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ADJUTANT GENERALS' PAPERS

Pierpont-Samuels Collection
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From: Ladden, G. S. M.
To: Robert C. Crooks
Date: 1869/04/30
Location: Moundsville (Marshall)
Subject: recommends John Koons
Box Number: 4



From: Laidley, John
To: James H. Brown
Date: 1862/01/06
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: complained about not receiving newspaper; discussed return of prisoners, election of judges and county officers, and authority of soldiers to seize property of persons charged with disloyalty
Box Number: 4



From: Laidley, John
To:
Date: 1862/04/10
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: wrote about financial matters, people's ambivalence about court organization, and two sheriffs not giving bond
Box Number: 4



From: Laidley, John
To:
Date: 1862/05/15
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: acknowledged receipt of $95.00; late paper may not be the printer's fault; concerned over York River (McClellan's campaign) and Corinth; people are afraid of guerrillas; need circuit judge; hopes to get into the Union
Box Number: 4



From: Laidley, John
To:
Date: 1862/06/14
Location:
Subject: sent a communication to Board of Public Works via addressee; Turner and his men visit county frequently; the latter supports members of secessionist party and refuse to pay (taxes?); order of Federal troops needed; with present civil authorities cannot enforce law; no statutes of Legislature at Wayne or Cabell Courthouse; L. T. Moore to run for judge; any news from Washington on entering Union
Box Number: 4



From: Laidley, John
To:
Date: 1862/11/13
Location:
Subject: requested addressee to draw a check for a client in Missouri; no Circuit Court in August; should have term on 11/20/62; troops withdrawn; may not have court
Box Number: 4



From: Laidley, John
To:
Date: 1862/12/15
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: failed to enclose $5.00; $6.00 enclosed for subscription; paper arrives eight days after publication; politicians in Cabell County not supporters of Union
Box Number: 4



From: Lamon, Ward H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/18
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: recommends David H. Strother
Box Number: 4



From: Lang, Theodore F.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/15
Location: Franklin (Pendleton)
Subject: requested clarification of which regimental officers Samuels wanted listed; requested letter of missing company's descriptive rolls
Box Number: 4



From: Lang, Theodore F.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/25
Location: Franklin (Pendleton)
Subject: reported having filled out blanks as best he could; Regiment has marching orders; will fill out rolls when settled
Box Number: 4



From: Lang, Theodore F.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/05
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: recommended 1st Lieutenant, Louis A. Myers over Sergeant James S. Law for Captain
Box Number: 4



From: Lautherback, Warren
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/18
Location: Robertson River, VA
Subject: request for promotion of Henry H. Holcott to Captain, 5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Larke, J. K.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/14
Location: New York, NY
Subject: request for copy of Adjutant General's report for 1861
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/12
Location: Moorefield (Hardy)
Subject: returned commission for remailing to 3rd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/15
Location: Mount Jackson, VA
Subject: discussed qualifications and recommendations of men in Regiment for promotion
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/19
Location: Sperryville, VA
Subject: acknowledged receipt of commissions and discussed Charles H. Day's resignation and recommissioning
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/25
Location: Woodville, VA
Subject: discussed promotions within Regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/03
Location: Woodville, VA
Subject: discussed resignations and promotions in Regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/04
Location: Woodville, VA
Subject: discussed recommended postings within Regiment and reasons for being unwilling to comply
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/04
Location: Chain Bridge, VA
Subject: discussed promotions in Regiment; requested replacements for killed and wounded in recent action (Second Bull Run)
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/24
Location: Miners Hill,VA
Subject: requested replacements for Regiment be sent and promotions be made only with his approval
Box Number: 4



From: Latham, George R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/31
Location: Beverly (Randolph)
Subject: discussed commissioning of Dr. Elijah H. Menbee as Assistant Surgeon
Box Number: 4



From: Laurence, W. C.
To: A. Cunningham
Date: 1862/07/23
Location: (Kanawha)
Subject: Militia desire to elect new officers from loyal Union men
Box Number: 4



From: Lazier, Henry B.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/09
Location: Harrison's Landing, VA
Subject: recommendation of 2nd Lieutenant Cyrus B. Morgan for commission in one of new regiments
Box Number: 4



From: Leaming, J. Fisher
To: Mrs. Pendleton
Date: 1862/08/24
Location: Long Branch, NJ
Subject: personal note to Mrs. Pendleton
Box Number: 4



