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ADJUTANT GENERALS' PAPERS

Pierpont-Samuels Collection
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From: Hall, C.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/01
Location: Burlington, OH
Subject: recommended a Dr. (Means ?) as surgeon or assistant surgeon
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, E. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/21
Location: Jane Lew (Lewis)
Subject: had recruited 34 men then in service; desired position of drillman
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, Henry
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/28
Location:
Subject: requested money belonging to brother who had served in Captain Winter's Company, 1st Virginia Volunteer Cavalry and died a prisoner of war
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, James R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/30
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: reported recruits coming in, lock of experienced officers and recommendations for a major
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, James R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/25
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: reported on an investigation that he conducted resulting in charges made against Captain Van D. McDaniel by 2nd Lieutenant William E. Feazel
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, James R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/01
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: transmittal of bill of accounts for boarding of regimental recruits
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, John
To: Pierpont
Date: n.d.
Location:
Subject: in a note penned to Governor Pierpont at the bottom of a letter from A. Wilson to Hall, Hall discussed political atmosphere and pledges support to Pierpont; recommends John S. Charles as collector of tolls on Kanawha
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/25
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: recommendation for Eben Moloney for 2nd Lieutenant recruiting service
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/30
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: introduce a neighbor, George Cooper; reported James R. Hall had success in recruiting; his eye is better although someone is writing for him
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/04
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: reported on recruiting activities of sons, James and John Hall; suggested promotion of lieutenant colonel for James and major for John
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/17
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: reported death of son, Major John Hall, killed in a fight with guerrillas; repoted recruiting activities and success of his son, James R. Hall; recommended Blake, Brown, Russell, and his son for commissions
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, William
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/03
Location: Rowlesburg (Preston)
Subject: acknowledged receipt of "guns;" sent them to Grafton; guarding 3 important points with 100 men; expressed concern of attempts by rebels to bring down trestles
Box Number: 3


From: Hall, William
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/13
Location: Mannington (Marion)
Subject: company part Harrison and Marion counties; Harrison County men refuse to cooperate with Marion County men; Captain Hall is from Marion County; desired instructions on how to solve problem
Box Number: 3


From: Hambleton, Charles E.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/21
Location: Gauley Bridge (Fayette)
Subject: requested blank "Warrants of Rank" for non-commissioned officers
Box Number: 3


From: Hamilton, Henry S.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/08
Location: Gauley Bridge (Fayette)
Subject: transmittal of descriptive list of Company D
Box Number: 3


From: Hammer, Amos B.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1863/08/02
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: wrote of assignment to General Milroy's staff and later return to Company B, 5th Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Box Number: 3


From: Hamstead, Magdalene
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/19
Location: (Hardy)
Subject: wrote of her son who enlisted in Hardy County; was taken prisoner, held in Richmond, contacted measles, and became totally blind; requested financial assistance in order for her son to go to the Institute for the Blind, Columbus, Ohio
Box Number: 3


From: Harmison, F. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/22
Location: Bridgeport (Harrison)
Subject: transmitted certificates of election of officers; requested drum, fife, and colors 108th Regiment Virginia Militia
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, James H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/04
Location: Ritchie Courthouse (Ritchie)
Subject: requested commissions; set date for Battalion and Regimental Court
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/07
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: described military situation which supported his request for arms
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/24
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: high water has prevented planned visits; recruitment proceeding well; regimental adjutant to report for duty soon
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/17
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: reports request by Adams, Regimental quartermaster, to be relieved; recommended Mr. Mercer to relieve Adams
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/19
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: reported status of organization readiness and location assignment of companies
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/05
Location: Weston (Lewis)
Subject: Adjutant Boughner to meet with Samuels; reported readiness to organize 4 companies into battalion; despite repeated requests for muster and enlistment rolls, they have not been received; asked for help
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/03/19
Location: Glenville (Gilmer)
Subject: repoted on election of militia officers who were secessionists; written in Glenville, Gilmer County
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/03/27
Location: Harrisville (Ritchie)
Subject: further characterized the 3 men (Owens, Powel, and Campbell) named in the letter of 03/19/62; cautioned and offered advice to Pierpont in giving commissions to such men
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/03/29
Location: Russell's Mills (Tyler)
Subject: reported elections in Company E, 10th Regiment; requested Pierpont to obtain "good guns" for his companies; stated he would draw certain supplies from Chief Quartermaster
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/30
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: reported regiment near required full strength; defended commission of Major Henry H. Withers; recommended Gilmer County be added to Cheat Mountain District
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/15
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: requested guidance in paying boarding charges for Companies E and K, for billeting, and boarding charged for himself; reported "muster-in" status of companies
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/23
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: requested payment for officer and self from date of assuming duties vis-a-vis from date of mustering in
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/02
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: received 05/28/62 letter; pay problems appear reconciled; made several suggestions regarding evidence
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/24
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: question regarding who would buy recruit subsistance - Federal or State?
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/01
Location: Beverly (Randolph)
Subject: letter laying out disposition of Companies A, B, and C, and squads of men recruiting; this supported claim for pay purposes
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/19
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: introduced Lieutenant Barclay in charge of prisoners of war; recommended commissioning of John Jarboe 2nd Lieutenant; asked about commissions for Captain Ewing; reported 5 companies to be paid at Buckhannon and 5 at Beverly
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/17
Location: Bulltown (Braxton)
Subject: questioned if officers must be sworn in again on the basis of promotion
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/05
Location: Bulltown (Braxton)
Subject: requested assistance in ascertaining who would reimburse recruiting experience; old question of payment of officers and self raised; wanted answer
Box Number: 3


