Updated 1 July 2018

 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

Sources and Outside Links

Book sources for the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

  •   1 Roster = Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866.  Volume VIII, compiled under the direction of the Roster Commission, State of Ohio in 1888.
  •   2 Hardesty's Wayne = Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. [Wayne County version] published in 1885 which is available at Wayne County Library
  •   3 Hardesty's Richland = Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopdia. [Richland County OH version] 1885...original available at the Ohio Historical Society.  There is also a version of the soldier's biographies extracted from the above Hardesty's that has been published by the Richland County Genealogical  Society, 1998 called Richland County, Ohio Civil War Veterans.
  •   4 Newspapers on microfilm at Wayne County Public Library, Wooster OH
  •   5 Newspaper on microfilm at Stark County District Library, Canton OH
  •   6 Federal Census Records on microfilm
  •   7 Census of 1880, Wayne County, Ohio  by Richard G. Smith, published by the Wayne County Historical Society 1979.
  •   8 Richland County, Ohio Marriages 1813-1871........Mohican Area Genealogists Interested in the Internet...1993
  •   9 Richland County Ohio Abstracts of Wills 1813-1873........by Anne Lockwood Dallas Budd
  •   10 Richland County, Ohio, cemetery records / [compiled by] The Richland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
  •   11 Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records........Wayne County Historical Society 1975
  •   12 Holmes County Marriage Records 1854-1875.......by Marguerite Dickinson
  •   13 Wooster Cemetery ..... by Thelma S. Ungerer
  •   14 Wayne County, Ohio Marriage Index : 1813-1898 .......by Esther and Robert Strock, Wayne County Genealogical Society
  •   15 Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies by Hugh F. Gingerich and Rachel W. Kreider, Pequea Publishers, Gordonville, PA 17529
  •   16 Birth Records from the Wayne County Ohio Probate Court 1867-1908.....by Richard G. Smith 1990
  •   17 History of Mercer County, Ohio & Representative Citizens, 1907, by S.S. Scranton 
  •   18 Roll of honor : names of soldiers who died in defense of the American Union, interred in the national cemeteries, U.S. Quartermaster's Department. Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1994. 
  •   19 History of Richland County from 1808 to 1908, by A.J. Baughman
  •   20 Wayne County Grave Registration Cards, 1999 by Bonnie Knox
  •   21 Will abstracts, estates and guardianships, Wayne County, Ohio, 1812-1851 by Richard G. Smith.  Wayne County Historical Society, Genealogical Section
  •   22 A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County, by H. S. Knapp, 1863
  •   23 History of Richland County Ohio, by A.A. Graham, 1880
  •   24 History of Summit County, with an outline sketch of Ohio, edited by William Henry Perin, 1881
  • 25 History of Wayne County Ohio published in 1910 by B.E. Bowen and Company
  • Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home at Sandusky, Erie Co Ohio.   Microfilm of admissions records 1888-1919 located in the Ohio State Archives, Ohio, Historical Society, Columbus, OH.

Great outside links of interest that relate to the 120th
and/or to research on Civil War soldiers in the 120thand other regiments

Some links may no longer be working.
With the internet, it is "here today and gone tomorrow."
Updated 9 May 2018

Note to remember: "A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere."

Internet Archive

National Archives
Great for maps

Library of Congress

Google Books

Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives

National Archives Digitized Newspapers

Genealogy Bank

Bureau of Land Management

Ohio Obituary Index

Find a Grave

Department of Veterans Affairs: National Gravesite Locator

Official Roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 4  at openlibrary.org

Minesota Death Records and Indexes

USGenWeb Project

Fold3 - Civil War Pension Records and many other records on American history.

Vermillion Hayesville Cemetery, Ashland Co OH



openlibrary.org  Original Documents online

GenealogyBank  Newspaper Archive

 Gravesites of Veterans Buried in Wayne County Ohio: In Memoriam
Gravesites of Veterans Buried in Wayne County at:

Ohio Civil War Veterans Graves Registrations 
Ohio Civil War Veterans Graves Registrations at: 

RB Hayes Obituary Index  [Ohio]

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers

U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center: has old photos of soldiers: in the search area type in 120th ohio or the equivalent for whatever regiment you want to find:

Wayne County Public Library in Ohio

Riverboat information at Riverboat Dave's Paddlewheel Site:  Riverboats, Steamboats, Sternwheelers, and Sidewheelers

Chalmette Cemetery in Louisiana...note that many buried here don't seem to have stones and so are unknown graves, so even though there is some evidence that your ancestor is buried there, they may not be listed on this site:

Are you wondering what men with a certain surname in a certain state fought in the Civil War?  Here is a great site by the National Park Service........Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:

Link to the 114th Regiment to which some soldiers were transferred after the City Belle capture at Snaggy Point.

History of the 114th by Larry Stevens

History of the 120th OVI by Larry Stevens

A number of burials for the 120th can be found at:
This one includes Vicksburg National Cemetery (Warren Co, Mississippi),  Jefferson Barracks Cemetery (St. Louis Co, Missouri), and Memphis National Cemetery (Shelby Co TN)

National Park Service

Links for Camp Ford where prisoners of the City Belle capture were sent:

http://www.48ovvi.org/oh48cf.html Great descriptions
  Pictures of the current site and work being done. 

Roster of the 48th


Family Search........a remarkable source for all types of records.

Also helpful for pension information giving soldiers' wives' names and locations after the war: 

Ohio Historical Society

History of the GAR [Grand Army of the Republic]

Missouri Death Records 

Definitions of Civil War Terms

Elkhart Public Library


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