From: Leavens, Eliza A.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/16
Location: Paint Creek (Kanawha)
Subject: requested assistance for obtaining release of husband (Charles) and son (Charles Henry) from rebel kidnapper Clarkson
Box Number: 4



From: Lee, Richard H.
To:
Date: 1862/09/07
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: recommended promotion for certain men; told of death of Captain Julien C. Curtis
Box Number: 4



From: Leete, Ralph
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/10
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: rambling long letter in which the author offers opinions and interpretations of events
Box Number: 4



From: Lenseng, W. T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/02
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: reports organization of company in Parkersburg is by Lieutenant W. M. Treadway; so advised but no reply received; requested instructions
Box Number: 4



From: Lent, C. T.
To: P. C. Pendleton
Date:
Location:
Subject: acknowledged receipt of two documents; requested instructions
Box Number: 4



From: Lersher, Charles
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/10
Location: Camp McClure
Subject: without change of clothes; requested Samuels to call upon him and to see what Samuels could do for him (incarcerated in Wheeling?)
Box Number: 4



From: Lesage, Julius
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/04
Location: Paw Paw (Morgan)
Subject: reviewed contribution to Union cause; asked to be made Captain of Home Guard and taken out of current assignment (Company G, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry)
Box Number: 4



From: Letterman, Jonathan
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/07
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: advised Governor that 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry had no medical officer; urged filling of vacancies
Box Number: 4



From: Letterman, Jonathan
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/22
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: advised Governor that Medical Board found Surgeon A. P. Weeler (6th Virginia Volunteer Infantry) and Assistant Surgeon W. M. Worthington (10th Virginia Volunteer Infantry) not qualified for posts; urged filling of vacancies
Box Number: 4



From: Letterman, Jonathan
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/28
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: advised Governor to decline appointment of James Ritray as Surgeon of 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry; requested immediate filling of vacant surgeon's positions in 8th and 10th Regiments
Box Number: 4



From: Lewis, W. W.
To: Pierpont (?)
Date: 1862/08/05
Location: West Union (Doddridge)
Subject: reported 63 recruits and one 2nd Lieutenant; could 1st Lieutenant be authorized; forward muster lists, requisitions, etc. for company of 83 men
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/01
Location: Ceredo (Wayne)
Subject: requested blank consolidated morning reports, muster rolls, and company descriptive book; invited inspecting officer
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/16
Location: Ceredo (Wayne)
Subject: requested 500 Belgian guns in Wheeling be sent to five of his companies; companies currently issued altered muskets
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/18
Location: Ceredo (Wayne)
Subject: requested commissions for Henderson F. Donnally (1st Lieutenant) and Benjamin D. Boswell (2nd Lieutenant)
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/07
Location: Ceredo (Wayne)
Subject: recommended Captain J. L. Waller for a position with 5th Regiment; again requested commissions
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/20
Location: Ceredo (Wayne)
Subject: recommendation that a company of local men near Ceredo be armed and provisioned to combat local rebel raiders and thieves
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/18
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: acknowledged receipt of commissions for Lieutenants Donnelley and Boswell
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/27
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: returned commissions of Lieutenant Boswell and Captain Brunker for correction
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/31
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: requested revocation of recruiting officer status of Sergeant Alex Wartenburg, then AWOL
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/01
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: letter of introduction and recommendation for Captain George W. Storey who resigned and desired to become Adjutant of new regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/19
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: recommended Eben Maloney for Lieutenant and recruiting officer
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/25
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: detailed report what transpired since Lighburn took command of the District of Kanawha on 8/17/62, covering Confederate attack and Lightburn's retreat
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/28
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: recommended Major William H. Powell to command a Cavalry force to operate in "Morgan Principle"
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/29
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: recommended Barlow W. Curtis and Columbus Shrewsburg for promotion
Box Number: 4



From: Lightburn, J. A. J.
To: , George
Date: 1862/06/17
Location: Vicksburg, MS
Subject: written when the 4th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry was engaged in the siege of Vicksburg; good description of bombardment and hazards of an infantry assault by the 4th
Box Number: 4



From: Livingston, J. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/26
Location: Annapolis, MD
Subject: acknowledged receipt of commission as 2nd Lieutenant in 12th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry; in amended note of 4/3/62 he stated he would take oath ASAP
Box Number: 4



From: Lockhart, J. B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/23
Location: Bethany (Brooke)
Subject: requested Lieutenant's commission to raise a company of men
Box Number: 4



From: Lockhart, J. B.
To: William A. Billingsly
Date: 1862/09/12
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: left instructions for addressee with promise to see him in Clarksburg
Box Number: 4



