January 31, 1862
? To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain A[quilla] Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 215]
January? 31?, 1862
?, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain A[quilla] Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 216]
January? 31?, 1862
Military Committee of Wayne County, Ohio? To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain Aquilla Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 217]
January? 31?, 1862
? To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain Aquilla Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 218]
January? 31?, 1862
?, Camp Wickliffe. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain Aquilla Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 219]
January? 31?, 1862
?, Camp ? To Honorable ? Letter recommending Captain A[quilla] Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 220]
February 1, 1862
C. Avery, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain A[quilla] Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 212]
February 1, 1862
Levi Cox, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain Aquilla Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 213]
February 1, 1862
M. Welker, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain A[quilla] Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 210]
February 1, 1862
?, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Captain Aquilla Wiley, Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for promotion. Portion of letter missing.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 212]
February 3, 1862
James A. Suter, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the Honorable W.S. Groesbeck. Letter requesting Groesbeck's assistance in obtaining an appointment to one of the vacant Lieutenancies in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he would try to fill said position with honor to himself and his country and with satisfaction to his superior officers, that he would prefer a Lieutenancy in the regular army or the Marine Corps as the country was very much in want of soldiers of the latter kind, that he would be happy to serve his country through her sea of troubles in any position that Groesbeck might be pleased to obtain for him, that in August 1861, a gentleman called on him saying he was going to recruit a company for the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and requesting his assistance, that this gentleman promised to make him a 2nd Lieutenant if he assisted, that he consented and they recruited 40 men, that he was sent to Camp Dennison with these men, that for six weeks before the company was filled, he took charge of these men and drilled them, that during this time, the Captain insisted that he should be mustered in saying that this would make it easier to get him the position of 2nd Lieutenant, that he therefore was mustered in according to the Articles of War, that after the company was fitted, an election was called by the Captain who used his influence against him and he was defeated by a few votes, that he was then appointed 4th Sergeant, that the name of the Captain was John Herrel (Company H, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry), and that if the above was investigated, Colonel L[eonard] A. Harris and Major [Anson G.] McCook would testify to the truthfulness of his statement.
4 pp. [Series 147-28: 142]
February 5, 1862
A[lbert] S. Hall, Major Commanding, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Andrew Jackson, Tennessee. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that by sentence of general court-martial, 1st Lieutenant Merit Emerson of Company G, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was dismissed from the service of the United States; enclosing a certificate of qualification of Captain Moses F. Wooster who had just joined the regiment for duty; and stating that Captain [George] Bacon, Lieutenant Paul Spohn, and Lieutenant Daniel Reynolds had each duly qualified upon their commissions, but he had no blank certificates to fill and return to Buckingham's office as before, that Lieutenant Colonel Fred[erick] C. Jones had referred his matter to General [Don Carlos] Buell and there was no decision as yet, that Jones did not qualify on his commission until he had held it over two months, that had they been in western Virginia (where Jones supposed they were), he said he never would have qualified on it, and that the whole matter was referred to Buckingham for justice to the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 63]
February 6, 1862
Elijah Warner, Captain, Company E, 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Union, Virginia. To J.H. Riley. Letter addressing Riley on behalf of an old and esteemed friend; enclosing a recommendation signed by a respectable number of the commissioned officers of the 30th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, recommending Major J.B. Potter for a better position in the regiment; and stating that he had ascertained through Mr. Palmer that Riley was a particular friend of Potter's, that he hoped Riley would urge Potter's claims at proper quarters and on the enclosed recommendation, that the recommendation was mailed to Raleigh where the balance of the regiment was stationed, but through some carelessness, it was neglected until the present late date, that he thought it best to send the recommendation as it was, and that the recommendation was signed by every officer it was presented to.
