The following Muster Roll records can be found at: openlibrary.org
[Researcher's annotations in brackets]
[PDF Map of place names]
Captain R. M. Brayton. Co B 120th Regt Ohio Inf. Commanded by Daniel French.
[Brayton resigned 14 Jan 1863; Henry Eberhart became Captain]
Company B Muster Roll Oct 15 to 31, 1862 shows station of company, at Barracks near Covington KY
Company left camp Mansfield on the 25th day of October 1862 and arrived at Barracks near Covington KY October 26, 1862 by Rail way.
Nov and Dec 1862 shows station of company, Battlefield near Chicasaw Bluff
Record of events: Company B left Covington Barracks with the Reg on the 21st day of Nov 1862 and went on board the steamer Fort Wayne bound for Memphis Tenn.Arrived at that place Dec 7, 1862 and camped there until the 20th day of Dec, 1862 when we sailed on
board the Key West ??? for Vicksburgh Mississippi. we arrived at the mouth of the Yazoo River Dec ?24 and landed about 10 miles up the Yazoo river Dec 26. On Sunday the 28th the Reg. was ordered to storm a battery and became engaged with the enemy - had none either killed or wounded. On Monday - Tuesday Dec 29 and 30 the Co. skirmished. The Co. behaved very well during the engagement. [Key West possibly he steam ship on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Key_West_%281862%29]
and Feb, 1863 shows station of company, Young Point, La
Co B left the battlefield near Vicksburgh with the Reg Jan ?1st. Went aboard the steamer Key West. Left the mouth of the Yazoo river Jan ?? and proceeded up the Mississippi river until we came opposite the White River where we stopped Jan 8. Jan ?? started up the White river and when within 2 miles of Arkansas Post we halted, disembarked and proceeded within one mile of the fort Jan 10. Jan 11 - 1? o'clock P.M.
we became engaged with the enemy which lasted until 4 'clock PM and closed in the surrender of the fort. Co B went on board the steamer Crescent City Jan 15 and 17 started down the river and arrived at Youngs Point La, Jan 22 at which place we went into camp Jan 20, '63.
Apr 10 1863 shows station of company, at Smiths Plantation La
Mch and Apr 1863 shows station of company, in the field.
May and June 1863 shows station of company, June 30, 1863 Nr Big Black River, Miss.
and Aug 1863 shows station of company, 31 Aug, 1863 Carleton La.
Sept and Oct 1863 shows station of company, Oct 31, 1863 New Iberia, La.
Record of Events: Regiment left Carrolton [near New Orleans] La Sept 5; crossed the river to Algiers [area of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi] taking the train and landing at bayou Boeuf [just south of Lac des Allemands] on the 6th. Remained at bayou Boeuf until the morning of the 11th. from there we
marched to Brashear City, La, taking qrs. and remaining until the 25 of Apr, at which time we crossed Berswick bay and remained there until the 3rd day of Oct. On the 3rd we took up our line of march in the direction of Franklin, reached Camp Becthel about one o'clock P. M. Bivouaced for the night, again took up our line of march on the morning of the 4th. passed through most beautiful country abounding with oranges, and the country being well improved and roads good our army seemed to manifest
a taste for marching; passed through Centerville reaching Franklin about 2 o'clock P. M.
On the 5th we again took up the line of march and continued until about one oclock, when we halted and bivouaced for the night and in the morning of the 6th. started again reaching New Iberia about 3 oclock. Remained at Iberia until the 9th, when we again took up the line of march, passing through St. Martinsville, a road a little to the right of the main road leading from New Iberia to Vermillionville. The
19th UC shelled a few rebs in Vermillion. we halted 4 miles north of St. Martinsville until the morning of the 10th, when we again moved forward reaching Vermillion about one P. M. Remained there until the 21st??? when we took up our line of march for Opelousas, rain pouring down in torrents, reached a small bayou by sun set, and bivouaced for the night. Next morning again started out, marching into camp near Opelousas on the 24. Remained here until the 7th? of Oct when our forces were
turned rearward and teams and men of the 13 U.C. were ??? ??? Brashears, reached halfway bayou on the evening of the 27th, remained there until the morning of the 29th, when we started for Vermillionville passing through the town and encamping by the bayou. On the 30th we started for this place reaching it yesterday about one o'clock.
Nov and Dec, 1863 shows station of company, at Plaquemine, La.
Jan and Feb, 1864 shows station of company, at Plaquemine,
Mch and Apr, 1864 Apr 30, 1864 shows station of company, at Baton Rouge, La.
May and June, 1864 June 30, 1864 shows station of company, at Morganza, La.
Record of events: On the 1st day of May 1864 the 120th Regt. O.V.I. received orders to embark for Alexandria La on board the steamer "city Blelle" [City Belle] which orders were promptly obeyed by Col. Marcus M. Speigel commandant 120th OVI when within 30 miles of Alexandria May 3rd
the boat was attacked by the enemy who opened upon the boat with a five gun battery, immediately disabling the boat, killing the Col. and many of the men. Only 164 of the Regt succeeded in making their escape. All Books, Returns, Rolls etc on board were destroyed by the enemy. Arrived at Alexandria May 4. Left Alexandria May 13th, arrived at this place May 22nd.
July and Aug, 1864 Aug. 31, 1864 shows station of company, at Morganza La.
and Oct., 1864 Oct 31, 1864 shows station of company, at Mouth of White River, Ark.
------ [The 120th OVI merged into the 114th OH Inf on 27 Nov 1864.]