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120th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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 Last updated 8 June 2015

Field and Staff of the 120th OVI
Arranged according to rank.
All 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
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

 Mustered in Oct. 17, 1862, at Camp Mansfield, O., by Alexander E. Drake, Captain 2d Infanry, U.S.A.
Consolidated with the 114th O.V.I. Nov. 27, 1864

Names, on this page only, are by rank

Colonel Daniel French entered the service on 10 sept 1862 at age 40.  He resigned 18 Feb.1863.
Father:  James FRENCH
Mother:  Susanna CASTER
Birth:  22 Feb 1823, Holmes Co OH
Marriage: Jane ALBERSON, 6 Mar 1849, Holmes Co OH
Death:  24 Feb 1874, Millersburg, Holmes Co OH
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Holmes Co OH
There is a page for him at
Find a Grave.

Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers: Captain Guthrie's Company K, Fifteenth U.S. Infantry   [Mexican War]
"Daniel French.  Lieutenant.  Born in Ohio.  Appointed from Ohio, Second Lieutenant.  Fifteenth Infantry, April 9, 1847.  First Lieutenant Aug. 20, 1847.  Brevet Captain Sept. 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Chapultepec.  Mustered out with Company Aug. 4, 1848, at Covington, Ky.  Second Lieutenant, Sixty-fifth Ohio Infantry, Oct. --, 1861.  Captain, Nov. --, 1861.  Lieutenant Colonel, Nov. 30, 1861.  Colonel, One Hundred Twentieth Ohio, Oct. 17, 1862. [Heitman's Historical Register, U.S.A.] The records are obscure as to just when this officer was assigned to Company K, but, from the roster in Iowa Historical Record, Vol. 1, it would appear to be when he was promoted First Lieutenant, Aug. 20, 1847."

Family tree at Ancestry:  born 22 Feb 1823, Holmes Co OH;  died 24 Feb 1874, Millersburg, Holmes Co OH.
Civil War record at Ancestry:  commissioned officer on Staff of 65th OH Inf, 4 Oct 1861 to 8 Aug 1862.  Promoted to Full Colonel on 10 Sep 1862.  Parents:  James FRENCH and Susanna CASTER.  

Ohio Marriage records:  Daniel FRENCH married Jane ALBERSON, 6 Mar 1849, Holmes Co OH.  

1850 Census, Hardy Twp, Holmes Co OH, Dwelling 57, Family 61:  Daniel FRENCH, age 26 OH, blacksmith; Jane, age 24 OH; William STRATTIN?, age 22 NY, blacksmith.  

Census 1860 Hardy Twp, Holmes County OH:  Daniel FRENCH, age 37 OH, blacksmith;  Jane, age 33 OH, Thos. age 9 OH; Loretta, age 7 OH; Frances E, age 4 OH.

Census 1870 Hardy Twp, Holmes County OH:  Daniel FRENCH, age 47 OH, farmer;  Jane, age 43 OH;  Thomas, age 19 OH, farmer;   Lauretta, age 17 OH.

From Stephanie Vaughn, whose gt gt grandmother was the sister of Daniel French:  Daniel FRENCH died in Millersburg in 1874.  He was living on Depot street at the time of his death.  [This is now South Mad Anthony Street.]

1880 Census, Millersburg, Holmes County OH:  Jane FRENCH, age 53, OH, parents born PA;  Byron C SILL, age 28 OH, son-in-law, book keeper in law;  Laura, age 27 OH, daughter;  Frances E. age  4 OH, granddaughter;  Ralph H, age 2 months, grandson.  

Pension Card:  Daniel FRENCH, Col. 120th OH Inf, Lt. Col. 65th OH Inf and Mex War.   Widow applied 9 May 1874, Application 215313, no Certificate.  "Old War Widow File" No 27644.   Pension Index:  Widow Jane FRENCH.     

Colonel Marcus M Spiegel* entered the service 13 Nov 1862 at age 32.  He was promoted to Lieut. Colonel from Captain Co. C, 67th OVI on 2 Oct 1862; to Colonel 18 Feb 1863; killed 3 May 1864 near Snaggy Point, on Red River, Louisiana.  No burial place given in the Roll of Honor.
Recommended reading:
A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War : Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers; edited by Jean Powers Soman and Frank L. Byrne.

Father: Moses SPIEGEL
Mother: Rachel ????
Birth: 8 Dec 1829 Worms, Reinland-Pfalz, Germany [
Find a Grave]
Marriage: Caroline Frances HAMLIN, 7 Aug 1853, Stark Co OH
Death: 3 May 1864, Snaggy Point, LA;
at Wilsons Plantation in Louisiana

Cemetery: Jewish Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co IL.
Marcus Spiegel at Jewish Graceland Cemetery, Chicago Photo Credit:  John Martine at Find a Grave.  

This record is very odd:
Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865:  Marcus M. SPIEGLE, Colonel, 120th OH Inf, died 4 May 1864 near Kingston, Georgia.  Cause: vulnus sclopet [gunshot wound].  Signed by Byron Stanton.

Not found in Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960.

Pension Card:  Marcus M. SPIEGEL, Col, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.  Widow applied 16 Sep 1864, Application 65160, Certificate 34374.  Pension Index:  Widow was M M SPIEGEL on the card [Caroline].  

1850 Census, Lake Twp, Stark Co OH, Dwelling 120, Family 120:  Marcus SPEIGLE, age 20 Germany, peddler.  He was living with the Louis and Henrietta JOSEPH family.  

