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June 1, 1862
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting the promotion of Daniel K. Southwick, 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, to be 1st Lieutenant of the same company, and that Sergeant Hiram W. Turner of the same company be promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that Southwick and Turner were in every way qualified for the positions requested, and that their appointments were strongly recommended by Captain [Dennis] Kenny of Company C.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 43]

June 1, 1862
J[acob] D. Cox, Brigadier General Commanding, District of the Kanawha, Headquarters, Flat Top. To ? Letter certifying that Joseph O'Connor, Sergeant of Simmonds' battery of light artillery, had been on duty in the District of the Kanawha as Ordnance Sergeant for some months past; and stating that O'Connor had exhibited promptness, intelligence, and reliability in the performance of his duties, and that having learned that O'Connor's friends were interesting themselves in procuring for him a commission as Lieutenant, he had no hesitation in saying that he regarded him as competent to fill such a position and as being worthy of it on account of meritorious service.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 52]

June 1, 1862
Charles Doubleday, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and James G. Blunt, Brigadier General, Commanding Department of Kansas, Headquarters, Fort Scott. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Private Merville L. Saunders of Company F, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry as a suitable person to fill one of the vacancies caused by resignations of company officers in the regiment; and stating that Saunders was a sober, discreet, and intelligent man, was well educated, and had for the last four months been on duty as a clerk in the Adjutant General's Office at Department Headquarters, that Saunders was thoroughly posted on most details of army business, that the practice of promoting deserving enlisted men was a commendable one as it served to inspire every such man with the hope that he might be the successful one and incited the well disposed to be at least deserving of promotion, that they did not think Tod could bestow a commission on a more deserving man, and that they thought the interests of the service and the regiment would be subserved by the appointment of Saunders to a 2nd Lieutenancy. Bears a note dated June 16, 1862, from Thomas Moonlight, Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth; stating that Saunders had been in his office for about six months and was a very deserving man, that Saunders was sober and intelligent, that he hoped Tod would find Saunders a position in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and that Saunders had been of great service and he would be very sorry to lose him.
3 pp. [Series 147-39: 107]

June 2, 1862
Asa R. Hillyer, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter enclosing a recommendation for himself as Captain and James S. Clock as 1st Lieutenant for a company of infantry; asking when they should come to Columbus and receive their appointments and be mustered in; requesting that he be advised by telegraph at Norwalk; and stating that Clock had been in the service as 1st Lieutenant, but the cause for which he resigned had been removed and he was anxious to engage in the service again.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 182]

June 2, 1862
H.J. Jewett, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor [David Tod]. Letter recommending the bearer, Herbert F. Guthrie, Battery L, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, for promotion.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 46]

June 2, 1862
William S. Pierson, Major Commanding, Hoffman's Battalion, et. al., Sandusky, Ohio [Johnson's Island]. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by six officers of Hoffman's Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; requesting the appointment of Corporal George A. Orvis of Company A, Hoffman's Battalion to a 2nd Lieutenancy in Captain A.G. Tuther's company or with some other good man; and stating that Orvis entered the service in April 1861, and had served in their battalion since December 1861, and that they considered Orvis in every way qualified for the position and felt confident his promotion would reflect honor upon all concerned.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 34]

June 3, 1862
J[ohn] Crable, Lieutenant, Battery G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery; and stating that he was mustered into U.S. service on October 9, 1861, and had yet to receive his commission, that he learned from Colonel [James] Barnett that the commission was sent, but it never reached him, and that Tod would oblige by sending another.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 61]

June 3, 1862
Henry M. Duffield, Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Louisville, Kentucky. To Colonel Granville Moody, Commanding Camp Chase, near Columbus, Ohio. Letter acknowledging receipt of Moody's letter of June 1, accompanying the prisoners forwarded in charge of Captain J.M. Gregory and explaining the delay in forwarding them; and stating that the circumstances of the case were such that no reflection could be cast thereby on Moody's promptness as Gregory and the prisoners arrived there at 5 A.M., but a short time after Moody's receipt of the first intelligible order. Bears a note from Moody stating that the letter related to six prisoners recently forwarded to Louisville. Also bears a pencilled note stating that no blame was to attach to Moody for the delay in forwarding prisoners to Louisville.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 153]

