Civil War Guide Project
SERIES 147. VOLUME 20. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
October 17, 1861-December 22, 1861.

October 17, 1861
George L. Hartsuff, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Western Virginia, Tompkins Farm, Virginia. To ? Copy of Special Order Number 5, stating that 1st Lieutenant Earl A. Cranston, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having tendered the resignation of his commission on account of severe family afflictions, the same was accepted and Cranston was honorably discharged from the service. By order of General [William S.] Rosecrans.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 234]

October 19, 1861
J[ames] A. Andrews, Captain, Company B, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Elk Water, Virginia. To Whom It May Concern. Letter stating that having learned it was the intention of Edward Breltman of his company to apply for promotion as a Lieutenant in the U.S. service, he recommended Breltman as a soldier in every way suitable and worthy to be promoted, that Breltman had been energetic and prompt in all the duties assigned him during the time they had been in western Virginia, and that Breltman was a gentleman personally who would be an "ornament" as an officer in any company. Bears the signature of A.C. Christopher, Major, 6th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and the endorsements of N.W. Thomas, B. Eggleston, and R. Buchanan.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 56]

October 19, [1861]
Ed[ward Breltman], Camp Elk Water, [Virginia]. To Father. Letter stating that he had secured the recommendation from his Captain and had it endorsed by Major [Alexander C.] Christopher, and that Colonel [William K.] Bosley was at present in command at Beverly, some 20 miles away, so he could not get Bosley's signature.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 56]

October 31, 1861
C.P. Buckingham, Adjutant General of Ohio, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Peter Brown, Lieutenant, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Form letter notifying Brown that he had been appointed by the Governor of Ohio as 1st Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; instructing Brown to immediately signify to the Adjutant General's Department his acceptance or non-acceptance of the appointment, and, if accepted, to report in person without delay to Colonel Peter J. Sullivan at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati; and stating that as soon as the regiment was completely organized and mustered into the service, Brown's commission would be issued. Together with Brown's resignation as 1st Lieutenant of Company C in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, dated December 16, 1861; and a note from Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio, to F.W. Rosegate, Acting Adjutant, dated December 17, 1861, stating that Brown's resignation was accepted, and that the cause of said resignation was, on the part of Brown, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, abusive language, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 123]

November 8, 1861
John H. James, Adjutant, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had been informed that the Colonel and Major of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (the only field officers present) had joined in a recommendation of 1st Sergeant Samuel H. Hamilton for the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant to fill one of the vacancies now existing; adding his testimony from personal knowledge and observation that Hamilton was one of the best and most efficient Orderly Sergeants in the regiment, and was prompt, intelligent, and of unquestioned courage; and stating that Hamilton would make a good officer.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 223]

November 14, 1861
E[dward] P. Fyffe, Colonel, 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To ? Letter certifying that he was well acquainted with Richard Long of Chillicothe, late of the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he could safely recommend Long for the position of Major in the 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that while in the 26th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Long won the esteem and approbation of every officer in the regiment for soldierly bearing and fine military qualities, and that Long was one of the finest drill officers now in Ohio. Bears the endorsement of A.J. Kendall, Adjutant, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 154]

November 23, 1861
Fr. von Gerolt, Prussian Minister, Prussian Legation, Washington, D.C. To C.F. Adae, Counsul of Prussia at Cincinnati, Ohio, Hamilton County, Ohio. Letter stating that he had informed William H. Seward, U.S. Secretary of State, of the case of Mr. von Brabender, an officer highly recommended by His Majesty's Government, and that Seward assured him that von Brabender would be appointed a Captain in one of the effective volunteer regiments by the Governor of Ohio with whom he had an agreement on the subject; and asking if von Brabender had received his commission as Captain.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 95]

November 24, 1861
F[rank] C. Sands, Camp Tipton, Missouri. To Captain A[rchibald] J.A. Constable. Letter stating that since Lieutenant [Cyrus] Sears thought that to do himself justice his commission should be dated August 12 instead of October 12, both on account of pay and rank, and as it was the understanding between Constable and Sears that Sears was to be ranking 1st Lieutenant, he had no objections to Constable requesting Governor William Dennison to alter the date as desired.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 103]

