May 22, 1862
Andrew B. Emery, Captain, Company G, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp, near Corinth, Mississippi. To Lieutenant Colonel [T.C.H.] Smith, Commanding 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Letter recommending 2nd Lieutenant Leonard Erwin and 1st Sergeant William H. Woodlief for promotion. Bears a note dated May 23, 1862, from Smith, to Governor David Tod; approving the recommendation; and stating that Erwin and Woodlief were worthy of the commissions asked for them.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 77]

May 22, 1862
John W. Finnell, Adjutant General, Kentucky Volunteers, Covington, Kentucky. To Colonel P. McGroarty, Columbus, Ohio. Letter stating that the bearer, a young friend named Mr. Mooklen, had a brother who was a prisoner at Columbus, that Mooklen's brother was taken in a recent skirmish with [John H.] Morgan at Lebanon, Tennessee, and that if not contrary to orders, he would be obliged if McGroarty would permit Mooklen to see his brother.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 126]

May 22, 1862
Granville Moody, near Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter stating that there had been no perceptible change, at least for the better, in his dear child, that her fever raged uncontrolled as yet, with a pulse of 130 per minute, that the attending physicians said that unless they could control her bounding pulse, she must fail, that this was the eighteenth day of her illness, that his family joined him in thanking Hill for the thoughtful and kind terms in which his leave of absence was "couched", that he was compelled to avail himself of a longer absence than May 23, that he would report himself for duty to Hill at the first opportunity allowed by Providence, that his family were in great anxiety about the possible/probable termination of this case, that his poor, sick child wished him to thank Hill for the prompt and liberal release granted him in her behalf, and that he hoped all would be well at Camp Chase. Bears a P.S. stating that he sent a telegram to Governor David Tod asking him to permit and direct Dr. Brown, Post Surgeon at Camp Chase, to come as consulting physician, that he was so disappointed to find that Brown did not come on the train that evening, and that Brown wrote him on May 21, saying that he would come if it was desired; asking if Tod got the dispatch and sent it out to Camp Chase, or if he disapproved it; and stating that his daughter was so anxious to see Brown, that Brown was there last Sabbath and they all confided in him so much, that Brown had considerable experience and skill in typhoid cases, and that if Tod could allow Brown to come, it would be gratefully received by a very much afflicted family.
3 pp. [Series 147-39: 193]

May 22, 1862
Charles S. Rice, Orderly Sergeant and Acting 2nd Lieutenant, 10th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee. To Captain H[amilton] B. White, 10th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. Letter stating that by the resignation of Lieutenant [Ambrose A.] Blount of the 10th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, the battery was left with but three commissioned officers (one Captain and two Lieutenants), whereas it was entitled to one Captain and three Lieutenants, that he had served in the battery in the capacity of Orderly Sergeant for nearly six months to the best of his ability and, he hoped, faithfully, and that if patient and diligent service in a capacity like his would entitle him to a claim on a commissioned office when a vacancy occurred, he begged to submit for White's approval whether or not he had merited the position made vacant by the resignation of Blount. Bears a note from White stating that he had always found Rice a faithful and diligent officer and considered him qualified to fill the position of Lieutenant in his battery, that it would give him pleasure to see Rice in said position, and that he considered Rice deserving of it. Also bears the approval of A[ndrew] Hickenlooper, Captain, and Chief of Artillery, 6th Division.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 35]

May 22, 1862
Gustav C.E. Weber, Surgeon General of Ohio, Headquarters, Ohio Militia and Volunteer Militia, Medical Department, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter informing Hill of the appointment of four Assistant Surgeons by the Governor.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 167]

May 22, 1862
Gilbert E. Winters, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that some time since, he had applied to Tod for a commission as field officer, that it was intimated to him at the time that if additional troops were called for, his application would be favorably considered, and that in view of the probable call for additional troops by the President, he was renewing his application.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 192]