From: Harris, Thomas M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/04
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: transmittal to Paymaster General to obtain back pay for officers and self; requested endorsement of both Samuels and Pierpont
Box Number: 3


From: Harrison, Charles J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/05
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: raised question if enlistment bounty could be paid in advance (at sign up)
Box Number: 3


From: Harrison, Charles J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/17
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: advised that Private Joseph Shoemaker was in Pruntytown jail and charged with murder; requested assistance in obtaining his release
Box Number: 3


From: Harrison, Charles J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/20
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: transmitted list of men in Independence Company; reported on their readiness; stated that he would attend to "Travis" matter
Box Number: 3


From: Harrison, Charles J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/12
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: Discussing Independent Home Guards under Captain Moore, company drills, inquires as to whether Samuels desires the company to report at Cheat Mountain to the monthly muster or drill; entire company should be drafted rather than ten individuals
Box Number: 3


From: Harrison, John W.
To: General Wheat
Date: 1862/07/11
Location: Buffalo (Putnam)
Subject: Buffalo Home Guards never paid
Box Number: 3


From: Harrison, William B.
To: General Wheat
Date: 1862/06/20
Location: Flat Top (Mercer)
Subject: recommendation for 2nd Lieutenant Dennis Delaney to be promoted to 1st Lieutenant; 1st Sergeant Charles H. Livingston to 2nd Lieutenant
Box Number: 3


From: Harshbarger, Peter C.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/17
Location: Camp Durfee (Hardy)
Subject: reported that Colonel Zeigler (5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry) had recruited Regiment with promise to serve only in western Virginia; question: Can they be made to serve elsewhere?
Box Number: 3


From: Harvey, G.
To:
Date: 1862/11/25
Location: Ceredo (Wayne)
Subject: request for transfer
Box Number: 3


From: Harvey, R.
To:
Date: 1862/11/25
Location: St. Marys (Pleasants)
Subject: requested 13 copies of military law for distribution of military law for distribution by Colonel Parker to regiment
Box Number: 3


From: Hatch, John Porter
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/21
Location: Strasburg, VA
Subject: transmittal of Special Orders 30, 35, and 37
Box Number: 3


From: Hatfield, Jacob
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/03
Location:
Subject: requested release of Isaac A. Jackson who was apparently jailed unjustly
Box Number: 3


From: Hauxhurst, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/04
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: requested 500 copies of Governor's address "To the People of Virginia"
Box Number: 3


From: Haymond, H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/14
Location: White Day (Marion)
Subject: David Kincaid requested release of son, Linsey Kincaid, and offered security or substitute; Was a man 46 years old acceptable as a substitute? (photocopy; original in folder of Richard Fast)

Box Number: 3


From: Haymond, Lewis
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/16
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: offered to raise a new company if given the rank of Captain
Box Number: 3


From: Haymond, Luther
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/18
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: recommendation for replacement as Quartermaster 10th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 3


