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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 14, 2018
1. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
VanDerveer’s Brigade.
Brannan’s Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Ferdinand VanDerveer

September 20, 1863. 11 A.M., 2nd Position

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 I - Lieutenant Frank G. Smith

While this Brigade was on its way from the Dyer Field to the left of Baird's Division north of the Kelly Field, upon emerging from the woods at this point, marching in deployed lines, two regiments in each, it was attacked in flank at close quarters by Stovall's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division which had entered the field from the north, and by Adams' Brigade of the same Division advancing through the woods on the west. Van Derveer marched his Brigade into the open ground, changed front to the left on a run, laid both lines down and by a volley from the first checked the enemy's advance. He then sent his second line over the first on a charge, the first following instantly and this aided by Goodspeed's Battery
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of Willich's Brigade, after severe fighting, repulsed Breckinridge's Brigades. The lines on the Union left having been restored, heavy firing being heard at Snodgrass Hill, Van Derveer moved to that point and joined his Division. The Battery had been sent to the Snodgrass House at the beginning of the movement.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-645C.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.885′ N, 85° 15.576′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the Kelly Field. 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. 87th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
2. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Lafayette Road.
marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away); 47th Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet 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 14, 2018
3. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Lafayette Road.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
4. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View, looking west from the 87th Indiana Infantry marker, of the featured tablet and of the Lafayette Road.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
5. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east towards the 87th Indiana Infantry marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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