120th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Field and Staff
Updated 27 Feb 2013
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Mustered in Oct. 17, 1862, at Camp Mansfield, O., by Alexander E. Drake, Captain 2d Infanry, U.S.A.
Consolidated wit the 114th O.V.I. Nov. 27, 1864
Names, on this chart only, are by rank
Colonel Daniel French entered the service on 10 sept 1862 at
age 40. He resigned 18 Feb.1863.
Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers: Captain Guthrie's Company
K, Fifteenth U.S. Infantry [Mexican War]
Family tree at Ancestry: born 22 Feb 1823, Holmes Co OH;
died 24 Feb 1874, Millersburg, Holmes Co OH.
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. Widow did not receive certificate number. 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.
Father: Moses SPIEGEL
This record is very odd:
Not found in Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960.
Wrote email to Karl Hamlin at Find a Grave.
Pension Card: Marcus M. SPIEGEL, Col, Field and Staff 120th OH Inf. Widow applied 16 Sep 1864. Pension Index: Widow was M.M. SPIEGEL.
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?
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]
This 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
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]
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
Photo 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.
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 http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohashlan/Vets-CivilWar.htm
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.
??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.
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 http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/
Father: Isaac TAGGART
Ancestry.com ?????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:
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 Ancestry.com's interpretation. The last name was given
a FIGERT but we know from history that Taggart lived in/near Smithville.
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:
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.
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 . 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.
Dr. John Corlett Gill
Father: John GILL
In 1893 the Dept. of the Interior reported that Jno. C. GILL was living at 148 Ontario St, Cleveland OH.
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.
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.
Adjutant Elias Fraunfelter entered service 22 Aug 1862 at age
22. He was appointed from 1st Lieutenant in
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
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.
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  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
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.]
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
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
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, PA. Pension Index: Invalid and widow applied in PA. Widow Nannie RICHIE.
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