Married Caroline Frances HAMLIN.  

1860 Census, Akron, Summit Co OH, Dwelling 236, Family 231:  M. M. SPEIGEL, age 29 Germany; Caroline, age 26 OH; Hamlin, age 5 OH; Elizabeth, age 3 OH; Moses, age 2 months OH; Elizabeth, age 16 OH.  

1870 Census, Chicago Ward 10, Cook Co, IL, Dwelling 44, Family 56:  Caroline SPIEGEL, age 36 OH; Hamlin, age 15 OH, clerk in furniture store; Lizie, age 13 OH; Moses, age 10 OH; Hattie, age 8 OH; Clara, age 5 OH.

1880 Census, 137 Van Buren St, Chicago, Cook Co IL, Dwelling 82, Family 177:  Caroline SPIEGEL, age 47 OH, widow, parents born VA; father born Hesse Darmstadt, mother born OH; Clara, daughter, age 16 OH, father born Hesse Darmstadt, mother born OH; Hattie, daughter, single, age 18 OH, father born Hesse Darmstadt, mother born OH; Moses, son, age 20 OH, single,  traveling salesman dry goods, father born Hesse Darmstadt, mother born OH; Hamlin, son, single, age 25 OH, tavels for cain seat manuf., father born Hesse Darmstadt, mother born OH; Minnie BOERNER, servant, single age 20 IL, domestic servant, parents born Saxony; Alex MEISEL, boarder, age 20 NY stockkeeper in wholesale gents underware, parents born Prussia.
[There were other separate families living at the same dwelling and street address.]

1890 Veterans Schedule:  Did not find.

1900 Census, 3153 Prairie Ave, South Chicago Twp, Chicago, IL,  Dwelling 77, Family 119:  Martin BARBE, age 56 OH, born May 1844, married 23 yrs, father born Germany, mother born Sweadan, occupation real estate; Lizzie, wife, age 43 OH; born Oct 1856, married 23 yrs, 4 children/4 still living, father born Germany, mother born OH; Martle, daughter, age 19, single, born Aug 1881 IL, parents born OH; Walter, son, age 17 IL, single, born Feb 1883, parents born OH, city salesman fura gds; Caroline SPIEGEL, mother in law, age 86 OH, born July 1863, widow, parents born VA; Segmund STRAUFF/STRAUSS, roomer, single, age 30 Germany, born Mar 1870, parents born Germany, came to US 1885, been there 15 yrs; book keeper;  Pigford ROSENFIELD, roomer, age 28 Germany, born Mar 1872, single, parents born Germany, came to US 1892, been here 8 yrs, salesman Lyons; Ricka BORT [female], servant, age 30 Germany, single, born Mar 1870, parents born Germany, came to US 1892, been here 8 yrs, servant; Elizabeth SEAGAL, servant, age 29 Bohema, single, born Apr 1871, parents born Bohema, came to US 1891, been here 9 yrs, servant.

Caroline died 19 Nov 1901.

Pension at :

Colonel Spiegel was wounded 3 May 1864 and died 4 May 1864, at Wilsons Plantation in Louisiana.  at Regimental Hospital.  
Caroline Francis SPIEGEL, widow. Post Office address Millersburg, Holmes Co OH.  

Caroline and Marcus were married 7 Aug 1853 at Lexington twp, Stark Co OH by William Bock or Buck

On 10 Nov 1864 Caroline F. SPIEGEL resided in Millersburg, Holmes Co OH.  

Widow Spiegel died 19 Nov 1901.

Present at the birth of children was Susanna VENDERSALL.  Hamlin Montefiore SPIEGEL born at East Liberty, Summit Co OH on 7 Nov 1854.  Lizzie T? SPIEGEL born at East Liberty, Summit Co OH on 30 Oct 1856.  No physician was present.  

Midwife Fredrica Bareugardel?? was present at the birth of Moses M. SPIEGEL born at Akron, Summit Co OH on 9 April 1860.

List of children, residence Millersburg, Holmes Co OH on 5 Sep 1864:  
Hamlin Montefiore Speigel 7 Nov 1854
Lizzie Theresia 30 Oct 1856
Moses Marion 9 Apr 1860
Hattie Victoria born 8 June 1862 at Holmes Co attended by John G Bigham, MD or Millersburg
Clara M. Spiegel, born Holmes Co on 6 July 1864.  Physician was Joel Pomerene, M. D.  

On 14 Aug 1866 widow Caroline was living in Chicago, Cook Co IL.  

 On 4 June 1873 widow Caroline was living in Akron, Summit Co OH.


Lt. Colonel John W. Beekman* entered the service 23 July 1862 at age 41.  He was promoted to Major from 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant 102d OVI 8 Sept 1862; to Lieut. Colonel 18 Feb 1863; died 8 Sept 1863 at Plymouth, Richland Co. OH.  No burial information given in the Roll of Honor.

Father:  William BEEKMAN Jr.  [Barbara Oveson]
Mother:  Mary WALTON     [Barbara Oveson]
Birth:  <1821> NY
Marriage: Elizabeth "Betsey" Ann BODLEY on 14 Nov 1844 at Richland Co OH
Death:  8 Sept 1863, Plymouth, Richland Co. OH
Cemetery: Greenlawn Cem, Plymouth, Richland Co OH
Relationship:  ???Relative of Abram D. BEEKMAN of Co I 120th OVI

John W. BeekmanThis photo of John Beekman was contributed by Barbara Oveson.  John was her great-great grandfather on her mother's side.