From: Haymond, S.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/28
Location: Quiet Dell (Harrison)
Subject: advised that commission for Militia officers have not been received; offered instructions in preparing them
Box Number: 3


From: Haymond, S.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/26
Location: Quiet Dell (Harrison)
Subject: requested clarification of order issued 08/07/62
Box Number: 3


From: Haymond, S.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/23
Location: Quiet Dell (Harrison)
Subject: pursuant to order by Governor; ordered out Regiment in Clarksburg on 9/15/62; muster list shows 511 men, only 250 responded to call out; requested instructions on how to deal with no-shows; not in favor of merger
Box Number: 3


From: Hays, E. J.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/10/21
Location: Philippi (Barbour)
Subject: wrote of vacancy in 6th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry and bad conduct of its officers; named 3 men, non-commissioned, that had good conduct
Box Number: 3


From: Hays, P. and G. W. Silcott
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/24
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: requested Samuels to come and see them before they were sent to Camp Chase, Ohio
Box Number: 3


From: Hays, P.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/31
Location: Camp Chase, OH
Subject: requested Samuels to review his case and speak with 2 officers; has been in prison 2 months and believes he had atoned for his misdeeds
Box Number: 3


From: Hayslip, Carey B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/21
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: transmitted oath which had been administered by Colonel
Box Number: 3


From: Hayslip, Samuel D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/09
Location: Swan Creek, OH
Subject: requested position as clerk; had experience
Box Number: 3


From: Hayslip, Thomas J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/05
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: reported he was among 11 prisoners taken at Guyandotte and Barboursville; described trip to and from Richmond
Box Number: 3


From: Hayslip, Thomas J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/19
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: forwarded letter found in drawer; reported Federal troops leaving that morning; requested troops be stationed there
Box Number: 3


From: Headlee, Caleb
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/12
Location: Pine Grove (Wetzel)
Subject: reported turn out for 154th Regiment poor; requested authority to deal with no-shows; reported that Josiah Fluharty refused commission
Box Number: 3


From: Headlee, Caleb
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/03
Location: Pine Grove (Wetzel)
Subject: reported that he would take the proper action to elect companies and field officers per Samuels' orders
Box Number: 3


From: Headlee, Caleb
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/01
Location: Pine Grove (Wetzel)
Subject: reported that 154th Regiment Virginia Militia had contributed 315 US Volunteers; Regiment had 7 Captains, 10 Lieutenants, and numbered 771; questioned draft status or would they be called by Company
Box Number: 3


From: Headlee, Caleb
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/10/18
Location: Pine Grove (Wetzel)
Subject: reported conducting elections at a company muster: 2nd Lieutenant Mathew Carney, 1st Lieutenant Eli Gorby, Captain Levi L. Long; affidavits accompanied letter
Box Number: 3


From: Headlee, Caleb
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/23
Location: Pine Grove (Wetzel)
Subject: reported gathering up militia arms and accepting arms from Captain of Militia; defense line now exists from New Martinsville on Ohio River to Mannington on railroad; requested immediate approval or countermanding orders
Box Number: 3


From: Heaton, D. C.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/15
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: requested to be detached from 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers Company K to recruit a company
Box Number: 3


From: Helmick, N. D.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/04
Location: Palatine (Marion)
Subject: reported availability of "guns" from Worthington Patrol; only half of Militia was loyal and wished to be designated as "Vols"
Box Number: 3


From: Helmick, N. D.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/04
Location: Palatine (Marion)
Subject: reported the facts (as he knew them) surrounding his brother's arrest, giving of bond, and continued detention; requested the Governor grant release
Box Number: 3


From: Helmick, N. D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/22
Location: Palatine (Marion)
Subject: as Captain, Company I, 147th Regiment Virginia Militia, requested percussion muskets held in Fairmont be given the Militia
Box Number: 3


