Special Collections and Archives

David Bash papers

David Bash, Papers, 1861-1910 [bulk 1861-1865]

Finding Aid

Prepared by David P. Vega, March 24, 2006
1 oversized box and oversize folders; .5 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

David Bash of Wilmot, Ohio in Stark County, served in the Civil War as a member of the Nineteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 1861 to 1865. He rose quickly through the ranks of the Union Army. Mustered into Company F in 1861, he became Sergeant of Company F July 20, 1862. By July of 1863 he held the rank of 1st lieutenant in Company E. He held this position until February 1865 when he was appointed Captain of Company H. Company H took part in a number of battles including: Shiloh, Corinth, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face, Cassville, Picket's Mills, Kenesaw Mountain, Lovejoy's Station, Franklin, Nashville, and even joined General Sherman on his historic March to the Sea and the siege of Atlanta. David Bash remained Captain of Company H until the end of the Civil War and was mustered out with the rest of his Company October 24, 1865 at San Antonio, Texas.


Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of official papers. As a Captain in the Union Army David Bash was required to keep very detailed records pertaining to his Company including: clothing and equipment reports, receipts for transferred stores, ordnance reports. The collection also includes Bash's personal papers regarding his promotions and eventual discharge. These materials date from December 31, 1861 to February 17, 1910. The collection was purchased from The Bookseller, Inc., of Akron, Ohio, in 2005.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents
  1. Abstract of Expenditures 3rd quarter, 1864 [includes blank form].
  2. Abstract of Expenditures 4th quarter, 1864.
  3. Abstract of Expenditures 1st quarter, 1865.
  4. Abstract of Expenditures 4th quarter, 1865.
  5. Appointment to 1st Lieutennant of Company F, July 29, 1863
  6. Call for Duty for Christian Lenderer, September 26, 1865.
  7. Certified Statement of Camp and Garrison Equippage dropped in accordance with General Order 114, June 30 and November 23, 1865.
  8. Company H Furlough Report, February 5, 1864. [4 identical copies].
  9. Completed Roster of 19th Ohio Valley Infantry Report of Reunion, September, 1889.
  10. Correspondence: from Head-Quarters to David Bash giving orders for special detail, January 16, 1864.
  11. Correspondence: from Assistant Adjutant General's office to David Bash, May 24, 1864.
  12. Correspondence: from David Bash to Head Quarters asking permission for leave of absence, September 14, 1864.
  13. Correspondence: from Head-Quarters to David Bash granting permission for leave of absence, November 17, 1864.
  14. Correspondence: from Ordnance Office to David Bash, December, 1864-January, 1866.
  15. Correspondence: from Alfred Stambaugh to Head-Quarters regarding Peter McGovern, March 3, 1865.
  16. Correspondence: from Alfred Stambaugh [2nd Lieutennant Company H] to Head-Quarters regarding Furlough request for Samuel Paramore, March 7, 1865.
  17. Correspondence: from Quartermasters Office to David Bash, April 23, 1865.
  18. Correspondence: from David Bash to J. W. Shiles regarding money owed to Oliver Duplain, May 1, 1865.
  19. Correspondence: from David Bash to Head-Quarters regarding furlough request for Samuel Desselleme, June 25, 1865.
  20. Correspondence: from David Bash to M. P. Bestow regarding Christian Lanker, July 26, 1865.
  21. Correspondence: from David Bash to Head-Quarters regarding Furlough request for Hugh Cammeron, October 1, 1865.
  22. Correspondence: from Quartermasters Office to David Bash, November 23, 1865.
  23. Correspondence: from David Bash to unknown on behalf of Henry Elson regarding pensions, August 1892.
  24. Correspondence: from P. D. Reefy to comrades of Company F, August 26, 1907.
  25. Correspondence: from U.S. Treasurer's office to David Bash regarding allowances payed, October 31, 1908.
  26. Correspondence: from National Tribune to Mrs. Elizabeth Bash regarding pensions, [incomplete; no date].
  27. Damaged Equipment Report, September 30, 1865.
  28. Discharge Paper as Seargeant Company F for promotion to 2nd Lieutennant of Company E, December 17, 1862.
  29. Discharge Paper for Joseph Schrunk [86th Regiment Company A], February 10, 1864.
  30. Final Discharge Paper David Bash, October 24, 1865.
  31. Handwritten page from a discarded clothing book, December, 1863.
  32. House Bill Number 1039, [no date].
  33. Inventory and Inspection Report, September 16, 1864, [2 copies].
  34. Inventory and Inspection Report, May 22, 1865, [2 copies].
  35. Invoice of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equippage, August-December, 1864 [missing: September].
  36. Invoice of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equippage, Company H, April 30, 1865.
  37. Invoice of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equippage, Company H, May 31, 1865.
  38. Invoice of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equippage, Company H, June 30, 1865.
  39. Invoice of Clothing and Equippage transferred to David Bash by Joseph Vignos, July 31, 1865.
  40. Invoice of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equippage, Company H, October 3 and 31 ,1865.
  41. Invoice of Stores from Wesley Upson to David Bash, July, 1864.
  42. Invoice of Stores from C. J. Mauderson to David Bash, August, 1864.
