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SERIES 147. VOLUME 19. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio
September 10, 1861-December 14, 1861.

September 10, 1861
Lewis P. Buckley, Colonel, 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Giddings, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that the bearer, Chancey Brainard, was authorized to enlist twenty-six musicians including himself for a regimental band for the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 45]

[September 10?, 1861]
Ferdinand VanDerveer, Colonel, 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Certificate of disability for discharge for James P. Patterson, a member of the band of the 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that Patterson was enlisted on August 14 at Hamilton, Ohio, that Patterson was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was fifty years of age, five feet, three inches tall, and of dark complexion, with dark eyes and black hair, and was a potter by occupation when enlisted. Together with the certificate of F[rancis] D. Morris, [Surgeon], 35th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that he had examined Patterson and found him incapable of performing the duties of a bass drummer because of an injury he received nine years before, that at that time, Patterson fell into a well, twenty-two feet deep, striking the back of his neck and shoulders and injuring his spine so seriously that he had never recovered, that the weight of the bass drum soon exhausted Patterson, and that he was of the opinion that the interests of the service required Patterson's discharge.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 99]

October 16, 1861
A[lfred] W. Gilbert, Lieutenant Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Kansas City, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain [Charles W.] Pomeroy of Company G died at Chillicothe, Missouri on October 2, that Colonel [John] Groesbeck ordered him to have an election held by Company G to fill the vacancy, and that an election was held on October 7, and William H. Lathrop was declared duly elected; and requesting that a commission be issued to Lathrop.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 159]

October 16, 1861
R.J. Skinner, Third Auditor, Treasury Department, [Washington, D.C.]. To Governor William Dennison. Circular letter stating that the purpose of the letter, a copy of which was addressed to the Governor of each loyal State, was to request certain information regarding the troops raised by each State, that he deemed this information indispensible to a correct settlement of claims and accounts arising out of the Country's present situation, that he desired each Governor to furnish a statement of all the troops, volunteers or militia, which had been raised and taken into the service of the United States to aid in the enforcement of the laws and the suppression of the rebellion now existing, that said statement was to include the name and number of each regiment, the names of field staff and company officers, the date of muster into service, the place of muster and the name of the mustering officer, the date of discharge of such as had been discharged, the place of discharge and by whom mustered out, the number of men in each regiment when mustered into the service, the number of men in each regiment when discharged, the number and description of arms furnished each regiment by the State, designations for those regiments which had been clothed and equipped by the State whether in whole or in part, designations for those regiments which had been subsisted by the State and the period of time during which said subsistence was furnished, the number of wagons furnished by the State and the regiments, respectively, to which they belonged, and the same information with respect to horses, that the statement should be as full as practicable to date, and that continuations of the list should be furnished from time to time as new regiments were mustered in until the list became complete by the mustering of the entire quota called for from each State.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 100]

October 17, 1861
E.S. Young, Secretary, [Military Committee of Montgomery County], Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the committee, for the purpose of acquiring more accurate information as to the condition of the recruiting service in Montgomery County, resolved to call together the different recruiting officers and have them report; providing said reports; stating that there were 1,451 persons now in the field and enlisted from Montgomery County, that Montgomery County had furnished more than her required quota although for 300 or 400 of them, the State received no credit, that recruiting locally was necessarily a slow business, that in the opinion of the committee, too many Lieutenants had already been commissioned for Montgomery County, that the committee declined to recommend other candidates until the commissions of some already appointed expired, that the committee felt bound to say that some commissions were held by men who would be of little use to the service, that in other cases, the committee thought that justice required an extension of time, that Lieutenants recruiting for Ohio regiments were impeded by the presence of men recruiting for Indiana and Missouri, and that many complaints had been made to the members of the committee on this subject and they had been asked to prevent such recruiting; asking what power they had to prevent such recruiting and how should it be exercised; stating that their Lieutenants complained that they were not permitted by other county committees to recruit in their counties and had been compelled to leave; asking if county committees had such power, and if it was not proper for Lieutenants to recruit in any other county if they paid their own expenses; stating that the existence of a secret organization opposed to the war was suspected locally, and that in order to fully ascertain its existence and influence, men must be employed and paid; asking how these men should be paid, what questions of fact should the committee hear and determine, how the committee was to obtain facts, if recruiting officers were to report to the committee, if the committee had the power to authorize the combination of recruiting Lieutenants to facilitate the formation of a company, and how and when blankets authorized to be purchased by the committee were to be paid for; stating that on October 14, the citizens of Dayton supplied the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with blankets, and that a proper effort would probably secure 2,000 or 3,000 more blankets in Montgomery County, but would involve some expense in order to procure the services of men to visit the townships; asking if the committee was authorized to incur such expense, and how would it be paid; and stating that an immediate reply would save the committee from much embarrassment.
12 pp. [Series 147-19: 80]

