Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Van Derveer's Brigade
—Thomas’ Corps —
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:
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 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
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-645B.)
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. Touch for map. This tablet is on the north side of the roadway, very near a park trailhead, that has limited roadside parking. 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. 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 (about 600 feet away); Dibrell's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.