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February 7, 1862
George M. Casey, et. al., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To the Honorable W.S. Groesbeck. Letter signed by several citizens of Cincinnati; recommending James A. Suter as qualified for and deserving a commission in the army; and stating that Suter had been sworn into the service of the United States on September 3, 1861, along with other members of the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Suter was now twenty-five years of age, and that Suter had applied himself closely to military studies. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 141]
February 8, 1862
T[homas] C.H. Smith, [Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry], Camp near Lebanon, Kentucky. To General George W. Morgan, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. Letter stating that Morgan had shown a strong and friendly interest in the "contretemps" as to their Colonelcy, that the success of the intrigue left him in doubt on whom to depend, that he knew he could rely on Morgan's honor and exertions, and that he was writing again regarding the matter of the appointments to the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; asking that Governor David Tod be informed regarding the Major next in rank in the regiment if a board removed Colonel [Minor] Milliken or if Milliken was induced by the determined feeling of the regiment against him to resign; stating that Major M[ichael] W. Smith was an officer of high character and ability, well educated, and of boldness tempered by good judgement, that Smith had valuable experience as an officer in the campaign which ended at Rich Mountain and Carrick's Ford, at which time he was an Adjutant, that Smith's military qualities induced his promotion to a Majority in the regiment, that Smith was a good disciplinarian, but popular with officers and men, that in the event of a vacancy in the Lieutenant Colonelcy, Smith's promotion to it would be expected by the regiment and give perfect satisfaction, that Smith was fully capable of commanding a regiment, that the best feeling still existed in the regiment among the officers and its discipline was never as good as now, that General [Don Carlos] Buell told him he considered it the best regiment in his division, that they still hoped to maintain it as such, that it was hard, however, to leave to officers the alternative of resigning, and thus quitting the field, or of being compelled to come under the command of one in whom they had no confidence, that they hoped the necessity of making such a choice would be prevented, that he heard regularly from Lucy, and that her health improved slowly, but her physician was assured she would recover; and extending his kindest regards to Mrs. Morgan.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 128]
February 10, 1862
W[illiam] Nelson, Headquarters, 4th Division, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To the Honorable Garrett Davis of Kentucky. Letter enclosing a copy of a letter from Senator B[enjamin] F. Wade of Ohio to Colonel [William B.] Hazen, the commandant of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, now serving under his orders; stating that the matter which appeared to trouble Wade was that two fugitive slaves came into camp and were given up, that Wade said "his camp" (Hazen's camp), whereas the camp was his, that he commanded it and it was by his orders that the Negroes were returned to their masters, that his division was marching from Louisville to Camp Wickliffe in fine weather with drums beating and colors flying, making, as he intended to make, a most gallant show, that there was not a Negro on the whole route who did not want to follow from the same impulse that made little boys follow soldiers all around town, that notwithstanding his orders to the contrary, some officer of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry received two of these Negroes into the camp of that regiment, that this officer, whose name escaped him, was from Oberlin, Ohio and had since resigned due to incompetency, that the owners of the Negroes came to his headquarters and told him that their Negroes were in the camp and that they wished permission to enter and get them, that he promptly accorded them permission and the Negroes were taken away, that this occurred in Jefferson County, one of the most, if not the most, loyal counties in the loyal State of Kentucky, that the Negroes were the property of good and true Union persons, people who were the Union and the Constitution, that the Negroes were given up in accordance with the laws of Kentucky, that this was the proper policy, that he was assured of this by a unanimous vote of the House of Representatives in the last Congress declaring that Congress had no power to interfere with slavery in the states, and that if the Negroes had not been properly returned, he wished to know what was proper in such cases; asking if the laws of Kentucky were to be abrogated wherever a body of troops marched, if the Colonel of the next regiment that marched past Davis' house should be allowed to carry off all of Davis' Negroes if it pleased him to do so, what he should do with the Negroes of Colonel Whitaker and Lieutenant Colonel Cotton of the 6th Kentucky Regiment and the Negroes belonging to the officers and Privates of that regiment, one of the best under his command, if he should permit the next Captain from Oberlin to carry Negroes off and march them along with the regiment, the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for instance, which was brigaded with the 6th Kentucky, and how long Davis thought it would be before the regiments crossed bayonets on that question; and stating that these and similar questions crowded up for answers as he read over Wade's note to Hazen, which was really a note to him for Hazen merely obeyed his orders, that he would take this occasion to say that Hazen was one of the best officers he had ever met, that Hazen's regiment was the model regiment of the division, that so careful and successful an instructor was Hazen, that his Lieutenants were daily detailed as instructors to other regiments, that the officers and soldiers of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had an esprit de corps and a pride in belonging to the regiment, that the Government would be served in having such an officer as Hazen made Brigadier General and it was the wish of all there that it should be done, that Wade would find out when he attacked Hazen openly that Hazen was in no way responsible for the return of the Negroes in question, but had acted by his orders, and that he would be very glad to know what Davis thought of the matter. A true copy.
3 pp. [Series 147-28: 24]
February 11, 1862
Nelson Franklin, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending the promotion of Milton McCoy, Captain, Company I, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Portion of letter missing.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 143]
February 13, 
W[illiam] B. Hazen, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the copy of a letter recently received from [Benjamin F.] Wade of Ohio and also a copy of one sent to the Honorable Garrett Davis of Kentucky by his commanding General; and stating that Wade produced certain charges which had been furnished him and which he readily believed, that as to the first charge, he was made to say seriously what was never so intended and which grossly misrepresented him, that the last charge was fully explained in General [William] Nelson's letter, that Wade's letter contained a "humiliating menace" which he was not at all prepared to tamely submit to, that he had performed his duties honestly and faithfully and with what degree of success, Buckingham might judge from the enclosure, that Buckingham would do him a particular favor by submitting the whole affair to Governor David Tod, that he would further be glad to be informed of the duty of military men as understood by Wade and the violation of such duty as understood by Wade, that in regard to harboring the slaves of loyal men in the loyal State of Kentucky, an officer would jeopardize his office in the way Wade wished duty to be done and the way people of Ohio expected it to be done, that he could hardly believe that the State they all boasted of belonging to wished the laws of Kentucky abrogated, that neither could he help thinking that the people of Ohio were grossly misrepresented in the U.S. Senate by Wade, and that they would be leaving in the morning for the Tennessee River.