November 25, 1861
A[rchibald] J.A. Constable, Captain, 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, St. Louis, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that justice required that the commission of Lieutenant Cyrus Sears of the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery be dated August 15 instead of October 12 as it was, that Sears alone went to work with him in the beginning to recruit and equip the battery and made considerable sacrifice to do so in consideration of a promise that everything reasonably possible would be done to make him senior 1st Lieutenant of the battery, that on August 15, Sears along with himself and others were sworn into the service by a U.S. Commissioner in Cincinnati in good faith supposing the same to be a legal mustering as it would appear to have been from the language of the 10th article of war, that from that time until the present, Sears as acting senior 1st Lieutenant had been faithfully at work for the best interest of the battery and had shown himself emminently worthy of the position permanently, that Sears' name appeared on the muster roll as having been mustered in on October 12 only because, having in the meantime been lead to doubt the legality of his muster on August 15, he thought it best to remove such doubt, and that changing the date of Sears' commission would not only give him the rank in the company to which he was justly entitled, but also a couple of months pay which he had faithfully earned.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 102]

November 26, 1861
C.H. Mathews, Lieutenant Recruiting, 80th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Meigs, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing a company roll of men enlisted by him under an appointment from Buckingham; and requesting that they be assigned their letter in the regiment, and that the appointments for commissioned officers be forwarded.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 24]

November 28, 1861
A.J. Alexander, Office of Chief of Cavalry, U.S.A., Washington, D.C. To Sir. Letter stating that Brigadier General [George] Stoneman, Chief of Cavalry, directed him to request a report of all the cavalry forces raised and organized in Ohio containing the names of the field and staff officers of regiments, the number of rank and file, whether mounted, how armed, equipped and accoutered, where stationed, their condition as regarded drill and discipline, by what authority they were raised, what arrangements if any had been made for putting them in winter quarters, and any other information regarding them which might be thought of advantage. Includes a list of organizations authorized by the War Department.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 89]

November 28, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the two detachments recruited by Lieutenants Huntington and Norton numbered one hundred and twenty-seven men, that upon the recommendation of the men, he requested that J[ames] F. Huntington be appointed Captain, that G[eorge] W. Norton be appointed 1st Lieutenant, and that George Davenport be appointed 1st Lieutenant, and that T[homas] M. Bartlett was already appointed a 2nd Lieutenant to this company which was recorded in their roster as Company H.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 23]

November 28, 1861
James Barnett, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain [Frederick] Shultz of Company M had one hundred and twenty-one men on his roll, and that Shultz had never received his appointment as Captain; and requesting that the appointment be forwarded.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 26]

November 28, 1861
W.W. Nixon, 2nd Lieutenant, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Jenkins, Kentucky. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter enclosing a muster roll of nine men recruited by him for Company K, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry under an appointment as 2nd Lieutenant dated September 28, 1861; and stating that he would have made this return sooner, but the regiment had been on the move almost daily since he returned to it at Sharpsburg, Kentucky, that this, together with a want of knowledge of the late regulations in regard to recruiting on the part of himself and all the officers of the regiment, must be his apology for not sending the roll sooner, that he had also enclosed a muster roll of six men recruited by Captain C.H. Gatch of Company K on a leave of absence for that purpose granted by Brigadier General Nelson at Hazel Green, Kentucky on October 29, 1861, that he had also enclosed the muster roll of election of said company reported full at Louisville, Kentucky and made so by the recruits brought on by Captain Gatch, that if there was anything further to be done to secure these men their pay and all else to which they might be entitled, he wished to be informed, and that these men had done their whole duty as soldiers on expedition to Piketon, Kentucky.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 22]

December 2, 1861
R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel Commanding, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the election return of officers of Lieutenant H[enry] W. Buckland's company, which showed a unanimous vote for the persons named; and stating that an informal vote was taken first and then made unanimous, that he understood this was perfectly satisfactory, that the company was recruited with the understanding that the officers, including Captain, were to be chosen by the men, that Lieutenant Buckland was satisfied with the result and desired [George] Raymond appointed Captain, and that he desired Raymond's appointment to be next to that of C[harles] G. Eaton.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 21]

December 2, 1861
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Brigadier General O[rmsby] M. Mitchel, Commanding Camp Jenkins, Louisville, Kentucky. Letter stating that the General commanding did not consider that the interests of the service would be promoted by granting leave of absence to Captain Lewis of the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and therefore declined to grant the leave as requested, that the General was not satisfied of the expediency of exchanging the arms of the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the necessary business with regard to the two additional companies for the regiment could be transacted by correspondence.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 13]