From: Lockney, S. S. and J. L. Hawkins
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/13
Location: Philippi (Barbour)
Subject: reported having completed enrollment of militia in Barbour County; how should they proceed?
Box Number: 4



From: Lockwood, Jonathan H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/27
Location: Paw Paw (Morgan)
Subject: transmittal of various papers which should have been sent to Adjutant General previously
Box Number: 4



From: Lockwood, Jonathan H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/20
Location: Bolivar Heights (Jefferson)
Subject: reported Lieutenant John Williams, Company K, 7th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry very ill, anticipated discharge or resignation; Colonel Joseph Snider ill with camp fever; ordered out to Winchester and returned
Box Number: 4



From: Lockwood, Jonathan H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/24
Location: Bolivar Heights (Jefferson)
Subject: complained of War Department order; request promotion for Cyrus B. Morgan be held up; requested promotion of Vincent Stevens for 2nd Lieutenant; Regiment readying for move; burden of responsibility is heavy
Box Number: 4



From: Lockwood, Jonathan H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/30
Location: Bolivar Heights (Jefferson)
Subject: held up on giving out commissions; Regiment under arms readying for advance; believed all his Captains are going to get sick
Box Number: 4



From: Lockwood, Jonathan H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/11
Location: Warrenton, VA
Subject: returned commissions of William and Detrick, former resigning, latter declining; made several recommendations for promotion; distributed newly commissioned officers among various companies
Box Number: 4



From: Logan, T. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/15
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: transmittal of letter of 11/13/62 of Captain John Lukins, 15th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Love, C. H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/03/31
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Subject: author in dry goods business (drummer); wanted to make business trip into Cabell, Wayne, etc. counties
Box Number: 4



From: Love, C. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/17
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Subject: acknowledged pleasure at hearing from Samuels (apparently an old friend or acquaintance); inquired as to situation in Cabell County
Box Number: 4



From: Lovell, Richard C. M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/15
Location: Mason (Mason)
Subject: letter of endorsement for Dr. James Hysell who desired to be a military surgeon
Box Number: 4



From: Lovell, Richard C. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/31
Location: Mason (Mason)
Subject: reported lot of muskets on hand, 80 of which belong to State of Ohio
Box Number: 4



From: Lovell, Richard C. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/11
Location: Mason (Mason)
Subject: letter of recommendation for Lieutenant I. W. Neal; stated he was ill
Box Number: 4



From: Lowther, William G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/15
Location: White Oak (Ritchie)
Subject: enclosed .25 cents for Hardee's Infantry Tactics
Box Number: 4



From: Lukins, John B.
To: D. H. McPhail
Date: 1862/09/30
Location: Camp Willey (Wheeling) (Ohio)
Subject: requested sufficient muster-in rolls for one company
Box Number: 4



From: Lukins, John B.
To: T. H. Logan
Date: 1862/11/13
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: requested intercession of Logan with Samuels to backdate commission
Box Number: 4



From: Lusher, Irwin
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/10
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: advised Samuels of his (Lusher's) sons' arrest; pointed out that private differences have become political differences; requested release of one son, John, although Lewis and Morris were also in jail
Box Number: 4



From: Lute, Ralph
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/05
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: recommended Captain William H. Powell for Major Vice Curtis
Box Number: 4



From: Lute, Ralph
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/11
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: recommended Olner McClure for commissioned officer position
Box Number: 4



From: Lute, Ralph
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/29
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: in-depth discussion of an $8,000.00 claim by a grocer, Stone, against the Paymaster for goods furnished to dependents of 5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Lute, Ralph
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/18
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: grocer Stone pleased at possibility of being paid without going to court; Stone would go to Wheeling; discussed West Virginia's admission to Union; closed by relating a conversation with Major W. H. Powell in which the consolidation of regiments was discussed
Box Number: 4



From: McAdams, John
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/17
Location: Moorefield (Hardy)
Subject: sent three southern papers; requested ten days leave to assist family in Wheeling
Box Number: 4



From: McCaslin, Maxwell
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/09
Location: Camp Willey (Wheeling) (Ohio)
Subject: request for transportation for David Millburn to Martinsville
Box Number: 4



From: McCaslin, Maxwell
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/20
Location: Camp Willey (Wheeling) (Ohio)
Subject: request for transportation for John M. Carpenter to Fairmont
Box Number: 4



From: McCaslin, Maxwell
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/22
Location: Camp Willey (Wheeling) (Ohio)
Subject: request for transportation for Lieutenant James Fulton to Parkersburg
Box Number: 4



