120th Infantry

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120th Infantry
Ulster Regiment; Washington Guards

Mustered in: August 22, 1862 Mustered out: June 3, 1865

The regiment left the State August 24, 1862.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 10 officers, 87 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 54 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 181 enlisted men; total, 14 officers, 322 enlisted men; aggregate, 336; of whom 69 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Among those who died of disease:

  • David Johnson of Rensselaerville was a 26 year old Private of Company E when he died of disease on January 8, 1863 at Camp Falmouth, VA. He left behind a widow.