficient amount of military knowledge to perform the duties pertaining to their respective posts, provided they found vacancies in one of the Ohio regiments of volunteers now in the field and could be assigned on the ground by the Colonel of the regiment or the General commanding; and stating that these persons would not draw pay unless so assigned.
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May 15, 1862
William M. Pearce, LaGrange, Lorain County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that owing to ill health caused by taking cold on their march from Romney, [western Virginia] last winter, he thought it proper and patriotic to resign his commission as 1st Lieutenant of Company I, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that on April 29, 1862, he received an honorable discharge from the military service of the United States, that his health was rapidly improving and he must be in the service, that he prayed Tod to look at his case, that references of ability could be had to any amount if necessary, that if Tod would give him a Lieutenant's commission, he could do a good job at recruiting in Lorain County, that he served through the war with Mexico and had served faithfully in the present war up to the date of resignation, that if Tod could not give him a commission, he must go in the ranks for he could not stay at home with good health, and that if Tod could do no better, he wished to be put in the state service.
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May 16, 1862
John W. Fuller, Colonel, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, near Corinth, [Mississippi]. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that he was returning two of the appointments received that day in accordance with the suggestion of General [C.P.] Buckingham, that in one case, the officer had left the service, that in the other, the promotion was not a fit one in his judgement, that the receipt of the appointments was very timely as they moved tomorrow at daylight upon or at least towards the enemy, that they had now one vacancy, viz. a 1st Lieutenant, that when 2nd Lieutenant [James P.] Simpson was promoted to a 1st Lieutenancy, the regiment would be fully officered, and that until this was done (or some other 2nd Lieutenant promoted), they had no place to put Sergeant [George W.] Young whose appointment to a 2nd Lieutenancy had already been sent; and requesting that Simpson be promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
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May 17, 1862
J.A. Gleason, 2nd Sergeant, et. al., Company H, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp in front of Corinth. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter signed by fifty-seven members of Company H, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending 1st Lieutenant William C. Scott as their choice for Captain of their company and the promotion of 1st Sergeant Joseph R. Updegrove to 1st Lieutenant; and stating that by making these appointments, the Adjutant General would confer a lasting favor upon their company, and that as to Lieutenant [John G.] Gregg, he never was the choice of the company and did not now have the good will of the company. Bears a note from W[illiam] C. Scott, Lieutenant Commanding, Company H, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that their present 2nd Lieutenant was promoted from 2nd Sergeant of Company C, that all of the members of Company H believed that their 1st Sergeant, Joseph R. Updegrove, was wronged in not receiving the appointment, that they felt it would be but justice to Updegrove and the company that he should now be promoted to 1st Lieutenant if the Adjutant General should see proper to give him the appointment of Captain, and that he felt safe in saying that Updegrove was the superior in military ability to Gregg.
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May 17, 1862
George Rogers, Captain, Company E, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter calling Hill's attention to the fact that the recent resignations of several officers in their regiment and the promotion of others left a vacancy of a 1st Lieutenancy in his company; and stating that William H. Jacobs, 2nd Lieutenant, Company E was, according to commission, the senior officer of his rank in the regiment, that as some confusion had occurred in filling previous vacancies under similar circumstances, he took this means of assuring Hill that Lieutenant Jacobs was one of their most meritorious officers, that Jacobs' close attention to every duty and gallantry in the field entitled him to Hill's consideration, that Jacobs' promotion would leave a vacancy to fill for which he would recommend the appointment of Sergeant John G. Stevenson of his company, and that Stevenson was a young man of sterling character, an accomplished non-commissioned officer, and a person whose enlistment subjected him to more than ordinary sacrifices.
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May 17, 1862
William W. Updegraff, Captain, Company F, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that his 1st Lieutenant, David R. Hume, was mustered out of the service that day by order of General [Henry] Halleck, that the resignation of his 2nd Lieutenant was accepted by the same, that he was without any Lieutenants, that supposing the vacancies would soon be filled, he recommended 1st Sergeant Reuben Woodmansee and 2nd Sergeant Edmund E. Nutt as in every way qualified to fill the vacancies, that he supposed by the present system of filling vacancies that some 2nd Lieutenant from the regiment would be promoted to fill the vacancy of his 1st Lieutenant, and that such an appointment would give great dissatisfaction to the entire company and would be a great damper on the ardor and effectiveness of his men.
