120th New York Infantry
"Ulster Regiment"
"Washington Guard"

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Sickles Avenue, Klingel Farm Gettysburg


The One Hundred and Twentieth
New York Infantry
Held this part of the line,
On the second day of July 1863.
Present for duty,
30 Officers. 397 Men. Total 427.
From the War Department
Killed in battle,
8 Officers, 25 Men,
10 Officers, 144 Men
Missing 17, Total 204.


In which the Regiment was engaged,
From the War Department
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, James City, Mine Run,
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna,
Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
Poplar Spring Church,
Boydton Plank Road, (Oct. 27-28. 1864)
Dabney's Mills, (or Hatcher's Run),
(or Tucker's House, March 25, 1865)
Boydton Plank Road, (March 31, 1865)
White Oak Road, Amelia Springs,
Farmville, Appomattox Court House

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Wargeston (Vargaston), John C, PVT 120 NY, Orig Bur James Frays Charles City Va, Died 1862, now buried in the National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va., Plot: 317  (Note: Cannot find his unit under either spelling of his name)

Organized at Kingston, N.Y., and mustered in August 22, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 24, 1862. Attached to Whipple's Brigade, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until November, 1862. At Fairfax Station, Va., until November 25. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Rappahannock Campaign December, 1862, to June, 1863. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15, 1862. At Falmouth, Va., until April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. James City October 8, 9 and 10. Russell's Ford, Robertson's River, and Bethesda Church October 10. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Front of Forts Hascall and Morton November 5. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 29-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 73rd New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 140 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 179 Enlisted men by disease. Total 333.

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