History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908 by Abraham J. Baughman
Page 159
John W. BEEKMAN raised a company at Plymouth.  Captain Beekman was a lawyer, and was a large, fine specimen of manhood.  His company had a grand send-off upon its departure.  On Sunday the company attended service at the Presbyterian church and listened to a sermon from the text: "Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward."  The following morning the company left for Cleveland, marching across the country to Norwalk.  About 3000 people assembled at Plymouth to bid the boys goodbye.  A flag was presented to the company by the ladies of the town, a Miss Seymour making the presentation.  Arriving at Cleveland the company went into camp, but as twice the number of men were offered than the state could accept, Captain Beekman's company did not get in under that call, and the company was disbanded and the boys sent home.  
    Captain Beekman entered the three years' service as major of the One Hundred and Twentieth regiment; was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and died September 8, 1863.  

Ohio Marriages:  John W. BUCKMAN married Betsey Ann BODLEY on 14 Nov 1844 at Richland Co OH.  [Note: according to other sources this is John W. BEEKMAN.]

1850 Census, Plymouth Twp, Richland Co OH, Dwelling 222, Family 229:  John W. BEEKMAN, age 28 NY, merchant; Betsey A., age 32 NY; Mary F., age 5 OH; William F, age 3 OH; Issac C., age 9 months OH; Stephen STARR, age 25 OH, clerk; Day BEEKMAN, age 16 NY, clerk.  

1860  Census, Plymouth, Plymouth Twp, Richland Co OH, Dwelling 2317, Family 2327:  J. W. BEEKMAN, age 45 NY, no occupation listed;  Elizbth, age 42 OH; Wm, age 12 OH; [next page] Isaac, age 10 OH; Sarah, age 4 OH; Sophia BODLEY, age 66 NY.  

Pension Cards:  John W. BEEKMAN, Lt. Colonel, 120th Ohio Inf, widow Elizabeth BEEKMAN, applied 21 Nov 1863, Application 39.222;  Certificate 25.049.  Minor guardian, John BEEKMAN, 21 Oct 1870, Application 191.203; Certificate  147.537

Burial: Greenlawn Cem, Plymouth, Richland Co OH

1870 Census, Plymouth village, Plymouth Twp, Richland Co OH, Dwelling 163, Family 159:  Elizabeth BEEKMAN, age 51? NY; Frank, age 22 OH; Isaac, age 19 OH; Sarah,age 13 OH.  [Note: no occupations given for the young men]

Widow's pension record at
 Elizabeth A. BEEKMAN, widow of Lieut. Col. John W. BEEKMAN, 120th Ohio Vols.  John died at home 7 Sep 1863 from disease.  
 Guardian: John BEEKMAN of Richland Co OH.  Guardian of minor John W. BEEKMAN, Lieut. Col. 120 Ohio Inf, died Plymouth OH 8 Sep 1863 of disease.  
Sarah M. BEEKMAN, minor of John W. BEEKMAN, L C 120 Ohio Vols.   John BEEKMAN was her guardian.5 Oct 1870.

John W. BEEKMAN married Betsey Ann BODLEY 14 Nov 1844 Richland Co OH, married by Enock Conger, minister of the Gospel, Presbyterian minister.  

Elizabeth A. BEEKMAN, dated 17 Nov 1863, was age 46, resident of Plymouth, Richland Co OH.

Children under 16:  Isaac, born 5 Dec 1849.  Sarah M., born 20 Jan 1856.  

Capt. Smith:  "the Colonel was taken very sick about June/63 at Black River Bridge, Miss.  About June 18th was examined, and procured a sick furlough to return home where he remained until his death."  

Lt. Colonel Williard Slocum entered service 25 Aug 1862 at age 41.  He was promoted to Major from 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant 18 Feb 1863; to Lieut. Colonel 8 Sept 1863; mustered out 27 Nov 1864 by reason of consolidation; brevet Brig. General 13 Feb 1865. [brevet: a commission giving an officer higher nominal rank than that for which he receives pay]

Father:  Elias SLOCUM
Mother:  Anna HUNT
Birth:  1820
Marriage:  Caroline Augusta CARR, on 16 Nov 1847 in East Union Twp, Wayne county OH
Death:  23 Sep 1894 at Ashland, Ashland Co OH
Cemetery:  Ashland Cemetery

Slocum_WillardPhoto Credit:  Bill Miller at Find a Grave

World Connect has a listing that says Williard's father was Elias SLOCUM and his mother was Anna HUNT.
1860 Census, East Ashland, Ashland County OH, page 198:  Elias SLOCUM, age 78 NY, a pettifoger [ a pettifogger:  a lawyer who deals in petty cases:  Webster's Dictionary 1879];  Mary, age 67 CT.  

Family Search says that Willard SLOCUM married Caroline Augusta CARR, on 16 Nov 1847 in East Union Twp, Wayne county OH.  

1850 Census, District no. 1 (Ashland), Ashland County OH, page 423:  Williard SLOCUM, age 29 OH, lawyer;  Caroline, age 21 OH;  Rodny, age 2 months, OH.  