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May 17, 1862
William W. Updegraff, Captain, Company F, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To the Honorable B[enjamin] Stanton, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that he had written to the Governor requesting the promotion of his 1st Sergeant and 2nd Sergeant to fill the vacancies of his 1st Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant who had resigned on account of continued ill health, that by the present system of promotion, he supposed a 2nd Lieutenant from some other company in the regiment would be promoted to 1st Lieutenant of his company, that the present senior 2nd Lieutenant was not nearly as well qualified to fill the position as his Sergeant, that the appointment of anyone out of the company would give great dissatisfaction to all the men in the company and would very much injure their efficiency, and that anything Stanton could do to secure the appointment of his Sergeants to the positions would greatly oblige; and asking if their Lieutenant Colonel and Major should be promoted and a Major appointed from the officers of the regiment as their Colonel had resigned. Bears a note from Stanton stating that he was well acquainted with Updegraff and should act upon his recommendation with utter confidence.
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May 18, 1862
S.W. Gross, Brigade Surgeon, Headquarters, 6th Brigade. To Brigadier General R[ichard] W. Johnson. Letter reporting the absence without leave of Dr. H. Bullo, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 14; and stating that Bullo desired him to approve a certificate for furlough which he could not do, but simply referred it, that Bullo left on the morning of May 14, but his application was returned from army headquarters not approved, and that he was unable to state the proper position of Bullo as he was sent as a contract Surgeon to the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by the Surgeon General of Ohio, but he did not think that Bullo was employed on contract by the Medical Director of the Army of the Ohio. Bears a note dated May 22, 1862, from R[obert] Murray, Medical Director, Army of the Ohio; stating that he knew nothing of the position of Dr. Bullo or of his having received leave of absence, that Bullo informed him that he had come at the earnest solicitation of the Surgeon General of the State of Ohio to do duty with Ohio troops, that he looked upon Bullo as an unreliable man, that Bullo represented himself to have been a Surgeon of the regular army which he knew was not the case, and that Bullo should be notified that his return was not desired as he had absented himself without authority when his services were most needed.
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May 18, 1862
William W. Updegraff, Captain, Company F, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Shiloh, Tennessee. To Lieutenant Colonel M[anning] F. Force, Commanding 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter recommending 1st Sergeant Reuben Woodmansee and 2nd Sergeant Edmund E. Nutt as in every way qualified and deserving of promotion to fill the offices of 1st Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant now vacant in the company.
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May 19, 1862
B. Burns, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had a nephew in the army in whose behalf he desired to say a word, that his nephew was 1st Lieutenant of Company I, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was in the battle at Pittsburgh Landing [Shiloh], that in consequence of some difficulty which originated on the day of the battle, the Captain of his nephew's company had resigned leaving a vacancy to be filled either by promotion from the officers of the company or by some outsider, that he trusted the former course would be adopted, that his nephew, A[ndrew] M. Burns, was entirely worthy of the position not only by reason of good conduct, but from other considerations, that his nephew entered the army as a Private on April 27, 1861, went through the three months' service as Orderly Sergeant, was honorably discharged and immediately re-enlisted, assisted in raising a company, was unanimously elected 1st Lieutenant, and had served faithfully ever since, never having requested a furlough either in the three months' service or since his re-enlistment, that his nephew was in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and did much to effect its reorganization, that he felt confident that Colonel M[oses] R. Dickey of the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry would give his nephew any recommendation desired, that his nephew was a young man of tact, energy, and courage, that he was persuaded that his nephew possessed the confidence of the men of his company as well as the officers of the regiment, that he would regret to see his nephew superseded, that it would be doing his nephew great injustice, and that he most urgently, but respectfully requested that his nephew be appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Captain A[braham] C. Cummins of Company I, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-35: 87]
May 19, 1862
C.B. Stickney, et. al., Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by nine individuals; stating that they were informed that Company A, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, now at Pittsburgh Landing [Shiloh], was wholly destitute of commissioned officers except for the Captain, and that they were personally and well acquainted with Otis H. VanTassel, a Private of Company A, who was now at his residence in Huron County, Ohio on furlough; recommending VanTassel as a suitable person for promotion in Company A and to be commissioned to hold some office therein; and stating that VanTassel was an honorable, prompt, and upright man, and worthy of consideration.
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May 21, 1862
M[anning] F. Force, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Pittsburg, Tennessee. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter stating that the resignations of Captain [John C.] Fry of Company B and Captain [Edward C.] Downs of Company H were under consideration at headquarters, that in case of acceptance, he would recommend the promotion of 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant Erastus N. Owen to Captain of Company B and 1st Lieutenant Velorus T. Hills to Captain of Company H, that he believed no 1st Lieutenant was senior to either unless it was Lieutenant [George L.] Melick of Company G and Melick was by no means equal to either of the first named in capacity, energy, or devotion, that Owen had been of eminent service in his office and, through the engagement of April 7 [Shiloh] and until acceptance of Colonel [Charles] Whittlesey's resignation, acted as Acting Assistant Adjutant General of the brigade, and that Hills was a thoroughly trustworthy and conscientious officer who faithfully performed every duty assigned to him.