October 18, 1861
C.H. Mitchener, for the Tuscarawas County Military Committee, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the 51st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was full, with one surplus company, that to carry out Buckingham's instructions dated October 12, the committee needed an order for another regiment to be made up at Camp Meigs or notification of the location of some regiment not yet full so that applicants for recruiting might procure the endorsement of the commandant before applying to the county committee, and that as they understood Buckingham's instructions, the applicant for a Lieutenancy must come before them with the approval of the regimental commander he desired to recruit for and that without which the committee could take no action; asking if they were right in that view, or if the commandant of a full regiment could approve the application of a person seeking a position for a company in a regiment yet to be numbered; and stating that they were enclosing their call on the citizens of Tuscarawas County, and would proceed at once to select local agents to facilitate and expedite the duties of the committee in the collection of clothing, that they would report their progress as early as possible, that to their knowledge, there were no societies in Tuscarawas County opposed to the putting down of the rebellion by force of arms, that there were now in Camp Meigs five full companies enlisted in Tuscarawas County and two additional companies of about 50 men each, that Tuscarawas County also had a full company in the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that from the most accurate information available, 100 men had left Tuscarawas County individually and joined other companies, and that the committee urged the establishment of another regiment at Camp Meigs.
3 pp. [Series 147-19: 135]

October 20, 1861
Extract from letter of Asahal Renick Franklin of Company B, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to W.W. Franklin, Camp Ewing, Virginia, stating that he had forwarded to Dr. C.A. Trimble a petition and recommendation signed by 56 members of the company asking Trimble to use all his influence with the Governor to appoint Asahal Renick Franklin as 2nd Lieutenant of the company, and that they had 73 men at present with the remaining 24 being away sick.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 105]

October 21, [1861]
C.H. Evans, 1st Lieutenant, 44th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Charleston, Virginia. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that under the advice of Colonel Wood, he administered the enclosed oaths to the different officers, that he had some doubts as to his power to do so, but waived them at the Colonel's suggestion, that he wished to be informed if the oaths were correct and he would fill the blanks on the commissions, and that if the oaths were not correct, he wished to know who was to administer them; and requesting more blanks.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 158]

October 22, 1861
L[orenzo] Thomas, Adjutant General, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To John Sherman. Copy of Special Order No. 283, stating that Sergeant Cullen Bradley, Company D, 2nd [U.S.] Artillery was honorably discharged from the service of the United States with a view to his being appointed Lieutenant in a regiment of volunteers now being raised by John Sherman at Mansfield, Ohio. Bears a note from Horace H. Justis, 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant, Ohio Volunteers, certifying that the above was a true copy. Also bears a note dated December 10, 1861, from C.G. Harker, Captain, 15th U.S. Infantry, Mustering Officer, Mansfield, Ohio, certifying that he had mustered into the service of the United States for three years, unless sooner discharged, Cullen Bradley as Captain of the 6th [Independent] Battery, Ohio Volunteer [Light Artillery].
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 136]

October 23, 1861
James W. Hill, Captain, Company H, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Camp Kenton, Kentucky. To James P. Fyffe, Colonel, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter signed by seventeen commissioned officers of the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, petitioning Fyffe to grant the Reverend James Sargent the position of Chaplain in the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry before they departed Camp Kenton. Bears a note from Fyffe and Lieutenant Colonel F[arran] Olmsted, stating that the above officers of the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had, by a unanimous vote, chosen Reverend James Sargent of Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio as Chaplain of the regiment and would be happy to receive Dennison's sanction to the same.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 160]

