120th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry


Wooster Republican, Thursday, 8 Sept 1870, page 3 [Available at Wayne County Public Library]
Grand Reunion Of The Soldiers! Of The 23d, 42d, 102d and 120th Regts. O. V. I.
"On motion, it was resolved that Capt's Franufelter [Fraunfelter], Jones and Lieut. Rouch, be appointed to prepare for publication a complete history of the regiment.  In addition to the narrative of the events of a regimental history, they are instructed to ascertain the place, residence and occupation of every member of the regiment, this history to be read at the next reunion."

The City Belle

Image courtesy of Murphy Library Special Collections, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Link to their steamboat collection.
Rights to this photo are reserved to the Murphy Library Special Collections:
contact them for permission to use or to buy a print.
Thanks to Tom Cooper for finding this image.
The City Belle [left packet boat] was attacked at Snaggy Point 
with the 120th OVI aboard.


My original list of soldiers came from the Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866.  Volume VIII

On my list of soldiers of the 120th OVI, I have 1093 men listed including Officers and Staff.

NEW is a collection of news clippings, letters,
selections from diaries and from old original books that will give
you a feeling for the lives and battles of the soldiers of the 120th OVI.

Study Guide for the 120th OVI...

Alphabetical list of soldiers of the 120th OVI with links to their Company.

120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Companies online
[On each company page there is link to a spreadsheet summary for the soldiers,
and a list of the soldiers with links to their pages.]

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K
Field and Staff

NEW  Faces of the 120th OVI

Sources and Outside Links
Holmes County Rebellion

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If you are on Facebook, we now have a page for the descendants and friends
of the 120th OVI.  Please join us.

Special Thanks
To Debbie Ferdetta for her work at the National Archives looking up pension files.
To all the volunteers at Find A Grave who have shared their time and their photos.
To Kerry Kimberly for all her help with Richland County OH soldiers.
To all the individual researchers who added so much to the story of the soldiers.

I had to disconnect the guest book because of spam.
The old entries are saved so that you can see if anyone is looking
for your family.
Old Guest Book Posts

How to obtain a government headstone for unmarked veteran graves:  http://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/

Memorial Day

by Edgar A. Guest

The finest tribute we can pay
Unto our hero dead to-day,
Is not a rose wreath, white and red,
In memory of the blood they shed;
It is to stand beside each mound,
Each couch of consecrated ground,
And pledge ourselves as warriors true
Unto the work they died to do.
[Complete poem here.]

19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry by Phil Harris
Ohio in the Civil War
by Larry Stevens
Ohio In The Civil War Network Archive
16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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This site was first put online 31 December 2001.
This cover page was last updated 6 April 2019.

The flag background on the company pages is from a site that no longer exists.
The photo used for the background on this page is by artist Copeland, from book published 1903.

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