From: McCaslin, Maxwell
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/02
Location: Camp Willey (Wheeling) (Ohio)
Subject: request for transportation for six to eight men from Parkersburg to Camp Willey
Box Number: 4



From: McColloch, Sam B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/14
Location: Franklin (Pendleton)
Subject: Samuels threatened action against him for failure to send descriptive lists; author explained reasons for delay
Box Number: 4



From: McComas, P. K.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/11
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: discharged Confederate soldier living at home arrested and brought to Wheeling; desired Samuels to visit him in prison
Box Number: 4



From: McCullough, Sam. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/04
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: advised Samuels that Colonel John Zeigler had promised him the Adjutant's job when it was vacated
Box Number: 4



From: McCullough, Sam M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/14
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: ordered to Camp Lander by Major Tomlinson (5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry); Colonel irritated at execution of orders
Box Number: 4



From: McDonald, A. W.
To: Major Darr
Date: 1863/05/13
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: Requests meeting with Darr; understands that Barbour County sheriff was being held in Richmond as political prisoner, hopes for exchange
Box Number: 4



From: McGee, John L.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/05
Location: Sperryville, VA
Subject: drew a comparison between himself and Strother as to qualifications; note comment on reverse
Box Number: 4



From: McGee, John L.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/26
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: suggested that perhaps two copies of muster rolls sent to Samuels in error; if so, would he send one to Washington; requested copy of order organizing 3rd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Box Number: 4



From: McGinnis, A. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/?
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: discussed his opinion of the feeling of the residents of Guyandotte toward Union commanders and toward secessionism
Box Number: 4



From: McGinnis, A. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/08
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: reported death of son, Joe, due to typhoid and failure to hear from son, Bill, for three months; members of 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry took two of his horses; reported stolen horses worth $350; also reported holding Union scrip for beef furnished army; reported additional depredations to livestock by Union soldiers, while Confederates stole his saddle (good picture of people caught in middle)
Box Number: 4



From: McGinnis, B. D.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/12/27
Location: Amacetta (Wayne)
Subject: requested Captain B. Newman be commissioned for purpose of recruiting for 3rd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Box Number: 4



From: McGinnis, J. B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/27
Location: (Mason)
Subject: requested appointment of Major John O. Butter for purpose of organizing home guard or militia to defend Boone, Cabell, Putnam, part of Mason, and Wayne counties against Confederate soldiers
Box Number: 4



From: McGinnis, William A.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/03
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: stated he desired to assist widows and orphaned children of soldiers collect their claims against Government; requested Samuels to send him forms and instructions
Box Number: 4



From: McGregor, D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/08
Location: Cairo (Ritchie)
Subject: transmittal for a petition from Union neighbors of McGregor requesting he be restored as agent of B & O Railroad
Box Number: 4



From: McKenzie, Lewis
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/16
Location: Alexandria, VA
Subject: requested that certain named parties be arrested and brought to trial for willful damage to railroad
Box Number: 4



From: McLaughlin, Nathan M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/09
Location: Albany, OH
Subject: requested two dozen plus muster out rolls be sent to him by steamer
Box Number: 4



From: McLaughlin, Nathan M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/28
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: reported that certain recruitment expenses incurred and receipts issued in conjunction with 9th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry had never been paid; how could this best be accomplished?
Box Number: 4



From: McNally, Patrick
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/23
Location: Leadsville (Randolph)
Subject: urged promotion of Andrew P. Russell, then Orderly Sergeant
Box Number: 4



From: McPhail, D. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/28
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: transmittal for G. O. No. 74 and explanation of one month's advance pay for recruits going old and new organizations
Box Number: 4



From: McPhrue, Major
To:
Date: n.d.
Location:
Subject: memo
Box Number: 4



From: McQuigg, William T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/24
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: requested appointment of 1st Lieutenant as Company C, 5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry had only one commissioned officer
Box Number: 4



From: McQuigg, William T.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/05/08
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: recommended William E. Rowe for 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: McReynolds, Andrew
To: Pierpont
Date: 1863/01/16
Location: Martinsburg (Berkeley)
Subject: status of prisoner
Box Number: 4



From: McVickers, Hillary
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/19
Location: Cabell Courthouse (Barboursville) (Cabell)
Subject: paroled Union soldier, just returned home, unable to work, request part or all of backpay
Box Number: 4