October 24, 1861
Joseph Darr, Jr., Major, 1st Virginia Cavalry, Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia, Tompkins Farm, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the commanding General directed him to say that it was of the greatest importance to have forwarded to that headquarters an accurate list of the commissioned officers of the Ohio regiments with their rank and the date of their commissions.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 171]

October 24, 1861
W[illiam] S. Smith, Colonel Commanding, 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp McNeil, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the discipline of Captain [John] Castell's company (H) required the immediate or very early appointment of 1st and 2nd Lieutenants to fill the vacancies occasioned by the resignations of 1st Lieutenant John Conwell and 2nd Lieutenant [Sanford F.] Timmons, that Samuel C. Gold was recommended as 1st Lieutenant and Miles Saunders as 2nd Lieutenant to fill the vacancies above named, and this recommendation was heartily endorsed by General [William S.] Rosecrans, and that the company was almost destitute of officers.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 169]

October 25, 1861
William P. Richardson, Lieutentant Colonel Commanding, 25th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Cheat Mountain Summit, [western Virginia]. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that 1st Lieutenant W[illiam] P. Richner of Company C resigned his office on October 18, and the resignation had been accepted, that Richner had been relieved from duty by Brigadier General J.J. Reynolds and had gone home, that F[rancis] M. Sinclair was 2nd Lieutenant of said company and would be promoted to 1st Lieutenant as he understood the rule, that he recommended Sergeant Major N[athaniel] J. Manning of said company for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to fill the vacancy, that Manning had proven himself to be a good soldier and an efficient officer, and that Manning would be the unanimous choice of the company for the position.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 164]

October 26, 1861
E[dward] P. Fyffe, Headquarters, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Ewing, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that three Captains of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had resigned with their resignations to take effect on October 30, that the good of the service made it necessary that these vacancies should be filled forthwith, and that the most efficient officers were those appointed outside of the companies; recommending William Hamilton of Urbana, Champaign County as a suitable person to fill one of the vacancies; and stating that Hamilton was now a Lieutenant in the 56th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp McArthur, that Hamilton was an excellent drill officer and had age and experience, that he knew of no others of his acquaintance to recommend, that all he asked was for Dennison to send him good, active men of some experience, if they could be found, and he would be satisfied, that they had experienced hard times during their stay in Virginia, that they had done much hard work and hard marching and counter marching, but they were in good spirits and ready and willing to do more hard work if necessary, that they were under many obligations to Dennison for the change made in their arms, that the rifle muskets furnished the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were the best arms, that his men killed with them at four and five hundred yards, that in one case, a man of Company H killed a rebel at nine hundred yards, that the enemy soon learned that their guns were dangerous and called them young cannon, that the bush fighters kept out of their way, that they beat the bush fighters at their own game, that the rebels had commenced bush fighting, but ten had been killed to their one, that as long as the rebels played at that game, they would try and keep even with them and a little ahead, that they should if possible recruit the regiment as they had run down greatly, that he thought if they could get nearer home, they could soon fill up again, that out of one thousand and ten men when they left Camp Chase, he currently had five hundred and forty-one men fit for duty, that they were very much cut down and ought to recruit, that what the General intended doing he did not know, that it would be hard on the troops to winter in such country, that they had not made any preparation yet for winter quarters and he had no intimation as to where they were going, that he had lost many men by sickness, with some killed and some taken prisoners, and he did hope they would get nearer home so that he could fill up again, that the Inspector General was there the previous week, thoroughly inspected the men, arms, and quarters, and gave a very flattering report of them, that the Inspector General said the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had the best fighting material in western Virginia and was the best regiment he had seen on the Kanawha, that the regulations said that resignations should be sent first to the Adjutant General in Washington and from him to the Governor, and that he thought since they wanted officers, that it would not be improper for him to write Dennison on the subject.
3 pp. [Series 147-19: 163]

