: Letter dated September 23, 1861, from Thomas A. Scott, Acting Secretary of War with the United States War Department, to Ohio Governor William Dennison. Scott states that the War Department requests no troops hereafter furnished by Ohio for the military service be uniformed in gray, which is the color generally worn by soldiers of the Confederate Army. He indicates that the blue uniform adopted for the United States Army is recommended as readily distinguishable from the enemy.
Dennison served as Ohio governor from January 9, 1860, through January 13, 1862, and largely organized the mobilization of Ohio's military service during the first years of the Civil War. He was the namesake of Camp Dennison, a training camp and medical post for the Union Army between 1861 and 1865 located near Dennison's hometown of Cincinnati. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA6296_GRVF21_F12_03_01 Subjects
: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military uniforms; Military Ohio; Governors--Ohio; Soldiers--Ohio; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)