A History Collection for the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Click photo to see large photo
of monument at Vicksburg National Military Park
Photo contributed by Robert Robinson

120th Battle Flag with stars added
Art by Susie Holderfield
based on 120th battle flag.

As you read, remember that "history" is just that...history.  You may read some things you don't like.

Here is a map to get you started: [PDF Map of place names]

1 Introduction
2 Organizing
3 Camp at Covington
4 Moving West & Memphis
5 Political Problems
6 South Towards Vicksburg
7 Chickasaw Bayou, Miss.  28-29 December 1862
8 Back Up the Mississippi
9 Battle of Arkansas Post, 11 January 1863
10 Bad Health January 1863
11 Health, Command and Politics, February 1863
12 March 1863, Young's Point and Millikens Bend
13 Continued Controversy
14 Grant's Canal
15 Moving South; April Deaths
16 Port Gibson/Thompson's Hill 1 May 1863
17a From Port Gibson to Raymond May 1863
17 Left Behind at Raymond
18 Hospital at Milliken's Bend
19 Action against Vicksburg:  18 May 1863
20 Big Black River - Camp Kegwin, June 1863
21 6 July - 8 Aug 1863 & Jackson Battle
22 South into Louisiana: Aug 1863 to Mar 1864
23 More Copperhead Politics
24 Disaster at Snaggy Point
25a Retreat from Alexandria
25 Prison, Camp Ford, Tyler Texas
26 120th 4 May to 27 Nov 1864
27 Consolidation with 114th OVI 27 Nov 1864
28 Release from Camp ford prison 22 May 1865
29 Welcome Home
30 Left Behind
31 Reunions of the 120th OVI
32 Back Home
33 Reading and Recognition

Updated January 2018

Susie Holderfield

Additions and Corrections are always welcome.

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 Main page for the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 History of the 120th OVI

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

120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Companies: read about the companies
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K
Field and Staff

Sources and Outside Links
Holmes County Rebellion

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