October 26, 1861
J[ames] R. Hume, 1st Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant, Headquarters, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Ewing, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he was ordered by Colonel E[dward] P. Fyffe to inform Dennison of the resignations of Captain James W.C. Smith, Company A, Captain Raymond Alston, Company B, and Captain Washington C. Appler, Company I, to take effect on October 30, 1861, and that Fyffe requested speedy appointments to fill the vacancies.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 170]

October 30, 1861
H.D. Pugh, Captain, Company E, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cross Lanes, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that 2nd Lieutenant Harrison L. Holloway had not yet been commissioned, that Holloway was elected at Camp Dennison in August, and that his company was at present on duty at Cross Lanes and detached from the regiment; and requesting that Holloway's commission be sent.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 167]

October 31, 1861
William McMichael, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Western Department, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Governor of Ohio. Special Order stating that the resignations of Captain Daniel Blaize and 1st Lieutenant P.B. Cloon of the 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were accepted to take effect on October 15, 1861, and September 30, 1861, respectively.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 165]

November 1, 1861
William Beckett, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he understood that Captain [James W.C.] Smith of Company A, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (stationed in western Virginia) had been dismissed from the service, and that 1st Lieutenant F[rancis] M. Leflar was the unanimous choice of the company for Captain, that he had known Leflar from his boyhood, that he knew Leflar to be a first rate young man, that Leflar ought to have been the Captain of the company when it left, but was not, and that he thought Leflar should be made Captain at once. Bears the endorsement of the Butler County Military Committee.

1 p. [Series 147-19: 166]

November 2, 1861
Alvan Smith, 2nd Sergeant, Windham, Portage County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Charles W. Goodsell, Captain of Company A, 2nd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, Ohio Militia of the Reserve, had entered U.S. service and held a commission in the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that they were therefore deprived of Goodsell's services, and that if Buckingham thought it right to order another election, he would confer a favor upon the company by so doing. Bears a note from Smith asking if they should elect their 1st Lieutenant as Captain, and if their company could be transferred to the volunteer militia under the law of 1857.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 108]

November 2, 1861
A[llen] G. Thurman, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointment of Asahal Renick Franklin to the post of 2nd Lieutenant of Company B, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Franklin was a son of William B. Franklin, who was for many years the Auditor of Ross County, that Franklin was a young gentleman of excellent character, good capacity, fine health and physique, and liberally educated, that Franklin was, for about 18 months, a cadet of the military school formerly kept at Chillicothe by Professor Allen, a graduate of West Point, that he believed Franklin to be in every respect well qualified for a Lieutenancy, that Franklin had been with his company in western Virginia ever since it was sent there, that he was told that Franklin had deported himself very much to the satisfaction of his officers, that Franklin was first made Corporal and then promoted to 1st Sergeant, that because of the regulations prohibiting 1st Sergeants from being sent with scouting parties, Franklin resigned that post in order that he might be thus sent out and more actively employed, that Franklin was now the 3rd Sergeant of the company, and that it appeared that a majority of the company desired Franklin's appointment as 2nd Lieutenant.
3 pp. [Series 147-19: 167]

November 4, 1861
John Groesbeck, Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Prentiss, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that a vacancy had occurred in Company D at Camp Dennison through the promotion of Captain [C.A.] Morgan by General [John] Pope, that 1st Lieutenant Willard Stoms was elected Captain and had received his commission, that taking that for their guide, they had allowed an election in Company G, and that if the regiments in service were to be governed by the regulation Buckingham spoke of, which he thought preferable in many respects, Buckingham should request the Governor to so order the same; asking if the Governor should not set Stoms' commission aside and let them commence from the first vacancy; and stating that he had just been ordered to Hudson City, Missouri.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 168]

November 4, 1861
William T. McClintock, Chairman, and James Rowe, Secretary, [Ross County Military Committee], Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that the committee resolved to approve of the selecting of Asahel Renick Franklin as 2nd Lieutenant of Company B, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as evidenced by the vote and recommendation of a majority of that company forwarded to the department by Dr. C.A. Trimble; and recommending that Franklin be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 138]

November 4, 1861
C[arr] B. White, Colonel, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Huddleson, Virginia. To ? Letter signed by eleven officers of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending William Nesbitt, Sergeant Major of the 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for appointment as Adjutant of the 74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Nesbitt was a faithful, efficient officer capable of discharging the duties of Adjutant.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 232]

