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Re: Seth J Murray Esq, Lt in 12th/47th OVI?


Matthew Bowdish Feb 24, 2011 7:20 AM
Posted in group: Ohio in the Civil War
Thanks for the replies everyone.  I appreciate your help.

MSB

On Feb 24, 6:33 am, Richard Lemmers <gtnps.ranger_1...@yahoo.com>
wrote:
> I just did a quick check atwww.footnote.comand found a Civil War soldier's pension record card for a John M. Murray, Company F, 12th Ohio Infantry.  Is it possible your soldier went by the name John instead of Seth when he served, since his middle initial was J.?
> --- On Wed, 2/23/11, Kenneth Kepf <km...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> From: Kenneth Kepf <km...@earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: Seth J Murray Esq, Lt in 12th/47th OVI?
> To: ohio-in-the...@googlegroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 9:44 PM
>
> It has been my experience that not every soldier mustered
> into service will necessarily be listed in the Roster of Ohio
> Soldiers--therefore not 100% accurate.  Many were omitted even
> though they are on the "Regiment's descriptive Rolls" from the
> National Archives.  My suggestion would be for you to submit an
> application for military & pension records from the National Archives
> for the 12th and 47th OVI.  If not successful, doubtful he served at
> all.  Of course there were 2 rosters, one for the 3 months service
> and those serving for the longer service.  There were many lawyers
> and others of influence that were opportunistic during the war to raise
> companies and be commanding officers that never were successful and if
> served may have been ordinary enlisted for which he might have opposed to
> serve as.  Your grandfather (x3) would have been more successful in
> addressing the Ohio Adjutant's General Office rather than the busy
> Governor who no doubt received many letters from others to raise
> companies.  Your best bet is to submit request from the N.A. and if
> you come up empty then he very likely did not serve.
>
> Regards,
>
> Ken
>
> At 10:41 PM 2/22/2011 -0800, you wrote:
>
> Hello-
>
> I am trying to figure out whether my great(x3)-grandfather Seth J
>
> Murray Esq of Georgetown, Ohio served in the Civil War or not. 
> From
>
> the Ohio Historical Society. I acquired several letters from Murray
>
> and others in Brown County dated 1861-1862.
>
> The first two are as follows:
>
> "Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio
>
> Gov
> Dennison     
>          July 28th,
> 1861
>
> Sir, I would like to have an
>
> order to raise a volunteer company of infantry for
>
> immediate service. I am of the opinion that a
>
> good company can be raised in Brown County
>
> and will make the effort if I can have the proper
>
> assurances that a company will be promptly
>
> received when organized. You will receive this
>
> through the poletrus of my friend Capt T Taylor
>
> who I refer you to for such information as you
>
> may define relative to my self. If you think
>
> proper to issue to give the order to raise said comp
>
> any, I also would request that you at the time
>
> you send me the order and such instructions
>
> as may be necessary for one to have to place the comp
>
> any on a said basis
>
> I am forever respectful,
>
> Yours,
>
> S.J. Murray"
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­--------
>
> "Georgetown Ohio
>
> Oct 28th 1861
>
> Dear Sir
>
> Capt Taylors Company Col Posching
>
> 47th Regt has been reduced by a transfer of his
>
> men until it now numbers only 46 men, The
>
> Company is officered only with a Capt and 2nd
>
> Lieut ­ the Capt is very anxious to have his comp
>
> any filled up to the minimum number for a
>
> company and for that proposes the 1st Lieuten
>
> antcy was kept vacant as an inducement of
>
> men to fill up the Co ­ The bearer Seth J Murray Esq
>
> proposes to raise the requisite number of
>
> men provided he can be commissioned
>
> as 1st Lieut of said company, If consistent
>
> with the rules of your appointment  I would
>
> recommend that his request be
>
> granted.
>
> Respectively Yours,
>
> C.A.White, M.C.
>
> To: C P Buckingham
>
> Adj Genrl"
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­--------
>
> In one letter from his wife Margaret Murray dated 3-Dec-1861 to the
>
> Adjuvant General of Ohio she wrote:
>
> "Georgetown Dec 3rd 1861
>
> To the Adjuvant General Oh
>
> Sir yours of the 27 is received
>
> I hasten to reply. Lieutenant
>
> Murray has gone into service ­ he is
>
> in the 12th regiment ­ Company ­ Thomas
>
> T Taylor, Captain.  He left with
>
> his recruits some ten days ago.
>
> Yours respectively,
>
> Margaret Murray"
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­----------
>
> I have not been locate Seth Murray in any muster roles online for
> the
>
> 12th OVI or the 47th OVI, nor in any online pension databases. 
> Any
>
> help on where to look next would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Best,
>
> Matthew Bowdish
>
> matthewsbowd...@gmail.com