1860 Census, East half of Ashland, Ashland County OH, page 196:  Williard SLOCUM, age 40 OH, a lawyer;  Caroline A, age 30 OH;  Rodnee/ Rodna V, male, age 10 OH;  Charles S, age 8 OH;  Eliza S, age 7 OH;  Willard Mc, age 2 OH;  Nancy BLISS, age 65 NY;  Jennie BETCHEL, age 18 OH, a servant.  

1870 Census, Incorporated Village of Ashland, Ashland County OH, page 731:  Willard SLOCUM, age 50 OH, lawyer;  Caroline A, age 40 OH;  Vernon R, age 20 OH;  Charles S, age 18 OH, clerk in assessors office;  Lida A, age 16 OH;  Willard M, age 12 OH;  Augusta C, age 10 OH;  Morton, age 4 OH;  Oliver, age 1 OH;  Julia BONHODLT, age 15 OH, domestic servant;  Jane LUDWICK, age 30 OH, seamstress;  Nancy P CARR, age 76, New Hampshire.  

1880 Census, Ashland, Ashland County, OH, page 157:  Willard SLOCUM, age 60 OH, lawyer, parents born NY;  Caroline, wife, age 50 OH, parents born N. Hampshire;  Vernon, son, age 29 OH, clerk;  Lyda, daughter, age 24 OH;  William, son, age 22 OH, laborer;  Sherman, son, age 13 OH;  Oliver M, son, age 11 OH;  Henry, son, age 6 OH.  

Ashland county military archives:   Moved to Nebraska and became member of O'Neal Post, GAR Dept of Nebraska.  [Note:  What years did he live in NE?]

Pension Card:  Willard SLOCUM, LC Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.  Invalid filed 20 Dec 1879.  Widow also applied.  Pension Index:  Widow Caroline A. SLOCUM applied 21 Dec 1898? in OH.  

Death record:  Williard SLOCUM died 23 Sep 1894 at Ashland, Ashland Co OH.  Age 74.  Born 1820.  

Willard SLOCUM died in 1894 and is buried in  Ashland Cemetery according to

Major John F. McKinley entered service 13 Aug 1862 at age 27.  He was promoted from Captain Co. C 8 Sept 1863; transferred to 114th OVI 27 Nov 1864.   Mustered out with the 114th, 31 July 1865.
Birth: 21 or 27 Feb 1835, Wayne Co OH
Marriage:  Elizabeth NEAL/REAL 21 Nov 1861, Ashland Co OH
Death:   28 June 1894. Mansfield OH  
Cemetery:   Mansfield Cemetery, age 59yrs, 04mths.  Section OS-12, Lot 904.

??1850 Census, Plain Twp, Wayne Co OH, Dwelling 137, Family 140:  Mary FORBES, age 50 PA; Margaret, age 37 PA; Ellen J., age 28 PA; John McKINLY,  age 15 OH.  

There is a bio of John F. McKinley at the following site.  It states that he was born in Wayne county OH 27 Feb 1835.  He was living in Ashland at the outbreak of the war.  He married Elizabeth Neal 27 Nov 1861. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and served until the close of the war.

1860 Census, Green Twp, Ashland County, OH, page 287:  John F McKINLEY, age 25 OH, day laborer.  He was living with the Levi and Sarah A WALLACE family.

1870 Census, 4th Ward Mansfield, Richland County, OH, page 216:  John McKINLEY, age 35 OH, city marshall; Libbie, age 35 OH; William, age 3 OH.  

1880 Census, First St, Mansfield, Richland County, OH, page 367:  John F McKINLEY, age 45 OH, saloon keeper, father born Ireland, mother born PA; Elizabeth, wife, age 45 PA, father born Ireland, mother born PA; Wm H, son, age 13 OH; Lyman E, son, age 5 OH.  

Ashland County marriage bonds at Ashland County Genweb:  John F McKINLEY married Elizabeth REAL 21 Nov 1861.  [NEAL]

Pension Index:  John F McKINLEY, C 120th and H 114th OH Inf., and Field and Staff.   Invalid filed 11 Dec 1891 in OH.  Died 28 June 1894.  Lt. Col 114th OH, Major 120th OH.  Pension Card:  John F. McKINLEY, Major, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.  Co C 120th OH Inf.  Lt. Col. 114th OH Inf.  

Death record:  John F. MCKINLEY died 28 Jun 1894 at Mansfield, OH.  Age 59.  Born 1835.  Widowed.  

??Wife's death record:  Elizabeth MCKINLEY died 12 Nov 1893 at Mansfield, Richland Co OH.  Age 58.  Born 1835.  Married.  


Surgeon William W. Taggart entered service 4 Sept 1862 at age 43.  He resigned 13 Nov 1862.

This William TAGGART died in 1901 in Wayne county OH according to the Wayne County Registrations Card found at

Father:  Isaac TAGGART
Mother:  Margaret McCAUGHEY
Birth: 1819 Belmont Co OH
Marriage:  Margaret McCAUGHEY, 1 June 1843 at Belmont Co OH
Death:  May 1901, Wayne Co OH [Ohio Obit Index]
Cemetery: Wooster Cemetery, Section 7  
Photo Credits:  Susie Holderfield
  ?????William TAGGART married Margaret McCAUGHEY, 1 June 1843 at Belmont Co OH.  