November 5, 1861
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a roster containing the names of officers with the dates of their election or appointment; stating that Companies H and I had not held elections since they were not yet up to the minimum, that Company H would undoubtedly elect William L. Edmiston for Captain, but he could not recommend Edmiston for the place, that he doubted whether he would recommend anyone for any office who would be elected by Company H, and therefore desired that no election should be held, that he recommended Alexander Von Schrader for Captain of Company H, that Von Schrader was a gentleman well qualified for a higher post, that he was willing to try Edmiston as 1st Lieutenant, but feared his habits of drinking, that candor required him to say that Edmiston had not ceased from drinking while he had been with the regiment, that Edmiston had many good qualities and could make a good officer if he tried, that for 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, he recommended William H. Baird, a gentleman of good moral character, and that he recommended Charles C. Ross of Gallipolis for Captain of Company I; recommending Henry Berkstresser for 1st Lieutenant and Charles G. Baldwin for 2nd Lieutenant of Company I; and stating that for Adjutant, John C. Neal should have a commission as 1st Lieutenant.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 173]

November 5, 1861
J[acob] E. Taylor, Captain, Company H, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Ewing. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that having received the appointment of Major, 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he recommended and requested the promotion of 1st Lieutenant John H. Groce, Company H, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to fill the vacancy of Captain in said company; and recommending 2nd Lieutenant Moses B. Gist of Company H for the office of 1st Lieutenant and Orderly Sergeant Cyrus A. Earnest of Company H for the position of 2nd Lieutenant. Bears the approvals of Hugh Ewing, Colonel, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Robert C. Schenck, Brigadier General.

1 p. [Series 147-19: 178]

November 5, 1861
M[arcus] A. Westcott, Captain, Company A, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To ? Letter certifying that George De Charms had been in his company in active service for upwards of six months; and stating that he took pleasure in recommending De Charms for an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, and that he felt assured that De Charms would fill the place with credit.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 191]

November 7, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that several officers of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered their resignations, and been relieved from duty by General J.J. Reynolds, and that he had not been officially notified by General [William S.] Rosecrans of the acceptance of the resignations; providing a list of company officers in the regiment; stating that with respect to promotions, he had no desire to interfere with the rule of seniority, and that 1st Lieutenant W.S. Weston and 2nd Lieutenant D.W.C. Wadsworth had rank above their knowledge and qualifications; recommending six individuals for promotion as 2nd Lieutenants; and stating that their hospital had been occupied for two weeks, that the winter quarters for the men were nearly completed, that some of the companies had their quarters done and were in them, and that they would all like to march to a more active field.
3 pp. [Series 147-19: 177]

November 8, 1861
T[imothy] R. Stanley, Colonel, 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Louisville, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had forwarded a roster before leaving Camp Dennison and wanted the commissions sent to West Point, Hardin County, Kentucky where he was ordered, that Colonel [Benjamin F.] Smith with the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and two companies of Indiana dragoons were going with them, that they were now fully equipped and uniformed, except that they ought to have more than one light blanket (the heaviest weighing 33/4 pounds) for each man, that there was a probability of their going farther south to join General McCook, that if Colonel [Josiah] Given could possibly join them, he wished Given would do so at West Point, and that West Point was on the Ohio River at the mouth of Salt River.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 174]

November 9, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been officially notified that General [William S.] Rosecrans had accepted the resignations of J. Samuel Clock as 1st Lieutenant and Edgar R. Kellogg as 2nd Lieutenant of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that it was difficult to find men who would make good officers, that 2nd Lieutenant Robert F. Wheeler had proven himself a very efficient and very valuable officer, that their cabins for winter quarters were nearly completed, that thirteen were done and occupied, and that the weather had been and was very disagreeable.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 176]

November 10, 1861
L[ewis] D. Adair, Lieutenant, Commanding Company I, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Ewing. To John B. Gregory. Letter stating that Captain [Washington C.] Appler had resigned; asking if there was anything Gregory could do to secure him the Captaincy; and stating that it was the wish of the entire company. Bears a note from John B. Gregory stating that he was well acquainted with Adair, that Adair was a man of high moral character and worthy of the position to which he aspired, and that Adair now had command of the company; and requesting that Adair's case be given favorable consideration.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 39]

