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June 29, 1862
James Y. Rodgers, Sergeant Major, 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Tod, Nashville, Tennessee. To Colonel Granville Moody, Commanding Post, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Letter enclosing a petition signed by nearly all the commissioned officers of the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, requesting Governor David Tod to place Moody again in command of his regiment; and stating that he apprehended that one reason for Moody's detention was owing to the fact that his enemies had created the impression at headquarters that Moody would be unfavorably received by his regiment, that the enclosed would obviate any such difficulty, that the truth was that the great majority desired Moody's immediate presence among them, that if necessary, Moody could have tangible proof of this fact, that it was the earnest and expressed desire of the signers of the enclosed petition that it be kept out of the public print for in this action, Moody's friends did not wish by implication or otherwise to injure the reputation of those now in command, and that the object was that Governor David Tod should know the true state of feeling in relation to Moody so that he might be again among them, restore the moral tone of the regiment, and, by his presence in the field, vindicate his reputation before the public and cast the lie into the teeth of his calumniators. Bears a P.S. stating that Company B was on duty at Louisville, and that he was enclosing a letter from the officers of Company D for Moody's consideration.
3 pp. [Series 147-41: 179]

June 31, 1862
D.W. McClung, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Lafayette Traber of Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio; and stating that Traber was a gentleman of integrity, a young attorney, and a patriotic citizen, that Traber was now serving as a Private soldier in the 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) at Camp Chase, that Traber was desirous of obtaining the office of Quartermaster of that or some other regiment, and that such an appointment would be worthily bestowed.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 63]

July 1, 1862
T[homas] J. Carlin, late Captain, and W[illiam] B. Chapman, Captain, 2nd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending that 2nd Lieutenants N[ewton] J. Smith and O[rlando] L. Huston be commissioned as 1st Lieutenants, and that Harvey Guthrie, Jr. and Augustus Beach be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the 2nd Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
3 pp. [Series 147-41: 164]

July 1, 1862
William Howard, Major Commanding, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Athens, Alabama. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending John L. Watson, 1st Lieutenant in Company A, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy of Captain in said company occasioned by the resignation of Robert L. McKinley, that Watson's commission date from July 1, 1862, that 2nd Lieutenant William Bartlow fill the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Watson, that Sergeant Lafayette Van Briggle fill the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Bartlow, and that Van Briggle's commission date from July 1, 1862, as he had appointed him and given him a certificate to act as 2nd Lieutenant in Company A; and stating that all of the gentlemen noted were well qualified for the positions to which he had recommended them.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 125]

July 1, 1862
William Howard, Major Commanding, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, In Camp near Athens, Alabama. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending 2nd Lieutenant William Johnson of Company E, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion to 1st Lieutenant of said company to fill the vacancy occasioned by the appointment and promotion of Lowell H. Smith to the place and rank of Brigade Quartermaster, 11th Brigade, 5th Division, Department of the Ohio, and Russell F. Smith, Orderly Sergeant of Company E, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the appointment to 2nd Lieutenant to fill the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Johnson; stating that Smith was a man in every way worthy of the position, that Smith had been in service ever since the war broke out and had conducted himself as a soldier and gentleman in every respect, that Smith was admirably qualified, and that he considered Smith's appointment as a benefit to the service; and requesting that the commissions of Johnson and Smith be dated from July 1, 1862, at which time he appointed Smith to act in the capacity of 2nd Lieutenant.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 126]

July 1, 1862
Charles W. Reeves, Company D, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Middletown, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the company with which he was connected, and in which he held the position of 2nd Lieutenant, was formerly a part of the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that so far as he knew, it was the only company transferred to the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which completed its organization without consolidation with detachments originally recruited for other companies, that its organization, as could be proven from the muster and pay rolls, was older than any other company in the regiment, that he was mustered as 2nd Lieutenant on December 28, 1861, that Captain J.D. Bothwell and 1st Lieutenant James Armstrong of the same company, together with himself, received their appointments and were mustered in on April 8, 1862, and that when their commissions came to hand, they were found to bear the date of April 23; asking why their commissions should bear that date instead of April 8, and if they could be altered or dated back so as to conform to the time mentioned; and stating that such an alteration would make them what they justly deserved to be, namely the senior company officers of the regiment, and would entitle them to the first promotions, that Captain S[ilas] P. McMillan of Company I had resigned and Lieutenant [Henry R.] Bending had been appointed to succeed him causing still other changes which only awaited Tod's sanction to make them a finality, that these promotions had been made at his expense and the expense of the Lieutenant associated with him, that said promotions were not only unsatisfactory to himself and his colleague, but also to other commissioned officers in the regiment, that two resignations had already grown out of it, that Tod's attention would have been called to this matter sooner, but their commissions, either designedly or otherwise, were not given to them until within a few hours of their departure at a time when it was impossible to have the mistake corrected, that subsequent duties since coming to the field had entirely prevented him from holding any correspondence with Tod in reference to the matter, and that he hoped the matter would receive Tod's early consideration.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 54]