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May 21, 1862
A[ndrew] Legg, Captain, Company E, and J[onathan] C. Wallace, Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Flat Top, Virginia. To George B. Wright, Quartermaster General, Columbus, Ohio. Letter stating that they wished to again enlist Wright's good offices in favor of William Sine, Sergeant of Company E, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who was long since recommended for promotion to a Lieutenancy by his commanding officers, that Sine was the unanimous choice of his company, that Sine had been doing duty as 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for some six months and receiving only the pay of a Private, that Sine had done his whole duty ably, that every officer of Sine's regiment would unite in affirming, that Colonel [Carr B.] White had promised that Sine should have a commission on the next vacancy several times, but some more importunate individuals had thrust themselves before him, that they hoped Wright would use his influence to secure Sine's position, that they also hoped that Sine's labor might be rewarded by, at most, a tardy acknowledgement, that asking no individual favors, they trusted that Wright had confidence that they would not abuse his generosity, that they thought an examination would show vacancies of 2nd Lieutenants at that time in the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that if these had been filled, others would undoubtedly occur very soon, that the papers would have informed Wright of their movements, that their boys were very much disposed to growl at not being permitted to fight at Princeton, [Western Virginia], having been marched 100 miles from the Kanawha in quick time until footsore and weary, that the boys thought the least which should have been allowed them was a brush with the enemy's forces at Princeton, where their communications were cut off and the enemy came very near capturing General [Jacob D.] Cox and his staff, that Cox undoubtedly possessed better information of the force, position, and intentions of the enemy than their boys, but growling was a luxury that soldiers would not be denied, and that the Quartermaster was only happy that they did not growl at him. Bears a note stating that Legg said that by referring to the books in the office of the Adjutant General, Wright would see that when he handed in the recommendations for promotion of Sine, they were filed with the written remark that Sine should be promoted to fill the first vacancy occurring in the regiment. Also bears a note from Wright stating that he knew Legg and Wallace and had great confidence in their judgement and integrity, and that he would be gratified if their wishes could be carried out.
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May 21, 1862
William H. West, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter stating that Captain I[saac] R. Gardner of Company E, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was severely wounded at the battle of Shiloh, that Gardner had reached Bellefontaine and would not be able to rejoin his regiment for some time if indeed he should recover, that Gardner was wholly without means, that there was about five months back pay due Gardner of which he was in pressing need, and that an order was published some days ago to the effect that no pay could be drawn by any soldier absent from his regiment; asking if this applied to wounded soldiers; and stating that if so, it must work a great hardship in some cases and especially in this, that he wished to be informed where and how if Gardner could draw, and that he was writing at Gardner's request.
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May 22, 1862
A[nderson] J. Edwards, Lieutenant, Commanding Company B, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Headquarters, Camp near Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by six commissioned officers commanding companies of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that there was a vacancy now existing or about to occur in the position of Major of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that they had learned with unfeigned regret that Captain George Rodgers of Company E had been recommended to Tod for appointment to said position, that the appointment of Rodgers as Major of said regiment would only tend to create and promote dissatisfaction in the regiment as well as the ranks, that instead of promoting Rodgers as Major of the regiment, they recommended the promotion of Captain Abraham Kaga of Company K, that Kaga was fully entitled by merit to any promotion Tod might deem fit to confer upon him, having commanded a company in the three months' service in western Virginia, a second one (the organization known as the Benton Cadets) in a four months' campaign in Missouri, and a third one in the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Kaga possessed the experience, the requisite abilities as a commanding officer, and the character of a good soldier and gentleman to fully entitle him to promotion to the Majorship of the regiment above all the merits which Rodgers might or could possess, that no commissioned officers of Company C were present, but it was believed they would endorse the petition, and that said officers were all at home on sick leave.
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May 22, 1862
John W. Fuller, Colonel, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, near Corinth, [Mississippi]. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Copy of a letter stating that by Special Order No. 62, dated May 17, 1862, from Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, 1st Lieutenant W[illiam] E. Johnston of the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was mustered out of the service of the U.S. for absence without authority from his company when the regiment was making a forward movement in face of the enemy; recommending that 2nd Lieutenant Zeph C. Bryan be promoted to 1st Lieutenant and that Quartermaster Sergeant David H. Moore be made a 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that the recent appointments made gave great satisfaction in the regiment and he had no doubt the above would be equally satisfactory should Hill see fit to comply with the recommendation, that it was a quiet day for them, and that the pickets had a very lively time of it all night, but since daylight, scarcely a shot had been fired.
