48th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
A Compilation of Correspondence
Relating to the 48th OVI to the Ohio
Governor and Adjutant General, 1861-1866

Ohio Historical Society

Excerpted by Martin Stewart, Troy, Ohio

 

August 8, 1861

R.P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that a number of the returned volunteers of Companies F and G, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) had solicited him to ascertain when and where they were to be mustered out of service and paid, that these men felt that they had not been fairly treated from the beginning, and that regardless of their feelings, most of them would reenlist if they were mustered out and paid.

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August 15, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that Captain A.S. Bundy, with a company complete both in numbers and organization, was at Camp Dennison and wanted to be mustered into his regiment, that he would send Bundy's muster roll along with that of Captain Robert McGill who had a full company at Camp Scott, and that he had organized and subsisted McGill's company; requesting the appointments of Bundy and McGill; stating that Captain Luther Forney had a company of 55 good men and if in Camp Dennison would fill up in one week or less, that there were several other companies having a nucleus of no less than 70 men which would be ready for mustering in the same time if in Camp Dennison, and that he had three full companies besides Bundy's and McGill's which were disposed to disband if delayed from going into camp; requesting that he be permitted to bring his companies of not less than 50 men each to Camp Dennison; and promising that if allowed to do so he would, within a few days, organize a regiment of fighting men who would reflect some credit upon the State.

[Allen S. Bundy was Captain of Company E, 47th OVI - enlisted Aug. 28, 1861 and discharged Nov. 13, 1861. No record of Luther Forney in any Ohio regiment per my microfilm.]

2 pp. [Series 147-4: 172]

September 3, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Jessie Cook of Woodville, Ohio wanted an order to raise a rifle company for three years' service, that Cook was about 35 years of age, and of temperate habits and good moral character, and that he thought Cook would make an excellent officer.

1 p. [Series 147-6: 104]

November 18, 1861

Simeon Nash, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that on November 16, the citizens of Gallipolis were astonished by the arrival of the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with a section of artillery, that he knew local residents were somewhat scared by the raid on Guyandotte although he did not believe there was any imminent danger, and that all they needed at Gallipolis were 2 or 3 companies with some artillery; recounting the situation in western Virginia; and stating that he wanted to see the war carried on during the winter in the South, that the policy of the administration must be more decisive and ongoing or it would not have a friend in the west by Spring, that Tennessee must be occupied or at least eastern Tennessee, that their rulers as officers were too frightened and lacked audacity in their movements, that he feared [Abraham] Lincoln did not want war in earnest, that many people were losing confidence in Lincoln's administration, that he feared [William Henry] Seward was expecting a repetition of the parable of the prodigal son, and that they must put their iron heels on the prostrate necks of the southern people before peace could again return.

4 pp. [Series 147-7A:60]

September 16, 1861

James R. Challen, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had been recruiting for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by authority of Colonel [Peter J.] Sullivan and wished to get authority from headquarters, that he wanted to get a few blanks for Lieutenants who recruited, that he had found since Special Order Number 51 was issued forbidding recruiting without special authority, many were unwilling to enlist until they saw the commission of the recruiting officer, and that the exhibition of the paper aided recruiters; and requesting copies of orders and receipts for transportation, etc.

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September 17, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Headquarters, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding difficulties in obtaining blankets, camp equipage, uniforms, etc., for his regiment; stating that Captain [John H.] Dickerson refused to supply the necessary material without an order similar to that issued to the other Colonels organizing at Camp Dennison, and that this difficulty was being readily used against him by those "body-snatchers" who were ever ready to steal his companies; requesting that Buckingham send the necessary order to Dickerson; stating that his regiment would be filled in two weeks; requesting that Governor William Dennison not appoint a Lieutenant Colonel or Major for his regiment until he had an opportunity to consult with Dennison; and stating that some would-be Colonels had caused themselves to be published as having been appointed Lieutenant Colonels of his regiment, and that those very individuals could not bring a man into camp and, instead of bringing strength, would greatly endanger the prospects of the regiment being filled in due time.