July 1, 1862
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Battle Creek, near Jasper, east Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he saw by General Order No. 25, Army of the Ohio, herewith enclosed, that 1st Lieutenant J[ohn] C. Neal of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was mustered out of the service, that he knew nothing of the matter except as he saw the order, that he must think there was some mistake as Neal was a good officer, that he had notified Neal and Captain [John] Jumper that they were exchanged and had expected them to join the regiment a long time since, that it was possible they might not have received his notification, that he presumed, however, that Neal's dismissal was a fixed fact, that however much he might regret it, it became his duty to recommend Neal's successor, that in this case, he did so with great pleasure as he could heartily recommend James H. Haynes, the senior 2nd Lieutenant, who was a faithful, good officer and well worthy of promotion, that it was not so easy to decide upon the one to recommend for 2nd Lieutenant to succeed Haynes for the reason that he had quite a number of Sergeants who were about equally worthy and a selection was somewhat difficult, and that he would, however, recommend Sergeant Sylvanus Bartlett who would make a good Lieutenant. Together with a newspaper clipping containing General Orders No. 25.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 135]

July 2, 1862
R[obert] W. Ratliff, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Indian Expedition, Camp on Horse Creek, Indian Territory. To Governor David Tod. Letter reporting various vacancies in the regiment; submitting recommendations for filling the same; stating that the regiment had been engaged in an active campaign, and that there was a pressing need for officers in the field; and requesting that the recommended appointments be made at Tod's earliest convenience.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 181]

July 2, 1862
R[obert] W. Ratliff, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Indian Expedition, Camp on Horse Creek, Indian Territory. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had sent an official communication recommending promotions for vacancies in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that among others, he had recommended John C. Sheets of Company E for an appointment as a 2nd Lieutenant, and that for ten months past, Sheets had been rendering very efficient and valuable services to the regiment as an assistant in the Adjutant's office, for which he had received but a small remuneration; and requesting, as a personal favor to himself and an act of justice to Sheets, that Tod appoint Sheets or date his rank and appointment back to the oldest existing vacancy of a 2nd Lieutenancy in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, namely that caused by the promotion of Alonzo McGowan to a 1st Lieutenancy.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 216]

July 3, 1862
John Backenstoe, Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that at the request of Captain John H. Robinson of Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, he was writing to ascertain whether or not the commission of 2nd Lieutenant of said company had been forwarded and whether he could be furnished with a pass for himself and a recruit to General [James] Shields' division, that he had been detailed to accompany Robinson to Washington Court House, that Robinson was unable to travel unattended, and that he wished to return the last of July and would be pleased to have Tod write as soon as practicable and supply a pass.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 10]

July 3, 1862
A.B. Burton, Newport, Kentucky. To Friend Sawyer. Letter regarding Sawyer's resignation and matters in their battery; and stating that his wound had healed over, but he could not move about yet even on crutches, that he got a pair of crutches the other day, but found he could not walk as he was unable to get the foot of his lame leg off the ground, that the leg was perfectly straight and could not be bent, that to obviate this, he was having a shoe made with a cork sole about an inch thick for the other foot and expected to trip the light fantastic in a day or two, that his surgeon said that he might get a little motion in the knee joint, but thought it would be a long time before he would be able to mount a horse, and that he did not know if he would ever be able to rejoin the battery, but it was his ardent desire to do so.
4 pp. [Series 147-41: 18]

July 3, 1862
Charles Candy, Colonel, 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Alexandria, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting that no appointments of commissioned officers be made in the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry unless recommended by himself as commander of the regiment; stating that he had the right to be the best judge as to who deserved promotion; and requesting that no attention be paid to any recommendations unless approved by himself.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 5]

