Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
35th Ohio Infantry
Van Derveer's Brigade — Brannan's Division
— Thomas' Corps —
Van Derveer's Brigade.
Brannan's Division, Thomas Corps
This regiment, Lt. Col. Henry Boynton commanding, was engaged Sept. 19th, 1863, in the opening of the battle by Brannan's Division, near Jay's Mill. It participated Sept. 20th at 11 A.M. on the Kelly Field in the repulse of Adams' and Stovall's Brigades of Breckinridge's Div. It occupied this position at 2:30 P.M. forming the right of Van Derveer's Brigade and of Brannan's Command, and after the withdrawal at sunset of Steedman's troops on its right and the partial capture of three intervening regiments, it became the right of the line on Snodgrass Hill. It defeated every attempt to carry this position. Soon after 7:30 P.M. all efforts to take this point having been abandoned, the regiment was ordered to follow those on its left in withdrawing. Taken into action, 391 officers and men. Casualties: Killed 24, Mortally Wounded 19; Wounded 124; Captured or Missing 28; Total 195. Percentage of Loss 49.87.
[Right Side of Monument]:
Killed and mortally wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th 1863.
Lewis W. Byers. Corp.
Isaac Anderson. Priv.
David Riggle. Priv.
William O. Staub. Priv.
Joseph C. Gillespie. Priv.
Comapany H. Killed:
William B. Campbell. Sergt.
John Wesley Henning. Corp.
William Rhoades. Priv.
August Weinmeister. Priv.
Joseph Speitel. Corp.
Jacob Raaf, Priv.
Company I Killed:
Thompson Ligget, Priv.
Emamuel Gratz, Priv.
Frank W. Hillman. Priv.
John Schmidt. Priv.
Company K Killed
Harvey Elliott. Sergt.
George W. Gilmore. Priv.
James H. Gorman. Priv.
Joel K. Deardorff. Capt.
Henry Seiker. Priv.
[Reverse Side of Monument]:
Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer, Commanding Brigade. Lieut. Col. Henry F. Boynton, Commanding Regiment. Maor L. Budd, Adjutant 1st Lieut. James H. Bone, Qr. Master. John Van Derveer, Asst. Surgeons. Abraham H. Landis, Charles O. Wright, Color Bearer 1st Sergt. Mark P. Price.
Co. A. Capt. Lewis F. Daugherty.
Co. B. Capt. Johnathan Henninger.
Co. C. 2nd. Lieut. Benjamin F. Miller.
Co. D. 1st. Lieut. Edward Cottingham.
Co. D. 1st. Lieut. Samuel L. Houser.
Co. E. 2nd. Lieut. Levi P. Thompson.
Co. E. 1st. Sergt. William B. Mikesell.
Co. F. 1st. Lieut. Thomas M. Harlan.
Co. F. 2nd. Lieut. Joseph H. Taylor.
Co. G. Capt. Samuel L' Hommedieu.
Co. H. 1st. Lieut. Theodore H. Mather.
Co. I. Capt. Andrew J. Lewis.
Co. I. Lieut. Philip Rothenbush.
Co. K. Capt. Joel K. Deardorff.
Co. K. 1st. Lieut. Lewis Lambright.
Co. K. 1st. Sergt. Richard H. Ford.
[Left Side of Monument]:
Killed and mortally wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th 1863.
George W. Keever. Sergt.
Thomas G. Strickler. Corp.
George Bate. Priv.
Thomas Lyons. Priv.
Company B. Killed:
William Hallinan. Priv.
Thomas J. Smith. Priv.
Daniel Furgason. Priv.
Company C. Killed:
Benjamin A. Reel. Priv.
Cassius C. Brower. Priv.
Henry C. Ray. Priv.
Joseph H. Vannatta. Priv.
Company E. Killed:
John W. Cottingham. Corp.
Walter C. Fleming. Priv.
William Shumaker. Priv.
John W. Dinkins. Sergt.
William H. Bowles. Corp.
Company F. Killed:
Oliver H. Parshall. Capt.
Thomas M. Harlan. 1st Lt.
Thomas J. Bloss. Priv.
David Smith. Priv.
Patrick Walsh. Priv.
Benjamin F. Boatman. Corp.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-987.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.646′ N, 85° 16.209′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga 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. 58th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This historical marker seems to be uncommon when compared to the rest of the regimental markers in the area in that the creators of this particular marker not only included text on the front and reverse sides of the marker, but on the right and left sides as well. Apparently it was important to the sponsors of this regimental marker to list by regimental company the names of those of their comrades who were either killed or mortally wounded in this particular conflict.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “9' x 4'7" x 8' high monument has smooth-faced base & three-part body. Rock-faced lower portion has bronze scroll; smooth mid-section has carved palm branch & once had bronze portrait medallion of General F. Van Derveer; capstone is rock-faced.”
The National Park Service also identifies the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect of this monument.
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 monument and the monument'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).”
Regarding 35th Ohio Infantry. The 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment played a very interesting and vital role in both the closing hours of the
With regards to the actual battle, the 35th Ohio was brought in to relieve the 21st Ohio which had been holding on to the extreme right of the Union position on Snodgrass Hill. The 21st Ohio had been engaged in repulsing repeated attacks and was running low on ammunition, so with the arrival of the 35th Ohio, the 21st Ohio paused to replenish its ammunition and then returned to action, taking its new position to the right of the 35th Ohio.
At dusk the 35th Ohio found itself once again holding the extreme right of what was left of the Union line of battle, the units that had been stationed further to the right having been either withdrawn or captured. So at dusk the 35th Ohio was thrown across the ridge (the western crest of the Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #2) to protect the right flank of what was left of the Union line (see pictures 11, 12, & 13).
Soon after making this realignment this regiment fired a volley into troops which had approached both its front and right within fifty paces. This firing caused the Confederate forces to withdraw and proved to be the closing action of the Battle of Chickamauga. By 7:30 P.M. both the 35th Ohio and its Brigade had been withdrawn, bringing the battle to an end.
With regards to the development of the Chickamauga Battlefield Park, the commander of the 35th Ohio was Lt. Col. Henry Boynton, who, after the war became the driving force behind the development of the Chattanooga National Military Park. He not only served as the
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,214 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 11, 12, 13. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 14. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 15, 16. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.