History of the Lawyers of Wayne County, Ohio, from 1812 to 1900, by Benjamin Douglas, Clapper Printing Co, 1900.  Page 80  Section about son Frank there was this information:
Dr. W. W. Taggart  "came to Wayne County, in 1840, from Belmont County, Ohio, settled in the village of Smithville and at once entered upon the practice of his profession, in which he acquired a large and lucrative practice and attained to conceded eminence in the various branches of it.  He is a man of strong, logical and discriminating mind a acholar in his profession........"   In about 1857...."he removed to a farm he had purchased about one and one-half miles northeast of Wooster......"  

1850 Census, Green Twp, Wayne Co OH, Dwelling 83, Family 83:  W. W. TAGGERT, age 31 OH, physician; Margaret, age 32 OH; Clementine, age 2 OH; Wm Rush, age 11 months OH.  

This page on the census is impossible to read but this is's interpretation.  The last name was given a FIGERT but we know from history that Taggart lived in/near Smithville.
1860 Census, Green Twp, Wayne Co OH:  William TAGGART, age 40 OH; Margaret, age 41 OH; Clementina, age 12 OH; William, age 10 OH; Frank, age 8 OH; Margaret, age 6 OH: Henrietta McCOY, age 21 OH.  

1870 Census, Wooster City, Second Ward, Wayne Co OH, Dwelling 39, Family 34:  William TAGGART, age 50 OH, alapathic physician; Margarett, age 52 OH; Clementine, age 22 OH; William R, age 21 OH, student Wooster University; Frank, age 18 OH, student Wooster University; Margarett, age 16 OH, high school.  

1880 Census, Wooster, Wayne Co OH, Bowman St, Dwelling 585, Family 618:  William W. TAGGART, age 60 OH, medical doctor, parents born PA; Margarett, wife, age 63 OH, father born Ireland, mother born PA; Clementine, daughter, age 32 OH; Frank, son, age 28 OH, lawyer; Maggie, daughter, age 26 OH, school teacher; James GILDERSLEEVE, boarder, age 19 IL, student U of W [University of Wooster], father born NY, mother born OH; Ettie McCOY, neice, age 41 OH, school teacher, parents born OH; Laura FOLLIS, servant, black, age 18 VA, parents born VA.  

1890 Special Schedule for Veterans:  Line 24, Dwelling 125, Family 129:  TAGGART, Wm W., Surgeon 120th OH Inf.  Disability: Gravels...Resigned on that account, Nov 13/'62.  [Pathology The sandlike granular material of urinary calculi.  The Free Dictionary   In other words, kidney stones.]

1900 Census, Wooster City, Wayne Co OH, 97 East Bowman St, Dwelling 135, Family 157:  William W. TAGGART, age 80 OH, widowed, born Aug 1819, parents born PA, landlord; Clementine, daughter, age 52 OH, single, parents born OH, born Dec 1847.  

Obit: Wayne Co Democrat: 29 May 1901, page 3

Surgeon Byron Stanton entered service 26 Dec 1862. [age not given] He was captured 3 May 1864 near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana; was transferred to 114th OVI 27 Nov, 1864.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La), Sunday Sep 3, 1865, pg 9 The Army and Navy:
Surgeon Wynkoop, U. S. A., takes charge of Harper General Hospital, Detroit, relieving Dr. Byron Stanton, formerly Surgeon to the 120th O. V. I.,who has been appointed Superintendent of the Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum for the ensuing six years.  

Pension Card:  Byron STANTON, Surgeon, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.,  Surgeon 114th OH Inf., Asst. Surg. US Vols., Asst. Surg. 1st OH Light Artillery.  Invalid filed 9 Feb 1905.  Byron died 22 Dec 1923 at College Hill, OH.  

In 1893 Byron STANTON was reported as living at 157 Dayton St, Cincinnati, OH.

Ast. Surgeon John W. Hammond entered service 1 Sept 1862 at age 32.  He resigned 27 Aug 1863.
John William HAMMOND

Father:  Thomas HAMMOND
Mother:  Margaret McDONALD
Birth: 28 Feb 1830, Salineville Twp, Jefferson Co OH
Marriage: Sarah ATEN, 27 Sep 1859, Columbiana Co OH
Death:  15 Oct 1910
Cemetery: Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Columbiana Co OH

Hammond_JohnPhoto Credit:  Bevyk at
Find a Grave.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio and Representative Citizens, by William B. McCord, 1905, page 305 - 306:  Born 28 Feb 1830 at Salineville Twp, Jefferson Co, OH.  Son of Thomas and Margaret (McDonald) Hammond.  Five children in the family, four reached maturity: Nancy, wife of Dr. David S. Silver of Wellsville; Thomas G; Virginia, widow of Edward Crawford of Richmond, Jefferson Co OH; and John William.  John married Sarah ATEN [daughter of Richard ATEN], of Wellsville.  She died 1877, age 30.  Their children: Mary, died in infancy; Henry C., of Wellsville; Frances [Mrs. Benjamin RAHTER of Wellsville].  Dr and Mrs Hammond attended the Presbyterian Church.  

Ohio, County Marriages:  John W. HAMMOND married Sarah A. ATEN, 27 Sep 1859,Columbia Co OH, by W. W. Laverty, minister.  

Ohio Death Record:  John W. HAMMOND died 15 Oct 1910 at Wellsville, Columbiana Co OH.  Age 80y 7m 20d.  Widowed.  Doctor.  Born 25 Feb 1830 OH.  Burial: Spring Hill Cem.  Father Thomas HAMMOND born MD.  Mother Margaret McDONALD, born MD.  

