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Reunion of Company F at home of Van Nest

Reunion of old Veterans of the 120th OVI at the Home of Joseph P. Van Nest
from the collection of Harry McClarran and in the book "A Glimpse from the Front Porch a Bridge to the Past"
with permission of Harry McClarran
and sent by Robin Biddle

Company F, 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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

The county where they seem to be living at the time of entering the service is in the right hand corner.
Those who died in service are marked with a
red *.
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
[Researcher's annotations in brackets]
[PDF Map of place names]
Company F, Captain Henry Buck [Buck resigned 15 Feb 1863; John Sloan became Captain 20 Feb 1863; Sloan resigned 19 Sep 1863; Elias Fraunfelter became Captain 21 Mar 1864]
Oct 14 to 31, 1862 shows station of company at Barracks near Covington Kentucky
Record of events:  C. F. left Camp Mansfield Ohio on the 25th day of Oct 1862.    arrived at Barracks near Covington Kentucky Oct 26 1862
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Nov and Dec, 1862 shows station of company Near Vicksburg, Miss
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Jan and Feb, 1863 shows station of company Youngs Point, La.
Record of events:  Co F has been engaged in the action at Arkansas Post Jan 11/63 and from there proceeded down the Mississippi River to Vicksburg.
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Special Muster Roll Apr 10, 1863 shows station of company, Smiths Farm
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Mch and Apr 1863 shows station of company In the field, Miss.
Record of events:  Co F left Young's Point an arrived at Millikens Bend La, Mch 9th 1863     Marched from camp McClernand Apr 2/63 and arrived at Perkins Plantation Apr 21st/63.
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May and June, 1863 shows station of company, Camp Kegwin, Miss.
Record of events:  Engaged in the battle of Thompson's Hill, Miss. May 1, 1863.  John Brindle was killed in action May 1st 1863.  Marched to Port Gibson, Miss May 2nd 1863.  Arrived at Raymond Miss May 13, 1863.  Sergeant Benjamin Myers and Private Robert J Harris were taken prisoners at Raymond Miss, May 24, 1863 [May 25].  Left Raymond Miss. May 18, 1863, and arrived in the rear of Vicksburg May 19, 1863 and were engaged in the battle.  May 2oth, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd engaged in the battle.  Left the battlefield May 24th 1863, and arrived at Camp Kegwin near Big Black River.  
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July and August, 1863 shows station of company, Carrollton, La.
Record of events:  Started for Jackson, Miss July 6, 1863.  Arrived in front of Jackson and took active part in the battle July 10, 1863.  From the 12th to the 16th of July engaged in the battle.  July 21st started for Big Black River Bridge.  July 23rd arrived at Big Black River Bridge.  July 24th started for Vicksburg, Miss.  July 25th arrived at Vicksburg.  Aug 9th embarked on Steamer Autocrat and started for Port Hudson, La.  Aug 10th arrived at Port Hudson.  Aug 18th embarked on Steamer Lebanon for Carrollton, La.  Aug 19th arrived at Carrollton, La. and encamped.
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Sept and Oct, 1863 shows station of company, New Iberia, La.
Record of events:  Sept 5th 1863, embarked on board steamer Atlanic en route for Okelousas, La., and arrived at Algiers, La. same evening.  Sept 6th left Algiers via Railroad for Bayou Bouef, arriving there the same day.  Sept 11th left Bayou Bouef and marched to Brashear City, La.  Sept 25th left Brashear City, La and arrived at Berwick City La.  Oct 3 left Berwick City; marched 15 miles and encamped.  Oct 4th Started at 6 O'clock A.M. and marched to Franklin, La.  Oct 5th left Franklin La, marched 10 miles and encamped.  Oct 6th started again at 6 o'clock A. M.    marched 10 miles and encamped.  Oct 9th started again at 6 o'clock A.M. and marched 20 miles   Oct 10th started again at 6 o'clock A.M.     marched 10 miles and encamped near Vermillionville, La.   Oct 23rd left Vermillionville, La, marched 10 miles and encamped.  Oct 24th started at 6 o'clock A.M. and marched to Okelousas.  Oct 27th left Okelousas La, and marched back towards Vermillionville, La 12 miles and encamped.  Oct 30the left Vermillionville and arrived at New Iberia.  
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Nov and Dec, 1863 shows station of company, Plaquemine La.
Record of events:  Nov 8th 9th and 10th Co F marched from New Iberia to Berwick via Franklin and Pattersonville La. distance fifty miles.  On the 18th crossed the bayou to Brashier City.  Nov 19th left Brashear City went via Rail Road thirty six miles  -  marched ten miles and encamped.  Nov 20th started at 7 o'clock A. M., marched sixteen miles and encamped on the banks of bayou La Forche.  Nov 21 marched nine miles to Donaldsonville La.   Embarked on board the Steamer John Warner and sailed up the river thirty miles to Plaquemine La. and encamped.  
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Jany and Feby 1864 shows station of company, Plaquemine La.
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March and April, 1864 shows station of company, Baton Rouge, La.
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May and June, 1864 shows station of company, Morganzia Bend La.
Record of events:  Left Baton Rouge, La. on board Steamer City Belle and proceeded up Red River.  On May 3rd the enemy fired on the boat with Inft and Artillery and captured the boat when we proceeded on foot to Alexandria La, a distance of thirty miles arriving there on the 4th day of May 1864.  Left Alexandria on May 13th and arrived at Morganzia Bend La on the Miss River May 22/64.
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July and August, 1864 shows station of company, Morganzia, La.
Record of events:  Left Morganzia on the evening of Aug 23 and embarked on Steamer Ohio Belle, enroute for Port Hudson La, and arrived at Port Hudson the morning of Aug 24th.  Started on the march on the evening of the 24th enroute for Clinton, La, arriving there on the evening of the 25th  - a distance of 30 miles.  Left Clinton on the evening of the 25th enroute for Port Hudson, arriving at the latter place on the morning of the 28th.  Embarked on the Steamer Nebraska the same day and arrived at Morganzia the same evening.  
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Sept and Oct 1864 shows station of company, Mouth of White River, Ark.
Record of events:  Embarked on board Steamer Illinois and started en route for Mouth of White River Sept 3rd? 1864, and arrived at Mouth of White River Sept 8th? 1864 - disembarked and encamped on Sept 10th.   Embarked on Steamer S. ?Rungel? and arrived at St. Charles, Ark, Sept 11th.  Embarked on Steamer Eclipse Oct 21st and arrived at Duballs Bluff Ark. Oct 22nd 1864.  Embarked on Steamer Thos. E. Tutt [Sidewheel Wooden hull packet burned by rebels 9 Dec 1864] Oct 25th 1864 and arrived at Mouth of White River Oct 27th 1864.
No muster out roll of Co.
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[The 120th OVI merged into the 114th OH Inf on 27 Nov 1864.]   