From: McWhorter, J. M.
To:
Date: 1862/03/21
Location: Roane Courthouse (Roane)
Subject: affidavit of Leonard Simmons
Box Number: 4



From: Malone, Frank M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/08/30
Location: Alexandria, VA
Subject: requested authorization to raise a company in conjunction with William H. Poynton
Box Number: 4



From: Malmros, Oscar
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/22
Location: MN
Subject: forwarded a copy of Adjutant General's end of year report for Minnesota; request same from Samuels
Box Number: 4



From: Marks, John Y.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862
Location: (Hancock)
Subject: requested policy on resignation of state militia officers; inquired about rules of conduct for second Major in a regiment and asked if an officer is not recognized by the law, is he still subject to the law
Box Number: 4



From: Marmett, ?
To: John
Date: 1862/07/01
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: return of doctor
Box Number: 4



From: Marsh, Lewis M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/09
Location: Russells Mills (Tyler)
Subject: reported opening Camp Harris, Russels Mills, Tyler County; because of location recruits are boarded at .30 cents each per day
Box Number: 4



From: Marsh, Lewis M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/27
Location: Russells Mills (Tyler)
Subject: requested determination whether men who signed enlistment form can remain at home or must enter service
Box Number: 4



From: Marsh, Lewis M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/20
Location: Russells Mills (Tyler)
Subject: letter written in reply to Samuels' order to release Ellis Galloway due to unfitness; Marsh stated not so and gave arguments; requested reconsideration
Box Number: 4



From: Marsh, Lewis M.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/05
Location: Russells Mills (Tyler)
Subject: author sensitive to criticism considering contract to board recruits at .30 cents per day; explained history of matter and that General Rosecrans fixed amount
Box Number: 4



From: Marsh, Lewis M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/25
Location: Russells Mills (Tyler)
Subject: explained delay in submitting requisition; requested clothing for fifteen men
Box Number: 4



From: Marshall, Alex. T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/28
Location: Cumberland, MD
Subject: transmittal of monthly return of 7th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Marshall, Alex. T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/25
Location: Paw Paw (Morgan)
Subject: transmittal for receipt of rolls and January return for regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Marshall, Alex. T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/27
Location: Alpine, VA
Subject: stated that regiment has no blank forms due to volume of reports required; enumerated names of reports and requested blanks
Box Number: 4



From: Marshall, Alex. T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/08
Location: New Market, VA
Subject: transmittal for answers to questions raised by Adjutant General; explained difficulty in furnishing information
Box Number: 4



From: Marshall, Alex. T.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/25
Location: Manassas, VA
Subject: states he desired to become line officer; desired to know what his chances were; not a Virginian when he joined regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Martin, Jacob
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/21
Location: Bridgeport (Harrison)
Subject: transmittal for the list of proceedings of 138th Militia Regiment for 1862; fines to follow upon collection and receipt by sheriff
Box Number: 4



From: Martin, James
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/07
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: requested transfer from 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in independent company of cavalry being formed by Captain Palmer (photocopy; original in file of William Givens)
Box Number: 4



From: Martin, Jesse
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/06/19
Location:
Subject: acknowledged receipt of commission; requested 55-60 good arms; asked that if Harpers Ferry rifles sent the tubes (barrels) be examined; cartridges should be checked for sufficient powder
Box Number: 4



From: Mason, A. C.
To: William E. Wetzel
Date: 1862/07/21
Location: West Columbia (Mason)
Subject: recommended the removal of arms then in Mason City, Virginia, to a safer location or distribution among loyal citizens; note of recommendation by John Hall
Box Number: 4



From: Mathew, William I.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/29
Location: Ravenswood (Jackson)
Subject: stated that he thought Parkersburg should be the headquarters of the 13th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry and gave his reasons
Box Number: 4



From: Mathews, William I.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/15
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: reported recruiting successes and failures of the 13th; stated names; requested answer to 7/29/62 letter; asked if recruits could elect officers before going to depot
Box Number: 4



From: Mathews, William I.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/19
Location: Ravenswood (Jackson)
Subject: reported Regimental headquarters established at Point Pleasant; reported arrival of recruits, company elections, and additional recruiting activities
Box Number: 4



From: Mathews, William I.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/31
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: transmittal of muster-in rolls of regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Maupin, A. Tyne
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/13
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: writer was destitute; ruined by rebels; requested position as quartermaster, 16th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry or some other position
Box Number: 4