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May 22, 1862
John W. Fuller, Colonel, etc., 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, near Corinth, [Mississippi]. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that by Special Order No. 62, dated May 17, 1862, from Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, 1st Lieutenant W[illiam] E. Johnston of the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was mustered out of the service of the U.S. for absence without authority from his company when the regiment was making a forward movement in face of the enemy; recommending that 2nd Lieutenant Zeph C. Bryan be promoted to 1st Lieutenant and that Quartermaster Sergeant David H. Moore be made a 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that the recent appointments made gave great satisfaction in the regiment and he had no doubt the above would be equally satisfactory should Hill see fit to comply with the recommendation, that it was a quiet day for them, and that the pickets had a very lively time of it all night, but since daylight, scarcely a shot had been fired.
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May 22, 1862
A[lonzo] J. Gleason, E[dward] L. Quick, and E[noch] M. Hoaglin, Committee, Camp in front of Corinth, Mississippi. To ? Letter setting forth a preamble and resolutions unanimously adopted by the members of Company H, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 22, 1862; and stating that they had been duly notified of the appointment of Lieutenant Cyrus Reasoner of Company A to fill the vacancy created in their company by the resignation of Captain T[haddeus] S. Gilliland, that they regarded such a procedure as both unjust and tyrannical, being in direct opposition to the principles underlying that Government for which they were now fighting besides tending to depress and discourage those who now, on the eve of a great battle, needed all the encouragement that could be afforded them, that they claimed as freemen the inalienable right to choose for themselves the officers who were to have command over them, that they had already declared Lieutenant W[illiam] C. Scott to be their unanimous choice for the Captaincy of their company, that they looked upon Scott as an officer in every way fitted for that position, justly meriting it by a long and faithful discharge of his duty as Lieutenant and while having sole command of their company even when the state of his health utterly forbade it, that they were not willing that Scott should be subjected to what they could only regard as an insult and an outrage, and that they would transmit a copy of their resolutions, as an expression of the sentiments of the company, to Captain [Cyrus] Reasoner at the earliest opportunity.
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May 22, 1862
A[ndrew] J. Kendall, Adjutant, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, near Corinth, Mississippi. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the recommendation of Captain J[ohn] H. James, with the approval of Colonel E[dward] P. Fyffe, for the appointment of 1st Sergeant Lyman B. Foster as 2nd Lieutenant of Company A, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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May 22, 1862
Benjamin P. Runkle, Major, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter requesting a transportation pass for Adam Shade, Private, Company C, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Middletown, Ohio to Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee [Shiloh]; and stating that Shade was detailed by order of the Surgeon of the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to bring him home after the battle of Shiloh and had been sick since.
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May 23, 1862
Holland B. Fry, et. al., Company C, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Fredericksburg, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by forty-one members of Company C, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; petitioning that Tod appoint Orderly Sergeant Henry W. Lincoln to fill the office of 2nd Lieutenant in their company; and stating that since the order was given by the Adjutant General of Ohio concerning promotions to the office of 2nd Lieutenant of Sergeants in the company in which the vacancies occurred, vacancies had occurred twice in their company but there had been no promotions in their company to fill those vacancies, that they thought they had at least an average amount of talent among them and therefore desired to receive at least an equal chance with other companies, that L[eicester] King was promoted to a 2nd Lieutenancy by Governor [William] Dennison and assigned to Company I, that when Tod promoted Orderly Sergeant [Joseph H.] Ross of Company I, by a mutual agreement between King and Ross, King took position in Company C, that King lacked every qualification requisite to make a good officer as almost every officer in the regiment would certify, that King confessed that Tod told him that he would never have promoted him had it been his choice, that in order to give Tod an understanding how they had been overlooked, they annexed a table showing the vacancies and promotions in the regiment since they had been in active service, and that the letter was written by the consent and approbation of the commander of the regiment.
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May 23, 1862
George Johnson, 1st Lieutenant Commanding, Company A, et. al., 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Raleigh Court House, Virginia. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter signed by nineteen commissioned officers of the 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that they unanimously petitioned the Governor to promote Lieutenant Colonel A[ugustus] H. Coleman to the position of Colonel of their regiment to fill the place made vacant by the dismissal of Charles A. DeVilliers and to promote Captain Ogden Street to the then vacant Lieutenant Colonelcy, and that having been associated with the named officers since the regiment first entered the field, they knew their qualifications and ability to command and that the good of the regiment and the service would be enhanced by their appointment. Bears a note from J[acob] D. Cox, Brigadier General Commanding, District of the Kanawha; stating that he believed the recommendation a good one and one that ought to be adopted, that the present Major was appointed outside of the regiment and it was doing him no injustice to say that officers of the old organization were better qualified to fill the vacancy, and that he approved the recommendation.
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