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SERIES 147. VOL 2. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio
April 23-July 29, 1861.

April 23, 1861
George B. Seuter, Assistant Commissary and Quartermaster General, Camp Taylor, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. To R.W. Taylor, Columbus. Letter stating that he had sent a bond good for $300,000, and that Camp Taylor was in good order.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 13]

May 29, 1861
Charles W. Hill, Richard Mott, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To whom it may concern. Letter recommending Rev. A.P. Donaldson of Gilead, Wood County, Ohio who wished a situation on the staff of some regiment or brigade.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 90]

June 9, 1861
A.E. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, Third Brigade, First Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Document certifying that Charles A. Reeder was duly elected to the office of Captain of Company I, 2nd Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia of the Reserve. Back of document bears Reeder's oath dated June 22, 1861, to faithfully support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Ohio, to discharge all the duties and services pertaining to the office of Captain, and to obey orders and instructions received from superior officers.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 147]

June 17, 1861
Octavius Waters, Delta, Fulton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was unable to get his company together; that his men were widely scattered throughout the county under instructions to continue their daily labor until he called for them; that when the order to report came, he found that some of the men had gone to other states and enlisted, that 6 or 8 were on the canal, that some were sick, and that others had grown tired of waiting and made contracts which they would not violate; that these losses had reduced the size of his company from 87 to 45, making it impossible for him to report a full company by the specified time; that Dennison should accept another company in their place; that no one regretted matters more than himself; that he had laid aside his law practice in April; that the company he had taken into camp in May disbanded when many of the men did not wish to go for three years' service; that he had raised another company; and that he was now unable to get the men together; and asking if Dennison could find a place for him as a bearer of dispatches.
4 pp.[Series 147-2: 202]

June 20, 1861
W. Smith Irwin, Auditor, et. al., Mt. Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Thomas Turner for the post of Major in the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry or any other post where his services might be required, stating that Turner was a man of "correct" morals, and citing Turner's service in the Mexican War.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 28]

June 24, 1861
R.W. Taylor, Auditor, Office of the Auditor of State, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Copy of letter stating that the acts authorizing the loans of $750,000 and $2,000,000 required the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to borrow the same in such sums as may be ascertained by the Auditor of State and from time to time certified to them to be necessary, and that in order to certify the amounts required, he needed statements and estimates of expenditures made and contemplated under each of the acts, requesting that Dennison direct his staff to furnish the necessary information, and stating that the Commissioners were leaving for New York on June 26 to pay the July interest on the state debt.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 63]

July 1, 1861
William B. Miller, Nevada, Wyandot County, Ohio. To Adjutant General H.B. Carrington. Letter stating that a company of one hundred and five members had been organized and uniformed, asking if the company could be recognized subject to a future call for volunteers, and if their elections were in accordance with the law, and stating that they had been meeting for drill once a week for the past two months.
1p.[Series 147-2: 186]

July 4, 1861
N.H. Van Vorhes, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was enclosing his official bond with corrections, and requesting that the other bond be withdrawn from the files in the Auditor of State's office and destroyed if that was the proper course.
1p.[Series 147-2: 60]

July 6, 1861
Henry J. Handy, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Mrs. Conden (the bearer) presented herself to make application for the discharge of her son (William Conden), that William Conden had enlisted in the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry without his mother's consent, that William Conden was his mother's main source of support, she being a widow and the Patriot Aid Fund being nearly exhausted, that William Conden was a miner and his mother claimed he could not be lawfully held, and that she respectfully solicited Dennison for her son's release.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 80]

July 8, 1861
W.K. Bosley, Colonel Commanding, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Bulington, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had appointed William E. Sheridan as 1st Lieutenant of Company F and reappointed E.M. Shoemaker as Quartermaster, and requesting that the appointments be recorded and commissions be forwarded.
1 p. [Series 147-2: 67]

July 8, 1861
Grotius R. Giddings, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To Colonel H.B. Carrington. Letter requesting that a commission as Captain of Company B, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry be made out and forwarded to him at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut, dating back to the time they were accepted.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 59]

July 9, 1861
H[erman] G. De Puy, Colonel Commanding, 8thRegiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General, State of Ohio. Letter stating that Lyman N. Freeman had been selected as chaplain of the regiment, and requesting that the Secretary of War be notified and that the necessary papers be forwarded as soon as convenient.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 198]

July 10, 1861
Samuel H. Cooke, et. al., New Matamoras, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Petition stating that the 56 signees believed that their lives and property were in imminent danger from lawless bands of guerrillas who were daily organizing in western Virginia, calling upon Dennison for protection, and to furnish the company called the Matamoras Blues under the command of Samuel Hutchison with arms and to order the company into active service, and stating that it was Dennison's duty as Governor of Ohio to keep an armed force on the border for the protection of the lives and property of the people.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 48]

July 10, 1861
Lewis Lewell, et. al., Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Petition from members of Company A, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry requesting the appointment of 1st Sergeant Thomas M. McClure as Captain of the company, and stating that McClure was highly qualified for the place from a moral and military standpoint.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 62, 61]

July 11, 1861
J[ohn] M. Connell, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, Buchanan, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had appointed Henry Springer of Lancaster, Ohio as Quartermaster of the 17th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), and requesting that a commission be issued.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 103]