  43. Invoice of Stores from Henry Shattson to David Bash, November, 1864.
  44. Invoice of Stores from J. B. Breed to David Bash, December, 1864.
  45. Invoice of Stores from Philip Reefer to David Bash and Correspondence: from David Bash to unknown, January, 1865.
  46. Invoice of Stores from Alfred Stambaugh to David Bash, March, 1865.
  47. Invoice of Stores from Henry Fupelman to David Bash, May, 1865.
  48. Invoice of Stores from James Nash to David Bash, May, 1865.
  49. Invoice of Stores from Jason Howard to David Bash, September, 1865.
  50. List of Equipment received by Company H, August 31, 1864. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  51. List of Equipment received by Company H, September 30, 1864. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  52. List of Equipment received by Company H, November, 1864. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  53. List of Equipment received by Company H, April 30, 1865. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  54. List of Equipment received by Company H, June 30, 1865. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  55. List of Equipment received by Company H, July 31, 1865. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  56. List of Equipment received by Company H, September 30, 1865. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  57. List of Equipment received by Company H, October 31, 1865. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  58. List of items to be dropped from stores, September 26, 1865.
  59. Monthly Report of Absentees, November, 1864-April, 1865 [missing: February].
  60. Monthly Return for Company H, December 31, 1861-December, 1862
  61. Monthly Return for Company H, 1863 [missing: August].
  62. Monthly Return for Company H, 1864 [missing: March, May, December].
  63. Monthly Return for Company H, 1865, [missing: June, October, November, December]. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  64. Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, March, 1864.
  65. Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equippage, Company E, August-December, 1864.
  66. Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equippage, Company H, September-December, 1865.
  67. Muster In as Captain Company H, March 9, 1865.
  68. Muster Out Roll, February 15, 1864
  69. Muster Out Roll of James Alexander, April 21, 1865
  70. Muster Out Roll, October 24, 1865.[Filed in 11th floor map case]
  71. Names of personnel on detached service with General Sherman, [no date].
  72. Pension papers [various], 1903-1910
  73. Quarterly Return of Deceased slodiers, 2nd quarter, 1864. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  74. Quarterly Return of Deceased Soldiers, 4th quarter, 1864. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  75. Quarterly Return of Deceased Soldiers, 2nd quarter, 1865. [Filed in 11th floor map case]
  76. Quarterly Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Company E. 3rd quarter, 1864.
  77. Quarterly Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Company E, 1st quarter, March 31, 1865.
  78. Quarterly Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Company H, 1st quarter, March 31, 1865.
  79. Quarterly Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Company H, 2nd quarter, June 30, 1865.
  80. Quarterly Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Company H, 4th quarter, December 31, 1865, [includes blank form].
  81. Quit Claim Deed David and Elizabeth Bash, April 6, 1872.
  82. Receipt for Issues from Charles Munderson to David Bash, August 31, 1864.
  83. Receipt for Issues to David Bash from Henry Stantin and Correspondence: from Henry Stanton to David Bash, September 4, 1864.
  84. Receipt for Issues from William Adams to David Bash, January 7, 1865.
  85. Reciept for Issues from David Bash to James Nash, June 26, 1865.
  86. Receipt for Issues from David Bash to James Nash and Correspondence: from David Bash to James Nash, September 30, 1865.
  87. Receipt for Issues from David Bash to Captian Phillip Reefer, October 1, 1865.
  88. Receipt for Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equippage, January 1, 1865.
  89. Receipt for Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equippage, June 12, 1865.
  90. Receipt for Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equippage, November 12, 1865.
  91. Special Order Number 12, August 25, 1864.
  92. Special Order Number 22, June 26, 1865.
  93. Special Order Number 293, November 23, 1865.
  94. Specific instructions for creating a muster out roll, [no date].
  95. Statement of Charges on Muster and Payroll, 3rd Quarter, 1865, [2 copies].
  96. Statement of Charges on Muster and Payroll, 4th Quarter, 1865.
  97. Statement of equipment accounts turned over to Chief Mustering Officer, November 23, 1865.
  98. Statement of Payment for Blacking, June 5, 1865.
  99. Statement of Stores Lost in Battle, November 21, 1864.
  100. Statement of Stores Lost, January 26, 1865.
  101. Statement of Stores Lost, Company H, April 17, 1865.
  102. Statement of Stores Lost, May 31, 1865.
  103. Statement of Stores Lost, July 31, 1865.
  104. Statement of Stores Lost, November 23, 1865.
  105. Statement of Stores Lost, [no date, no company].
  106. Statement of Stores Taken Up, November 23, 1865.
  107. Statement of Stores Taken Up, November 23, 1865.
  108. Statement of Stores Taken Up with the arrival of new recruits, [no date].
  109. Transportation Invoice for John Corfo, November 8, 1864.