2 pp. [Series 147-9: 158]

September 21, 1861

J[oseph] W. Lindsey, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had received Mason's communication dated September 6 extending his time to September 20, and Mason's communication dated September 18 ordering him to give up the field or unite with some other person, that he intended to do the latter, that he had about 50 men and was making arrangements to go to camp on September 24, that he had heard reports that Mason's extension of his time to September 20 was not noted on the books in the Adjutant General's office and certain parties had been saying that he had no authority to raise a company, thereby inducing some of his men to join other companies, that when his order was first issued, Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham required him to promise that he would not interfere with anyone else authorized to recruit, that he had faithfully kept his promise, that he was surprised to find that another man who had once before tried it and failed had been authorized to commence raising a company locally just at the time that his was about to organize, that except for this competition, his company would have been to camp some days ago, that he now had a commission from Colonel [Peter J.] Sullivan of the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to recruit and bring to camp a company for his regiment and an arrangement with Mr. Howells, who was recruiting for the same regiment, to unite in case they could not fill up both companies, that he wanted authority from Mason to proceed in addition to the authority he had from Sullivan so that there would be no conflict of authority, that to require him to give up the field now after he had recruited nearly enough for a full company, a dozen or so of whom had joined the regulars, would be unfair, that certain parties locally, who had done little or nothing but try to persuade his men to join them instead of going into the county to get others, wanted his authority stopped in the hope of getting a company without the trouble and expense of recruiting, that he would not stand in the way of organizing a company if it could be done harmoniously, and that if he should give up now, the greater part of his men would not go into the service; and requesting that his time be extended and assignment to the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry where he and his men preferred to go.

3 pp. [Series 147-9: 83]

September 30, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had concluded to accept the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel of a new regiment to be rendezvoused at Fremont, and that he had been urged to this by the leading men of Sandusky County who pledged him their best exertions in getting up the regiment; requesting the order and all necessary papers to enable him to act without delay; and stating that he was not prepared to name a Quartermaster or Lieutenants that morning, but would do so in a day or so, and that he did not think it advisable to authorize another regiment in the neighborhood or Congressional District until his regiment was on a sure foundation.

1 p. [Series 147-10: 136]

October 4, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of Daniel Harkness of Bellevue, Ohio as Quartermaster of the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Harkness was one of the best business men in that part of the State, a man of property, and consented to take the position from patriotic motives.

1 p. [Series 147-11: 156]

October 7, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, [72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of J.H. Blinn as a Lieutenant for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that Blinn was a man of good character and capable of commanding a company.

1 p. [Series 147-11: 179]

October 7, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending the appointment of Robert C. McGill, Charles A. Partridge, Thomas White, Robert T. Coverdale, and Francis A. Taylor as 2nd Lieutenants in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

1 p. [Series 147-11: 165]

October 8, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that on October 7, Privates Henry Ward, Oliver Dyer, Jacob Bollinger, F. Keiser, E. Bryfogle, John James, and H.W. Taylor, who were recruited and duly enlisted by Captain Howells of Company B, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, were enticed under false and fraudulent pretences from their Captain and quarters by Captain Galloway of the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Dennison, that Galloway claimed the Privates as his men, and that although he had sent a requisition for the Privates, Galloway refused to give them up or permit them to return to their Captain and quarters; and requesting that Buckingham order the Privates forthwith to return and report themselves to Captain Howells.

1 p. [Series 147-11: 218]

October 8, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that when he left Columbus on October 7, he understood it to be undecided as to how many Recruiting Lieutenants would be appointed for each of the new regiments, that if only ten were appointed, it would very much retard the filling up of the regiments as some of them would undoubtedly fail in raising full companies, that if twenty Lieutenants were appointed, they could be joined together, that this would save time and expense, and that they must have more than ten authorized to recruit companies for each regiment in order to insure speedy success.

1 p. [Series 147-12: 226]

October 9, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of Andrew Nuhfer as a 2nd Lieutenant for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Nuhfer was a man of first rate character in every respect, and that he thought Nuhfer could recruit a company and was capable of commanding the same.

1 p. [Series 147-12: 127]

October 9, 1861

John J. Ireland, Captain, Company C, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that in reply to Mason's letter of October 3, requiring those who held permits to raise companies in Ohio to report in person to the Adjutant General's Department, he begged leave to say that with the aid and influence of Lieutenant White of the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry he raised a company and had it in that regiment at Camp Dennison where he would be pleased to stay, and that he would furnish his company rolls in a day or two.

