Springfield, Ohio

History and Genealogy

County Military Committee

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881 - Page 297

During the administration of Gov. Dennison it was decided to appoint a standing committee, of able and responsible men, in each county of the State, which committee should have principal charge and direction of military matters in and for the county. The raising of funds for bounties, enlisting recruits, looking after the families of those who were absent, and a score or more of other duties were performed by this body. It was a good labor gratuitously rendered. The gentlemen who composed the committee in this county were: John B. Hagan, Chariman; D.A. Harrison, Secretary, Alexander Waddle, Samuel F. Sterritt, Charles M. Clark, William S. Meranda, J. Kreider Mower* and perhaps one or two others whose names have not been learned. The records and papers of this committee cannot be found, though much effort has been put forth to discover them. No officer was comissioned by the Governor, or other action taken, in any case, until the matter had been subjected to the scrutiny of this board, which also co-operated with the Sanitary Commission, and with the Provost Marshal's department.

* This was the composition of the committee at the close of 1863.