July 11, 1861
James Horner, Mesopotamia, Trumbull County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was forming a company of sharpshooters in Trumbull County and adjacent towns, that the company was intended for immediate service, that all who joined the company were expert in the use of the rifle, that he had circulated hand bills throughout the county calling for a meeting in Warren on July 20 of all able bodied men who wished to join a company for immediate service, that he had visited several towns and procured a number of signatures to the roll, that those who signed the roll were practicing with the rifle daily, that the only obstacle he found in the way of enlisting men was that he had no authority from the government, that he had served five years in the Engineer Corps, (four years at West Point and one year on detached service with the North Pacific Railroad Survey), that he wanted authority to recruit and assurance of the acceptance of the company before or immediately after the meeting at Warren, and that he proposed to uniform the company through voluntary contributions by the friends of the company.
3 pp. [Series 147-2: 50]

July 11, 1861
Washington H. Huling, et. al., Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio. Statement certifying that the signees were acquainted with Nathan Beckwith and believed him well qualified to be a recruiting officer.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 20]

July 11, 1861
C. Morris, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending G.W. Hopper for the post of Assistant Commissary at Camp Wool, stating that the unreasonable and unwarranted faultfinding with Dennison was rapidly subsiding in their section of the state, that the great difficulty had been that men had set themselves up as censors over public functionaries without the least knowledge of their duties or the circumstances with which they had to contend, and that these men were beginning to find that they did not know so much more than the President, his cabinet, and the executives of the states.
3 pp. [Series 147-2: 205]

July 11, 1861
John Stone, Belpre, Washington County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding state arms for a uniformed company, and stating that they were in a peculiar and exposed condition, that it was necessary to defend themselves against possible incursions of marauding parties, and that most of the members of the company were "to the manor born."
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 51]

July 11, 1861
Unidentified, Plymouth, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter from a commander of a company of three months' volunteers which had been disbanded when they declined to accept service for three years, stating that the company had been under drill and in camp more than a month, that the men had spent all their money and worn out their clothes to the extent that they were almost naked, that they were disbanded and sent home without pay, that they went into the contract for three months' service in good faith, but were not mustered in, that in light of Dennison's comment that "it is no fault of theirs but their misfortune," the men should receive renumeration for the money and time spent and the clothing worn out in endeavoring to serve their country, and that he wanted justice for his men.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 27]

July 12, 1861
M.P. Bestow, Oakland, Maryland. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding his movements, and stating that he would repair to Clarksburg as soon as possible and await Buckingham's commands, and that he would endeavor to do his duty wherever he was placed.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 38]

July 12, 1861
F.S. Feeney, Captain, Judson Gardner, 1st Lieutenant, F. Marion Reckard, 2nd Lieutenant, Quaker Bottom Rangers, Quaker Bottom, Lawrence County, Ohio. Letter stating that their border with Virginia was nightly "infested" by Jenkins Guerrilla Cavalry whose commander (Albert Gallatin Jenkins) was enraged by the action of the government in taking his property, that the guerrillas could be seen daily traversing the opposite shore and that Jenkins had from 2 to 300 in his band with the number increasing, that Jenkins had threatened them with his vengeance, that the Ohio River was getting quite low and could be forded in some places, that their infantry could not move quickly enough to intercept the guerrillas, and that they had organized a cavalry company, and requesting that arms be issued. Bears two endorsements.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 164]

July 12, 1861
Jonathan G. Honnold, Swan, Vinton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had a company of seventy- five men made up, and that he would like to have an order for the company and the law for getting up and organizing a company, and asking if the company would be received into service.
2 pp. [Series 147-2: 45]

July 12, 1861
John McMahon, Captain, Company A, 18thRegiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Camp at Bridgeport, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he could have the requisite number of men ready for the field within ten days after being mustered out of the present service.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 3]

July 12, 1861
H. Fitz Randolph, Major General, 6th Division, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Headquarters, Ashley, Delaware County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting that a commission be issued in favor of John B. Dague to act as Assistant Quartermaster General with rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 12]

July 12, 1860[1]
Henry C. Rodgers, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the boys of Company A, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) were all well and in fine spirits, that he had found many men desirous of enlisting for three years' service, and that he wished to obtain a permit to enlist a company.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 64]

July 13, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending promotions.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 98]

July 13, 1861
G[eorge] B. Bailey, Captain, Company G, 1stRegiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Camp Upton, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Corporal J.J. Glidden as one who was in every way competent to take charge of a company.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 2]

July 13, 1861
James L. Drake, Captain, Company H, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three years' service), Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that 1st Lieutenant John P. Cunningham was about to resign for want of health and military skill, and that Colonel Scammon had told him they could not have an election and that 2nd Lieutenant D.K. Smith would be promoted, recommending that Charles E. Richenbach be appointed 2nd Lieutenant, and stating that Richenbach was an attorney, a scholar, and a military man, and spoke French and German.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 26]

July 13, 1861
E.P. Fyffe, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Thomas Gwynne, was very anxious to be employed in the volunteer service, that Gwynne was one of the three months' men and well qualified to command a company, and that Gwynne would enlist a company for three years' service if he received encouragement from headquarters.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 45]

July 13, 1861
John J. Glidden, Camp Upton, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter from a three months' volunteer stating that his father would enlist a company consisting in part of employees provided that he captain them when his term of service expired.
2 pp.[Series 147-2: 2]

July 13, 1861
J[oseph] S. Parrott, Adjutant, Headquarters, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), Camp Upton, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter sending the muster rolls of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) with notations regarding all changes which had taken place in the regiment since its organization.
1 p.[Series 147-2: 39]