June 3?, 1862
John Hutchins, Washington. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Captain Charles C. Smith was one of the very best officers in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; recommending Smith for promotion; and stating that the public service would be promoted by putting Smith in any position of importance which might be vacant, that in the selection of officers, it was hoped the public service would be consulted in preference to private claims, that Smith was from Painesville, and that Smith was a good engineer, etc. Also signed by B.F. Wade and Charles Doubleday.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 90]

June 3, 1862
J[ames] P. McIlrath, Captain, Company A, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Flat Top, Western Virginia. To whom it may concern. Letter recommending Corporal S[heridan] E. Bull of Company A, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a commission in the volunteer service; and stating that Bull had been with him since the breaking out of the war, having been one of the first to volunteer at the initial call for three months' men, that Bull had been a non-commissioned officer nearly all of the time since his enlistment, and that by discipline and active service in the field, Bull had acquired that knowledge which should entitle him to any position with which he was entrusted. Also signed by Harry Thompson, Lieutenant, and William P. Chamberlin, 1st Sergeant, Company A, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears a note from R[utherford] B. Hayes, Lieutenant Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that he concurred in the recommendation of Bull, that he felt sure that Bull's experience and qualifications were such as would render him a valuable man in any of the new regiments now forming in Ohio, and that the claims of other non-commissioned officers were such as to afford small prospect of promotion in the regiment although there were many who, like Bull, were well qualified for higher posts.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 161]

June 3, 1862
S[amuel] R. Mott, Captain, Company C, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. To the Honorable G. Volney Dorsey. Letter asking Dorsey to inform Governor David Tod that there was an opportunity to give him a place by promoting Colonel M[oses] B. Walker to the Brigadier Generalship of their brigade; and stating that the position was made vacant by the resignation of General [Albin F.] Schoepf, that he was the senior Captain in the regiment and entitled by rank to the position of Colonel, that Walker was the senior Colonel in the brigade and ought, by right, to be promoted, that should Tod be sincere, then the thing was all straight, and that he would very much hate to take a post secondary to an English boxing master who was made Major in their regiment and had no more interest in it than the man in the moon.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 174]

June 3, 1862
Willey & Cary, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the bearer, William Trautwein, was obliged to resign his Captaincy in the 4th New York Cavalry in consequence of sickness in his family at Cleveland, that Trautwein had long been a citizen of Cleveland, that Trautwein was industrious and reliable, that Trautwein had great experience as a cavalry officer in Germany, that enlisting in the New York cavalry, Trautwein was rapidly promoted, that if Tod could aid Trautwein to an appointment as a cavalry officer, his experience and qualities would make him valuable to the service, and that Trautwein had his commission with him and his honorable discharge. Bears a note from E. Hessenmueller; stating that he had known Trautwein for many years and agreed with the statements made by Willey and Cary as to his competency and qualifications as a cavalry officer. Also bears a note from George B. Senter; stating that for two years, he had the most intimate business connection with Trautwein, that he took pleasure in stating that Trautwein was in all respects a good man, and that should Tod be able to give Trautwein a military position, it would benefit the service.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 149]

June 4, 1862
William Lawrence, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter requesting an appointment as Colonel in one of the new three years' regiments.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 200]

June 4, 1862
Lot L. Smith, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter introducing Major C.H. Grosvenor of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Grosvenor was a resident of Athens, that Tod could have full faith in Grosvenor, that Grosvenor was visiting Columbus with a view, among other things, to assist Sergeant Edward Grosvenor of the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that the Sergeant was among the first volunteers from Athens County and had been in the service about a year, that he knew the Sergeant had performed his whole duty to his country in such a manner as merited the favorable consideration of all and especially those in whose power it was to aid him by promotion, and that he would feel highly pleased to know that Tod felt at liberty to render the Sergeant all the service possible in the matter.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 92]