1 p. [Series 147-12: 86]

October 10, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding and Chairman, District [Military] Committee, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the appointment of Jonathan F. Harrington of Bellevue, Ohio as 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Harrington was a man of "unexceptionable" character in every respect and capable of commanding a company, and that the County [Military] Committee was not yet appointed.

1 p. [Series 147-12: 228]

October 10, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding and Chairman, District [Military] Committee, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting the appointment of Anthony Young as 2nd Lieutenant for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Young was a man of good moral character, had been trained in military tactics, and had great influence with their numerous German population, that the County [Military] Committees were not yet appointed, that the District [Military] Committee would be meeting on October 11 for the purpose of appointing County [Military] Committees, and that Young wanted to commence recruiting immediately.

1 p. [Series 147-12: 126]

October 14, 1861

William Higgins, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received Buckingham's letter dated October 9, informing him that he had no authority to enlist recruits for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and that the course he had pursued in the matter was one no loyal or patriotic citizen would pursue, and that upon opening Buckingham's letter, he was surprised as well as grieved to find that he was accused of disloyalty to his country and the government; presenting his case; and stating that he had belonged to the regiment of mounted riflemen commanded by Percifer F. Smith and was at the siege of Vera Cruz and Battle of Cerro Gordo [Mexican War], that at the latter place he became disabled by a gun shot wound through the left leg, from which he was at present suffering, that he had sought in every possible manner to make himself useful in putting down the "wicked" rebellion, and yet he was told that he was disloyal and unpatriotic, and that he would have been engaged in fighting the battles of his country, but for his disability.

3 pp. [Series 147-13: 79]

October 15, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that last week he had forwarded a recommendation for the appointment of N.L. Sargent of Bellevue as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Sargent had not yet received a response and was anxious to get to work, and that he had no doubt that Sargent would raise a company; and requesting that Sargent's appointment be forwarded.

1 p. [Series 147-13: 100]

October 15, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, [48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that Virgil H. Moats of Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio be appointed as 2nd Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to recruit in Defiance County, Paulding County, etc.

1 p. [Series 147-13: 42]

October 16, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter recommending the appointment of Samuel A.J. Snyder as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Snyder had quite a number of men who had agreed to enlist with him, and that he believed Snyder to be capable of commanding a company.

1 p. [Series 147-13: 100]

October 16, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter certifying that Peter Brown had been duly elected 1st Lieutenant and Theodrick L. Fields 2nd Lieutenant of Company C in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that they were fit for the positions to which they had been elected; and requesting that appointments and commissions be issued to them accordingly.

1 p. [Series 147-15: 91]

October 25, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he would have some 200 men in camp early next week, that if they had their camp equipage, uniforms, blankets, etc., it would help the enlistment very much, that he felt confident of success in filling up the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that it would require more time than the 30 days specified in his appointment; requesting an extension of time; asking that the necessary regimental books be sent; and stating that he had not yet received the new order for recruiting.

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October 26, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Captain Magnus, having been appointed by Buckingham to recruit an artillery company, was reported to have sold men recruited for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry with his funds, and that he had also learned that the confidence placed in 2nd Lieutenant Payne, appointed to recruit for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had been misplaced; and requesting that Lieutenant Wisehart's company be attached to the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

1 p. [Series 147-15: 36]

October 31, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting that George H. Miller of Owensville, Clermont County, Ohio be appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Miller, under one of the old permits from the Adjutant General, had been for some time past recruiting for the regiment, that Miller was a man of great respectability and influence, and could raise a full company in Clermont County and Brown County, that Miller would hand Dennison a letter from 2nd Lieutenant Hoon, lately appointed to recruit for the regiment, and that the letter might serve to show the new difficulty thrown in the way of Dennison's regiments in recruiting.

