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Van Derveer's Brigade.

Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

 

—Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer —

 
Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker
Inscription.
Van Derveer's Brigade.
Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.

Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer.
Nov. 25, 1863.
75th Indiana - Col. Milton S. Robinson.
87th Indiana - Col. Newell Gleason.
101st Indiana - Lieut. Col. Thomas Doan.
2nd Minnesota - Lieut. Col. J. W. Bishop.
9th Ohio - Col. Gustave Kammerling.
35th Ohio - Lieut. Col. H. V. Boynton.
35th Ohio - Maj. Joseph L. Budd.
105th Ohio - Lieut. Col. William R. Tolles.
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This brigade was sent to re-enforce Sherman at the tunnel the forenoon of the 25th. Was returned to the center about 2 p.m., the brigade being the center of the division, with Turchin's brigade on its right, and Phelps's brigade on its left. The 2nd Minnesota covered the front as skirmishers and captured the enemy's rifle-pits. The brigade moved in two lines. Its center reached the crest at this point, formed across the ridge, marched northward, and reports the capture of six guns
Strength in action 1,679. Casualties: killed 20; wounded 141; missing 2.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 2.788′ 
Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker
View of the historical marker situated on the western crest of Missionary Ridge.
N, 85° 15.245′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Brown Wood Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 35th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Scott's Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); Baird's Division (here, next to this marker); Vaughan's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hindman's Division (about 600 feet away); Cheatham's Division (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Van Derveer's Brigade.. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed
Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker
View of both the featured historical marker and of the historical marker entitled, "Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps." that is situated to the left of the featured historical marker.
for Van Derveer's Brigade, all of them except for the 75th Indiana, 87th Indiana, & 101st Indiana have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for these units)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 75th Indiana, 87th Indiana, & 101st Indiana which never had markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Van Derveer's Brigade. Marker
View of the historical marker in the foliage on the left side of the picture, looking north along North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016.
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