May 23, 1862
Joshua H. Bates, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that on behalf of the [U.S.] Sanitary Commission, he begged leave to call Tod's attention to the within extract of an order from General [Henry] Halleck facilitating the return of soldiers, recovered from sickness and wounds, to their regiments, and that as this order required Quartermasters to furnish said soldiers transportation after reporting to the nearest hospital, it was desirable that knowledge of the order should be circulated as extensively as possible through Ohio; and requesting Tod to give the order such publicity as would be likely to reach their furloughed soldiers.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 190]

May 23, 1862
Chauncey L. Cook, Sergeant, Company K, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp, seven miles from Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that there was a vacancy in Company K created by the resignation of the 2nd Lieutenant, that by grades, the position should be his, that the Captain of Company K was Daniel Gotshall of Canton, but he was now sick at home, that he wished Tod would not sanction by appointment until hearing from Gotshall, and that Gotshall had expressed the wish that he should fill said position; and providing references.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 72]

May 23, 1862
George W. Geddes, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Gilbert E. Winters of Mansfield was said to be an applicant for the position of field officer for one of the Ohio regiments, that from a long and intimate personal acquaintance with Winters, he could cheerfully recommend him as eminently qualified for such a place, that Winters possessed a good, literary, legal, and military education with actual experience in the field during the Mexican War and in private life as a lawyer, that Winters' loyalty to their government was unquestionable, that Winters had devoted considerable time to the cause and should receive some appointment in which he could serve the country even more efficiently and give the cause the benefit of his knowledge and experience, that he regretted that Winters had remained so long in private life since the war commenced, and that he hoped the state and country would have the benefit of Winters' services in the future.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 191]

May 24, 1862
S.S. Cox, House of Representatives, Washington. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the bearer, Sergeant H[erbert] F. Guthrie of Putnam, Ohio, was a cousin of his and desired promotion in the artillery, that Guthrie was one of those "ragged and greasy Ohioans", sneered at by stylish New York and New England troops, who did fighting of the severest kind, that Guthrie belonged to Battery L, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, that Guthrie was in the battle at Winchester, that [James] Shields bragged about the battery, that for 23 days, the battery was more or less under fire, that Guthrie was intelligent and ready, and that Guthrie would make a good artillery Lieutenant.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 45]

May 24, 1862
William McLaughlin, Major Commanding, McLaughlin's Squadron, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Brownlow, Piketon, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter dictated by McLaughlin; enclosing a copy of an order of Major General [Don Carlos] Buell detaching 1st Lieutenant B[enjamin] B. Lake of Company B, McLaughlin's Squadron, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry to the staff of Brigadier General [James A.] Garfield, which position Lake had accepted; recommending and requesting that Tod commission Orderly Sergeant John Dalzell as 1st Lieutenant of Company B; stating that Dalzell had discharged his duty faithfully and would make an excellent officer, that he had forwarded the resignation of Captain Samuel R. Buckmaster of Company B to Major General [John C.] Fremont with remarks that would insure its acceptance, that he recommended Richard Rice, one of the Sergeants of Company B, for Captain and asked that a commission be issued to him, that this was under an arrangement made between himself and Orderly Sergeant Dalzell, that Rice and Dalzell had won said positions by actual merit and were individuals he could depend on, that 2nd Lieutenant [Herman] Alleman of Company B had been absent at home for nearly four months, that Alleman returned recently and was now under arrest, that Alleman would be court-martialed by order to him from General [John C.] Fremont, that Alleman had not been in any position where there was danger and should not be promoted, and that the gentlemen he recommended had stood by him amidst the roar of musketry and where the balls flew as thick as hail, and he could depend on them under all circumstances; and requesting that commissions issue accordingly and be forwarded as soon as convenient since the company was now destitute of officers.
3 pp. [Series 147-39: 68]

May 24, 1862
L[ucius] N. Robinson, Captain, Battery L, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp in the Field. To whom it may concern. Letter stating that the bearer, H[erbert] F. Guthrie, had been active as 1st Sergeant in the battery for the last six months and had performed the duties to his entire satisfaction, and that he thought Guthrie would make a first-rate officer and cheerfully recommended him for promotion. Also signed by W[illiam] H. Hayward, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. Bears a note from C.P. Buckingham, Brigadier General, to Governor David Tod; stating that Guthrie was his cousin, and that he believed Guthrie to be a brave and good soldier; and asking Tod's favorable consideration for Guthrie.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 44]