From: Hemings, William
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/12/03
Location: Kanawha Salines (Kanawha)
Subject: reported he was taken prisoner at Bull Run 8/30/62 and paroled; he was at home and fit for duty; he was with 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteers
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, I., George Franklin et al
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/11
Location: Bellton (Marshall)
Subject: requested clarification on authority of "patrol" to break up secesh meetings and make arrests
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, J. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/16
Location: St. Marys (Pleasants)
Subject: requested Governor to delay in issuing warrant for arrest of several citizens until he could speak with Governor
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, J. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/01
Location: Willow Island (Pleasants)
Subject: inquired how allowances for services would be paid; returned a commission
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, J. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/06
Location: Willow Island (Pleasants)
Subject: requested information on duties and geographical limits on service of Home Guards; requested information on equipment and uniforms
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, J. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/10
Location: Claysville (Wood)
Subject: requested information on type of oath to administer to Home Guard and asked if he (as Captain of Home Guard) had authority to administer oath and require bond; asked for cartridges and transportation authority for prisoners
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, J. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/19
Location: Willow Island (Pleasants)
Subject: reported that some members in Company threatened to throw down arms unless new elections were held; requested instructions
Box Number: 3


From: Henderson, Mrs. Jos.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/27
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: sent list of articles to be distributed to western Virginia men
Box Number: 3


From: Henke, C. F.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/10
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: transmittal of petition for Henke to receive a commission
Box Number: 3


From: Henshaw, H. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/15
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: expressed interest in promotion
Box Number: 3


From: Henshaw, Nancy
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/17
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: requested a 1st Lieutenant commission for Henry
Box Number: 3


From: Hess, James
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/12
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: desired to know if he could raise a Company of volunteers and if they would be accepted under the 2nd call as Monongalia County quota
Box Number: 3


From: Hess, John
To:
Date: n.d.
Location:
Subject: Daniel Rittmen, Peter Starner - deserters
Box Number: 3


From: Hewes, David T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/17
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: advised that he had requested descriptive rolls from his Company commanders companies scattered; some rolls received and forwarded; 2nd request issued; desired copy of revised arm
regulations
Box Number: 3


From: Hewes, David T.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/06/30
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: recommended Watts W. Werninger for Captain's commission
Box Number: 3


From: Hewes, David T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/10
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: made recommendations for officer commissions to fill vacancies
Box Number: 3


From: Hewes, David T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/22
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: discussed case of Captain W. W. Werninger; made certain appointment recommendations; requested that Governor Pierpont ask General Halleck to send 3rd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry to western Virginia
Box Number: 3


From: Hickle, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/20
Location: Weston (Lewis)
Subject: advised of raising of a Company of men in Weston; requested order to hold election before men departed from Weston
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, B. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/16
Location:
Subject: requested some blank volunteer enlistment forms
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, B. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/27
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: states his interpretation of the rules governing the transfer of new enlistees from one Regiment to another
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, B. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/29
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: requested order be cut to transfer Regiment at Point Pleasant to Wheeling per telegram from War Department (copy of telegram pinned on letter)
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, B. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/01
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: unable to raise sufficient at Wheeling; gave Lieutenant Crawford's itinerary
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, B. H.
To: J. T. Bowyer
Date: 1862/10/10
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: stated the limitations on his authority according to General Order 126; admitted error on his part
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, Isaiah S.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/03
Location: Beverly (Randolph)
Subject: stated he had requisitioned 85 Sharps Carbines and 85 Colt Heavy Revolvers (36 caliber); although he had receipted these articles, clothing, and Company books, he had never received any of it; desired assistance
Box Number: 3


From: Hill, Isaiah S.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/12
Location: Beverly (Randolph)
Subject: appealed to the Governor to assist him in getting arms; his Company had been issued sabers and pistol carbines; despite requisitions for Sharps combines and Colt's heavy revolvers, he had received nothing; 1st Lieutenant Josiah Steel should be returned to Company
Box Number: 3


From: Hiltbruner, Jacob
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/26
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: requested assistance in getting release of son, Stephen, from rebel prison
Box Number: 3
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From: Hiltbruner, S. C.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/22
Location: Camp Chase, OH
Subject: requested descriptive roll for muster-in and pay at Camp Chase
Box Number: 3
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From: Hoare, William H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/18
Location: Sharpsburgh, PA
Subject: requested discharge or 3 months service in Company A, 1st Regiment Virginia Infantry
Box Number: 3


From: Hoare, William H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/25
Location: Sharpsburgh, PA
Subject: acknowledged receipt of Samuels' letter of 23rd; requested instructions on how to obtain discharge when they became available; reported he is unfit for military service due to ulcerated foreleg; requested a clerk's job
Box Number: 3