Pension Card:  John W. HAMMOND, Asst. Surgeon, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.  Invalid filed 3 Feb 1905.  John died 1911 [1910].  Pension Index:  John applied in Ohio.  


Ast. Surgeon Christopher C. Stouffer entered service 4 Sept 1862 at age 26.  He resigned 26 Jan 1864.

Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. [Wayne County version] published in 1885 page504 Congress Twp:
Christopher C. Stouffer, M.D. received from Governor Tod, on September 4, 1862, commission as assistant surgeon, 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  For nearly two years he was in constant attendance upon the men of the regiment, except when detailed, giving his loving care and the knowledge of his profession to the sick and wounded, lightening many a pain of body and mind for the boys, who still remember him gratefully.  At the battle of Arkansas Post he was detailed to the "floating hospital" boat, and remained in constant attendance on the wounded there for three days and nights.  At Thompsons Hill he was crossing a corn field with another surgeon and a "stretcher corps," approaching the battle field to establish a primary hospital, when he was knocked senseless by the concussion of a canon ball, three of the stretcher corps falling at the same time.  He was only two hours disabled, resuming then his duties.  The next day (May 2, 1863,) he was detailed to take charge of the ambulance train from Thompsons Hill to Grand Gulf, and he gave his best care to our wounded heroes till he saw them on the hospital boats, and sent up the Mississippi for further treatment.  Amid such duties as these he wore his own strength away, and was compelled to resign for disability on April 20, 1864, at New Orleans, returning to his home, in West Salem.  Dr. Stouffer was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, son of Christian and Margaret (Dunmire) Stouffer.  He married, in Seville, Medina county, Ohio, March 26, 1867, Alosia S., daughter of Benjamin and Sabina (Lemmon) Bitzer.  Their children were born: Floy Vinnie, June 26, 1868; Ralph B., March 6, 1870, died July 1st following; Irene Maude, July 3, 1871; William Clifford, November 28, 1873; Tottie Ethelyn (?), March 31, 1880, died December 24th following; Tinnie Daisy, January 30, 1877.  Since 1860 Dr. Stouffer has been a resident physician of West Salem, commanding a wide practice, and universally esteemed.  He was elected to the State legislature from his district in the fall of 1883, and is there serving the best interests of his constituents.  Dr. Stouffer is a charter member of Warner Brown Post, No. 184, G.A.R., and present surgeon.  

Pension Card:  Christopher C. STOUFFER, Asst Surgeon, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf., Asst Surgeon 114th OH Inf.  Invalid filed 30 Apr 1880.  Widow also filed.  Christopher died 1907.  Pension Index:  Widow Mary J. STOUFFER applied 8 July 1907 in Kansas.  

In 1893 the Dept. of the Interior reported that C C STOUFFER was living at the corner of Main and Congress st. in West Salem OH.  

Ast. Surgeon John C. Gill entered service 23 Feb 1864 at age 25.  He was captured 3 May 1864, near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana; was transferred to 114th OVI 27 Nov 1864. Mustered out with the 114th 31 July 1865.

       Photo Credits:  Jason Holderfield

Dr. John Corlett Gill

Father: John GILL
Mother:  Mary A.  
Birth:  13 Aug 1835 OH
Death:  20 Sep 1921 at Euclid, Cuyahoga Co OH
Cemetery:  Lake View Cem, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co OH.  Sec 3 Lot 128

Pension Card:  John C. GILL, Asst. Surgeon, Field and Staff, 120th OH Inf., Surgeon 114th OH Inf.  Asst. Surgeon 65th OH Inf.   Invalid applied 24 Oct 1904.  John died 20 Sep 1921 at Euclid, OH.  Pension Index:  Invalid applied in Ohio.  

1850 Census, Cleveland Ward 1, Cuyahoga Co OH, Dwelling 659, Family 726:  John GILL, age 39 Isle of Mann, master builder; Mary Ann GILL, age 34 Isle of Mann; John GILL, age 14 OH; Charles H GILL, age 9 OH; Ann M. GILL, age 6 OH; Thos. E. GILL, age 3 OH; Eleanor CARIE?, age 20 Isle of Mann?; C. E. CORLETT, age 27 Isle of Mann, mason; Jane CORLETT, age 21 OH; Dwelling 660, Family 727:  Eliza CORLETT, age 18 OH; Richard TOWNER, age 35 Mass; Mary TOWNER, age 31 NY; Minerva TOWNER, age 9 OH.

1860 Census, Cleveland Ward 1, Cuyahoga Co OH, Dwelling 1776, Family 1784:  John GILL, age 49 Isle of Man, carpenter; Mary A GILL, age 47 Isle of Man; John C. GILL, age 23 OH; Charles H, GILL, age 18 OH; Anna M, GILL, age 15 OH; Thos E. S. GILL, age 13 OH; Ella E A GILL, age 6 OH; Henry E. MORRISON, age 14 OH; Eliza SHELDON, age 22 Germany.  

1870 Census, Cleveland Ward 1, Cuyahoga Co OH, Dwelling 249, Family 296:  Mary A GILL, age 50 Isle of Man; John C GILL, age 32 OH, physician; Chas, age28 OH, fire ins. agent; [next page] Family 297, A. M. GILL, age 24 OH [female], Ella GILL, age15 OH; Family 298, H. MORRISON, [male], age 24 Isle of Man, book keeper w/w store; W. C. CORLETT [male]. age 85 Isle of Man.  

