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

35th Ohio Infantry

Van Derveer's Brigade — Brannan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. 35th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the historical marker.
Inscription. [Front Side of Monument]:

Thirty - Fifth
Ohio Infantry.
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.
Company G Killed:
Lewis W. Byers. Corp.
Isaac Anderson. Priv.
David Riggle. Priv.
William O. Staub. Priv.
William H. Watts. Priv.
Mortally Wounded:
Joseph C. Gillespie. Priv.
Comapany H. Killed:
William B. Campbell. Sergt.
John Wesley Henning. Corp.
William Rhoades.
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Priv.
August Weinmeister. Priv.
Mortally Wounded:
Joseph Speitel. Corp.
Jacob Raaf, Priv.
Company I Killed:
Thompson Ligget, Priv.
Mortally wounded:
Emamuel Gratz, Priv.
Frank W. Hillman. Priv.
John Schmidt. Priv.
Company K Killed
Harvey Elliott. Sergt.
George W. Gilmore. Priv.
James H. Gorman. Priv.
Mortally Wounded:
Joel K. Deardorff. Capt.
Henry Seiker. Priv.


[Reverse Side of Monument]:

Present for Duty Sept. 19th and 20th 1863.
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.

Commanding Companies.
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. I. Sergt. William K. Vanhorn.
Co. K. Capt. Joel K. Deardorff.
Co. K. 1st. Lieut. Lewis Lambright.
Co. K. 1st. Sergt. Richard H. Ford.


[Left
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Close-up view of the text written on the plaque that is affixed to the front side of this historical marker.
Side of Monument]:


Killed and mortally wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th 1863.
Company A. Killed:
George W. Keever. Sergt.
Mortally Wounded:
Thomas G. Strickler. Corp.
George Bate. Priv.
Thomas Lyons. Priv.
Company B. Killed:
William Hallinan. Priv.
Thomas J. Smith. Priv.
Mortally Wounded:
Daniel Furgason. Priv.
Company C. Killed:
Benjamin A. Reel. Priv.
Mortally Wounded:
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.
Mortally Wounded:
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.
Mortally Wounded:
Benjamin F. Boatman. Corp.

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-987.)
 
Location. 34° 55.646′ N, 85° 16.209′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. 35th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front/right side of the historical marker, showing the text that has been written on the right side of the marker.
known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to Hill #2, at the southern edge of the clearing. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battelfield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #151”. 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. 58th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (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); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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
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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 Battle of Chickamauga, and in the development of the Chickamauga Battlefield Park.

With regards to the actual battle, the 35th Ohio was
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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 chairman of the committee that oversaw the creation of our nation's first national military park, but he also served as the park's first superintendent.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
7. 35th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the reverse side of the historical marker.

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
8. 35th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the reverse/left side of the historical marker, showing the text that has been written on the left side of the marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
9. 35th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text written on the left side of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
10. 35th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker in the distant background, near the treeline on the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill, with the VanDerveer's Brigade markers (which the 35th OVI was part of) in the foreground.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
11. 35th Ohio Infantry "Flank Marker"
View of the "flank marker" for the 35th Ohio, showing where the extreme right flank for this regiment ended up being situated by the close of the battle. the co-ordinates for this marker are as follows: 34.55.682N, 085.16.237W.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
12. 35th Ohio Infantry "Flanker Marker"
View of the right "flank marker" for the 35th Ohio, being situated next to the left "flank marker" for the 68th Indiana.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
13. 35th Ohio Infantry "Flanker Marker"
View of the "flank markers" for both the 35th Ohio and the 68th Indiana, at their location at the western edge of the clearing, along the western crest of Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 46 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. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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