SERIES 147. VOLUME 41. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
October 10, 1861-July 18, 1862.
October 10, 1861
R[odney] Mason, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Joshua Blaize, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. Letter notifying Blaize that the Governor of Ohio had appointed him 2nd Lieutenant in the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that should Blaize fail to enlist and report, in accordance with the accompanying instructions, at the headquarters of the regiment at Camp Chase at least 30 recruits within 30 days, the appointment would be liable to be revoked by the Governor of Ohio. Bears a note from Mason stating that Blaize's time was extended to December 1. Also bears a note dated October 10, 1861, from John R. Edie, Major, 15th U.S. Infantry, Mustering Officer, Columbus, Ohio; certifying that he had mustered into the service of the United States for three years unless sooner discharged, Joshua Blaize as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Together with directions for enlisting and organizing volunteer forces in Ohio.
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December 17, 1861
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 11th Brigade, U.S.A., Columbia, [Kentucky]. To ? Copy of letter stating that James R. Temple was authorized to raise a company of volunteers for service in the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the approval of J[eremiah] T. Boyle, Brigadier General, Commanding 11th Brigade, U.S.A.
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December 19, 1861
William Nelson, Brigadier General, Headquarters, 4th Division, Camp Wickliffe. To Captain Fry, Assistant Adjutant General, and Chief of Staff. Copy of a letter stating that when he took the field last October to go up the mountains, he found Lieutenant E.E. Colburn, Quartermaster of the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that at the recommendation of Colonel [Joshua W.] Sill, he appointed Colburn acting Brigade Quartermaster, that Colburn had filled said post to his entire satisfaction during the campaign, that since he had been in command of the division, Colburn had been with him and he had announced him as Division Quartermaster, that energy and ability distinguished Colburn, that he was very anxious that he should be permitted to retain Colburn's services, that he wished Fry would bring the matter to the notice of the Commanding General with his request that Colburn be permitted to serve with him as his Division Quartermaster, and that Colburn was invaluable to him.
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December 25, 1861
Romain Lujeans, Adjutant, Headquarters, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Lieutenant Blaize, Camp Chase. Letter stating that after careful examination and consideration of law and army regulation, it was his duty to inform Blaize of the decision of the commanding officer, Colonel [Valentine] Bausenwein, that in present circumstances, there was no possibility for two Adjutants to exist on one post commanded by a Colonel who was at the same time in command of a regiment, that the army regulation made no appropriation for the pay of two Adjutants, that the Adjutant of the regiment, whose Colonel commanded the post, had to act as Post Adjutant, and that Blaize should endeavor to secure his position in the regiment as assigned to him originally with all possible speed. By order of [Valentine] Bausenwein, Colonel Commanding Post.
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January 20, 1862
Josuah Blaize, Recruiting Officer, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating the facts regarding his appointment and removal.
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February 11, 1862
James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbia, Kentucky. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that not having a copy of [James R.] Temple's authority to raise a company for his regiment when sending the roll, he now forwarded it, and that Temple had commenced operations on December 1, but had no written authority until the date of the enclosed.
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March 29, 1862
W.B. McNeal, Acting Adjutant, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Van Buren, near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter furnishing Buckingham with a full and complete list of the commissioned officers of the 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, their whereabouts, etc.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 209]
April 2, 1862
V[alentine] Bausenwein, Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters. To? Official copy of Regimental Order No. 56; stating that 1st Lieutenant H[enry] Bohl having declined the Captaincy of Company F, 1st Lieutenant Charles Kinzer of Company H was promoted to Captain of Company F, 1st Lieutenant Wilford Stiers was transferred to Company H, 2nd Lieutenant F[rederick] Teuscher of Company F was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company F, and Sergeant Major Charles Kette was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company F.
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April 23, 1862
James W. Savage, Lieutenant Colonel and Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, Mountain Department, Wheeling, Virginia. To John D. Holden. Letter stating that there were presently no vacancies in any batteries for which the General could recommend Holden, that possibly, however, arrangements now in progress might result in Holden's appointment, that Holden's application would be retained, and that if Holden left his future address at those headquarters, he would be informed of the result.
