War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0816 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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1863, to repel the invasion of the State by the rebels under Morgan, I beg leave to report that there have been received and audited, and ordered paid by the Governor, to date, 587 company pay-rolls and 216 separate individual accounts for militia service, showing an aggregate of 49,357 men paid, and a sum total of $212,318.97. The number that reported for duty each county, so far as the accounts have been rendered, together with the aggregate amount paid to each county is exhibited in the following tabular statement, by counties, of the number of militia in service during the Morgan raid, and the amount paid the same:

County. Number of Number of men Amount paid.

companies. on duty.

Adams....... 4 340 $1,171 44

Athens...... 26 1,967 11,671 74

Belmont..... 6 378 816 74

Butler...... 14 1,202 3,220 73

Champaign... 2 ............. 214 71

Clarke....... 27 2,697 7,947 71

Clermont..... 7 507 1,328 51

Clinton...... 25 1,980 5,282 64

Delaware..... 1 ............. 45 26

Fairfield... 25 2,094 5,091 39

Fayette..... 20 1,530 7,083 39

Franklin.... 49 3,952 10,441 59

Gallia...... 27 2,032 17,408 50

Grenee...... 16 1,135 3,780 06

Guernsey.... 4 323 1,147 82

Hamilton..... 15 1,461 8,001 00

Highland..... 23 1,898 6,585 17

Hocking...... 15 1,307 4,554 82

Jackson...... 5 510 2,294 92

Jefferson.... 5 511 939 10

County. Number of Number of men Amount paid.

companies. on duty.

Knox....... 1 ............. $77 60

Lawrence.... 8 572 2,783 01

Licking...... 1 109 482 15

Madison...... 16 1,478 4,643 24

Meigs........ 17 1,661 11,108 52

Monroe...... 28 2,449 11,250 26

Montgomery... 1 60 102 35

Morgan....... 28 2,409 10,834 61

Muskingum.... 2 150 1,161 71

Noble........ 18 1,741 5,620 61

Perry........ 11 911 4,665 07

Pickaway..... 25 1,980 9,627 68

Pike......... 9 782 3,254 51

Ross......... 48 4,180 22,816 18

Scioto....... 7 639 3,537 43

Vinton....... 13 1,059 5,298 81

Warren....... 10 807 2,657 58

Washington... 32 2,542 13,092 09

Total 587 49,357 212,318 97

In addition to the foregoing, you should be advised that many companies that responded promptly and performed efficient service for from one five days have return-rolls, and declined payment for the service rendered in defense of their own homes. Still others have never made out rolls of pay, generously donating their services to the State. The entire militia force of Harrison County through Mr. [S. B.] Shotwell, secretary of the military committee, unanimously declined payment for the very important service they rendered. There are, however, rolls, outstanding that have been returned on account of some defects. I have information of about seventy companies that have reported for pay, most of which will be ultimately paid. They will increase the number paid to upward of 55,000 men, and add $20,000 to the sum total.

The returns received from the militia ordered out on the 11th of November for the defense of Johnson's Island, are too incomplete for anything more than the general statement that it is believed $10,000 will pay for the service.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

HENRY S. BABBITT,

Auditing Officer of Morgan Raid Claims for the State of Ohio.