From: Mayer, Daniel
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/14
Location: Woodville, VA
Subject: requested promotion to Surgeon, 10th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Mayfield, Samuel
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/19
Location: Ripley's (Tyler)
Subject: reported rebels act with impunity in Tyler County; nothing has been done or is being done to control them; if legal action not taken timely, bloodshed will follow
Box Number: 4



From: Means, Samuel
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/11/01
Location: Waterford, VA
Subject: copy of forged letter by A. C. Webster which he used to obtain a Captain's commission from Pierpont; see Fillebsorn, J. S.
Box Number: 4



From: Means, Samuel
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/11/15
Location: Waterford, VA
Subject: organized company of rangers and and operating in Loudon County; requested commissions for self, Luther W. Slater, 1st Lieutenant, and Daniel M. Keys, 2nd Lieutenant; desires to enlarge force to battalion; in P.S. wrote of Webster as horse thief
Box Number: 4



From: Meers, R. C.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/01
Location: Burlington, OH
Subject: requested position as surgeon or assistant surgeon
Box Number: 4



From: Mequillet, David
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/03
Location: Elm Ford, VA
Subject: transmittal and petition for Lieutenant Colonel N. P. Richmond to be made Colonel
Box Number: 4



From: Mercer, Cornelius
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/26
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: transmittal for bills for boarding recruits; requested that payment be sent by Adams Express to Clarksburg
Box Number: 4



From: Mercer, Cornelius
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/11/25
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: requests Governor to inquire of General Samuels if he has settled $40.00 voucher submitted by Mercer via Major Hill
Box Number: 4



From: Merriman, E. R.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/01/30
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: Captain Merriman ordered to conduct inspection of 5th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry at Parkersburg; this document is his report of that inspection; report showed inattention to duty by officers and neglect of men and weapons
Box Number: 4



From: Merriman, E. R.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/22
Location: New Creek (Mineral)
Subject: requested resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Benjamin R. Haley and recommended promotion of Sergeant Major W. H. H. Eba to 2nd Lieutenant
Box Number: 4



From: Merritt, Thomas J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/06
Location: Cabell Courthouse (Barboursville) (Cabell)
Subject: requested Samuels to find him a clerk's or similar job, health feeble; described Jenkin's Raid on Courthouse, Cabell County a waste; reported no pay since June
Box Number: 4



From: Meyer, Charles
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/28
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: requested receipt for beef for 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry be returned
Box Number: 4



From: Miller, C. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/10
Location: Camp Chase, Columbus, OH
Subject: requested that Frank Morris and he be transferred from Camp Chase Prison to Wheeling Prison
Box Number: 4



From: Miller, C. H.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/17
Location: Atheneum Prison, Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: reported interview with examining officer in which he was called a guerrilla or bushwhacker; requested charges be filed against him and witnesses brought forward
Box Number: 4



From: Miller, John G.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/12/29
Location: Camp Chase Prison, Columbus, OH
Subject: imprisoned since 10/18/62; requested he be returned home to his family
Box Number: 4



From: Miller, William G.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/06/19
Location: Willow Island (Pleasants)
Subject: declined a 2nd Lieutenant's commission because he was elected 1st Lieutenant, not 2nd
Box Number: 4



From: Milroy, Robert H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/06/13
Location: Mount Jackson, VA
Subject: reported that Captain Thomas Gibson, Jr., 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry was found satisfactory on examination and also displayed knowledge of tactics, gallantry, and efficiency
Box Number: 4



From: Milroy, Robert H.
To: P. McNally
Date: 1862/09/06
Location: Freeland, VA
Subject: explained to Captain Patrick McNally why his company was not selected as a "Sharpshooter Co."
Box Number: 4



From: Milroy, Robert H.
To: G. O. 74
Date: 1862/10/24
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: ordered Col. John D. Nicholls to command 12th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry during illness of Colonel John B. Klunk
Box Number: 4



From: Miner, Robert W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/17
Location: Centerville (Upshur)
Subject: requested 2nd Lieutenant's commission be sent subsequent to his election 9/3/62, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Light Artillery
Box Number: 4



From: Minnear, William S.
To: Samuels
Date:
Location: Worthington (Marion)
Subject: reported questionable activities in Home Guard
Box Number: 4



From: Molony, Eben
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/25
Location: Point Pleasant (Mason)
Subject: letter of transmittal for letter of recommendation and request for commission in 14th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Monroe, John E.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/11
Location: Guyandotte (Cabell)
Subject: request for letter of recommendation to Congressman Blair for appointment to West Point
Box Number: 4