1880 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co OH, 134 Arlington St, Dwelling 179, Family 180:  Wm B. CREW, age 70 NY, father born Mass, mother born Ver, liquor trade; Margarette CREW, wife age 60 NY, parents born England; Wilson J CREW, son, age 30 OH, assistant; James M, CREW son, age 26 OH, assistant; Mattie CREW, daughter, age 20 OH; Family 181, John C. GILL, age 44 OH, physician and surgeon, parents born Isle of Man; Kate GILL, wife, age 32 OH, parents born NY; Wm C. GILL, son, age 5 OH; Anna GILL, daughter age 3 OH.  

In 1893 the Dept. of the Interior reported that Jno. C. GILL was living at 148 Ontario St, Cleveland OH.  

1900 Census, Cleveland, Ward 15, Cuyahoga Co OH, 434 Kennard St, Dwelling 2, Family 2:  John C. GILL, physician, born Aug 1836, age 63 OH, married 28 yrs, parents born Isle of Man; Kate GILL, wife, age 40 OH, born Nov 1850, married 28 yrs, 3 children,/3 still living, parents born NY;  William C. GILL, son, physician, age 23 OH, single, born June 1876; Anna A, daughter, age 22 OH, born May 1878, single, clerk in library; Kyle J, son, age 17 OH, single, born Sep 1882, student; Margret CRAW, mother, age 79 NY, parents born England, born Mar 1831[should be 1821], widow, 5 children/3 still living;  Catherine SMITH, niece, age 6 Colorado, born Nov 1894, father born England, mother born Denmark.  

1910 Census, Cleveland Ward 21, Cuyahoga Co OH, 8625 Cedar Ave, Family 155:  William C. GILL, age 34 OH, firsst marriage, married 5 yrs parents born OH, physician in general practice; Eleanor GILL, wife, age 34 Canada, first marriage, marred 5 yrs, 3 children/3 still living, father born Ireland, mother born Canada; Eleanor C GILL, daughter, age 3 OH; William S, GILL, son, age 2 OH; Margaret GILL daughter, age 5 months OH; John C GILL, father, age 74 OH, widowed, first marriage 36 yrs, parents born Isle of Man, retired with own income; John K. GILL, brother, age 28 OH, office clerk, single; Anna GILL, sister, age 32 OH, single, librarian.  

1920 Census, East Cleveland, Ward 2, Cuyahoga Co OH, 1822 Vassar Rd, Dwelling 58;  William C. GILL, age 43 OH, parents born OH, dermatologist physician; Eleanor S GILL, wife, age 43 Canada, came to US 1900, naturalized 1905, fahter born Ireland, mother born Canada; William S GILL, son, age 11 OH, father born OH, mother born Canada; Margaret A GILL, daughter, age 10 OH, father born OH, mother born Canada; John C. GILL Jr, son, age 8 OH, father born OH, mother born Canada; John C. GILL Sr, father, age 84 OH, parents born Isle of Man; Anna GILL, sister, age 41 OH, single, parents born OH, librarian.  

Death Record:  John Corlett GILL died 20 Sep 1921 at Euclid, Cuyahoga Co OH.  Born 13 Aug 1835 in OH.  Age 86 yrs 1 m. 7 dys.  Widowed.  Retired Physician.  Burial Lake View, Cleveland OH.  Father John GILL born England.  Mother Mary A. GILL born England.  

Adjutant Henry S. Sherman entered service 24 Sept 1862 at age 18.  He was promoted to Sergt. Major from private Co. A [I] on 26 Sept 1862; to 2d Lieutenant 14 Jan 1863 but not mustered; to 1st Lieutenant Co.I to date 15 March 1863; appointed Adjutant 17 April 1863; resigned 31 July 1863.

Relationship:  Nephew of General William T. Sherman

See Company B for family information.

Adjutant Elias Fraunfelter entered service 22 Aug 1862 at age 22.  He was appointed from 1st Lieutenant in
Co. F 1 Aug 1863; promoted to Captain in Co. F 21 Mar 1864.   See
Company F

Adjutant John S. Petty entered service 10 Sept 1862 at age 24.  He was promoted to Sergt. Major from private Co. C [date not given]; to 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant 11 Aug 1864; transferred to 114th OVI 27 Nov 1864.  Mustered out with the 114th, 31 July 1865.   See Company C

RQM Ezra Dean entered service 25 Aug 1862 at age 38.  He resigned 27 Oct 1863.

History of the Lawyers of Wayne County, Ohio, from 1812 to 1900 by Benjamin Douglas, 1900
Page 206
Ezra V. Dean was born in Wooster about seventy years ago.  His father had been Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and had served in Congress two terms and gave the son a college education, who, when he was admitted to the bar in 1853, formed a partnership with his father.  This, to the son, was an auspicious introduction.  He made advancements in his profession and acquired a reputable standing as a coundselor and trial lawyer.  He served in the Ohio Legislature from Wayne county, from 1854 to 1856.  When the 120th O. V. I. was organized, he was appointed Quarter master, resigning in the fall of 1863.  In 1865, with his family he removed to Ironton, Ohio, resuming the practice of law there, and where he at present lives.  

Pension Card:  Ezra V. DEAN, Field and Staff 120th, Quarter Master.  Invalid filed 29 Jan 1891.  Widow applied 5 Feb 1916.  Ezra died 12 Jan 1916 at Ironton, OH.  Pension Index:  Widow Charlotte A. DEAN applied in Ohio.  

