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SERIES 147. VOLUME 38. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio,
September 23, 1861-July 17, 1862.

September 23, 1861
C.P. Buckingham, Adjutant General, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To George F. Nelson. Printed copy of Special Order No. ?; stating that Nelson was authorized to enlist a company of infantry to consist of not less than 83 nor more than 101 men and report it to the commanding officer of the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Chase by October 7, that the order would entitle Nelson to transportation from the place of enlistment to the place of encampment at Camp Chase for a detachment of not less than fifty men at first, and afterwards for recruits in squads of not less than ten, at the expense of the State, that for these recruits, Nelson would give to the agent of the transportation company a certificate and a copy of the same, countersigned by the agent, to the commanding officer of the regiment, that as soon as Nelson's company was full, he would send a complete roll to the Adjutant General's office, that opposite to the name of each member of the company would be set the names of the persons who were his choice for Captain, 1st Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant, the whole to be certified by the commanding officer of the regiment, that upon the receipt of this roll, the certificates of appointment would be issued and Nelson's company could be mustered at once into the service and be supplied with clothing and arms at the earliest moment, that should the regiment be already filled, Nelson's company would be assigned to another, that no officer would be appointed unless the certificate of the commanding officer was satisfactory as to the character, habits, and qualifications of the persons nominated by the company, and that as soon as the regiment was organized and mustered in, commissions would be issued to all the officers.
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October 1, 1861
R[odney] Mason, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Ohio Militia, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To George F. Nelson, Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. Form letter stating that the Governor had appointed Nelson as 2nd Lieutenant in the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Nelson was to immediately notify the Adjutant General's Department of his acceptance or non-acceptance of the appointment, that should Nelson accept, he was to report forthwith at the headquarters of the Ohio Militia to be mustered into the service, that after which, Nelson was to repair to his proper station for the purpose of enlisting recruits for a company to be attached to said regiment, and that should Nelson fail to enlist and report, in accordance with the accompanying instructions, a minimum of thirty recruits within twenty days at Camp Chase, the appointment was liable to be revoked by the Governor. Bears a note dated October 1, 1861, from John R. Edie, Major, 1st U.S. Infantry, and Mustering Officer; certifying that he had mustered and sworn into the service of the United States, George F. Nelson as 2nd Lieutenant in the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
2 pp. [Series 147-38: 138]

[? ?], 1861
Printed directions for enlisting and organizing volunteer forces in Ohio. Given to George F. Nelson. Bears a note stating that the recruiting station was assigned to Coshocton, Ohio and the recruiting district included Licking County and Coshocton County.
2 pp. [Series 147-38: 137]

January 31, 1862
W[illiam] Mungen, Colonel, 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Lieutenant D. Snodgrass. Letter instructing Snodgrass to go on recruiting; and stating that he would get Snodgrass' appointment extended, that it had been quite muddy, but was all right now, and that he expected to be at home on Monday next.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 140]

April 2, 1862
L[orenzo] Thomas, Adjutant General, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To ? Official copy of General Orders No. 32; stating that a General commanding in the field or a department would make arrangements for the safe keeping and reasonable comfort of his prisoners, that for this purpose, the General would place them under a guard already on duty or detach a guard for the special service, that the General would give no order exchanging prisoners or releasing them except under instructions from the Secretary of War, that in emergencies admitting of no delay, the General would act upon his own authority and give any order in relation to his prisoners which the public interest might require, promptly reporting his proceedings to the War Department through the Adjutant General, that in time of war, a Commissary General of Prisoners would be announced, whose general duties would be those of an inspector, that a general depot of prisoners would be designated by the Secretary of War, which would be under the command of the Commissary General of Prisoners with a body of troops as a guard under his orders, that the depot would be the headquarters of the Commissary General to which communications might be sent, that the Generals commanding departments or in the field might, at their discretion, send their prisoners to the general depot, furnishing proper rolls with them showing when and where captured, etc., after which their charge of them would cease, that the Commissary General of Prisoners was empowered to visit places at which prisoners might be held and would recommend to the General whose guards were responsible for them, whatever modification in their treatment might seem to him proper or necessary and report the same to the War Department, that Generals sending prisoners to the depots or to special localities would furnish the Commissary General of Prisoners with lists or rolls of all prisoners so sent, which the Commissary General of Prisoners would cause to be entered in a proper book, showing the name and designation of each prisoner, and the time and place when and where taken, that any special information of importance would be added to said book from time to time in a column of remarks, that when a prisoner was disposed of by exchange or otherwise, the fact and the authority for it, and the name of the person for whom exchanged, should be noted in the record, that the Commissary General of Prisoners would have authority to call for such reports from officers in command of guards over prisoners as might be necessary for the proper discharge of his own duties, that the Commissary General of Prisoners would make reports monthly, or oftener if required, to the Adjutant General showing where and in what numbers prisoners were held and be in readiness at all times to answer specific questions as to prisoners, and that the duties of the Commissary General of Prisoners did not extend to prisoners of State. By order of the Secretary of War.
3 pp. [Series 147-38: 175, 176]