July 3, 1862
William B. Cassilly, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Detachment, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Franklin, Tennessee. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter regarding the Governor's plan of promotion; and stating that promotion by seniority in the regular army worked well as it commenced from the root and everyone held his relative position from greater age and presumed experience, but in the volunteer service it was not so, that their regiment was made up and officers made based upon the ability to recruit and not upon military ability and experience, that the consequence was that they had Captains who would make good Privates and Privates who would make better Captains, that if promotion was to follow by seniority, there was no inducement on their part to cut off the rotten members who were contributing to the destruction of the regiment by their inefficiency, that the regiment would only be apt to get worse and the war be over, even if it lasted for years, before they could cut down to the cure and then be left with thinned ranks, that he saw no objection to the senior Lieutenant from one company transferring to a ranking position in another company, that he would prefer to have an officer over men who were strangers to him, but he generally found that good officers would not accept in that way, that if the commanding officer, who was always present, was not a good judge of who ought to be appointed, he should be replaced, that the commanding officer might show some favoritism, but that would correct itself and in a little time, the necessity of having good officers would put an end to it, and that they were going to Nashville on July 4 to act as Provost Guards.
3 pp. [Series 147-41: 15]

July 3, 1862
Moses R. Dickey, Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Huntsville, Alabama. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant John G. Gregg of Company H had caused a vacancy to fill; and recommending 1st Sergeant Joseph R. Updegrove of said company to Tod's favorable consideration.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 13]

July 3, 1862
W[illiam] Howard, Major Commanding, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Athens, Alabama. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending that Jesse Ellis, Orderly Sergeant in Company F, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant to fill the vacancy in said company occasioned by the appointment of E[dward] S. Sinks to be Quartermaster of the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting that Ellis' commission date from July 1, 1862, at which time he gave him a certificate to act as 2nd Lieutenant in Company F and in which capacity Ellis was now acting.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 124]

July 3, 1862
Noah Jones, 2nd Lieutenant Commanding, Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Alexandria, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that at an election held on May 1, 1862, at the camp of Company A, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry near Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2nd Lieutenant Noah Jones was elected 1st Lieutenant to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Samuel L. Hooker and 1st Sergeant Albert E. Chester was elected 2nd Lieutenant to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of Jones, and that in accordance with said election, he would be pleased to have commissions issued. Approved and certified by Minor Milliken, Commanding 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 6]

July 3, 1862
W.S.V. Prentiss, Providence, Rhode Island. To Governor David Tod. Letter regarding the case of his brother, Sergeant Charly Prentiss of Company B, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Tod had said his brother would be appointed 2nd Lieutenant as soon as he could be mustered out of the 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that General [William T.] Sherman refused to muster out his brother because the regiment was not full and because his brother was a good Sergeant, and that he observed that Sherman was not now in command of the division and thought it not improbable that his successor would be sufficiently reasonable to permit the promotion of a brave and meritorious soldier, even if he did need more men.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 30]

July 3, 1862
E.H. Swinney, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp near Middletown, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter calling Tod's attention to a very worthy young man, F.J. Slatterie, Private, Company E, 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who was now a clerk in the department of the Assistant Adjutant General, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps of Virginia; and stating that Slatterie's residence was Norwalk, Ohio, that Slatterie was a young man of excellent education and good address, that Slatterie had conducted himself in the most soldier-like manner since he had been in the service, that Slatterie was well qualified to fill the position of 2nd Lieutenant, and that if Tod could so commission Slatterie in one of the new regiments now raising in Ohio or any other regiment, he would be rewarding a meritorious young soldier.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 53]

July 4, 1862
Frank Evans, Major, et. al., 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of West Tennessee, Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by six officers of the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending Elias C. Gregg, a Private of Company G, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a meritorious soldier and as one well qualified for the commission of Captain or 1st Lieutenant; and stating that Gregg served with credit and distinction in the 3rd Ohio Regiment during the Mexican War and had served with credit and distinction in the 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that at the battle of Shiloh on April 6 and 7, Gregg acquitted himself with great credit, and that since the battle, Gregg had been in command of Company G as the Captain and Lieutenants had become disabled.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 171]

July 4, 1862
Henry McCan, Hanoverton, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter regarding a Lieutenancy for his son who was in Company I, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he would assist his son in getting up a company in Columbiana County, and that there was no doubt they could get up a company in a short time.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 14]