RQM William V. Van Ostern entered service 19 Aug 1862 at age 40.  Appointed from 1st Lieutenant Co. A 6 Feb 1864; transferred to Co. A 12 Oct 1864.

Ohio Obituary Index, Grave Registration Cards:  W. V. Vanostern died 22 Nov 1907 at Wayne Co OH.  Burial Wooster Cem.  

RQM Emanuel H. Bixler entered service 22 Aug 1862 at age 21.  He was promoted to Q.M. Sergeant from private Co. E on 17 April 1863; to 1st Lieutenant and Regt. Quartermaster 12 Oct, 1864; mustered out 27 Nov 1864 by reason of consolidation.

Chaplain W. A. G. Emerson entered service 17 Oct 1862 at age 46.  He resigned 5 Feb 1863.

Pension Card:  William A. G. EMERSON, Chaplain.  Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.  Widow applied 17 Feb 1888.  Pension Index:  Widow Winefred C EMERSON applied in KY.  

Ser. Major Benjamin T. Jones entered service 29 Aug 1862 at age 19.  He was promoted from private Co. G 26 Jan 1863; to 1st Lieutenant Co. G 15 Mar 1863.  See Company G for information on Benjamin Jones.

Ser. Major John D. Mackey* entered service 23 Aug 1862 at age 20.  He was promoted from private Co. A on 15 Mar 1863; to 1st Lieutenant Co. A on 1 Aug 1863.  [Company B:  He was promoted to Sergt. Major from private 15 Mar 1863; from Sergt. Major to 1st Lieutenant 1 Aug 1863; died 21 Sept, 1864.]  [See Company A for family information.]

Pension Card:  John D. MACKEY, Sgt Major, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.,  Co A 120th OH Inf.  Mother applied 24 [27] Sep 1890.  Father also applied.  Pension Index:  Mother Martha MACKEY applied in OH.  Father David MACKEY applied in OH.  

Ser. Major Mahlon Rouch entered service 16 Aug 1862 at age 21.  He was promoted from Sergeant Co. A on 1 Jan 1864; to 2d Lieutenant  on 21 Mar 1864 but not mustered; captured 3 May 1864 near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana; promoted to 1st Lieutenant Co. B on 11 Aug 1864.

[See Company A]

Q.M.S. George W. Althouse entered service 28 Aug 1862 at age 36.  He was promoted to 2d Lieutenant
Co. H on 15 Mar 1863.    See
Company H for information about George Althouse.

Com. Ser. William W. Reinoehl entered service 30 Aug 1862 at age 22.  He was captured 3 May 1864 near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana; mustered out 8 July 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

Pension Card:  William W. REINOEHL, C Sgt.  Field and Staff 120th OH Inf.  Mother applied 7 July 1884.  Pension Index:  Mother Sarah E. REINOEHL applied in Nebraska.  

Ohio Obituary Index: William W. REINOEHL died near Corunna, IN, at age 32 on 20 Feb 1873.  In Wooster Republican, 6 March 1873, page 3.  

Hospital Steward John H. Garber entered service on 3 Sept 1862 at age 21.  He was discharged 15 Feb 1863 on a Surgeon's certificate of disability.

Hospital Steward George B. McKee entered service on 13 Sept 1862 at age 23.  He was promoted from private in Co. E on 13 Feb 1863; was transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps [date not given.]
Company E for family information.

Ohio Obituary Index; Grave Registration Card:  George B. McKEE, died 20 Oct 1866 at age 27, at Wayne Co OH.  Born 6 June 1839.  Burial Congress Cemetery [Row 4, south to north], Wayne Co OH.  Co E, 120th.  

Principal Musician Philip Kuhn entered service 2 Sept 1862 at age 26.  He was promoted from Musician in Co. I on 30 April 1863; captured 3 May 1864 near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana; mustered out 8 July 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

Father:  Samuel KUHN
Mother:  Julia Ann REYMER
Birth:  <1836>
Death:  ??1899, Nebraska

Pension Card:  Philip KUHN, PM, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf., Co G 114th OH Inf, Co A 120th OH Inf, Co I 120th OH Inf.   Invalid applied 29 July 1890.  Widow applied.  Pension Index:  Widow Bertha KUHN applied 14 July 1899 in Nebraska.  Invalid pension 29 July 1890 in KS.  

History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908: Also Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, vol 2; S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1908
page 803 Philip Kuhn was the son of Samuel KUHN and Julia Ann Reymer. Siblings: Louisa [Mrs. John G. Hartman], Ellen [Mrs. J. W. Huffman], Philip the 120th soldier, Sarah [Mrs. Joseph Carins], Harriet [died age 2], Peter [marrried Sarah Kirkpatrick; served in 121st OVI], Elijah, George and Samuel [died in infancy], and Reymer.  

Principal Musician Joseph H. Richie entered service 12 Aug 1862 at age 25.  He was promoted from Musician  in Co. I on 30 April 1863; returned to Co. I and appointed Sergeant [date not given].

Pension Card:  Joseph H. RICHIE, PM Field and Staff 120th OH Inf., Co H 15th OH Inf, Co I 120th OH Inf.  Invalid applied 14 July 1894.  Widow applied 28 Feb 1926.  Joseph died 7 Feb 1921 at Sutersville, Westmoreland Co, PA.  Pension Index:  Invalid and widow applied in PA.  Widow Nannie RICHIE.  

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