3 pp. [Series 147-28: 22]
February 20, 1862
V[alentine] Bausenwein, Colonel Commanding, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Fort Donelson, Tennessee. To ? Special Order No. 34; stating that Captain Oscar Von Brabender of Company G was ordered to take command as Captain of Company B effective February 20, 1862, and that 1st Lieutenant [John C.] Anderegg, who had been appointed Captain in the 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was ordered to take command of Company G effective February 20, 1862. Bears a note from Bausenwein requesting that Governor David Tod please appoint as above.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 106]
February 21, 1862
W[illiam] Nelson, Headquarters, 4th Division, Board Steamer Diana on the lower Ohio. To Dear Flagg. Letter stating that there was a young man named Anderson Nelson Ellis of Adams County, Ohio, a godson of his elder brother, who was with him, that Ellis was a young gentleman, well educated, and of high character, that as a volunteer, Ellis was serving on his staff for nothing, and that he wanted Ellis appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in any regiment of Ohio and assigned to his staff; asking Flagg to see Governor David Tod and Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham and have it done; and stating that the steamer shook to such an extent that it was very difficult to write. Portion of letter missing.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 158]
February 21, 1862
T[homas] C.H. S[mith], [Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry], Camp near Bardstown, Kentucky. To General. Letter stating that the board for examination of officers was in session there and summoned Colonel [Minor] Milliken and himself to appear before them on February 21, that the forenoon was devoted to Milliken and the afternoon to him, that his examination was very thorough and searching, and took over two and a half hours, that he was happy to say that at the close, the board informed him that the examination had been very satisfactory and that they would recommend him for promotion, that he did not know the result in Milliken's case, that if Milliken's examination was as thorough as his, he could not have passed, that he knew Milliken to be entirely superficial and inaccurate, that he did not believe Milliken could acquire in months any accurate knowledge of the tactics, that Milliken could not have drilled a company much less a regiment correctly at any time before he left in January on sick leave, that Milliken looked like a man who had made a failure, that he had lost whatever mistaken respect he once had for Milliken as an officer and so had all in the regiment, that Milliken joined the regiment about a week since and was at once waited on by all the officers as a group and asked to resign, that Milliken declined in a defiant and threatening speech declaring that he had been placed there by powerful and influential friends and should remain, that in a few days, the matter would be before Governor David Tod, that he trusted the other promotions would be regular, that the ranking Captains were the proper men and were able commanders, that Major [Michael W.] Smith was probably as well instructed as any volunteer officer in the Ohio service, and that Milliken declared that if rejected, he would appeal and fight to the end; asking the General, if at Washington, to see whether any opposition was made to the confirmation of the report of the board; and stating that S[tephen] S. L'Hommedieu had been appointed and would be the one who might try to prevent confirmation of the report.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 127]
February 22, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Commanding Officer, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Special Orders No. 167, stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Louis Sonntag, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on February 22, 1862. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 107]
February 22, 1862
Henry S. Neal, Ohio Senate Chamber. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had learned that the Captain of Company H, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry had resigned, that if the Lieutenants were promoted, there would be a 2nd Lieutenant to be appointed, that Maynard Pond was the Orderly Sergeant of the company, that he knew Pond to be an active, energetic, intelligent, and sober young man, and that Pond was worthy of being promoted to the vacancy.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 139]
February 24, 1862
Theophilus Gaines, Captain, Company F, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Wheeling, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had just been informed by a large number of his company that the 1st Lieutenant, R.R. Bromwell, had resigned his position in the company and that the Colonel of the regiment was about to recommend Joseph Miller, the Sergeant Major of the regiment, for the position, that Miller was formerly Orderly Sergeant of his company, that there was scarcely a man in the company who would have Miller in the company as an officer, that Miller was very unpopular with the whole company and had been for a long time, that he and Miller could not agree at all, that the Colonel promoted Miller to the position of Sergeant Major of the regiment and this took him from the company to the great satisfaction of them all, that he had hoped this would end all trouble on this score, that he was presently detailed to act as Judge Advocate for the Department of Western Virginia, but sooner or later would be ordered back to his company to take command as heretofore, that he was sure there could be no peace in the company with such a man as Miller as a commissioned officer, that he could produce a petition from a large number of the company asking to have Alexander L. Littell, the present Orderly Sergeant, appointed and commissioned as Lieutenant to fill the vacancy, that Littell was a substantial man, that Littell was as brave as a man could be and possessed the complete confidence of the whole company in this respect, that Miller was just the reverse in the minds of a large portion of the company as well as in his own mind, that he hoped Tod would appoint Littell to fill the vacancy when appointments were made, that Littell was in the company from the beginning, that Miller joined them as a stranger after they went to Camp Harrison, that he had raised the company almost altogether by his own exertions, and that he hoped Tod would not afflict upon him a man with whom he never could associate with any profit to the service or the company. Portion of letter missing.