December 2, 1861
Thomas Kilby Smith, Colonel, 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To S[almon] P. Chase. Letter stating that recruiting was "well nigh" at a standstill in Ohio and he feared he would not be able to fill his regiment before December 15, at which time the "skeleton" regiments were to be consolidated, and that he was anxious to preserve a position for which he had labored long and earnestly, and at large sacrifice, pecuniary and otherwise; and requesting Chase's aid in procuring his retention as Colonel when the Ohio regiments were consolidated. Bears a note from Chase to Dennison.
4 pp. [Series 147-20: 15]

December 4, 1861
C[lark] McDermont, Surgeon, Third Street Military Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that his pay account had been returned with the message that the 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was not in existence and that there was no authority to pay him, that being in want of funds for personal expenses, he was very anxious to find some authority which would justify his receiving pay, that it was nearly three months since he was last commissioned and, although he had been actively engaged in the service, he had not received any pay, that as his case seemed to be peculiar, some explanation from Buckinghan or perhaps a special order might be necessary to secure him payment, that in September, General [William S.] Rosecrans telegraphed Governor William Dennison to send him two Brigade Surgeons, that Dennison, having no duly appointed Brigade Surgeons at command, ordered Dr. Robinson and himself to report to Rosecrans for duty in that capacity, that he was commissioned and nominally appointed to the 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and at the same time (September 11, 1861) was ordered to western Virginia for duty, that as soon as he was relieved from duty in Rosecrans' division, he was ordered by General [Ormsby M.] Mitchel (October 19, 1861) to take charge of the new military hospital in Cincinnati, which position he still held, and that he presumed he was entitled to pay and that Buckingham would be able to remove the difficulties which the Paymaster had discovered in his case.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 6]

December 5, 1861
W[illiam] T. Wilson, Lieutenant Colonel, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Nevin. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that his position in the 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was a very unpleasant one; and requesting that he be transferred to some other regiment and that someone be sent to fill his place.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 80]

December 6, 1861
B.F. Cooper, Sergeant Major, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Union, western Virginia. To Governor William Dennison. Letter regarding his request for a position; and stating that he would like the post of Adjutant of some regiment and knew he could fill it better than most men who held such positions, and that if Dennison could give him nothing better, he would accept either a 1st or 2nd Lieutenancy.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 170]

December 6, 1861
H.G. Depuy, late Colonel, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had learned that an application would be made to Dennison for a field appointment for 1st Lieutenant Wells W. Miller of Company E, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he took great pleasure in assuring Dennison that Miller was a young man of great worth and in every way qualified for such a position, that Miller entered the service of his country as a Private and by close study, mastered the tactics, that Miller was always sober and industrious, that in the hour of battle, Miller was cool and collected in his habits, moral, upright, and temperate to totally abstinent as it respected intoxicating drinks, and that these were qualities so necessary in such times of drunkenness and profligacy.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 196]

December 6, 1861
C[harles] Doubleday, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the blanks for their regimental morning reports were nearly all used up; requesting another supply; and stating that the blanks furnished at department headquarters were not adapted to a regiment of twelve companies.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 38]

December 6, 1861
L[eonard] D. Harris, Colonel Commanding, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Buell, [Kentucky]. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Lieutenant Colonel [John] Kell of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry would hand the letter to Dennison, that Kell returned to Ohio for a short time to recuperate, being quite unwell, that Kell would explain the condition of the regiment and the absolute necessity of their having recruits, that from 926 rank and file, they had now about 500 fit for duty, that since their arrival at Camp Buell, they had sent 61 men to the hospital in Louisville, that 51 men were reported that morning as unfit for duty, that tomorrow they marched for the mountains again and he was very much afraid if something was not done, the regiment would be reduced to a skeleton, that he had directed a Lieutenant of Captain [George D.] McKinney's company to resign because of drunkeness, that if Dennison could send him thirty men with a good Lieutenant, he would be obliged, and that Dennison could place every confidence in the statements of Kell who had performed his duty faithfully with the regiment in the mountain campaign. Bears a note from Dennison.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 62]

December 6, 1861
Alonzo Kingsbury, 1st Lieutenant, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that acting upon the appointment tendered him by Governor William Dennison as 1st Lieutenant, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he now declared that he was uniformed, equipped, and ready for action in accordance with the conditions specified in the commission, and that he was ready for service and awaited further orders.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 35]