From: Monroe, L. H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/02
Location: Parkersburg (Wood)
Subject: recommendation for Dr. J. H. Rouse and Assistant Surgeon in Virginia Volunteer Regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Moore, Alexander C.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/24
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: stated he had written Governor about Battery and accepted offer of a competent 1st Lieutenant
Box Number: 4



From: Moore, Alexander C.
To: Jasper Moore
Date: 1862/09/10
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: requested his brother to call upon Governor Pierpont and suggest Lieutenant C. B. for position of Captain, Company H, 3rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Moore, Jasper Y.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/17
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: letter of introduction and recommendation for Cornelius Mercer for Quartermaster, 10th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Moore, Jonathan
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/26
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: requested blank pay rolls for Company K, 7th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Moore, Thomas L.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/02/18
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: letter of introduction and recommendation for Cornelius Mercer for Quartermaster, 10th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Morgan, David
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/20
Location: Buckhannon (Upshur)
Subject: request blank payrolls for Company B, 10th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Morgan, H. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/07
Location: (Wetzel)
Subject: annual return of Wetzel Guards, Company B, 154th Regiment Militia opposed commissioning of John MacKinsey as Colonel of 154th
Box Number: 4



From: Morris, Emily
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/08
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: thanked the Governor for his letter; discussed the treatment of her husband and others in Confederate prison camp
Box Number: 4



From: Morris, Jonathan
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/09
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: reported for duty; however, there was a conflict between himself and Dr. Grant over who would be Surgeon, 9th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry; requested commission
Box Number: 4



From: Morris, Jonathan
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/09
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: received orders to report to Camp Chase, Ohio; expected assignment to post or hospital; requested his commission be sent to wife, who would send it on to him
Box Number: 4



From: Morris, Jonathan
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/11/14
Location: Camp Wallace, OH
Subject: stationed at Brigade Hospital; case sent to War Department; if transfer ordered by War Department, General Cooper would release him from Camp Wallace to go to Regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Morris, Wirt
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/09
Location: Middlebourne (Tyler)
Subject: reported mustering in thirty recruits; requested mustering-in forms for a full company, form for a furlough and transportation order
Box Number: 4



From: Morrison, John L.
To: Rohrbacher
Date: 1862/07/28
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: reported sending his address but no recruits
Box Number: 4



From: Morrison, John L.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/29
Location: Grafton (Taylor)
Subject: requested transportation for thirty men he had recruited from Grafton to Wheeling
Box Number: 4



From: Morrow, Oliver H. H.
To: Joseph Darr, Jr.
Date: 1862/03/31
Location: Mouth of Birch (Braxton)
Subject: request for assistance in obtaining pay while a prisoner of Confederates, November 13-30, 1861
Box Number: 4



From: Moss, J. W.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/03/24
Location: Cheat Mountain Summit (Randolph)
Subject: acknowledged receipt of note concerning submission of descriptive list; advised that Adjutant was under arrest and resigned; list being prepared by clerks
Box Number: 4



From: Moss, J. W.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/03/28
Location: Cheat Mountain Summit (Randolph)
Subject: requested clarification of appointing power for commissions; desired to fill vacant positions by appointments from ranks in 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Moss, J. W.
To:
Date: 1862/09/02
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: certification that Morgan Hostettle unfit for military service by Surgeon 14th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Moss, V. R.
To:
Date: 1862/01/24
Location:
Subject: affidavit
Box Number: 4



From: Mudd, John J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/08
Location: Jackson, TN
Subject: advised that James Murray of New Manchester (Hancock County), sutler, 13th Iowa Regiment, may be subject to draft; claims 45 years old
Box Number: 4



From: Murdock, D. S. and T. J.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/04/02
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: Co. has allotment rolls for three companies 2nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Cavalry for security against advances made to families; how, where, and to whom should bills be sent
Box Number: 4



From: Murdock, D. S. and T. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/03
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: forwarded allotment rolls for Companies B and G; Company K not yet received; instructions given to examine, and if incorrect make new ones; expressed appreciation of cooperation
Box Number: 4



From: Murdock, D. S. and T. J.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/31
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: follow-up to letter of 5/3/62
Box Number: 4



From: Murphy, W. H.
To: E. A. Hileshire
Date: 1861/01/24
Location: (Wood)
Subject: marriage license
Box Number: 4



From: Naret, E.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/17
Location: Buffalo (Putnam)
Subject: described the split in the county North-South sentiments and the difficulties encountered in organizing the 181st Regiment Militia; because of his financial position, he requested payment of his services
Box Number: 4



