Infantry Units: 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized at Mansfield, Ohio from the 7th to the 17th of October 1862 to serve three years. It was consolidated with the 114th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry November 27, 1864. It was mustered out of service July 31, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department, and the recruits transferred to the 48th Battalion Ohio Infantry.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Thompson's Hill, MS (Port Gibson), May 1, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Jackson MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Transport "City Belle" (near Snaggy Point, Red River, LA), May 3, 1864

Roster - Company D

John Weaver