From: Hoff, J. W.
To:
Date: 1862/08/08
Location: Racine, OH
Subject: requested position as surgeon in Virginia Regiment
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, John H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/05
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: stated that he had raised company with his own money; objected to appointment of Jonathan Stahl as Captain; had Captain William Shaw resigned he would have been court martialed
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, John H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/16
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: gave detailed account of the actions and character of Captain William B. Shaw and Captain-elect Jonathan Stahl; described morale in Company C, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, John H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/15
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: inquired if a Company of Cavalry would be accepted if raised; his son, John E. Hoffman would command
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, J. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/04
Location: Meadow Bluff (Greenbrier)
Subject: transmittal covering descriptive lists of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Virginia Volunteer Cavalry (5 Companies)
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, N. N.
To: Hagans
Date: 1862/07/26
Location: Hazel River Bridge, VA
Subject: Resignation of Captain H. H. Hagans may lead many of company to "take French leave"; recommends John Lakin as replacement
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, W.
To: Joseph Darr
Date: 1862/08/10
Location: Detroit, MI
Subject: advised that Hoffman would be visiting Wheeling to evaluate possibility of establishing prison there
Box Number: 3


From: Hoffman, W.
To: Joseph Darr
Date: 1862/08/14
Location: Detroit, MI
Subject: asked Darr to advise Governor Pierpont that case of Atkins and most other petitions had been sent to War Department but no reply had been received
Box Number: 3


From: Holack, Alexander
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/25
Location:
Subject: reported taken prisoner at Bull Run; paroled and returned home; desired to be exchanged or discharged
Box Number: 3


From: Holden, William
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/30
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: requested appointment to Adjutant, 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Box Number: 3


From: Holden, William
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/19
Location: Marietta, OH
Subject: reported that his commission not signed by Governor; Was such signing intentional?
Box Number: 3


From: Holliday, J.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/05
Location: Moundsville (Marshall)
Subject: letter of introduction for R. C. Whittingham who desired to raise a Company of Cavalry and obtain a commission as Captain
Box Number: 3


From: Holliday, John W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/04
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: transmittal of roster of Regiment's commanding officers
Box Number: 3


From: Holmes, W. W.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/30
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: recommendation of E. J. Whitney, MD, as Assistant Surgeon of 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 3


From: Holt, M.
To:
Date: 1862/07/09
Location: Glenville (Gilmer)
Subject: deposition of C. B. Conrad
Box Number: 3


From: Hooton, Charles
To:
Date: 1862/05/22
Location: Rowlesburg (Preston)
Subject: reported Captain Hole shipped Enfield muskets and ammunition; recommended transfer of muskets and ammunition to his son's local
Militia Company
Box Number: 3


From: Hooton, Charles
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/25
Location: Rowlesburg (Preston)
Subject: advised that he was clerk of 173rd Regiment Virginia Militia, not 148th Regiment; unable to furnish list of officers due to recent elections; W. Paul, Commander, might have list
Box Number: 3


From: Hooton, Charles
To: Samuels
Date: 186208/16
Location: Rowlesburg (Preston)
Subject: reported errors in information furnished to Adjutant General not his fault; discussed General Order 99 of War Department; Preston County has filled quota without draft
Box Number: 3


From: Hoover, J. W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/29
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: letter in favor of reinstating Dr. A. P. Wheeler, physician, who was separated from the Army as a secessionist
Box Number: 3


From: Hopkins, M. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/29
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: at the writing of these two letters, the author was apparently incarcerated in Wheeling in the custody of Major Darr
Box Number: 3


From: Hopkins, M. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/31
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: he sought his freedom, offered to take the oath and post a reasonable security bond
Box Number: 3


From: Hornbrook, Thomas
To:
Date: 1862/01/11
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: list of supplies transferred to Thomas Bonsall, 1st Cavalry
Box Number: 3


From: Horton, V. B.
To: E. A. Roper
Date: 1862/05/16
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: informed Sergeant Roper that West Point vacancy for his district was filled; commented that he thought the Sergeant too old
Box Number: 3


From: Host, W. H.
To: H. W. Crothers
Date: 1862/11/21
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: letter attesting to work habits of Dr. A. P. Wheeler (see letter from J. W. Hoover); letter notarized by C. A. Mattson and L. W.
Smith
Box Number: 3


From: Hough, James A.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/18
Location: Mannington (Marion)
Subject: stated he would act in concert with Mr. Beaty in raising a company
Box Number: 3