April 4, 1862
S.S. L'Hommedieu, Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad Company, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had been asked to request the appointment of William H. Martin to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel B[radford] R. Durfee of the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he had known Martin for many years, during which time they worked together on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad, that on the breaking out of the rebellion, Martin volunteered and was color bearer in the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Martin returned with the good opinion of his superior officers, that Martin was subsequently appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that when it became necessary to consolidate the 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with another regiment, Martin was voted out, that Martin again returned to his post as conductor on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad, that Martin was a good soldier, of excellent habits, and as a brave as a man needed to be, and that if Tod could give Martin a position in the army, he would oblige.
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April 10, 1862
George F. Nelson, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that not knowing that it was expected of him to return the papers of his conditional appointment to Buckingham's office for the purpose of cancellation or that any importance was attached to the same, he had kept them in his possession as relics of a faded glory, that his success in recruiting was known to Buckingham, and that he was sending the papers referred to.
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April 14, 1862
M[anning] F. Force, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Pittsburg, Tennessee. To Lieutenant Conrad Garis, Company C, 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letter stating that he learned with much regret that the continued diseased state of Garis' lungs obliged him to resign his commission, and that Garis' conduct during the engagement on Monday only confirmed the good opinion which they had of him, and added to the regret at his loss. Bears a note stating that Garis was appointed Captain on July 4, 1862, by order of the Governor.
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May 1, 1862
Bell & Green, National Claim Agency, Washington, D.C. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter requesting the Adjutant General's last full report; and stating that they would enclose postage if they knew how much, but would remit at once upon receipt of the volume.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 141]

May 4, 1862
C.W. Bennett, West Dresden, New York. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter stating that he was desirous of obtaining a bound copy of the Adjutant General's annual report, and that in exchange, he would send a copy of his "Digest of the Pension, Bounty Land, and Patent Laws, with full and complete forms". Together with a printed circular advertising his business as an attorney and agent for claims.
4 pp. [Series 147-38: 133]

May 5, 1862
David Beardsley, Surgeon, 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp on Corinth Road. To ? Copy of letter certifying that he had carefully examined Lieutenant [David A.] Southworth of the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery and found him to be laboring under chronic diarrhea with a disease of the spine which became much aggravated by daily exercises which he was obliged to perform in the saddle; and stating that it was his opinion that Southworth's longer continuance in active field service must not only aggravate his disease, but render it incurable, and that in Southworth's present state of health, he was entirely unfit for duty and ought to resign in justice to himself.
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May 5, 1862
David A. Southworth, 2nd Lieutenant, 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp on Corinth Road. To Lieutenant Cyrus Sears, Commanding 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Mississippi. Letter stating that, for two months past, his health had been failing until he was now so reduced physically as to be utterly incapable of performing the duties of his position with any degree of efficiency or with credit to himself or country, that he believed his health was so injured as to unfit him permanently for active service in the field, that he felt that the best interests of the service required him to give place to others better fitted for the position, that he was therefore resigning his commission as Senior 2nd Lieutenant of the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery to take effect from May 12, 1862, and that he had received pay up to February 28 inclusive and had no public property in his charge.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 39]

May 8, 1862
[Dennis] Kenny. To O[scar] C. Pratt. Letter stating that if Pratt was unfit for duty when he returned, a discharge could then be obtained.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 132]

May 17, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Camp on Corinth Road, Mississippi. To the Governor of Ohio. Special Field Orders No. 62; stating that 1st Lieutenant W.E. Johnson, 27th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having been absent from his regiment without authority, was mustered out of the service of the United States. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 189]

May 17, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Camp on Corinth Road, Mississippi. To the Governor of Ohio. Special Field Orders No. 62; stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant D.F. Phillips, 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 17, 1862. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 190]