December 6, 1861
E.L. Young, Thomas B. Tilton, Thomas J.S. Smith, and D.A. Haynes, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Calvin Reed, now attached to Birge's 1st Regiment, Western Sharpshooters stationed at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, wanted to have his company recognized as Ohio troops and for himself and other company officers to receive their commissions from Ohio, that the regiment was composed of companies from different states and the credit of its organization belonged to no particular state, that Captain Reed's company was recruited in Dayton and the immediate vicinity and was composed of first class men, and that the men felt a strong state pride and desired that Ohio should have the credit of their organization. Bears the endorsement of John Howard and William Egry, 3rd District [Military] Committee.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 150]

December 7, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel Commanding, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had appointed G.A. Ewing (Commission No. 171) with a recruiting station at Vinton, Gallia County, Ohio, Dennis Morrison (Commission No. 172) with a recruiting station at Long Bottom, Meigs County, Ohio, and William Smart (Commission No. 173) with a recruiting station at Martinsville, Meigs County, Ohio, to assist Lieutenant James Tibbles of Coolville, Athens County, Ohio, and to report on December 12, 1861.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 36]

December 8, 1861
R.A. Constable, Colonel Commanding, 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wool, Athens, Athens County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had appointed J.C.S. Miller (No. 176) and B.C. Lefever (No. 177) to assist Lieutenant C.W. Stewart, with their recruiting stations at Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio, and to report on December 12, 1861.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 38]

December 8, 1861
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Colonel [Leonard A.] Harris, Commanding, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Extract of Special Order No. 26, stating that the resignation of Lieutenant D[avid] Clingman, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was hereby accepted to take effect from December 8, 1861. By command of Brigadier General [Don Carlos] Buell. Bears a note from Greene instructing Harris to recommend to the Adjutant General of Ohio some suitable person to fill the vacancy.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 45]

December 8, 1861
S.H. Wallace, Lieutenant, Ohio Volunteers, Camp McArthur, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding his claims to a Lieutenancy in the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and accusing S[amuel] T. McMorran of unfair dealing.
3 pp. [Series 147-20: 99]

December 9, 1861
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding 10th Brigade, 4th Division, Louisville, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending B[enjamin] J. Horton of Cincinnati for an appointment as Lieutenant in the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he knew Horton to be industrious, competent, sober, energetic, and of good moral character and integrity.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 224]

December 9, 1861
Henry S. Babbitt, Regimental Quartermaster, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that he had resigned the office of 1st Lieutenant, Acting Commissary of Subsistence, Regimental Quartermaster of the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and requesting the appointment of Charles Babbitt of Newark, Ohio, who currently held the position of Quartermaster Sergeant in the regiment. Bears the endorsement of M[oses] B. Walker, Colonel.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 169]

December 9, 1861
Joseph C. Brand, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, [S.H.] Wallace, was a recruiting Lieutenant for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Wallace was visiting Buckingham to see about a matter which interested him personally, and that Wallace would make his statement which Buckingham could rely upon as correct.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 101]

December 9, 1861
W[illiam] A. Cavis, George Richey, and William Sharp, Judges, and W[illiam] C. Porter, Clerk, Camp McArthur, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To ? Letter stating that they had been appointed to serve at an election for officers held in John Cassell's company on December 9, 1861; and certifying that John Cassell received 67 votes for Captain, L[emuel] W. Smith received 67 votes for 1st Lieutenant, and J[ames] O. Carter received 67 votes for 2nd Lieutenant. Approved by order of Colonel Charles Candy, 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 151]

December 9, 1861
James A. Davison, George Lamb, William Lamb, and David Stouffer, Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending Israel J. Deemer as a suitable person for promotion from the ranks of the volunteer force of Ohio to a Lieutenant's position; and stating that Deemer was currently in Company C of the 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Deemer was among the first in the State to respond to the call of the Governor for men for the war, that they had no hesitation in saying that in point of bravery, judgement, and magnanimity of soul, Deemer had few if any superiors in his regiment, and that they believed Deemer would make a good officer and was worthy of Buckingham's notice. Bears the endorsement of the Military Committee of Columbiana County.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 194]

December 9, 1861
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To ? Extract of Special Order Number 27, stating that the resignation of Captain Joseph M. Dana of the 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect from December 9, 1861. By command of Brigadier General [Don Carlos] Buell. Bears a note instructing Colonel [Isaac H.] Marrow, Commanding 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to recommend a suitable person to the Adjutant General of Ohio to fill the vacancy.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 235]