July 4, 1862
John G. Mitchell, Captain, Company C, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Alabama. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending the promotion of 2nd Lieutenant Charles Byron to the vacancy just occasioned by the resignation of 1st Lieutenant Silas Pruden, and 1st Sergeant Abraham Wolbach to fill the prospective vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Byron; and stating that these men had served with the company since April 21, 1861, were the first choices of the men composing the company, and were in every way eminently qualified to reflect honor upon the State and the general service, and that Pruden's resignation was dated June 30, 1862. Bears a note from John Beatty, Colonel, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry approving the recommendation.
1 p. [Series 147-4l: 17]

July 4, 1862
John Parrott, Adjutant, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter enclosing a letter from Colonel Ed[win] A. Parrott relative to vacancies in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that if notice of the vacancies had been received from proper official sources, he would like to carry the commissions of those promoted to them when he rejoined his regiment on July 13.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 57]

July 4, 1862
B. Stanton, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter asking if Lieutenant Campbell's commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been sent to him; and stating that Campbell had not received said commission on June 19, and that the regiment was at Florence, Alabama on June 19.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 16]

July 4, 1862
W[illiam] H.H. Taylor, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, In the Field, La Grange, Tennessee. To Governor David Tod. Letter introducing J. Chester Harrison, the Regimental Adjutant; requesting that Harrison might be afforded facilities in transacting business on his account with the Adjutant General; and stating that Harrison was a thorough officer and soldier, and indispensable to his regiment, and that he trusted Tod would enable him to retain Harrison's services.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 48]

July 5, 1862
George C. Crum, Major, et. al., 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by eleven officers of the 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); recommending Samuel D. Miner, Sergeant, 88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) for the office of Quartermaster of said regiment; and stating that they believed Miner to be qualified for the duties of the position and deserving of the appointment. Bears a pencilled note stating that the other officers of the regiment were away recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 58]

July 5, 1862
Mrs. L.L. Deming, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that an order had been issued at Washington for more regiments to be raised and she was confident the brave boys of Ohio would respond nobly to the call, and that she had a brother desirous of entering the army and she would ask for him a position as Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-41: 62]

July 5, 1862
John Ferguson, Colonel, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp on Pine Creek, Alabama. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter stating that he was officially advised of the acceptance of the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Gass, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending five promotions in the regiment; requesting that the commissions of these officers be sent immediately; and stating that communications directed to Huntsville, Alabama would reach him as they were moving in that direction.
3 pp. [Series 147-41: 141]

July 5, 1862
John Ferguson, Colonel, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp on Pine Creek, Alabama. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter stating that some time since, he addressed a communication to Hill regarding certain appointments, that he had heard nothing and was writing again, confidently expecting a speedy response, that his regiment was in fine health and in fine spirits, that they were very well qualified for conflict upon any field, that he had spared no pains in producing a considerable degree of efficiency in drill, that he drilled in person in all battalion evolutions and personally superintended company drills, and that if opportunity ever offered, he was convinced that the 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry would make good report.
3 pp. [Series 147-41: 142]

July 5, 1862
T[homas] W. Forshee, Tonica, Illinois. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that on June 6, his resignation as Captain of Company K, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was accepted on account of his health, that since his return home, his health had so rapidly improved that he was anxious to return to the army, that he resigned with great reluctance, that he saw the President had called for 300,000 more men and that Ohio would have to furnish several thousand of those troops, that this made him more anxious to return to the service, that he would like to be re-appointed in his old regiment if there was a vacancy, that if there was no vacancy in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, there might be in some of the other regiments of Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that he understood there was a vacant Majorship in the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that he could not be so egotistical as to press his claims for such a position and would leave that part for his friends to do, that Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill was acquainted with him and had some idea of his ability as an officer, that he had some idea of going into the state service as a Surgeon, but doubtless there were many applicants, and that whether a civilian should have the preference over an officer who had served several months in the field was for Tod to decide.
2 pp. [Series 147-41: 33]

July 5, 1862
John H. James, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that he understood that Francis M. Leffler, 1st Lieutenant in Company A, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had resigned and that William M. Este and William Baldwin, 2nd Lieutenants in the same regiment, stood next in line of promotion, that Este was appointed by a piece of kindness at the request of General [Robert C.] Schenck to enable him to be on Schenck's staff where he now was and had been, that this being the case, Este ought not to be considered in the line of promotion and Baldwin should be considered highest in rank, and that his son, Captain John H. James, preferred having Baldwin in his company (A).
1 p. [Series 147-41: 3]

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