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May 2, 1862
James Cantwell, Colonel, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Zeigler, near Petersburg, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Alexander S. Ramsey, Adjutant, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a suitable person to be appointed Lieutenant Colonel or Major in any regiment where such a vacancy might exist; and stating that Ramsey assisted him in the organization of the regiment and had been with him all the time, that Ramsey was an active, energetic, and efficient officer worthy of a higher position than he now occupied, that Ramsey's appointment to fill any such vacancy in any of the Ohio regiments would afford him great gratification and secure to the public service a faithful and attentive officer, and that he hoped Tod would find it in his power to reward Ramsey with deserved promotion. Bears the endorsement of J[acob] Y. Cantwell, Surgeon, and H[enry] B. Fry, Chaplain, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
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May 23, 1862
V[alentine] Bausenwein, Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, In the Field near Monterey, [Tennessee]. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that according to Regimental Order No. 56, dated April 2, 1862, Christopher Kinser, the senior Lieutenant of the regiment, had been appointed Captain of Company F to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of J[ohn] Bunz, and that 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Teuscher had been promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Sergeant Major Charles Kette to 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, that after his leaving the regiment, Lieutenant Colonel [Ferdinand F.] Rempel surreptitiously requested, in contradiction to the above order and without issuing any Regimental Order at all, commissions for 1st Lieutenant Wilford Stiers to be Captain and 3rd Sergeant Peter Leohnor to be 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, that in reference to Stiers, he declared him fully unfit to lead a company, that Kinser, who was in command of Company F ever since April 2, was a very competent officer, American by birth, from the same place where Company F was raised, and much beloved by his men, that in the battle of Shiloh, Kinser distinguished himself by personal bravery, that for three months, Peter Leohnor had hardly done an hour's service except as a driver of the private wagon of Lieutenant Colonel Rempel, that besides this, Leohnor had been sick most of the time, that the day before his commission arrived, Leohnor received his discharge from the regiment on account of disability and had left it that morning, that in reference to Kette, the 2nd Lieutenant appointed by him for Company F, he was the first non-commissioned officer enlisted in the regiment, that Kette served in the three months' service, was a very good Drill Master, was Orderly Sergeant of Company A and afterwards Sergeant Major, and acted as 2nd Lieutenant of Company F from April 2 to date, and that in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, Kette distinguished himself by coolness and bravery; and requesting that Tod revoke the commissions of Stiers and Leohnor and appoint Kinser and Kette in their place.
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May 23, 1862
P[eter] Dister, Major, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Monterey, [Tennessee]. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that having learned that a commission as 2nd Lieutenant of Company F had arrived for 3rd Sergeant Peter Leohnor of Company F, he was making Tod acquainted with the circumstances connected with this nomination at the request of a good many officers of the regiment, that said appointment did gross injustice to a worthy member of the regiment, Charles Kette, Sergeant Major and formerly Orderly Sergeant of Company A, that on April 2, 1862, Kette was appointed by Colonel [Valentine] Bausenwein as 2nd Lieutenant of Company F to the satisfaction of the whole regiment, that Kette entered upon the duties of said office on April 3, performing them ever since, that Kette was thought to deserve promotion before anyone else, that when the regiment was laying in Camp Chase as a detachment under his command, Kette acted as Drill Master and Orderly Sergeant of the whole, filling several offices from the middle of October to the time of organization, that afterwards, Kette was appointed Orderly Sergeant of Company A and his company was considered the best drilled one as long as he belonged to it, that 3rd Sergeant Peter Leohnor, the man preferred to Kette, was never regularly appointed as Lieutenant of Company F by the commander of the regiment, that there was no order to that effect on the regimental order book, that Leohnor's nomination was only rumored through the regiment and doubted very much by most as very unlikely, that Leohnor was a man without any military experience and had been on the sick list most of the time, that for several weeks, Leohnor had been absent from the company without permission of the company commander, 1st Lieutenant Christ[opher] Kinser, and had been with Lieutenant Colonel [Ferdinand F.] Rempel, that Leohnor had been seen driving Rempel's wagon, that this light kind of work being still too much for Leohnor's feeble state of health, the Regimental Surgeon made out his papers of discharge and he was about to leave the regiment at the time his commission arrived, and that he appealed to Tod's sense of justice to revoke the commission of Leohnor and appoint Kette in his place.
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May 30, 1862
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that nine officers of the volunteer forces from the State of Ohio had resigned to take effect on the dates set opposite their respective names.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 223]
June 1, 1862
Henry B. Carrington, Colonel, 18th U.S. Infantry, Commanding Post, Camp of Instruction, U.S. Infantry, Camp Thomas, Ohio. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter reporting his action relative to the requisition of the Governor, made on May 28, 1862, for a detail of troops to perform special guard duty at Camp Chase.
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June 3, 1862
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that four officers of the volunteer forces from the State of Ohio had resigned to take effect on the dates set opposite their respective names.
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June 7, 1862
Samuel C. Miller, Captain, Company D, 5th Virginia Regiment, Middletown, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had been in the service in the 5th Virginia Regiment since August 10, 1861, that his company was raised in Lawrence County, Ohio, that he learned that Tod had called for more troops, and that he would be glad to be relieved from the 5th Virginia Regiment to help raise a regiment in his part of the State; and citing references.
