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Company D of the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Company D, 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
in the War of the Rebellion


 

History of the 120th OVI
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 Company D of the 120th OVI
Arranged alphabetically regardless of rank
Majority signed for 3 years.
Date beside name is date of Entering the Service.
The information about service is taken from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio, 1888, Vol 8
and the Roll of Honor in the back of the volume.

For more on Camp Ford where the Snaggy Point captives were held, see history section and links
 

The following Muster Roll records can be found at:  openlibrary.org
National Archives Microfilm Publications; Microcopy No. 594; Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations; Roll 160; Ohio; One Hundred Twentieth Infantry through One Hundred Twenty-ninth Infantry
[Researcher's annotations in brackets]
[PDF Map of place names]
Muster Roll Co D, Captain George P. Emrich [Emrich resigned 14 Mar 1863; on that day Valentine Moffitt was promoted to Captain, he resigned 19 Jan 1864; Benjamin F. Miller became Captain 21 Mar 1864]
Oct 15 to 31, 1864 shows station of company, Barracks near Covington Ky
Record of events:  The 120 Reg't O.V.I. left Camp Mansfield Oct 25th and arrived at the Barracks near Covington Ky Oct 26th by Railroad.  
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Nov and Dec, 1862 shows station of company, Chickasaw Bluffs Miss.
Record of events:  Left Covington Ky Nov 24 1862.  Arrived at Memphis Tenn Dec 7    Departed from Memphis with a fleet, bound down the Miss River Dec 20/62 and landed up the Yazoo River twelve miles from its mouth Dec 27/62     Was brought into action on the 28 near the Chicasaw Bluffs, Miss.  We had one man wounded in action.  The Company has since been on duty.
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 Jan and Feb, 1863 shows station of company, Youngs Point La.
Record of events:  Withdrew from the battlefield at Chickasaw Bluffs on the 1st of Jan 63 and proceeded up the Miss River, then 60 miles up the Arkansas River to Arkansas Post and landed on the 10 inst.   went into action on the 11th -  captured the place  -  had one man wounded  -  The fleet began to move down the river again the 15th and landed at Youngs Point La. on the 25 of Jan, 1863 and went into camp.  
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Special Muster Roll   Apr 10, 1863 shows station of company, Camp Smith, Madison Parish La.  [across river from Vicksburg]
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Mar and Apr, 1863 shows station of company, near Grand Gulf Miss.
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May and June, 1863 shows station of company, Camp Kegwin [Keigwin], Miss.
Record of events:  Went into action at Thompson's Hll Miss on the 1st day of May    two corporals and one private of the company were wounded not seriously.   On the 2nd, marched to Port Gibson, distant 5 miles.   Left this point on the 3rd and arrived at Raymond Miss at about 2 am of the *th    Departed from there on the 18th and arrived at Vicksburg on the 19th      went into action and remained 5 days    a sergeant of the company was seriously wounded on the 22,    On the 24 of May moved back to Big Black River Miss -  
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July and Aug, 1863 shows station of company, Carrollton, Louisiana.
Record of events:  Vicksburg fell on July 4 and on the the 6th left Big Black Miss    moved toward Jackson and skirmished frequently with the enemy      arrived at Jackson on the 10th and went into action.    Battle raged some eight days.  Our Lieutenant and two privates wounded.     Departed from Jackson on the 21 and arrived at Vicksburg on the 25     embarked and left here on the 8th of August and landed at Port Hudson La on the 9th      remained here until the 18 then embarked and landed at Carrollton La on the 19th of August 1863.   
Sept and Oct, 1863 shows station of company, New Iberia, Louisiana
Record of events:  The 120th Regt O.V.I. left Carrollton, La on the 5th of Sept 1863     crossed the Miss River and went on the rail road to Bayou Beouff on the 6th and left Bayou Beouff on the 11th and arrived at Brashier City on the same day.    crossed to Berwick on the 24 arrived at Franklin on the 2nd of Oct. and at Camp Vermillionville on the 9 and at Camp Opelousas on the 24 of Oct    Left Camp Opelousas on the 27 and arrived at New Ibaria on the 30th of Oct. -
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Nov and Dec, 1863 shows station of company, Plaquemine, Louisiana
Record of events:  On Nov 19, 1863, Regiment crossed the Bayou from Berwick to Brashier City La.    on Nov 19 1863 marched from Brashier City to Thibodeauxville    On Nov 19 1863 marched to Camp 9 miles south east of Donaldsonville.  On Nov 19 1863 marched to Donaldsonville and came up the river to Plaquemine La on the boat John Warner       Landed and went  into Camp south of the town -  
[The John Warner was a sidewheel, wooden hull packet sunk by rebels 5 May 1864:  http://www.riverboatdaves.com/riverboats/j-2-1.html ]
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Jan and Feb, 1864 shows station of company, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Mch and Apl, 1864 shows station of company, Baton Rouge, La -
Record of events:  Left Plaquemine La. on the 23rd day of March  -  arrived at Baton Rouge, La on the same day since which time the company has been performing garrison duty.
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May and June, 1864 shows station of company, Morganzia, La.
Record of events:  The 120 Regt (including Comp D) while at Baton Rouge La was ordered to embark on steamer City Belle May 1, 1864 to proceed to Alexandria La       on the 3rd day of May the steamer was attacked and captured.    17 men of Comp D, with others of the regiment made their escape and arrived at Alexandria on the 4th      the army left Alexandria on the 13 of May and arrived at Morganzia, La. on the 22 of May where we have since been encamped.  
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July and Aug, 1864 shows station of company, Morganza, La.
Record of events:  The 120th Regt O.V. I. composed part of the force engaged in a scout to Jackson and Clinton La. leaving Morganza La on the 23 and returning on the 28th of Aug being absent 5 days.  
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Sept and Oct, 1864 shows station of company, mouth of White River, Ark.
No muster out roll of Co.
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* marks those who died in service