1 p. [Series 147-15: 214]

October 15, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the appointment of the Reverend John J. Geer of Clermont County, Ohio as 2nd Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with power to recruit in Brown County, Clermont County, Shelby County, Madison County, Clark County, and Allen County; and stating that Geer was a regularly ordained minister of the gospel, and a gentleman of fine talents and pious and exemplary habits and character.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 126]

October 19, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of H.J. McCord as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that McCord was a prominent Democrat and would recruit a class of men which no other man could, and that he would take measures to have his Lieutenants report regularly.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 5]

October 31, 1861

John McDonald, et. al., [Military Committee of Clermont County], New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter recommending Reverend John J. Gear as a suitable person to hold a Lieutenant's commission for the purpose of recruiting.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 118]

November 2, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he and the Military Committee of Sandusky County recommended Henry J. McCord of Sandusky County for the position of 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but Buckingham declined to appoint McCord as a 2nd Lieutenant and instead appointed him to assist 2nd Lieutenant Leroy Moore, that McCord was not satisfied with the appointment and had since procured an appointment for the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that several other appointments had been made in the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry of men who desired, but could not procure, appointments in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Colonel [William] Mungen told these men that he could procure the appointment of as many as he chose, and that Buckland could do the same if he wanted to, that Mungen's statement had created the impression that Buckland was not acting in good faith towards these men and had done injury to the recruiting cause, that he thought he had reason to complain about the appointment of so many 2nd Lieutenants in Sandusky County for the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that these appointments had injured the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry while they did the 57th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry very little good, that he had not sought to have one appointment made in any county where other regiments were being organized as he did not think it right to do so, that now he insisted that if Henry J. McCord was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in any regiment it should be in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and if McCord had already been appointed, that he should be transferred to the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that the camp equipage for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had arrived and Camp Croghan would be organized the following week.

2 pp. [Series 147-16: 17]

November 2, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that most of the 2nd Lieutenants appointed to recruit for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been, except in one or two instances, of greater injury and drawback to the filling up of the regiment than Buckingham had any idea of, that if he had the power to recruit, quarter, ration, and transport troops, his regiment would have been full long before, that he had nearly 600 men recruited, 454 of whom were mustered in, that of that number, none of the 2nd Lieutenants, except two, had recruited over twenty men, that 2nd Lieutenants were a "failure", that he would fill up the balance of his regiment in a very short time if he was mustered into the service with authority to recruit, and that he protested against receiving Lieutenant Coverdale's company.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 18]

November 6, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the appointment of R. T. Wilson of Delaware, Ohio as a 2nd Lieutenant to recruit for the regiment; and stating that Wilson had been favorably recommended by those well capable of judging his fitness for the position, that he trusted Wilson was one of the "do somethings", that many of those heretofore appointed to recruit for the regiment had done it more injury than good, that some of them now roving around the camp had procured renewals of their appointments for no other purpose than to save themselves for their urgent creditors, and that they had been unable to screen themselves from being detected.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 186]

November 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 stating that W.C. Bidle of Medina was on his way to Columbus to be mustered in as a 2nd Lieutenant, that Bidle wanted to be appointed for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that there was one German company for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry which was making good progress, that he was anxious to have Bidle appointed for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and so were his German friends locally, that he understood R.B. Smith, who was appointed for the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, would not accept the appointment, and that he wanted Bidle appointed in Smith's place.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 202]

November 12, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had not yet formally organized Camp Croghan, that those recruiting had requested additional time to bring in their men and said they could recruit faster with the aid of their men scattered around the country, that there were about 100 men being subsisted at Camp Croghan under their Lieutenants who were aiding him in preparing the camp, that he had ordered all the recruiting officers in Sandusky County to report their men at camp by November 18, from which time he would establish camp regulations and commence drilling, and that he felt confident of being able to fill the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by the end of the month at the latest.

1 p. [Series 147-16: 219]

November 13, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had received propositions from several parties to raise a battery of artillery in connection with the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and asking if authority would be granted for that purpose if proper parties were found to undertake it.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 39]

November 16, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Lieutenant J.F. Schuyler of Attica, Seneca County, who was appointed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 55th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had given up that appointment, and wanted to be appointed as assistant to G.M. Ogden who was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he desired the appointment of Schuyler as said assistant.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 58]

November 19, 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 first morning field report of the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; requesting to be advised if anything was omitted or wrong in the report; asking if it was necessary for the recruiting officers to continue their reports to the Adjutant General's Department or if the field reports would be sufficient; stating that a contract was made for furnishing men in camp with cooked rations at 30 cents per day until December 1, when they hoped to be so organized as to enable the men to cook for themselves; asking if he should transmit daily morning field reports to Buckingham; and stating that he found it necessary to allow a large number of the recruits time to arrange their matters at home before keeping them permanently in camp, that he thought they would have approximately 500 men in camp by November 25, and that they had no guns for guard duty and no overcoats for the men.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 132]