From: Hough, James A.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/19
Location: Mannington (Marion)
Subject: stated he wished to raise a company of volunteers; desired a 2nd Lieutenant's commission
Box Number: 3


From: Howard, John R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/22
Location: Strasburg, VA
Subject: alerted Samuels to several letters concerning recommendations and commissioning of W. Angelo Powell for topographical duty
Box Number: 3


From: Hoy, J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/18
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: recommended William Smallwood and George A. Palmer for commissions for recruiting; requested instructions for recruiting and expressed his own interest in recruiting
Box Number: 3


From: Hudson, C. P.
To:
Date: 1862/08/17
Location: Weston (Lewis)
Subject: requested clarification of just who was exempt draft, i.e., all commissioned officer of Militia, Deputy Sheriffs, etc.
Box Number: 3


From: Humes, James
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/14
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: requested 150 blank enlistment forms; recruits coming in every few days
Box Number: 3


From: Hunter, George W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/26
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: requested Samuels endorse his application for Lieutenant in 5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 3


From: Hunter, John A.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/03/28
Location: Cheat Mountain Summit (Randolph)
Subject: recommendation for Corporal A. J. Pentecost for Lieutenant, Company A, 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 3


From: Hunter, John A.
To: George R. Latham
Date: 1862/06/15
Location: Mount Jackson, VA
Subject: recommended 2nd Lieutenant Oliver R. West for 1st Lieutenant and Sergeant James Black for 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 3


From: Huntington, John M.
To: H. W. Crothers
Date: 1862/08/21
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: visited Parkersburg Hospital under Dr. Wheeler; found it to be very clean; patients given kind and judicious treatment
Box Number: 3


From: Irwin, Richard B.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/10/27
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: in reply to Governor's letter of 25th, Irwin reported inspections by staff, officers and Commissary General indicate complaints (subject of Governor's letter) were exaggerated; men being sent to Regiments as soon as possible
Box Number: 3


From: Jackson, B.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/20
Location: Jane Lew (Lewis)
Subject: reported on militia company at Jane Lew; should be abandoned or another commander appointed; expressed fear of Confederate raids
Box Number: 3


From: Jackson, B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/18
Location: Jane Lew (Lewis)
Subject: Company of volunteers made up of men from Lewis and Harrison counties. Are men in company from Harrison County subject to military duty from that county?
Box Number: 3


From: Jackson, J. J. Jr.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/31
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: requested that Governor Pierpont comply with promise to give first Colonel's commission to B. B. Carpenter
Box Number: 3


From: James,
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/13
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: requested Samuels to give bearer of note "the long rifle"
Box Number: 3


From: Jenk, John
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/12/09
Location: Miners Hill, VA
Subject: reported charges against him without foundation; Battery A has six 12-pound Napoleon guns; has men for only four guns; requested 65 men who spoke German to man remaining two guns
Box Number: 3


From: Jenk, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/20
Location: Miners Hill, VA
Subject: transmitted descriptive rolls of Company A; again asked for 65 additional men
Box Number: 3


From: Jennings, Hiram
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/26
Location: West Union (Doddridge)
Subject: reported election of commissioned officers for 180th Regiment Virginia Militia giving names and rank; requested Governor to send commissions for same
Box Number: 3


From: Johnson, Henry J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/02
Location: Arlington, VA
Subject: expressed gratitude for appointment as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry; requested adjustment in date on commission
Box Number: 3


From: Johnson, John Jr.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/10/13
Location: Bellton (Marshall)
Subject: writer is being required to muster in Marshall and Wetzel as a member of the Home Guards; requested determination of validity of requirement
Box Number: 3


From: Johnson, W. W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/01
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: recommended Lieutenant John Combs Adjutant of 1nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry for promotion
Box Number: 3


From: Johnson, Fry and Company
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/30
Location: New York, NY
Subject: requested Governor's messages, Adjutant General's reports, and other documents to be sent for inclusion in publication by company
Box Number: 3


From: Johnston, David A.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/30
Location: Camp Chase, OH
Subject: enlisted with understanding that he would be 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster in 9th Virginia Volunteer Infantry; captured and paroled; inasmuch as he had never received commission, he desired to ascertain his rank and pay status
Box Number: 3


