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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 1813-1873........by 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 1854-1875.......by Marguerite Dickinson
  • 13 Wooster Cemetery ..... by Thelma S. Ungerer
  • 14 Wayne County, Ohio Marriage Index : 1813-1898 .......by 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 1867-1908.....by 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."

Ohio Obituary Index
http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/

Find a Grave
 http://www.findagrave.com/

Department of Veterans Affairs: National Gravesite Locator
 http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/

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

Louisiana State Museum Historical Map Collection
http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/LHC 

Minesota Death Records and Indexes
http://www.deathindexes.com/minnesota/ 

USGenWeb Project
 http://www.usgenweb.org/

Richland County, Ohio USGenWeb project.
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrichla/ 

Fold3 - Civil War Pension Records and many other records on American history.
http://www.fold3.com/ 

Ashland County database
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/3129/files.htm 

Ashland County CW Vets
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/3129/civwarvets.txt 

Vermillion Hayesville Cemetery, Ashland Co OH
http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/ashland/cemeteries/haysville.txt 

Ancestry.com
http://www,ancestry.com 

ebooksread.com
http://www.ebooksread.com/ 

openlibrary.org  Original Documents online
http://archive.org/stream/compiledrecordss0160unit#page/n7/mode/2up 

GenealogyBank  Newspaper Archive
http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 

Find A Grave  Photos of grave stones and other information
http://www.findagrave.com 

 Gravesites of Veterans Buried in Wayne County Ohio: In Memoriam
Gravesites of Veterans Buried in Wayne County at:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~silver/waynevet/vet_home.htm

Ohio Civil War Veterans Graves Registrations 
Ohio Civil War Veterans Graves Registrations at: 
http://www.ohiosuv.com/GravesRegistration/ohiomap.htm

RB Hayes Obituary Index  [Ohio]
http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil Wa
r Grave Database
http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php 

19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
http://www.19thindianaironbrigade.com/ 

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:
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html

Ohio Past and Present Locations:
http://www.geocities.com/ohioplaces/ 

Riverboat information:  Riverboats, Steamboats, Sternwheelers, and Sidewheelers
http://members.tripod.com/~Write4801/riverboats.html#BOATS 

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:
http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/chalmla.htm

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:
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

Link to the 114th Regiment to which some soldiers were transferred after the City Belle capture at Snaggy Point.
http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/makeover/347/index.htm

History of the 114th
http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw114.html

History of the 120th OVI
http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw120.html

A number of burials for the 120th can be found at:
http://www.interment.net/Default.htm
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:
Vicksburg
http://www.nps.gov/vick/natcem/nat_cem.htm

Franklin OH Veteran Grave Registration at: 
http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/RCDR_Gravesite/Public_Default.htm

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Links for Camp Ford where prisoners of the City Belle capture were sent:
http://www.campford.org/
http://www.48ovvi.org/oh48cf.html Great descriptions
http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc/campford1.htm  Pictures of the current site and work being done. 
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Roster of the 48th
http://www.48ovvi.org/rollcoe.html

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

Family Search........a remarkable source for all types of records.
https://familysearch.org/ 

Richland County OH GenWeb
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohrichla/

Also helpful for pension information giving soldiers' wives' names and locations after the war: 
Ancestry.com   http://www.ancestry.com/

Looking for another Civil War roster?  Try this page: 
Civil War Rosters - Arranged by State
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw.html

Ohio Historical Society Death Certificate Index 1913-1937
http://www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/search.cfm

Ohio Historical Society
http://www.ohiohistory.org/ 

The Tombstone Transcription Project....click on "View the Registry" to get the state index page.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/index.html

Ashland County Ohio Genealogy
http://ashlandohio.pa-roots.com/ashlandcountyoh.html 

Cemeteries in Ashland County OH
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/ohio/ashland.htm

Ashland County Veterans of the Civil War
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohashlan/Vets-CivilWar.htm 

Richland County Genweb: Index to Indigent Soldiers Burial Records
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohrichla/Military.htm

History of the GAR [Grand Army of the Republic]
http://suvcw.org/gar.htm 

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Grave Database
http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php

Ohio Cemetery Transcriptions
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/ohio.htm

Missouri Death Records 
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ 

California Death Records
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi?o_xid=0028727949&o_lid=0028727949&o_xt=28727949 

Definitions of Civil War Terms
http://www.civilwarhome.com/terms.htm 

Obituary Database Elkhart Public Library
http://www.elkhart.lib.in.us/cgi-bin/index5.pl?&file=obit_db.html 


 

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