November 19, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wanted the appointment of William W. James of St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio as assistant recruiting officer to 2nd Lieutenant Brundage or 2nd Lieutenant Egbert, both of Seneca County, that he understood that Brundage considered giving up his appointment, and that if this was so, James had better be appointed assistant to Egbert.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 137]

November 19, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he wanted the appointment of Thomas Burnside of Tiffin as assistant recruiting officer to 2nd Lieutenant Brundage or 2nd Lieutenant Egbert, both of Seneca County, that he understood that Brundage considered giving up his appointment, and that if this was so, Burnside had better be appointed as assistant to Egbert.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 139]

November 19, 1861

G.M. Ogden, Lieutenant, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had six names on his enlistment roll, that he had not attempted to do anything until a few days before fearing it might interfere with a Republic native who was attempting to fill a company, that he wanted Paul Bolinger of Republic appointed as his assistant, and that he had proposed giving his place as Major in the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Leroy Crocket if agreeable to Colonel [Ralph P.] Buckland; and requesting that his commission and D. Metzger's be extended for 20 days.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 140]

November 22, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he desired the appointment of W.A. Strong of Elmore, Ottawa County as an assistant to Lieutenant J.H. Blinn for recruiting, that Strong and Blinn were located some distance apart, and that he knew Strong to be a good man.

1 p. [Series 147-17: 211]

November 25, 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 reporting on the progress of the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that over 550 men had been enlisted and reported, that he had no means of knowing how many had been enlisted by recruiting officers in Seneca County and Medina County since they had not reported at camp, and that it might be necessary to have some additional recruiting officers in order to fill up some of the companies; and asking if more 2nd Lieutenants would be appointed or only assistants.

2 pp. [Series 147-17: 214]

November 29, 1861

William E. Gilmore, Colonel, 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Worthington. To Assistant Adjutant General Rodney Mason. Letter stating that Lieutenant Morris, who had a recruiting permit for the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was Captain of a Home Guard company in August, that at that time, Morris and Cyrus Elwood of Clinton County went to work without authority to recruit a company for active service, that some names were enrolled, but no one sworn or mustered into service, that afterwards, Elwood went into the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that since Morris began recruiting, Elwood had sent squads of men up to Clinton County and Fayette County and by force and threats taken men, whose names had been simply enrolled in August, to Camp Dennison for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and threatened to take Morris himself, that the result was a great excitement in that region and a fear to enlist with Morris or anyone else, and that Morris wanted to know if Elwood had authority to recruit in August and September for any regiment, and whether men who had given their names as Morris had, but had not been sworn or mustered in, could be taken by force to Camp Dennison.

2 pp. [Series 147-18: 111]

December 2, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, Colonel, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter stating that D.M. Harkness, Quartermaster, 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, had a letter from Captain J[ohn] H. Dickerson, U.S. Quartermaster at Cincinnati, ordering that nothing be issued except on requisition made upon Colonel Swords, U.S. Assistant Quartermaster General at Louisville, Kentucky, that when Harkness was in Cincinnati, he had the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry put on the list for overcoats, that he wished to know whether that would be sufficient to obtain the overcoats and, if not, what steps must be taken to obtain them, that they were in a cold climate and their men were suffering for want of overcoats, and that the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was filling up rapidly and would be full by December 15.

1 p. [Series 147-18: 197]

December 5, 1861

W[illiam] L. Warner, 1st Lieutenant, Company B, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that his company now numbered over 60 men, that he held an election for 1st Lieutenant and got all but one vote, that when the company was full, he would forward a muster roll, and that he left the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry while Colonel Lorin Andrews lived, was sick with typhoid fever for one month, and then received a commission to recruit a company for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

2 pp. [Series 147-18: 217]

November 23, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter reporting on the organization of his regiment and the election of certain company officers; and requesting that appointments be made and commissions be issued.