November 11, 1861
William Blair Lord, Assistant Acting Adjutant General, Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Extract from Special Order No. 11, stating that Lieutenant Cullen Bradley would act as Lieutenant commanding the 6th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. By order of Colonel John Sherman, Colonel Commanding.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 132]

November 11, 1861
A[ugustus] Moor, Colonel, 28th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Anderson, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter reporting resignations and promotions of officers in his regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 180]

November 12, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cheat Mountain, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that in the list of names he recommended for promotion to 2nd Lieutenancies would be found that of Otis H. Van Tassel, that Van Tassel was a wagon master, and a man of fair mind and great energy, that when his letter was written, he thought Van Tassel was faithful, that Van Tassel was absent from the post on business for the regiment, that now he was forced to say Van Tassel was better when under the eye of the commanding officer than when absent, that he could not conscientiously recommend Van Tassel for promotion although he believed him in most respects qualified, that the Quartermaster's Department had given him a great deal of trouble and had not been at all efficient, that Henry Williams, Sergeant of Company H, was a man of tolerable intelligence and undoubted courage, and was always prompt in the duties assigned to him, that he thought Williams would make a respectable Lieutenant, and that it was a hard matter to find men in the regiment to make such officers as ought to lead and direct troops.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 157]

November 12, 1861
Waldo Booth, Captain, Company G, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Romney, Virginia. To Brigadier General [Benjamin Franklin] Kelley. Copy of letter stating that circumstances of a private nature, over which he had no control, had taken place since his appointment making it necessary for him to be with his family for some time to come, that he regretted leaving the cause in which he was now engaged and hoped, when circumstances permitted, to again enter the service in such position as the Country might need him, that he was resigning his office, that he was not under arrest or returned to court martial for any deficiency or delinquency, and that he was ready to deliver over all monies, books, and other property belonging to the Government, and in his possession, to the officer authorized to receive the same; and requesting that his resignation be accepted, and that he be granted a discharge. Bears the approval of S[amuel] H. Dunning, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 106]

November 12, 1861
Benjamin F. Hawkes, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Harpers Ferry and Cumberland, Camp Keys, Romney, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the General commanding was transmitting a copy of a letter from Waldo C. Booth, Captain, Company G, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, tendering his resignation which had been accepted to take effect on November 15, 1861. By order of Brigadier General [Benjamin Franklin] Kelley.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 108]

November 12, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting the names and regiments of ten officers in the volunteer forces from the State of Ohio who had resigned effective on the dates set opposite their respective names.
2 pp. [Series 147-19: 179]

November 13, 1861
M[elancthon] S[mith] Wade, Brigadier General Commanding, and C. Kemper, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. Printed copy of Special Order No. 7, stating that numerous complaints had reached their Command that certain citizens of the town of Milford, and others residing in the immediate neighborhood, did constantly sell intoxicating liquors to the soldiers of the Army of the United States, greatly to the detriment of the service in the demoralization of the troops, and the unpardonable annoyance of all peaceably disposed and truly loyal citizens, that all such persons were hereby notified that in every case where intoxicating liquors were sold to soldiers, the law would be enforced with unsparing severity, and that all good and orderly citizens were called upon to use their utmost influence to put down this "nefarious" traffic, carried on by those who had neither the good of their fellow men or their country at heart.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 53]

November 14, 1861
L[yman] S. Elliott, Lieutenant Colonel, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al., Camp Cross Lanes, Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by twenty-eight commissioned officers of the 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending Reverend Stephen Drake Shaffer as a proper man for Chaplain of the regiment; and requesting that Shaffer be commissioned in place of Reverend Michael Bitler who had resigned.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 162]

November 15, 1861
E.J. Blount, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter transmitting the certificate of his muster into U.S. service by Captain Breslin.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 95]

November 15, 1861
Michael Higgins, 2nd Lieutenant, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that whereas he considered it impossible under the present recruiting arrangements to enlist the required number of men, he requested that his commission be revoked.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 113]