May 21, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 57; stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Oscar W. Freman, Company K, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was accepted to take effect on May 21, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 203]

May 22, 1862
J.J. Ennis, Late Lieutenant, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter stating that while recruiting for the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, he was told by General [C.P.] Buckingham that he could keep Private Michael Heck at Wilmington to assist him, that Buckingham said he would order Heck's board bill paid at 30 cents per day, that on presenting the claim to Lieutenant Burr, Assistant Quartermaster, he refused to pay the account unless Hill authorized him to pay it, and that he wished Hill would try and attend to the matter.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 134]

May 22, 1862
E.B. Pickett, Company A, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Marshfield, Athens County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [C.P.] Buckingham. Letter stating that he wished to know if his commission had been issued, that he was at Marshfield on business, that if his papers had not been sent to the regiment, he wished them sent to him at home, and that he would be at Marshfield for a few days.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 134]

May 23, 1862
Zachariah Conaway, Franklin Mills, Portage County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C[harles W.] Hill. Letter stating that his son, Thomas L. Conaway, was dead, that his son belonged to Company F of the 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that his son died in Louisville, Kentucky Hospital No. 3 on May 9, 1862, that his son would have been twenty on October 29, that Ruel S. Gage, hospital steward, had taken $23.65 of his son's money while he was sick in Hospital No. 3, that Sergeant [Samuel H.] Cole gathered up his son's things, that Gage said he had no right to give the money to Cole, that Gage said he would send the money to the Adjutant General at Columbus, that Gage gave Cole a receipt and Cole gave it to him, that he wanted to know if Hill would forward the money if he sent the receipt, that his son was two months and nine days behind in pay and he wanted to know how to get it, and that he was a poor man.
2 pp. [Series 147-38: 136]

May 23, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Camp on Corinth Road, Mississippi. To the Commanding Officer, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Special Field Orders No. 71; stating that the resignation of Captain C.H. Kibler, 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 23, 1862. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 191]

May 23, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 59; stating that the resignation of Lieutenant Moses Abbott, Company B, 49th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 23, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 204]

May 24, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 60; stating that the resignation of Lieutenant Albert McRoberts, Company I, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 24, 1862.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 177]

May 26, 1862
J.C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of the Mississippi, Camp on Corinth Road, Mississippi. To the Governor of Ohio. Special Field Orders No. 75; stating that the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Lewis L. Grubb, 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 26, 1862. By order of Major General [Henry] Halleck.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 192]

May 26, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 62; stating that the resignations of Lieutenant Silas R. Ewing, and Lieutenant Frank Smith, Company E, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant W.C. Scott, Company H, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and Captain R.L. McKinley, Company A, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were accepted to take effect on May 26, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 205]

May 28, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 64; stating that the resignation of Lieutenant D[avid] E. Roatch, Company I, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 28, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 206]

May 31, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 67; stating that the resignation of Lieutenant John L. Smith, 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 31, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 207]

May 31, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 67; stating that the resignation of Chaplain Osman Lyman, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted to take effect on May 31, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 209]

June 2, 1862
O[liver] D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, District of the Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee. To Colonel [Lewis D.] Campbell, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Extract from Special Orders No. 65; stating that the resignation of Lieutenant John M. Boatman, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted, and that he was accordingly honorably discharged from the service of the United States on April 30, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell. Together with a letter dated June 3, 1862, from Lewis D. Campbell, Colonel, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Andrew Johnson, Franklin, Tennessee, to Governor David Tod; enclosing the acceptance of the resignation of 1st Lieutenant John M. Boatman of Company E, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; recommending the appointment of Jacob S. Rarick to fill the vacancy; and stating that Rarick was well qualified and the decided choice of his company, and that Rarick's commission should bear the date of April 30, 1862, as he had been discharging the duties of the office well since that time.
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June 2, 1862
O[liver] D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, District of the Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Official copy of extract from Special Orders No. 65; stating that the resignation of Lieutenant John M. Boatman, 69th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was accepted, and that he was honorably discharged from the service of the United States on April 30, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 202]

June 3, 1862
A.F. Rockwell, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Army of the Ohio, In Camp. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Special Orders No. 70; stating that the resignations of Lieutenant Samuel McKinney, Company H, 65th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lieutenant Lafayette Foster, Company B, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Lieutenant David C. Williams, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were accepted to take effect on June 3, 1862. By command of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell.
1 p. [Series 147-38: 213]