3 pp. [Series 147-28: 138]
February 24, 1862
Samuel Lyons, 1st Lieutenant, Company A, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Rock Cliff, near Bardstown, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter returning his commission as Captain; and stating that under present circumstances, he could not accept the commission, that he was fully satisfied with his present position, that he had no desire to be promoted at the expense of other officers in the company to which he should be assigned a command, that he believed promotions should be made from the companies in which vacancies occurred, and that he thought it better by far that he should not be the first to establish a bad precedent. Together with Lyons' commission as Captain.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 42]
February 24, 1862
T[homas] Worthington, Colonel, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Paducah, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing his commission as Lieutenant Colonel; requesting that Buckingham file the commission as evidence of his having been mustered into service; stating that he understood the order of August 7, 1861, fixing the rank of volunteer field officers by the date of the completion of their regiments, did not apply to his case; requesting that Buckingham indicate this to him in writing and rank all Ohio Colonels whose commissions dated subsequent to his appointment of July 29, 1861; and stating that four out of five of their old guns misfired, that he hoped their arms would be forthcoming, and that they were worse than useless without them.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 41]
February 25, 1862
J[ames] A. Garfield, Colonel, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 18th Brigade, Piketon, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired to call Buckingham's attention to that part of his late annual report which gave the rank roll of the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that it was the universal understanding among all the officers and men of the regiment that the rank of officers depended upon the date of appointment, that company officers, under the regulation for enlistment preceding the Lieutenant System, were appointed when they had raised and organized a full company, that it was the understanding throughout the regiment that the first full company in camp should rank first by seniority of the Captain's commission, that the companies came in successively and the letters and positions of the companies in line of battle were based on priority of date of full companies, that this management had been perfectly satisfactory to all concerned, that Buckingham's annual report, though not understood, would he feared cause dissension in the regiment, that he had told the officers that he would continue to use the old rank roll until he heard from Buckingham, and that he earnestly hoped Buckingham might find it consistent to change the date of commissions so as to preserve the rank as it had been understood in the regiment.
2 pp. [Series 147-28: 10]
February 26, 1862
H[arlan] P. Christie, Adjutant, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters. To ? Special Order No. 36; stating that Sergeant Major Theodore Scheid was, with the consent of the Governor of Ohio, appointed and promoted as 2nd Lieutenant to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of C[onrad] B. Krause, Company G, and that Scheid's appointment and promotion would take effect from such date as Krause's resignation might be accepted. By order of V[alentine] Bausenwein, Colonel. Bears a note from Bausenwein, Colonel and acting Brigadier General, requesting that Governor David Tod commission Scheid as 2nd Lieutenant. Together with Special Order No. 37, dated February 26, 1862, from P[eter] Dister, commanding 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stating that 2nd Lieutenant Theodore Scheid was appointed and detailed as Adjutant during the absence of Adjutant Christie.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 104]
February 26, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri. To the Commanding Officer, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Special Orders No. 181, stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant L.H. Wright, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on February 26, 1862. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-28: 77]
February 26, 1862
C[olin] F. McKenzie, 1st Lieutenant, Company G, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he saw by one of the Cincinnati papers that Lieutenant [Thomas W.] Hefferman of Company K was to be promoted to Captain of Company G; asking if Lieutenant Theo[dore] A. Startzman, a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and a senior Lieutenant, could be promoted to the position of Captain of Company G; and stating that Startzman was a man of about 30 years, of the best moral character, and fully capable for the position, that Startzman would be much more congenial to the undersigned and give greater satisfaction to the company, that he could with all his heart vouch for Startzman, that Startzman was a man far superior to Hefferman in morals, capability, and military knowledge, that he thought on the subject of this appointment, it would be well to weigh the matter carefully, that he did not wish to dictate, but merely to bring before Buckingham the character of both applicants and, if possible, to secure the appointment of an individual who would give more satisfaction to him as a superior officer and to the company as a man of true courage, that in time of action, Startzman would prove himself more worthy of the respect and confidence of the men who would follow him on to victory, and that he hoped he had not overstepped the bounds of propriety by writing Buckingham regarding the appointment in question. Portion of letter missing.
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