From: Johnston, David A.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/22
Location: Camp Wallace, OH
Subject: content much the same as letter of 8/30/62; reported he had been in service twelve months but never drawn pay
Box Number: 3


From: Johnston, Thomas
To:
Date: 1862/02/11
Location: (Pleasants)
Subject: gave oath that he saw what he thought to be a secessionist flag flying on 2/10/62 at a specific location
Box Number: 3


From: Johnston, Thomas
To: J. W. Williamson
Date: 1862/05/13
Location: St. Marys (Pleasants)
Subject: reviewed the 11th Act of Legislature and declaration that all offices, civil and military, were vacant; requested Adjutant be appointed to organize militia in Pleasants County
Box Number: 3


From: Johnston, William H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/20
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: requested official statement of date 11th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry was accepted by Governor and then ordered to duty
Box Number: 3


From: Jones, J. D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/16
Location: Catlettsburg, KY
Subject: requested name of Colonel of 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry and copy of Adjutant General's report to Legislature
Box Number: 3


From: Jones, N. B.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/04
Location: Pruntytown (Taylor)
Subject: reported no militia and no interest in one in Taylor County
Box Number: 3


From: Jones, N. B.
To:
Date: 1862/04/06
Location: Pruntytown (Taylor)
Subject: reported Private Usher Bailey died on furlough at home 3/11/62; how could widow obtain seven months back pay
Box Number: 3


From: Jones, N. B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/06
Location: Pruntytown (Taylor)
Subject: requested ruling on whether militia men are subject to draft, minimum and number of men per company, and whether Captain can hold office without taking oath
Box Number: 3


From: Jones, William N.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/13
Location: Hebron (Pleasants)
Subject: Captain of militia offered to volunteer his troops to guard bridges on B & O
Box Number: 3


From: Justice, James H.
To: Samuels
Date:
Location:
Subject: requested Captain Thomas Means [Mears] be commissioned a Notary Public and Adjutant to organize a militia regiment and himself to be commissioned a Brigadier General of militia
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/13
Location: Hancock Station
Subject: reported a communication problem (language) in the regiment, suggested Simean Crossley for commission as Lieutenant
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/22
Location: New Market, VA
Subject: objected to commission of William Budtkins in his company; the latter spoke Dutch and cannot be understood; letter endorsed by 2nd Lieutenants Alexander Beawley and B. F. Thomas
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/29
Location: Warrenton, VA
Subject: reported that Lieutenant Thomas, who was on recruiting detail, might be less than diligent about his duties; bore watching; Jacob Kelley, on above detail should be removed from it
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/03
Location: Warrenton, VA
Subject: transmittal covering consolidated monthly report and reported latest news of company, i.e., Captain Rossefy's failure to report consolidation of Companies B and D, and retention of Parrot guns and return condemned brass guns; requested blank return forms; consolidated monthly report attached
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/07
Location: Warrenton, VA
Subject: requested guidance in complying with regiments in accounting for effects of soldiers who died in hospitals away from company; apologized for delay in transmitting descriptive roll
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/10
Location: Alexandria, VA
Subject: requested that James P. Shirton, resigned commission on 1/14/62, be recommissioned a Lieutenant in his company
Box Number: 3


From: Keepers, John V.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/09
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: request Samuels intercede and have Paymaster pay his company its four months back pay
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, Benjamin F.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/25
Location: Cumberland, MD
Subject: acknowledged receipt of information of those who entertain secession in western West Virginia; pledged cooperation in preserving peace
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, J. W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/30
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: requested that he be commissioned vice 2nd Lieutenant, B. F. Thomas just resigned
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, John G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/13
Location: Hancock, MD
Subject: requested 7th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry be consolidated; reported inventory of 300 Belgian rifles; described them as inferior and asked for replacements
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, John G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/09
Location: Winchester, VA
Subject: reported arms furnished by State stored in Martinsburg; rifle muskets supplied by U. S. in use; Martinsburg arms and old muskets from U. S. available for State use
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, John G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/26
Location: Manassas, VA
Subject: reported death of 2nd Lieutenant Charles Elliott in Washington hospital 6/13/62; recommended Sergeant Samuel P. Elliott to take his place; asked that remainder of requested commissions be signed and forwarded
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, John G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/08
Location: Harrison's Landing, VA
Subject: dispatched requisition for recruits; commented on recruiting parties vs. draft; will forward names of worthy men to officer new regiments; commented on service record of regiment; reported hospital steward, Wilson Hicks distinguished himself under fire 7/4/62
Box Number: 3