November 15, 1861
A[lexander] McD[owell] McCook, Brigadier General Commanding, Headquarters, Central Division, Camp Nevin, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting a 1st Lieutenant's commission for Walter F. Straub as his aid de camp; stating that he was now in command of the most important army in the field, that he had General A[lbert] S[idney] Johnston of the rebel army opposite him with a superior force, that he was ready to meet and whip Johnston at their "ellegant" convenience, and that Governor [Oliver P.] Morton of Indiana had visited his camp; extending the honors, hospitality, and welcome of his glorious division to Dennison; stating that he had his troops so posted that he could concentrate 20,000 men in 6 or 8 hours, and that large reinforcements were ordered to Kentucky; asking if Dennison could be his guest on entering Nashville; and stating that he could break the back of the rebellion in three moves and thanked God he had the confidence in himself to do it, and that Governor Morton was so delighted with his visit that he sent 3 batteries and a mounted body guard of 100 picked men.
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November 15, 1861
William McDonald, Chairman, and F.M. Wright, Secretary, [War Committee of Champaign County], Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the company of J[oshua] G. Palmer had elected Benjamin F. Ganson as 1st Lieutenant and Duncan A. McDonald as 2nd Lieutenant, and the committee recommended to the Governor that Ganson and McDonald be commissioned accordingly.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 158]

November 15, 1861
C.B. Richards, Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting his commission as Assistant Surgeon of the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he was home on sick furlough and would remain there two weeks, that he was sending for his commission at that time for the reason that it was a more convenient place than in western Virginia where the regiment had been all summer or since it entered the field, that he had a furlough from General [William S.] Rosecrans, and that he had been in the discharge of his duty according to orders issued from the Adjutant General's Department on August 30, 1861.
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November 15, 1861
N[ewton] Schleich, Colonel, 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason. Letter requesting a list of the recruiting officers at present in commission and assigned to the 61st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he was satisfied that he did not have the number of recruiting officers to which the regiment was entitled, that he would be glad to have the full number because, with present prospects, the regiment could be filled soon if they kept the full number of recruiting officers constantly at work, and that he would like to have recruiting officers in counties outside of the congressional district as there were 3 regiments forming in the district.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 96]

November 15, 1861
G[eorge] A. Taylor, Captain, Camp Morton, Herman, Missouri. To Thomas Morton, Colonel, 81st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter tendering his resignation as Captain in the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 191]

November 16, 1861
W.L. McMillen, Surgeon General of Ohio, Headquarters, Ohio Volunteer Militia, Surgeon General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that L. Woodruff, M.D., Alton, Franklin County, Ohio was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 148]

November 16, 1861
F[rederick] Poschner, Colonel, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Tompkins' Farm. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Hubert Steyer for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant of Captain Charles N. Helmerich's company; and stating that Steyer was the choice of the company and had been acting in the capacity of 2nd Lieutenant ever since they left Camp Dennison, and that Steyer was found to be fully competent.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 231]

November 17, 1861
W[illiam] B. Woods, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Sherman, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Milton S. Moore of Mt. Vernon had been commissioned as a recruiting 2nd Lieutenant in Sherman's Brigade and had recruited seventeen men, that Moore wanted to be transferred with his men to the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and thought that such a transfer would ensure more success in recruiting, that Moore's recruiting station had been at Utica, Licking County, that if [John] Sherman would consent to the transfer, he wanted it made, and that he believed the transfer would result in the more rapid completion of the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bears the endorsement of George B. Wright, Quartermaster General.
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November 18, 1861
T.C. Bushnell, Captain, Company C, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, [Election] Judge, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To ? Letter reporting the results of an election held on November 18 for Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant in Company K, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-19: 98]

November 18, 1861
C[harles] E. Fulton, Captain, Company A, 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp McArthur, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a copy of the enlistment roll of Company A, 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and evidence of the election of himself, Thomas McConnell, and Marshall Dempcy to the respective offices of Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant; stating that he had already received his promotion; and requesting that the Lieutenants be sent evidence of their appointment.
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