From: Naret, E.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/02/28
Location: Buffalo (Putnam)
Subject: his claim for reimbursement was for the organization and establishment of patrols; the Militia Regiment exists only on paper; accordingly the Governor or Adjutant General should certify his claim, not the Regimental Commander
Box Number: 4



From: Nay, Henry
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/15
Location: Mannington (Marion)
Subject: reported may raise 400 men for Militia Regiment; however can locate only 25 muskets or rifles; could Adjutant General obtain arms; one company attached to 140th Regiment Militia desired to serve in 176th Regiment Militia
Box Number: 4



From: Neal, Thomas
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/04/21
Location: Cabell Courthouse (Barboursville) (Cabell)
Subject: reported he had submitted resignation; request leave of absence from duties
Box Number: 4



From: Neidert, Nicholas
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/07/10
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: request commission for recruiting; at that time was 1st Sergeant, Company ?, 6th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry, from Atheneum
Box Number: 4



From: Neidert, Nicholas
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/11/28
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: how any Orderly Sergeant requests commission upon creation of vacancy in his regiment
Box Number: 4



From: Nelson, J. W.
To: Samuels
Date: 0862/03/22
Location: Wheeling (Ohio)
Subject: stated he had committed no offense but was in prison; requested Samuels come see him
Box Number: 4



From: Newland, Isaac
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/24
Location: Portsmouth Grove, RI
Subject: hospitalized in Rhode Island; several Virginians beside himself request transfer to hospital in Virginia
Box Number: 4



From: Newman, Henry
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/20
Location: Fairmont (Marion)
Subject: has between thirty and forthy recruits; wanted to keep them together; requested quarters and subsistence
Box Number: 4



From: Newman, Henry
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/04
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: reported his company numbers about sixty men; needed blankets badly; reported capture of Colonel Rathbone; all horses brought across river; how with supplies
Box Number: 4



From: Nicholls, J. D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/08/30
Location: Wellsburg (Brooke)
Subject: letter of introduction for E. W. Melvin; Melvin desired a pass to join his brother in 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Nicholls, J. D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/09
Location: Wellsburg (Brooke)
Subject: requested a special order to call out the Militia to drill as well as Home Guard; trouble in filling companies with volunteers going in U. S. Service and strong secessionist group; Nicholls was Colonel in 103rd Regiment Virginia Militia
Box Number: 4



From: Nicholls, J. D.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/10/29
Location: Wellsburg (Brooke)
Subject: reported enrollment of 103rd Regiment Militia, 24th Brigade, 3rd Division and number of weapons number of U. S. volunteers in Brooke County unknown
Box Number: 4



From: Nicholls, J. D.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/11/07
Location: Wellsburg (Brooke)
Subject: requested verification of enclosed General Order; requested location of 12th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Box Number: 4



From: Nichols, U. A.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/06/20
Location: Washington, D. C.
Subject: requested copies of Army list for Virginia beginning with first issue
Box Number: 4



From: Nigh, Alice M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/27
Location: Ironton, OH
Subject: request payment of $20.00 order (bill) due her husband
Box Number: 4



From: Nines, Jacob
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/09/06
Location: St. Marys (Pleasants)
Subject: requested clarification as to whether Home Guard should be shown as separate company or mixed with other companies in militia rolls
Box Number: 4



From: Nodin, Aaron B.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/05/04
Location: Charleston (Kanawha)
Subject: claim for the replacement of one horse rented to 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry value $100.00
Box Number: 4



From: Northcott, Robert S.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/09/24
Location: Clarksburg (Harrison)
Subject: record of the election of commissioned officers of volunteer company of cavalry 9/23/62
Box Number: 4



From: Norton, Augustus
To: Pierpont and Samuels
Date: 1862/09/03
Location: Athens, OH
Subject: notification of acceptance of captaincy in Ohio cavalry; withdrew request for restoration
Box Number: 4



From: Norton, J. H.
To: Pierpont
Date: 1862/07/22
Location: Athens, OH
Subject: letter from father of Augustus Norton advising Governor of son's bravery and valor; included copy of letter from son's commanding officer
Box Number: 4



From: Nutter, C. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/15
Location: White Oak (Ritchie)
Subject: asked if volunteer militia would be paid if used in suppressing rebellion
Box Number: 4



From: Nutter, C. M.
To: Samuels
Date: 1862/01/27
Location: White Oak (Ritchie)
Subject: acknowledged receipt of Samuels' letter 1/21; stated he was called to duty twice for total of 10 days service
Box Number: 4


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