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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

VanDerveer’s Brigade.

Brannan's Division ——— Thomas’ Corps.

 

—Col. Ferdinand VanDerveer. —

 
VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
1. VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker
Inscription.
[First Marker]:
VanDerveer’s Brigade.
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Col. Ferdinand VanDerveer
Sept. 20, 1863. 2:30 to 7:30 P.M.


87th Indiana……………………………Col. Newell Gleason
2nd Minnesota………………………….Col. James George
9th Ohio………………………………..Col. Gustave Kammerling
35th Ohio………………………………Lieut. Col. Henry V. Boynton
4th U.S. Battery 1……………………....Lieut. Frank G. Smith

This Brigade arrived from its engagement in the Kelly Field at 2:30 P.M. It advanced to this crest strengthening the Union line from the present observation tower nearly to the right of Stanley’s Brigade. It in part relieved the 21st Ohio, which after replenishing ammunition, moved farther to the right where its monument now stands.
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[Second Marker]:
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Its battery was engaged throughout the afternoon at the Snodgrass House. Its lines were unsuccessfully assaulted at 3 o'clock by Kershaw's and Anderson's Brigades, and at 4.30 o'clock by the left of Gracie's Brigade. At dusk the 35th Ohio was thrown across the ridge to protect the right flank of the brigade. Soon after this regiment fired a volley into troops which had approached both its front and right within fifty paces causing their withdrawal. The brigade was withdrawn at
VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker
A more recent view of the same historical marker with a new paint job, reflecting a new color scheme for all of the markers sponsored by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board.
7.30 P.M.
Strength in action Sept. 19th, 1788 officers and men.
Caualties during the battle: Killed 145; Wounded 6oo; Captured or Missing 65; Total 810. Percentage of loss 45.30.

 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board.
 
Location. 34° 55.656′ N, 85° 16.191′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to Hill #2, near the southern edge of the clearing. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kings Brigade (Detachmant)
VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker
A more recent, close-up view of the second historical marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 87th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
4. VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker
View of Union line on crest of Snodgrass Hill, looking east, in front of the position occupied by VanDerveer's Brigade.
VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
5. VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker
View of Union line on crest of Snodgrass Hill, looking west, in front of the position occupied by VanDerveer's Brigade.
VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
6. VanDerveer’s Brigade. Marker
A more recent view of the pair of historical markers along the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill, with a view of the 35th OVI regimental monument in the distant background.
 
 
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