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June 8, 1862
R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Chawalla, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter recommending various promotions and appointments to fill vacancies in the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 28]
June 9, 1862
Robert C. Arbuckle, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter stating that since he last saw Hill in September 1861, he had not been able to do anything on account of the rheumatism contracted in the three months' service on their march to Philippi, that within the past month, he had been laboring on the farm and found himself now almost free from the rheumatism, that he again felt like entering upon some duty in connection with the army where he would not be exposed to all the hardships of a camp life, and that his object in writing was to ascertain whether Hill had a position he could bestow on him either in the army or in the Adjutant General's Department; and citing references.
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June 9, 1862
E[dward] H. Phelps, Colonel, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, In Camp near Booneville, Mississippi. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that a short time before General [C.P.] Buckingham left Columbus, he forwarded him recommendations for appointments of several company officers from among the Sergeants of his regiment and also for promoting some of the Lieutenants, that he had heard nothing from the Governor in relation thereto and wanted to know whether the papers were received and placed before him, and that several of the companies were commanded by Lieutenants and it was to be hoped that the appointments might be made as desired by the regiment.
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June 10, 1862
J[ames] R. McMullin, Captain, 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, 1st Brigade, District of the Kanawha, Flat Top Mountain, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Frank Seaman, Quartermaster Sergeant of his battery, as worthy of promotion in the selections made from Ohio troops in the field; and stating that Seaman had been in the service since April 19, 1861, and a member of his command for nearly twelve months, that he considered Seaman fully competent to discharge any of the duties pertaining to a company officer, particularly in the artillery arm of the service, that Seaman was also thoroughly conversant with the business details of the Quartermaster Department and Commissary Department, and that from his own observation of Seaman's conduct in action on several occasions, he could say that Seaman would do his duty and creditably sustain the honor of Ohio. Bears the endorsements of G[eorge] H. McClung, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, R.S. Gardner, Lieutenant and Assistant Quartermaster, 1st Provisional Brigade, W.W. Holmes, Brigade Surgeon, General [Jacob D.] Cox's staff, William M. Meek, James H. Thompson, and R.P. Kennedy, Acting Assistant Adjutant General, 1st Provisional Brigade.
4 pp. [Series 147-41: 148]
June 10, 1862
D.L. Rockwell, Jr., Franklin Mills, Portage County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that some time ago, papers were sent to the Adjutant General's office in favor of Z. Conway, that Conway had never received a word, and that Conway requested him to write and learn something regarding the papers.
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June 12, 1862
Charles Anderson, Colonel, 93rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter stating that he had received Hill's order notifying him of the change in the number of his regiment; and regarding various regimental matters.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 211]
June 12, 1862
J.N. Crosby, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Colonel. Letter stating that he was a member of Company A, 86th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting the appointment of Adjutant for said regiment. Together with references.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 42]
June 13, 1862
W[illiam] E. Scofield, Captain, S[olomon] L. Hoge, 1st Lieutenant, and James B. McConnell, 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp in the Field, Mt. Jackson, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Stowel L. Burnham, Orderly Sergeant, Company A, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion in said regiment.
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June 14, 1862
W[illiam] H.H. Taylor, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, Lagrange, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending various appointments to fill vacancies in the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 23]
June 16, 1862
H. Bawdell, Captain, Company B, et. al., 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by eighteen commissioned officers of the 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); presenting Captain George C. Crum of Company A as a suitable and competent candidate for the office of Lieutenant Colonel of the 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); and stating that they believed Crum to be perfectly qualified for the position and desired to serve under him as Lieutenant Colonel, feeling confident that he would faithfully and ably discharge all the duties of said position.
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June 16, 1862
Joseph H. Riley, et. al., Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by twenty-four individuals; and stating that Albert F. Zigler, to whose good character and qualifications they all bore testimony, was an applicant for the position of Major of the 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Zigler's experience in the service (he being one of the first to respond to the call in April 1861) was valuable to himself and would be to his associates, and that Zigler was currently 1st Lieutenant of Company A, 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) at Camp Chase.
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June 16, 1862
Frank Seaman, Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp, Flat Top Mountain, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that should Tod decide to confer upon him the honor of a commission bearing the authority of the great State of Ohio, he pledged himself to labor more assiduously than ever to maintain, untarnished, the escutcheon of their mighty commonwealth which had been so gallantly borne aloft by the thousands of her brave sons who had enlisted in the present righteous cause of constitutional liberty and national union against treason and personal ambition.
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June 17, 1862
A[ugustus] H. Coleman, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Raleigh, Virginia. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that he had appointed 1st Lieutenant J[ohn] E. Alexander as Adjutant of the regiment to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J[oshua] H. Horton; and requesting that Alexander be commissioned as such.
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June 17, 1862
J.H. Riley. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter stating that the papers were filed at the request of many officers of the regiment rather than the candidates, that the applicants were worthy and competent, that both of the candidates were from Company A, 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that this might be objectionable in Hill's mind as efficient company officers were as essential to the welfare of the service as qualified field officers, and that he mentioned this fact as he had only one object and that was the best men for places of honor and responsibility.
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