December 9, 1861
W[illiam] B. Hazen, Colonel, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Quigly, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the resignation of Captain Seth A. Bushnell having been accepted, he recommended that 1st Lieutenant Emerson Opdycke be promoted to a Captain, 2nd Lieutenant James McCleary be promoted a 1st Lieutenant, and Sergeant Calvin Hart be promoted a 2nd Lieutenant, and that these promotions would not only be in order of seniority, but an appropriate award of merit. Bears the approvals of Colonel [Milo S.] Hascall, Commanding 15th Brigade, and W[illiam] Nelson, Brigadier General Commanding 4th Division.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 128]

December 9, 1861
Henry G. Kennett, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Sedalia, Missouri. To General. Letter regarding vacancies in the regiment; recommending certain commissions to fill the vacancies; stating that they were still in tents upon the prairie and the cold weather and north winds were very trying, that the regiment had been three long months marching all over the "horrid" State of Missouri, having passed over 554 miles on foot inside of two months, that they did not growl or make people at home believe they were dying for sheer want, yet they had passed through greater hardships and privations than many who cried so loudly in western Virginia, that he was in hopes the General would intercede and have them removed to their proper department, viz. Kentucky, that it was rumored that the citizens of Kansas City had petitioned to have them sent back there to protect them and that General [Henry] Halleck intended sending them back, and that if such was the case, it would really be cruel; and enclosing a scrap from the Missouri Republican to show the feeling toward their regiment's discipline, etc.
3 pp. [Series 147-20: 113]

December 9, 1861
James Taylor, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Lieutenant S.H. Wallace, visited Columbus to make some statements to Buckingham regarding his position in the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that on October 2, Wallace received authority to enlist men as a 2nd Lieutenant, that Wallace immediately went to work and applied himself to the business industriously, and enlisted several men, that Wallace had an agreement with Lieutenant S[amuel] T. McMorran that they should recruit together and divide their men equally between them, McMorran to be Captain and Wallace to be 1st Lieutenant, that McMorran reported 62 men which included those recruited by Wallace, that of this number, Wallace was entitled to 31 by the terms of the agreement which was made in his presence and hearing, that McMorran afterwards formed an alliance with Lieutenant [Masten R.] Wright and represented to the War Committee that there had been an election in the company and that Wright was elected 1st Lieutenant and James Hurley was elected 2nd Lieutenant, that upon the faith of that representation, the committee recommended their appointments, that the committee subsequently learned that no election had been held and that Wallace still desired to hold his position by the appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, and that he saw no reason why Wallace should not hold his position as McMorran had told him several times that Wallace was popular with the men.
3 pp. [Series 147-20: 100]

December 9, 1861
John H. Young, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the bearer, Lieutenant S.H. Wallace, went to see Buckingham with reference to his position in the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that after receiving his appointment as one of the Lieutenants to enlist men for the 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Wallace went to work vigorously, that at considerable expense, Wallace enlisted several men upon an arrangement with Captain S[amuel] T. McMorran and now had no position in the company, and that Wallace certainly deserved some position for his services in enlisting men and his efforts on behalf of the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 100]

December 10, 1861
B. Brinkerhoof, Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if the Government wanted more men, and if the Government would receive men for one year; and stating that a company could be recruited and services tendered the Government without expense for recruiting.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 42]

December 10, 1861
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting a vacancy in the 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry occasioned by the death of Captain Charles Pomeroy, Company G, on the night of October 2, 1861.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 92]

December 11, 1861
James Barnett, Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that Captain Schultz's first name was Frederic.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 29]

December 11, 1861
R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter asking if Lieutenant C[harles] G. Eaton had been appointed Captain; and stating that Eaton's was the first company full, that he was very anxious that Eaton rank as senior Captain because Eaton was the right kind of man, and that [George] Raymond was satisfied to have Eaton as the senior Captain.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 177]