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* marks those who died in service

ALBRIGHT, Emanuel
AMBROSE, John

BARR, Richard

BERRY, Henry

BEVINS, Solon A.

BIGGS, Richard

BLACK, Jacob S.

BRINDLE, John
*
BROWN, William
*
BROWN, William W.

BUCK, Henry
BUCKHOLDER, Leonard

CLINGER, Andrew
*   KLINGER
COFFIN, Arthur W.

COTTER, John

Coup, Jonas S. was incorrectly listed here.  He was in Company E.

CRULL, Israel
*   Could use pension record.
CRUMRINE, David
*
DELANCY, Henry
     Could use pension record.
DORLAN, John M.
   DORLAND   Pension papers might help.
DORLAND, Charles H.
*
DOW, William
*
ELSER, Frederick

EMERY, Franklin

FINLEY, Matthias
    Never mustered.
FISHER, Jacob
FOREMAN, Samuel
*    FUHRMAN
FRANCE, Michael

FRAUNFELTER, Elias

FREDLINE, Andrew

FUNK, David B.
GABLE, John
*
GARDNER, Martin S.
*
GARNER, John

GAST, George

GEORGE, David

GRIBBON, Thomas

HARBROND, John

HARRIS, Robert J.

HECKERT, Peter

HETTINGER, William H.
*
HILDEBRAND, William

HILLIARD, Aaron

HOLLET, Daniel
*     WALLET
HOLMES, Jonathan

HOUSER, Solomon
HUGHES William
JACKSON, William J.
JUDD, Isaac
KEIFFER, Josiah
KEITH, Andrew B.
KEPNER, Amos B. *
LAIR, Daniel *
LONDERWITCH, William *    LAUTERMILCH
LUTZ, Emanuel *
McCALEB, James R. *
McCARTY, Hiram
McCLAIN, James S.
McCULLOUGH, Samuel
MARTIN, William *
MAXWELL, John
MENTER, George H. *
MILLINGTON, John W.
MISH, Adam
MOHLER, Daniel
MYERS, Benjamin
MYERS, Jacob W.
MYERS, William
NIXON, Charles
NOLEN, Uriah
NUNEMAKER, Andrew
OVER, Henry
PALMER, John
PLANK, Cyrus
PLANK, Morris D.
POLLOCK, David
RECKARD, Francis B. *
RECKARD, George
RECKARD, James
REESE, Morgan *
REICHARD, Michael
RICKEL, Peter P.
RICKEL, William *
SALTZMAN, George W.
SHRINER, George
SLOAN, John
SLOAN, Samuel
SLOAN, Thomas H. *
SMALLEY, John W. *
SMILY, Richard
SMITH, Thomas M.
SNYDER, Marion B.
SNYDER, Philip
SPIGLE, John
STAMETS, William *
STAUFFER, Henry
STURGES, Alfred
SWITZER, John *
THOMPSON, Albert
THRONE, Edwin D.    Not on original list.
VANNEST, Joseph P.     VAN NEST
VANOMAN, Marion *
WAGONER, Frederick
WALLET   see HOLLET
WEAVER, Hugh
WELCH, Rankin E.
WERTMAN, George W. *
YEARICK, Abraham *    YARRICK
YEARICK, Isaac     YARRICK
ZARTMAN, Edwin
ZUVER, Robert M.

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