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92nd Ohio Regiment Infantry

Online Books
92nd Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 7, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Ninety-second Infantry. Cols., Nelson H. Van Voorhes, Benjamin D. Fearing; Lieut.-Cols., Douglas Putnam, Jr., John C. Morrow: Majs., Dioclesia A. Smith, Elmer Golden. This regiment was organized at Camp Marietta and Gallipolis from Sept. 7 to 17, 1862, to serve for three years, numbering 949 rank and file. It was first ordered to Point Pleasant, Va., then in Jan., 1863, was sent to Tennessee and at the battle of Hoover's gap in June it was actively engaged most of the day, but lost only 1 man killed and a few wounded. In pursuit of the enemy the regiment participated in the movements at Tullahoma and the advance to Elk river. In September it had several skirmishes with the enemy in the vicinity of Lane's chapel, some of which rounded into the proportions of a battle. It was in the white heat of the fight at Chickamauga and formed a part of the rear-guard that heroically devoted itself to save the army. The noble part taken by the regiment is given in detail in the admirable report of Lieut.-Col. Douglas Putnam. "The smallness of the loss," says the report, "was due to the very skillful management of Col. Fearing and his coolness and bravery while under fire and in command. On Sunday, the 20th, the regiment, with its brigade, led the charge on the right (now the left), driving the enemy in utter confusion across the field, and compelling him to abandon his artillery. Several prisoners were brought off by the regiment after this charge, among whom were a colonel and several officers. The loss of the regiment was 3 commissioned officers and 15 men wounded, and 15 men missing." The regiment assisted in the capture of Brown's ferry and garrisoned the point until relieved by a force from Gen. Hooker's corps, when it returned to Chattanooga in time to take part in the initiative to Missionary ridge. Bracing itself for the perilous feat of scaling the ridge, it moved to the assault in double column and swept over the works enveloping guns and defenders. The loss of the regiment was very severe, losing in 20 minutes 33 per cent, of the officers and 10 per cent, of the men engaged, though it took many prisoners and 2 guns. In the fight at Rocky Face ridge the regiment lost heavily, some of the wounded being burned in the blazing woods. At Resaca it lost but 2 men killed and 2 wounded. It joined the division near Dallas and took an active part in the movements that forced the enemy to evacuate his works on Pine mountain. It took an active part in forcing the enemy from the valley to take shelter among the rocks on the side of Kennesaw mountain, losing 1 killed and 2 wounded. It was in line on July 22 in front of Atlanta, losing but 1 man, and supported the assaulting column that forced the passage of Utoy creek. It then withdrew from the enemy's front and joining the main army took part in the movement south that forced the evacuation of Atlanta, sharing in the glory gained by the 14th corps in the magnificent charge at Jonesboro. Leaving Atlanta in November, it was off for the sea, and it certainly did its share in "smashing things through Georgia." Passing into the Carolina campaign, it came up with the enemy at Averasboro and engaged with him at Bentonville. The regiment was mustered out on June 14, 1865.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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