December 11, 1861
A[rchibald] J.A. Constable, Camp at Tipton, Missouri. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery had been encamped in the neighborhood for about six weeks, that they were in tents out on the bleak prairie, that in spite of the cold weather, he was glad to report that the company under his command was in very fair health, that they had about 20 men and five horses on the sick list, that measles was the prevalent complaint among the men and distemper with the horses, that he regretted to say that 2nd Lieutenant W[illiam] D. Linn had been obliged through continued ill health to send in the resignation of his commission, that he had appointed Sergeant William K. Perrine as acting 2nd Lieutenant, that Perrine was a well educated Christian young gentlemam who knew more of his duty as an artillery officer than any man in the battery, that Perrine came from Monroe, Butler County, Ohio, that he had forwarded the resignation of his own commission as Captain of the battery, that his reasons for this step were strongly and well founded, that the prejudice existing against him as one of General [John C.] Fremont's foreign appointments was evidently acting unfavorably on the company he commanded, that the battery was knocked about from pillar to post, that the men had not received a cent of pay although troops had been paid all around them, that he made a requisition for a Surgeon and one was appointed by acting Major General Turner only to be taken away six days later by acting Major General [John] Pope, that his battery was left in the woods for three days and liable to be cut up any night by twenty or thirty determined rebels armed with shot guns because the Ordnance Department at St. Louis would furnish him with neither small arms to guard his guns nor allow him to have the carbines made for his battery under orders from General Fremont, that when he protested against this senseless exposure of a valuable battery, he was ordered to Tipton to encamp out on an exposed prairie, that he was attached to the 1st Brigade, General Turner's Division, that this division was ordered into winter quarters except for the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, that the division marched away leaving his battery in the woods, that besides all the proofs of the feeling of his superior officers, he had other personal grounds of complaint which rendered it impossible for him to do his duty to the United States Government while in his present department, that he hoped his resignation would be immediately accepted and that the excellent company attached to the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery might suffer no longer from having an experienced officer at their head who happened unfortunately not to have received the rudiments of his education at West Point, that he left his command in an excellent state of discipline and, considering their service, remarkably well drilled, that the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was a battery of which Ohio might well be proud, that there had not been any serious charge made against a man in the company since its organization, that they were the best conducted young soldiers he ever saw in his life, that they would part, he believed, with sincere mutual regret, that he hoped Dennison would be able to send an experienced officer to succeed him, that if this was not possible, Cyrus Sears should most certainly have precedent over Frank Sands under whose command the company would soon go to the dogs, that should Sears be appointed Captain, he requested that Dennison appoint Edward Radford to a 2nd Lieutenancy, and that Radford had been with him ever since the company was first started and was in every way qualified to be an officer of artillery.
3 pp. [Series 147-20: 55]

December 11, 1861
Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky. To Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Extract of Special Order No. 29, stating that the resignations of Captain J[ohn] B. Franklin, Captain J[ohn] L. Smith, 1st Lieutenant Samuel F. Gill, and 1st Lieutenant R[obert] L. Hart of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry were hereby accepted to take effect from December 11, 1861. By Command of General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 59]

December 11, 1861
W[illiam] McLean Gwynne, 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 66th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp McArthur, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To ? Letter certifying that Lieutenant John Cassell reported eighty-six men to headquarters for the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 151]

December 11, 1861
Alexander F. Hume, and H. Beardsley, Military Committee, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Lieutenants C.D. Smith, John M. Boatman, J.A. Zeller, and John W. Falconer, who had been engaged in recruiting for the 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had succeeded in recruiting seventy-six men and now had that number in camp, that they had united their recruits under one organization and had agreed among themselves, with the approbation of the men recruited by them, that the men should select a Captain, 1st and 2nd Lieutenants, and non-commissioned officers from said Lieutenants and the men recruited by them for a company, that they believed that in a few days, if they were permitted to form a company with the number they now had, they could recruit enough additional men to make a total of eighty-three, and that the committee concurred. Bears a note from Dennison.
4 pp. [Series 147-20: 83]

December 11, 1861
Ora O. Kelsea, Captain, Webster, Virginia. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding his transfer from his present position as Captain in the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to that of Quartermaster in the 1st Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 85]

[December 11?, 1861]
Sam Kendrick, Deputy Auditor, Auditor's Office at Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter stating that by order of the commissioners of Ross County, he was writing for the purpose of asking when the pay of a volunteer commenced; and asking if it was from the day of enlistment or when he was received in full company by the Governor.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 51]

December 11, 1861
Isaiah Larkins, 1st Sergeant, et. al., Company G, [4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Headquarters, Romney, Virginia. To Colonel Jno. S. Mason, Commanding, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter signed by seventy-two members of Company G, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that they believed that a choice of a commanding officer made by them would be respected by the proper appointing officer or authorities; requesting that Mason use his influence in behalf of the promotion or appointment of 1st Lieutenant Peter Grubb as Captain of the company; and stating that Grubb was the unanimous choice of the members of the company, and that the appointment of another man would be detrimental to the general interests of the company.
2 pp. [Series 147-20: 120]