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.
William H. Watts. Priv.
Joseph C. Gillespie. Priv.
Comapany H. Killed:
William B. Campbell. Sergt.
John Wesley Henning. Corp.
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. I. Sergt. William K. Vanhorn.
Co. K. Capt. Joel K. Deardorff.
Co. K. 1st. Lieut. Lewis Lambright.
Co. K. 1st. Sergt. Richard H. Ford.
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.)
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
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
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,
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
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.)
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