ANDERSON, Alexander  Alias John S. Fortney
ARNOLD, William
*
BADGER, Michael
BAKER, John
BARNHART, David
BECK, Jacob
*
BENDER, Cornelius
BEVINGTON, Jonathan
BISHOP, Hezekiah
BROWN, James
BUKER, Levi     BUCHER
CARY, William
*  
CHRISTY, James W.
CHRISTY, Samuel W.
CLARK, John P.[T.]
COOK, Lemuel*
CRAWFORD, Andrew  
CROW, Robert C.
DEARDORFF, Philip M.
EBERLY, Daniel R.
*
ECKERT, Peter     ECKARD

EGNER, Peter     Not on original list

ELSON, Hiram G.
EMERICK, George P.     EMRICH

ENINGER, James      ENNIGAR
ERWIN, Thomas R
.*   
EVERITT, William    EVRITT
FINK, Henry
FINK, Johnson
*
FIRST, Jacob H.  
FORTNEY, John S.    
CO A, 114TH OVI  and CO F, 16TH OVI Alias used by Alexander ANDERSON
FRARY, Eli M.
FUNK, David B.  
FUNK, Isaac
*
GALLEY, Robert R.     GAILEY
GAUT, Benjamin F.   GANT
GOULD, William
*
HAGUE, Elijah
HAMLIN, Rozelous R. or Rezeland  not on original list
HANNA, James R.       HANNAH
HARBAUGH, John
HARBAUGH, Presley M.
          HORBACH
HARTMAN, Henry  
HELLER, John
*
HILL, Horace D.
JAMESON, Rodney
JOHNSON, James W.
JOHNSON, Silas
*
JOHNSON, Thomas*  
KEISTER, Adam A.  
KEISTER, Elijah  G. 
KEISTER, John C.  
KIDD, Francis
KRAMER, Charles
*  
LAWRENCE, Charles O.
LININGER, John
LONGANECKER, Peter
LOOP, Wilson S.
McCANCE, Hiram H
*
McCLAIN, James*
McCONAGHEY, John
McCRACKEN, William
*
McDOUGAL, Neal
McDOWELL, John
*   
McMANNIS, Elmore
MARTZ, Franklin W.*  MATZ
MASTERS, Benjamin F.
*  
MERRITT, Charles D.    Never mustered.
MILLER, Benjamin F.
MILLER, Israel
MOFFITT, Valentine
MONTGOMERY, Harrison L.
*
MOOTERSPAUGH, William     MOOTERSBAUGH
NORTON, John F.    Joseph F. NORTON

PATRICK, James
*  
PEPPARD, James
*  
PHILLIPS, Isaiah
*
PINKERTON, Jacob

PIPER, William
*
PLUM, John W.  

REASER, Dallas     William

REINHARD, Wendel
*  
ROBINSON, John

SHANER, Henry S.
*
SHANKLIN, William
SHIVELY, Joseph A.

SMYSER, Albert

SPEAR, Wesley W.   

SPENCER, William
*  
STARN, John E.
*
STOPHLET, Marcus L.
STRAHER, John H.
*
STRAUSS, Tolbert

SWACKHAMER, James
SWINEHART, John

THOMPSON, Amos
THOMPSON, John E.
*  Need pension record
URBAN, Hiram
*
WAGNOR, Michael

WATERS, John W.

WEAVER, John
WEDDLE, Jesse
*  
WILHELM, Owen A.

WILLOWER, John A.     WILLOUR

WINKLER, George M.
WINKLER, John
WINKLER, Joseph
WISARD, Eugene
WISNER, Hiram B.
*
WOOLF, John
WOOLF, Joseph
 

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