1 p. [Series 147-19: 101]

December 1, 1861

R[alph] P. Buckland, [72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry], Camp Croghan, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that Lieutenant C[harles] G. Eaton's company had 84 Privates, that he wanted Eaton to be the senior Captain of the regiment, that Eaton was an energetic, persevering man, that several other companies expected to fill up to 83 or more within a day or two, that he wanted Eaton's commission issued first, and that Eaton did not want the Lieutenants elected until his company was filled to near the maximum number.

1 p. [Series 147-19: 49]

December 9, 1861

Charles G.H. Payne, 2nd Lieutenant, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he obeyed instructions during the 20 days given him to recruit 30 men, which he failed to accomplish, that he performed as much labor as those who succeeded after his 20 days had expired, that he reported himself at Camp Dennison where he had continued to work up to the present time, that he had been occupied in assisting different persons to recruit in the various branches of the service, and had sought the general interest of the service, that as he had not succeeded in enlisting 30 men, he could not claim a position, and that he wished to know if he was still considered in the service and if he was entitled to pay.

2 pp. [Series 147-19: 137]

December 10, 1861

Charles G.H. Payne, 2nd Lieutenant, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he was comissioned on October 15 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and his commission had not been revoked, that he did not recruit a sufficient number of men to hold his position, that he sent a copy of his commission and the manner in which he was mustered into the service, that he learned from some unofficial persons that he was out of the service and could receive no pay, that he reported himself at Camp Dennison after the 20 days allowed him to recruit and had reported ever since, that he had served for 4 months in Company C, 12th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he would perhaps be remembered as one of the Kentucky exiles, that he was well acquainted with the country around Glasgow, Bowling Green, and Russellville, Kentucky, having spent years there, that he was poor on account of being an exile, that his people were "traitors" as far as he was concerned, that he had a good record, that he was as well qualified as many persons in high places, and that he was ready to serve in any capacity, but preferred a position so as to support his wife and 5 children; asking if he could get his pay if his commission had been revoked; and stating that the reason he could not recruit was that Clermont County was exhausted of men, and that he had written the Adjutant General to extend his limits, but this was not done for supposedly proper reasons.

3 pp. [Series 147-19: 138]

December 11, 1861

Thomas Whyte, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing his appointment as a 2nd Lieutenant and his muster roll with fifteen names upon it; and stating that he recruited Company E of the [48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry] for Colonel [Peter J.] Sullivan and as they were brought together, he passed them from Milton, Miami County where they were recruited as would be seen by his passes and former reports, that he did not take any command as he was at the same time required by Sullivan to make all the reports of the Quartermaster and Commissary departments of the regiment, that during all the spare time he had, he was off recruiting, that officers had now, with the sanction of Sullivan, been elected for Company E, that he believed he was entitled to two months pay for recruiting the men and, but for Sullivan's orders to the contrary, he would have had a position in the regiment, that having done his duty, he wanted an order for the pay of 2nd Lieutenant for the space of two months as he had worked hard for three months in the recruiting service and received no compensation, that the reason no more names were on his roll was because the men preferred not to sign the roll until they came to camp, and that when in camp, the men were mustered in according to the army regulations.

2 pp. [Series 147-19: 139]

December 12[?], 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending Job R. Parker of Lexington, Highland County, Ohio as a gentleman eminently qualified for the post of Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment; and stating that Parker's appointment would be a popular one both with the regiment and people generally, that Parker was currently the Captain of Company A in the regiment, and that Parker had spent much time and money in organizing and recruiting other companies for the regiment.

1 p. [Series 147-19: 220]

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]

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 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 13, 1861

R.T. Coverdale, 2nd Lieutenant, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had enlisted 23 men since his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant and sent them to camp in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that there were only some 18 men there at that time and they had already been sworn in and duly mustered into service, that he was told these men were already reported to headquarters in company rolls, that the companies had elected their officers with his men participating in the election, that he had spent a good deal of money and had let others have money for recruiting purposes, that from what he could learn, it seemed he had accomplished nothing worthy of any position in the army, that should the time for recruiting be extended or any other arrangement made for recruiting, he would be pleased to try again, that he knew he had done good service to the cause in time, money, and furnishing recruits for the regiment, and that he deeply regretted that due to circumstances which he did not apprehend, he had not yet received any position after working so hard.

