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

Van Derveer's Brigade

Brannan's Division

— Thomas' Corps —

 
 
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  Text on First Tablet:
VanDerveer’s Brigade.
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Colonel Ferdinand VanDerveer
September 19, 1863. noon to 1 P.M.

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

About the time the advance of Liddell's Division had been checked by the Brigade in its position south of the road, a Confederate force advanced rapidly from the low ground east and north of this position. To meet this attack three regiments of the Brigade with 10 pieces of artillery were hastily formed on the crest of this ridge facing north.

Text on Second Tablet:

Van Derveer's Brigade. (Continued)

The 2nd Minnesota on the right, next one section of Smith's Battery commanded by Lieutenant Rodney, then the 87th Indiana, flanked by Church's and the other section of Smith's Battery, and on the extreme left the 35th Ohio. The two extremes
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of the line formed an obtuse angle, the opening toward the enemy. The assaulting column continued to advance till within 40 yards of the line, but was finally repulsed by the combined front and flank fire of musketry, and of artillery double shotted with canister. the 9th Ohio rejoined the Brigade as the enemy was repulsed and soon after 1 p.m. the command moved and formed on the crest of the next ridge west, facing east.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-645B.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 56.317′ N, 85° 14.51′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road east of Delores Drive, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is on the north side of the roadway, very near a park trailhead, that has limited roadside parking. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brannan's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
(about 600 feet away); Dibrell's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets looking east along Reeds Bridge Road.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets looking west along Reeds Bridge Road. In the background can be seen the roadside parking for the nearby park trailhead.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets looking directly across the street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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