From: Kelley, John G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/08
Location: Harrison's Landing, VA
Subject: sent list of recommendations for promotion
Box Number: 3


From: Kennady, William D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/14
Location: Kanawha Courthouse (Kanawha)
Subject: acknowledged receipt of appointment as Adjutant of 80th Regiment of Virginia Militia; in detail cited problems facing him in task to organize militia on southwest side of Kanawha River; excellent letter describing disorganization and influence of rebel residents
Box Number: 3


From: Kerr, Isaac P.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/22
Location: Uniontown, PA
Subject: requested blanks for authorization to send recruits to regiment
Box Number: 3


From: Kimble, J. B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/20
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: transmittal of application for Lieutenant's commission for Joseph Turley
Box Number: 3


From: King, A. F.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/14
Location: Bruceton Mills (Preston)
Subject: active duty soldier on furlough requests authority to recruit for company and regiment
Box Number: 3


From: King, Dixon R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/01
Location: Elizabeth (Wirt)
Subject: requested that his commission be given to bearer of note along with blank oath form
Box Number: 3


From: King, Dixon R.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/19
Location: Ravenswood (Jackson)
Subject: reported receiving 25 muskets in state service, lost two in a fire fight, what should he do with other muskets when issued Enfields? Seven months, no pay and no army; requests instruction to conduct election for Captain; PS ordered to turn in 47 muskets leaving 23 for 70 men
Box Number: 3


From: King, Dixon R.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/29
Location: Ravenswood (Jackson)
Subject: has received two letters; both he and men are satisfied with company election arrangements; reported election results; described guerrilla operations in county; reported prisoner William Pofr notorious guerrilla sent to Wheeling
Box Number: 3


From: King, Dixon R.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/09
Location: Camp Spencer (Roane)
Subject: request his commission be back dated; otherwise he would lose eight months back pay; expended $500 in raising company, wanted justice
Box Number: 3


From: King, William
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/12/29
Location: (Clay)
Subject: Captain of 126th Regiment Militia reported killing rebel ranger Joseph Hall; complained of never hearing from Governor and of not receiving arms from General Crook; included oaths with letter
requested printed orders and more blank oaths
Box Number: 3


From: Kingsbury, C. Jr.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/14
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: reported that Lieutenant Harry Spear was mustered into state service, ordered to report to Brigadier General John F. Reynolds, without being mustered into U. S. service, and cannot draw pay; remedial action necessary; endorsement by Reynolds on back of letter
Box Number: 3


From: Kingsbury, C. Jr.
To: Rosecrans
Date: 1862/02/16
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: same subject as February 14, 1862 letter to Pierpont

Box Number: 3


From: Kittle, Cyrus
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/23
Location: Beverly (Randolph)
Subject: requested drill books for company and a battalion, regimental report forms, and regimental regulations
Box Number: 3


From: Kramer, Lee Roy
To:
Date: 1862/08/07
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: transmittal of oath which he received with his commission; explained delay in returning same; reported commencement of enlistment in Morgantown
Box Number: 3


From: Kramer, Lee Roy
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/18
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: requests confirmation of assertions made by Major W. S. Buchanan concerning his commission and subsequent demotion to line officer
Box Number: 3


From: Kramer, Lee Roy
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/11/20
Location: Morgantown (Monongalia)
Subject: recommended William E. Guseman for 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry; reported that Company C, 3rd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry began with 73 men, down to 21 with only 10-12 fit for duty; could they come home to western Virginia?
Box Number: 3


From: Krepps, John S.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/13
Location: Franklin (Pendleton)
Subject: requested 2nd Lieutenant's commission for nephew, William K. Bailey
Box Number: 3


From: Krepps, John S.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/06/24
Location: Strasburg, VA
Subject: notified Governor that battalion was under-strength in officers; requested vacancies be filled and recommended Samuels Alward (sp.) as Captain, Company L
Box Number: 3


From: Kyer, J. D.
To: Unknown
Date: 1862/03/15
Location: Spring Creek (Roane)
Subject: affidavit
Box Number: 3


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