May 25, 1862
F.W. Bardwell, 1st Lieutenant, Commanding 10th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, In Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting the appointment of George Kleder as 2nd Lieutenant.
3 pp. [Series 147-39: 59]

May 26, 1862
L[orenzo] Thomas, Adjutant General, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To the Governor of Ohio. Extract from Special Orders No. 117; stating that Lieutenant Colonel John H. Carter, 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had tendered his resignation, and that he was discharged from the service to take effect on May 26, 1862. By order of the Secretary of War.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 11]

May 27, 1862
Herman Alleman, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, McLaughlin's Squadron, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Brownlow, near Piketon, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had been acquainted with Tod "Democratically" since 1840, that he was the chairman of the great meeting at Ashland, Ohio where Tod addressed the people as to who should be President in the campaign of 1860, that he had been informed there was underhanded work going on in his case to have some person under his rank appointed over him as Captain of Company B, that he had just been entirely and fully cleared of a malicious court-martial brought against him without cause for the purpose of supplanting him in office, that he hoped Tod would not commission any man over him without being convinced that it should be done, that he was perfectly willing for the members of the company to elect the commissioned officers, and that he thought the members of the company were most capable to judge as to who should be recommended to Tod for a commission.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 67]

May 27, 1862
C. Daugherty, Captain, and B.D. Longstreth, Captain, vicinity of Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the Reverend J.M. Alexander was appointed Chaplain of the Western Sharpshooters Regiment by Colonel Birge on September 1, 1861, that Alexander wished to be commissioned from Ohio as Chaplain of the Western Sharpshooters from September 1, 1861, and that the commission should be forwarded to Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee [Shiloh] via Cairo, Illinois; and certifying that Alexander had been with them as Chaplain ever since their first going into the field.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 127]

May 27, 1862
C. Daugherty, Captain, Western Sharpshooters, vicinity of Corinth, Mississippi. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the resignation of Captain Reid of Company H (now Company G) had been accepted creating a vacancy; requesting that Tod promote and commission 1st Lieutenant Benjamin D. Longstreth to Captain of said company, 2nd Lieutenant Thomas D. Mitchell to 1st Lieutenant, and 1st Sergeant Palemon P. Ellis to 2nd Lieutenant with said commissions to date from April 16, 1862; and recommending the above named as being competent of filling said offices which rightfully belonged to them.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 134]

May 27, 1862
Alfred Dingess, Huntsville, Logan County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter requesting papers necessary for the formation of a company of Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 176]

May 27, 1862
J[ames] R. McMullin, Captain, 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Flat Top Mountain. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending Corporal J[ames] O. Humphrey of the battery as a person worthy of promotion; and stating that Humphrey had been a member of the battery from the first and had faithfully discharged his duty both in camp and on the battlefield, that Humphrey was a young man of superior talent and ability, that Humphrey's long experience in the service and the prompt and willing manner in which he had discharged his duty in a trying time had given undoubted proof of his true courage and manly bearing, that in filling up the vacancies that were constantly occurring both in their artillery and infantry service, he felt confident in saying that no better persons could be selected than those like the young man in question whose tried courage and long experience had given proof of their worthiness, and that a Lieutenant's commission conferred on Humphrey was what he most heartily desired to see.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 42]

May 27, 1862
William S. Pierson, Major, Headquarters, Depot, Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, Ohio [Johnson's Island]. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that per a private letter from Colonel Hoffman, he understood him to say that he was expected to write Tod on the subject of the successor to Lieutenant Tuther should his resignation be accepted at Washington, that Hoffman wrote that Charles E. Sargeant would receive the appointment of 2nd Lieutenant, that he thought Lieutenant Benson should be promoted to the place vacated by Tuther, that he wished this to be strictly confidential, and that he would notify Tod on the acceptance of Tuther's resignation.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 33]

