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"Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"
"A republic if you can keep it" answered Ben Franklin.  1787

Memorial Day

by Edgar A. Guest

The finest tribute we can pay
Unto our hero dead to-day,
Is not a rose wreath, white and red,
In memory of the blood they shed;
It is to stand beside each mound,
Each couch of consecrated ground,
And pledge ourselves as warriors true
Unto the work they died to do.
[Complete poem here.]

Welcome to the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
in America's War of the Rebellion,
The War Between the States,
The American Civil War
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of monument at Vicksburg National Military Park

Art by Holder

 This site was first put online 31 December 2001.
This cover page was last updated 19 Mar 2013


Wooster Republican, Thursday, 8 Sept 1870, page 3 [Available at Genealogy Bank]
Grand Reunion Of The Soldiers! Of The 23d, 42d, 102d and 120th Regts. O. V. I.
"On motion, it was resolved that Capt's Franufelter [Fraunfelter], Jones and Lieut. Rouch, be appointed to prepare for publication a complete history of the regiment.  In addition to the narrative of the events of a regimental history, they are instructed to ascertain the place, residence and occupation of every member of the regiment, this history to be read at the next reunion."

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Special Thanks
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To Debbie Ferdetta for her work at the National Archives looking up pension files.
To all the volunteers at Find A Grave who have shared their time and their photos.
To Kerry Kimberly for all her help with Richland County OH soldiers.

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According to the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System site the 120th had 1,641 men.

"The man (or woman) who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his forefathers;
who has no natural regard for his ancestors, or his kindred, is himself unworthy of kindred regard, or remembrance."
-Daniel Webster
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