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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.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Van Derveer’s Brigade.
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Colonel Ferdinand VanDerveer
September 19, 1863 – 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

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
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About half an hour after Croxton's Brigade had engaged the enemy near Jay's Mill Van Derveer's Brigade deployed arrived on this ground and swinging toward the southeast became engaged with Forrest's Cavalry dismounted, soon re-enforced by Ector's infantry brigade of Walker's Division. The Brigade held its ground and repulsed all attacks. Soon after 11 a.m. King's Brigade of Baird's Division was driven over Van Derveer's lines by Liddell's Division, and its Battery (H, 5th U.S. Artillery) was captured. The 9th Ohio, supported by the 17th Ohio of Connell's Brigade, charged from the right of Van Derveer's line, recapturing the regular battery.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-645A.)
 
Location.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking west along Reeds Bridge Road.
34° 56.292′ N, 85° 14.509′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road east of Delores Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located along the south side of the roadway, very near to an area where there is designated 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 700 feet away); Dibrell's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (about 800 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
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east along Reeds Bridge Road, close to the designated roadside parking area.
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
 
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet near the edge of the clearing, situated between two artillery pieces.
Van Derveer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Van Derveer's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet near the edge of the clearing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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