June 4, 1862
Lewis Zahm, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, In Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that there were two vacancies existing for 2nd Lieutenants in his regiment; and requesting that 1st Sergeant Frederick Brenerd and Sergeant Major J. Ransom Hall be appointed to fill said vacancies.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 85]

June 5, 1862
David W. Crook, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired to recruit an infantry company of three months' men for the United States service provided he could have thirty days time for recruiting, and that he hoped to hear from Buckingham soon; and providing references.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 155]

June 5, 1862
John H. Dickerson, Captain, and Assistant Quartermaster, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Captain D.W. McClung, Assistant Quartermaster, had been ordered to Camp Chase by direction of General [Montgomery C.] Meigs, leaving Camp Dennison without a Quartermaster, that Meigs directed him to employ a trustworthy agent at Camp Dennison if he could not find an officer to send there, that a large number of sick were at Camp Dennison and two of the regiments recently called for were to rendezvous there, that these factors made Camp Dennison sufficiently important to warrant an officer being stationed there, that if Benjamin Goode could be appointed a Lieutenant in one of the Ohio regiments already organized and ordered to report for duty at Camp Dennison, it would promote the public interests, that there were too many things to be done at Camp Dennison which he did not like to entrust to an agent, and that if an appointment could not be had in one of the organized regiments, it would answer the purpose to appoint Goode in the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and assign him to duty as Quartermaster at Camp Dennison.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 166]

June 5, 1862
F.M. Follett, Captain, Company A, Commanding Post, Headquarters, Hoffman's Battalion, Depot, Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, Ohio [Johnson's Island]. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that Captain E.W.H. Read, 8th Infantry, U.S. Army, mustered into service eighty-five men of Company C, Hoffman's Battalion, Ohio Volunteers, and that they had unanimously elected Philetus W. Norris as Captain, Amon C. Bradley as 1st Lieutenant, and George Carver as 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 60]

June 5, 1862
H[enry] M. Judah, Brigadier General of Volunteers, Acting Inspector General, Army of the Tennessee, Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Corinth, Mississippi. To ? Letter certifying that he had, by order of Major General H[enry] Halleck, mustered out of the service of the United States as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, James H. Miller, to take effect on June 1, 1862; and stating that Miller made oath that he had no public property in his possession and was not accountable for any funds belonging to the United States.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 55]

June 5, 1862
[Henry M. Judah], Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Corinth, Mississippi. To ? Letter certifying that he had, by order of Major General H[enry] Halleck, mustered out of the service of the United States as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, James H. Miller, to take effect on June 1, 1862; and stating that Miller made oath that he had no public property in his possession and was not accountable for any funds belonging to the United States.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 57]

June 5, 1862
William Lawrence, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To the Honorable William Dennison. Letter requesting that Dennison see Governor David Tod and say whatever he might deem proper in favor of his appointment as Colonel in one of the new three years' regiments; and stating that he was not a seeker for the place, at least not beyond what he supposed was a laudable desire to be of some service, that John W. Andrews advised this and he was influenced by his good judgment, that Tod knew but little of him personally or otherwise and must rely on such information as he could get, and that he regretted not being so fortunate as to get into the service last season. Bears a note from Lawrence stating that if Dennison could see Judge Swayne, he would aid him. Also bears a pencilled note from Dennison stating that he took great pleasure in recommending Lawrence to the Governor for a Colonelcy.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 156]

June 6, 1862
J.S. Broadwell, Orrville, Wayne County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that William L. Broadwell had been appointed and mustered into the service as 2nd Lieutenant of the 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, and that Broadwell had never received his commission and wished him to inquire concerning it.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 61]

June 6, 1862
William Conaghan, Late Sergeant, 9th Royal Lancers, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter applying for an appointment in a cavalry regiment in the field; and stating that he was an old campaigner and preferred the field to inglorious ease, that he had lately arrived in Cincinnati after leaving the English Lancers, that he left his home in Ireland at the suggestions of his brother and sisters who were naturalized Americans, that he was once more ready to fight, but this time it would be for a flag he could respect, and that he was thoroughly disciplined and just as capable of imparting instructions to others as he was of practicing himself. Together with a description of his service in the 9th Royal Lancers.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 162]

