Company G of the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
History of the 120th OVI
Company G of the 120th OVI
Mustered in Oct. 14, 1862 at Camp Mansfield, O., by Alexander E. Drake, Captain 2d Infantry, U.S.A.
Consolidated with the 114th O.V.I. Nov. 27, 1864
Arranged alphabetically regardless of rank: Total 111 men.
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 in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866,Vol 8, Published by Authority of the General Assembly in 1888,
Those who died in service are marked with a red*.
The following Muster Roll records can be found at: openlibrary.org
[Newspaper report fills in some more details:GenealogyBank, Wooster Republican, Published 25 Dec 1862 From Capt. Myers' company - Camp Oliver, Near Memphis, Tenn. Dec 9, 1862 - Editor [of] Republican, Dear Sir: - As many of your readers have a deep interest in the welfare of the 120th regiment, O.V.I.; I thought it would
not be amiss to give you a short history of its stay at Covington, and passage down the river to Memphis. We arrived at Covington, KY., on the 26th of October. After guarding the city and forts for nearly one month, we received orders to report at Memphis, Tenn. On Friday, Nov. 21st, the regiment left camp and marched through the city in excellent order, keeping exact step to the music. The health of the regiment was good while we remained at Covington. When we arrived at the river,
seven of the companies went on board the Silver Wave, and three on board the Dunlieth. After remaining on board one day and night, it was determined to employ another large boat in place of the Dunlieth. - Consequently the right wing was shipped on the Silver Wave, and the left on the Fort Wayne. On the following Monday, we commenced our voyage. The Captains promised to make the trip in six days, but by the time they hauled each other off sand bars and 'chins of rocks,' thereby damaging the
Silver Wave to such and extent that she was unsafe, we were compelled to leave the right wing for the night. It was then determined to have the left wing proceed to Cairo, some twenty miles distant, and procure another steamer. Fortunately on our arrival we found the steamer J. S. Pringle, ready for the task. She proceeded the same evening, and on the next morning the 'wings' were again united. From there glided smoothly down the 'Father of waters,' arriving at Memphis on Sabbath, Dec.
7th, without any further accident. After unloading wagons, stores, horses, mules, &c., and loading each company's team, it was about sunset before we started for our present camping ground.
If you want a bio of one of the soldiers, the list below is for you.
If you want a snapshot view of the Company, click here for the spreadsheet summary of the men of the Company.
The file for each soldier is a pdf file. Click on the name to view the file.
BARKHAMER See BURKHIMER
Special Sources used for Company G
A monumental work : inscriptions and interments in Geauga County,
Ohio through 1983 / Violet Warren, Jeannette Grosvenor.
Company G 120th OVI
Boak, James T.
Brouse, Jacob of wounds
Clouse, George W.
Dague, Cyrus C.
Mills, Benjamin F.
Wilson, Simon P.
Cooper, Henry A.
Cooper, Henry F.
Dague, Gabriel C.
Harvey, Peter M.
Jameson, William A.
Wilford, Enoch H.
[All were captured at Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana.
Heffleman, John C. captured at Arkansas Post
Dague, Thomas J.
Galehouse, Harvey H.
Grow, Alfred C
Harris, Thomas M.
Lane, Harmon D.
Pollock, James R.
Wilford, Enoch H.
Gabriel C. Dague, died at age 94 in 1935.
William Jameson was still alive in 1938 age 94.
For some history of the 120th see the History Section.
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