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Sources and Outside Links

Book sources for data on the pages for the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

  •   1 Roster = Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866.  Volume VIII, compiled under the direction of the Roster Commission, State of Ohio in 1888.
  •   2 Hardesty's Wayne = Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. [Wayne County version] published in 1885 which is available at Wayne County Library
  •   3 Hardesty's Richland = Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopdia. [Richland County OH version] 1885...original available at the Ohio Historical Society.  There is also a version of the soldier's biographies extracted from the above Hardesty's that has been published by the Richland County Genealogical  Society, 1998 called Richland County, Ohio Civil War Veterans.
  •   4 Newspapers on microfilm at Wayne County Public Library, Wooster OH
  •   5 Newspaper on microfilm at Stark County District Library, Canton OH
  •   6 Federal Census Records on microfilm
  •   7 Census of 1880, Wayne County, Ohio  by Richard G. Smith, published by the Wayne County Historical Society 1979.
  •   8 Richland County, Ohio Marriages 1813-1871........Mohican Area Genealogists Interested in the Internet...1993
  •   9 Richland County Ohio Abstracts of Wills Anne Lockwood Dallas Budd
  •   10 Richland County, Ohio, cemetery records / [compiled by] The Richland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
  •   11 Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records........Wayne County Historical Society 1975
  •   12 Holmes County Marriage Records Marguerite Dickinson
  •   13 Wooster Cemetery ..... by Thelma S. Ungerer
  •   14 Wayne County, Ohio Marriage Index : 1813-1898 Esther and Robert Strock, Wayne County Genealogical Society
  •   15 Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies by Hugh F. Gingerich and Rachel W. Kreider, Pequea Publishers, Gordonville, PA 17529
  •   16 Birth Records from the Wayne County Ohio Probate Court Richard G. Smith 1990
  •   17 History of Mercer County, Ohio & Representative Citizens, 1907, by S.S. Scranton 
  •   18 Roll of honor : names of soldiers who died in defense of the American Union, interred in the national cemeteries, U.S. Quartermaster's Department. Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1994. 
  •   19 History of Richland County from 1808 to 1908, by A.J. Baughman
  •   20 Wayne County Grave Registration Cards, 1999 by Bonnie Knox
  •   21 Will abstracts, estates and guardianships, Wayne County, Ohio, 1812-1851 by Richard G. Smith.  Wayne County Historical Society, Genealogical Section
  •   22 A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County, by H. S. Knapp, 1863
  •   23 History of Richland County Ohio, by A.A. Graham, 1880
  •   24 History of Summit County, with an outline sketch of Ohio, edited by William Henry Perin, 1881
  • 25 History of Wayne County Ohio published in 1910 by B.E. Bowen and Company

Great outside links of interest that relate to the 120th
and/or to research on Civil War soldiers in the 120th and other regiments

Note to remember: "A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere."

Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives

National Archives Digitized Newspapers

Genealogy Bank

Bureau of Land Management

Ohio Obituary Index

Find a Grave

Department of Veterans Affairs: National Gravesite Locator

Official Roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 4  at

Louisiana State Museum Historical Map Collection 

Minesota Death Records and Indexes 

USGenWeb Project

Richland County, Ohio USGenWeb project. 

Fold3 - Civil War Pension Records and many other records on American history. 

Ashland County database 

Ashland County CW Vets 

Vermillion Hayesville Cemetery, Ashland Co OH
http://www,  Original Documents online 

GenealogyBank  Newspaper Archive 

Find A Grave  Photos of grave stones and other information 

 Gravesites of Veterans Buried in Wayne County Ohio: In Memoriam
Gravesites of Veterans Buried in Wayne County at:

Ohio Civil War Veterans Graves Registrations 
Ohio Civil War Veterans Graves Registrations at:

RB Hayes Obituary Index  [Ohio]

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil Wa
r Grave Database 

19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry 

U.S. Army Military History Institute: has old photos of soldiers: in the search area type in 120th ohio or the equivalent for whatever regiment you want to find:

Ohio Past and Present Locations: 

Riverboat information at Riverboat Dave's Paddlewheel Site:  Riverboats, Steamboats, Sternwheelers, and Sidewheelers

Chalmette Cemetery in Louisiana...note that many buried here don't seem to have stones and so are unknown graves, so even though there is some evidence that your ancestor is buried there, they may not be listed on this site:

Are you wondering what men with a certain surname in a certain state fought in the Civil War?  Here is a great site by the National Park Service........Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:

Link to the 114th Regiment to which some soldiers were transferred after the City Belle capture at Snaggy Point.

History of the 114th

History of the 120th OVI

A number of burials for the 120th can be found at:
This one includes Vicksburg National Cemetery (Warren Co, Mississippi),  Jefferson Barracks Cemetery (St. Louis Co, Missouri), and Memphis National Cemetery (Shelby Co TN)

National Park Service sites listing burials:

Franklin OH Veteran Grave Registration at:

Links for Camp Ford where prisoners of the City Belle capture were sent: Great descriptions  Pictures of the current site and work being done. 

Roster of the 48th

I used WorldConnect to find a number of these soldiers' families.

Family Search........a remarkable source for all types of records. 

Richland County OH GenWeb

Also helpful for pension information giving soldiers' wives' names and locations after the war:

Looking for another Civil War roster?  Try this page: 
Civil War Rosters - Arranged by State

Ohio Historical Society Death Certificate Index 1913-1937

Ohio Historical Society 

The Tombstone Transcription on "View the Registry" to get the state index page.

Ashland County Ohio Genealogy 

Cemeteries in Ashland County OH

Ashland County Veterans of the Civil War 

Richland County Genweb: Index to Indigent Soldiers Burial Records

History of the GAR [Grand Army of the Republic] 

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Grave Database

Ohio Cemetery Transcriptions

Missouri Death Records 

California Death Records 

Definitions of Civil War Terms 

Obituary Database Elkhart Public Library 


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