2 pp. [Series 147-20: 49]

December 17, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing the appointments for officers of Company A; requesting that Buckingham make the dates thereon conform to the muster rolls of said company now on file in Buckingham's office; and stating that since officers only received pay from the dates of appointment, he was sure Buckingham could see the necessity of making the correction.

1 p. [Series 147-20: 213]

[December 18?, 1861

J[ohn] J. Geer, 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General [Rodney] Mason. Letter requesting an extension of his time for recruiting.

1 p. [Series 147-20: 106]

December 18, 1861

Thomas Whyte, 18 Hathaway Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that he had returned his muster roll containing 15 names, and explained why the balance were not on it; asking if he could get the roll again and add 15 more names from the company he brought into camp for the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, thereby securing his pay which he really needed; and stating that he had worked faithfully and done far more than many who were now occupying positions as Lieutenants in the regiment, that the cause of his trouble was Colonel [Peter J.] Sullivan not knowing the requirements of the 2nd Lieutenants, and that if he did not get the pay so justly due him, he would be placed in a most unpleasant position as he had borrowed money to recruit.

1 p. [Series 147-20: 155]

December 16, 1861

E.M. Wood, Captain, 15th United States Infantry, Newport Barracks, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter enclosing muster rolls for two companies of the 54th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, two companies of the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, two detachments of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and one of the 20th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that the rolls had been so long being prepared by the officers of the companies that he had been unable to send them sooner.

1 p. [Series 147-21: 85]

December 21, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter listing those recruiting Lieutenants who had secured positions and had been duly appointed to office in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that he did not want to retain any of the other recruiting Lieutenants, and that appointing any additional recruiting Lieutenants for his regiment might endanger the prospects of filling up.

1 p. [Series 147-21: 101]

December 24, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter introducing Reverend John F. Spence as a most suitable and worthy gentleman for the post of Chaplain of the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that on November 11, Spence was duly elected as Chaplain of the regiment, that he had tried since that time to find from Spence's conduct and preaching, his fitness for said post, and that he was now happy to say that Spence was the man for the place; requesting that Spence be appointed accordingly and that his appointment be dated back to the date of his election, because he had ever since been with the regiment performing the duties of Chaplain; and regarding the selection and appointment of a Quartermaster for the regiment.

2 pp. [Series 147-21: 54]

[December 27?, 1861]

W.A. Hoon, Lieutenant, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Assistant Adjutant General R[odney] Mason. Letter stating that he had exerted himself to the utmost and his failure could not be attributed to the lack of will, that it was claimed he had not communicated since October 25, but Mason would find several communications in the files, that as to his blanks, he did not think they were worth the postage as they were still in the same condition of virgin purity that they were on September 22, that he had made no disbursements because it was not necessary that he should and he did not have the means to disburse, that the charge of extravagance could not be laid at his door, that his military ardor was not quenched by this set back, and that he would be in just as far as he could go.

2 pp. [Series 147-21: 194]

December 30, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter regarding the services of Dr. A[aron] T. Johnson, Assistant Surgeon, to the regiment; and stating that Johnson had remained in camp in full charge of the regimental hospital and sick of the regiment, that Johnson's services were essential given the absence of Dr. [Milton T.] Carey, the Surgeon of the regiment, who was attending to the duties of Post Surgeon, and that he was asking, as a matter of strict justice, that Johnson be duly mustered into the service.

1 p. [Series 147-21: 199]

January 3, 1862

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter requesting the appointment of William A. Breman of Cincinnati as 1st Lieutenant in Company H, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that this company was now organized and numbered about 50 men, that he thought the company would be full in a few days, that Breman was well drilled and a gentleman of good standing, and possessed sufficient abilities to make a good and popular commander in a company, and that Breman had been acting Quartermaster in the regiment ever since August 21.

1 p. [Series 147-22: 84]

December 23, 1861

Peter J. Sullivan, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters, 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Hamilton County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter recommending J.P. Williams of Cincinnati for the post of Quartermaster in the 48th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and stating that Williams was highly recommended by several prominent Union men in Cincinnati, that William A. Breman of Cincinnati had been acting Quartermaster in the regiment for some time and would have been continued, but for his want of energy and ability to perform the arduous and trying duties of the position, that two of the government mules had been lost from the regiment, and that he was not now prepared to say who was at fault.

1 p. [Series 147-24: 2]

 

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