June 6, 1862
Willard P. Hall, Jefferson City, Missouri. To Brigadier General John M. Schofield, St. Louis, Missouri. Letter stating that Mrs. Lizzie Cross, the wife of Dr. Cross, a prisoner at Columbus, desired his aid in procuring the relief of her husband, that he did not have the personal acquaintance of the Doctor, but he was well acquainted with his wife's family, that he was under very great obligations to them for kindness heretofore extended his family when overtaken by sickness in travelling through Missouri, that he was assured that the Doctor was willing to return to his home and become a quiet and peaceable citizen, that he knew of no reason why the Doctor should not be discharged on the usual terms, and that he hoped Schofield would favor the Doctor's discharge; and enclosing a letter with reference to the Doctor. Bears a note dated June 7, 1862, from Schofield; referring the letter to the Governor of Ohio; and stating that he was informed that Dr. Cross was never in the rebel service except as a Surgeon, and that if this was so, he would recommend that the Doctor be permitted to return to his home on the usual terms.
3 pp. [Series 147-39: 122]

June 6, 1862
H[enry] M. Judah, Brigadier General of Volunteers, Acting Inspector General, Army of the Tennessee, Camp at Corinth, Mississippi. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter enclosing muster-out certificates for 1st Lieutenant G.W. Howe and 1st Lieutenant J.H. Miller, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery pursuant to General Orders No. 25 dated Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Monterey, Tennessee, May 13, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 135]

June 6, 1862
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that seven officers of the volunteer forces from Ohio had resigned to take effect on the dates set opposite their respective names.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 138]

June 7, 1862
William Letcher, West Unity, Williams County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had business which called him to New York, that he did not get home until June 7, that he found Tod's letter agreeing to receive a company if gotten by June 9, that he had been called away unexpectedly, and that if the company had to be raised by June 9, he could not do it.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 146]

June 7, 1862
J.K. Merwin, Post Adjutant, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had been informed by Colonel [Granville] Moody, Commandant of Camp Chase, that General Bates of Cincinnati had written to Tod to the effect that certain three months' recruits from that city had, on their arrival at Camp Chase, been refused subsistence and told that they would not be allowed to fill up their company with men from their own neighborhood, that commandants of companies and detachments of recruits were required to report at the Post Adjutant's office on their arrival at Camp Chase, that he had no knowledge of any such treatment to recruits from Cincinnati or from any other section of the State, that the exact opposite had been the ruling of Colonel Moody in every case that he had any knowledge of, that Captain Powell of Cincinnati stated for himself and men that the statements made to General Bates, as contained in his letter to Tod, had no foundation in fact, and that Bates had probably been imposed upon by some disappointed office seekers.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 201]

June 7, 1862
Joseph Rudolph, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter stating that he made application to Governor David Tod for authority to recruit a company for the three years' service, that Tod said he would give such authority if the War Department would remove the disability causing his resignation, that at the same time, Tod introduced him to Hill, that Tod also authorized Hill to communicate with the War Department relative to the matter in question, and that thinking Hill had received an answer from the War Department, he had concluded to address his letter of inquiry; and asking if the War Department had removed the disability, if the Governor would commission him, and if it would be necessary for him to visit Columbus again on said business.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 129]

June 7, 1862
Philip B. Swing, Batavia, Clermont County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that D.W. Stevens of Clermont County was anxious to raise a company of three months' men for the service, that this matter had been placed in the hands of the Military Committee of Clermont County, but two of the members were sick, that the committee was doing little in the matter, that Stevens was a gentleman of great energy and would undoubtedly be a very suitable person for such service, that if the exigency of the service was such as required additional troops, Tod could not entrust the raising of a company to a better person than Stevens, and that he thought Stevens might succeed in raising a company.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 145]

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