Thomas William Morris was a Lieutenant and Captain in Companies E and B of this regiment from 1862-1864 before being discharged due to complications from a shell wound suffered at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia.
Here’s an excerpt describing the regiment that appears in the History of Noble County, Ohio (Chicago: L. H. Watkins & Co.,1887), page 248:
The Ninety-second was organized at Marietta in August and September, 1862. K H. Yan Vorhes was commissioned colonel and B. D. Fearing lieutenant-colonel. All the officers were men of experience and courage, and the soldiers were a choice body.The first service was performed before the regiment had been mustered, three companies, A, B and D, being ordered to garrison Gallipolis while the rebels were driving Lightburn out of the Kanawha Valley, and while there made two expeditions into Virginia. The regiment was soon after mustered, numbering 949, rank and file. October 7 it was ordered to Point Pleasant, Va., and soon after to the Kanawha valley, where it took part in the expedition that drove the rebels out of the valley. In January, 1863, it moved from the Kanawha to Nashville, and there, with Crook’s brigade, was ordered to Carthage, Tenn., Feb. 17. Crowded upon miserable transports and many of the men compelled to sleep in the hold, many sickened and died upon the way. After fruitlessly chasing Morgan the regiments joined the army at Murfreesboro^ June 24; at Hoover’s Gap it took part in its first important engagement.
September the 19th and* 20th the Ninety-second was in the heat of the fight at Chickamauga, forming a part of the rear guard that helped to save the army. On the 19th Colonel Fearing was wounded and carried from the field, and on the same day Captains Putnam and Brown and Lieutenant Okey were severely wounded. Captain Brown’s wounds proved mortal. During the siege of Chattanooga the Ninety-second endured great sufferings and trials, participating in several important movements. At Mission Ridge it was in the fight, behaving most bravely and losing many men. After ending the pursuit of the retreating enemy, the Ninety-second returned to Chattanooga, where it remained on active duty until February 22, 1804, when it was ordered with its brigade (Turchins) to Dallas, Ga. At Rocky Face Gap there was a fierce struggle with, the enemy in which the regiment lost heavily. Going into camp at Ringgold Gap, the Ninety-second with its division did outpost duty until the opening of the spring campaign. May 7 it moved to Buzzard’s Roost, Ga., and thence toward Resaca, which it reached on the 16th, encountering some sharp skirmishing. Following the retreating rebels south of the Etowah, the regiment and brigade returned and rejoined the division near Dallas, Ga., where it performed guard duty until June 11. A few days later saw the enemy driven from their last line of works on the north side of Kenesaw Mountain, and June 19 and 20 the regiment took an active part in forcing the enemy from the valley.
Thomas Morris was wounded in the fight on 20 June 1864.
July 3 the regiment pursued the enemy through Marietta, Ga., forcing him from a position near that place, and taking an active part later in compelling him to abandon all territory north of the Chattahoochee. In the Atlanta campaign the regiment sustained its reputation for gallantry and bravery, sharing in the glory gained by the Fourteenth Army Corps at Jonesboro, and the arduous marches in pursuit of Hood. It participated in the ” march to the sea,” the campaign in the Carolinas, and finally returned north to Washington, where May 24, 1865, it participated in the grand review. June 19, 1865, it was mustered out at” Columbus, Ohio, having won an illustrious name as a “fighting regiment.”
A day-by-day list of the regiment’s location is provided here:
March to Charleston, W. Va., October 14-November 16, 1862. Duty at Camp Vinton until January 1, 1863. Moved to Tompkin’s Farm and Colesworth January 1-3. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 7-22, and duty there until February 17. Moved to Carthage, Tenn., February 17, and duty there until June 5. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn.. June 5. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover’s Gap June 24-26. Tullahoma June 29-30. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Near Graysville September 10. Catlett’s Gap September 15-18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown’s Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. At Chattanooga until February 22, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard’s Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard’s Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Greek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett’s House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond,Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 19, 1865.