May 27, 1862
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter reporting that four officers of the volunteer forces from Ohio had resigned to take effect on the dates set opposite their respective names. Bears a note stating that the disability of Lieutenant C.C. Brant, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was to be removed.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 132, 132a]

May 27, 1862
W[illiam] H.H. Taylor, Colonel, 5th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter recommending various officers for promotion.
2 pp. [Series 147-39: 70]

May 28, 1862
John W. Abell, Jola, Kansas. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that Captain B.R. Fawcett of Company M, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry had resigned, that it was the wish of Company M that 1st Lieutenant Joseph B. Holmes of said company be appointed Captain, and that Holmes was from Mansfield, Ohio and would refer Tod to the Honorable Judge Brinkerhoff.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 76]

May 28, 1862
John Kennett, Colonel, 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Camp Taylor. To Captain Charles W. Hill, Assistant Adjutant General, Columbus, Ohio. Letter stating that ever since the formation of the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry at Camp Gurley near Cincinnati, Ohio, he had been writing for Wilson Cross' commission as 2nd Lieutenant in Company B and could not receive it, that Cross was elected on November 4, 1861, that he applied for a commission as Adjutant for E.M. Mitchell, and that Mitchell was placed in Company B instead of Cross; asking that Hill have the goodness to attend to this; stating that he also recommended P.H. Warner as Captain of Company D per the date in a letter already forwarded to Hill; asking if Hill could aid him in recruiting for his regiment; and stating that deaths, desertions, and discharges from physical debility had thinned their ranks, that their service was the hardest in the army, and that they needed 200 men to fill up the regiment.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 93]

May 29, 1862
D. Campbell, Assistant Adjutant General, General Headquarters, State of New York, Adjutant General's Office, Albany, New York. To ? Special Orders No. 145; stating that Perry B. Sibley, having passed a satisfactory examination as a company officer, and having filed a certificate thereof in the Adjutant General's Office, was authorized to enroll volunteers to serve in the army of the United States for three years or during the war, and that this authorization was granted on the express condition that such enrollment should be in all respects in conformity with the provisions of General Orders No. 31, current series, and would entitle the person to whom it was issued to a commission as a company officer, as provided in paragraph IV of said orders. By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 179]

May 29, 1862
George D. Ruggles, Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General's Office, Washington. To Adjutant General Charles W. Hill. Letter stating that in reply to Hill's letter of May 22, 1862, he was directed to say that Captain Oscar Von Brabinder, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (resigned) would be authorized to re-enter the military service of the United States upon being re-commissioned by the Governor of Ohio.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 185]

May 30, 1862
Henry L. Hitchcock, Western Reserve College, Hudson, Summit County, Ohio. To Adjutant General [Charles W.] Hill. Letter stating that Hill would recollect their conversation about the need for the public service of the college's students, most of whom were ready to volunteer for three months, and that he was writing to inquire whether the quota of three months' men had been made up so that it was certain the students would not be needed for said purpose.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 169]

May 31, 1862
Charles Doubleday, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Headquarters, Fort Scott, Kansas. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter recommending various promotions; and urging the speedy filling of vacancies.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 105]

May 31, 1862
Julius C. Hart, Stryker, Williams County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C[harles] W. Hill. Letter enclosing his papers including power of attorney; and stating that Hill would confer a lasting favor by attending to the matter for him.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 177]

May 31, 1862
T[homas] J. Patten, Captain, Company L, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp. To Lieutenant Colonel T.C.H. Smith, Commanding. Letter recommending Orderly Sergeant [Robert B.] Rhodes for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, Company L in place of Oscar H. Underwood resigned. Bears a note from Smith, to Governor David Tod; stating that the appointment of Rhodes as 2nd Lieutenant was strongly recommended, that the 1st Lieutenant of Company L had been detailed to command the body guard or orderlies of General Thomas, and that Patten had to do duty for two months past without the assistance of one company officer and it was important that the appointment be made as soon as possible.
1 p. [Series 147-39: 78]