Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Van Derveer's Brigade
Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.
—Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer —
Baird's Division - Palmer's Corps.
Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer.
Nov. 25, 1863.
75th Indiana - Col. Milton S. Robinson.
87th Indiana - Col. Newell Gleason.
101st Indiana - Lieut. Col. Thomas Doan.
2nd Minnesota - Lieut. Col. J. W. Bishop.
9th Ohio - Col. Gustave Kammerling.
35th Ohio - Lieut. Col. H. V. Boynton.
35th Ohio - Maj. Joseph L. Budd.
105th Ohio - Lieut. Col. William R. Tolles.
This brigade was sent to re-enforce Sherman at the tunnel the forenoon of the 25th. Was returned to the center about 2 p.m., the brigade being the center of the division, with Turchin's brigade on its right, and Phelps's brigade on its left. The 2nd Minnesota covered the front as skirmishers and captured the enemy's rifle-pits. The brigade moved in two lines. Its center reached the crest at this point, formed across the ridge, marched northward, and reports the capture of six guns
Strength in action 1,679. Casualties: killed 20; wounded 141; missing 2.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-132.)
Marker series. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
Location. 35° 2.788′ N, 85° 15.245′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Brown Wood Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott's Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); Baird's Division (here, next to this marker); Vaughan's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hindman's Division (about 600 feet away); McCants' Florida Battery. (about 800 feet away); Cheatham's Division. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Regarding Van Derveer's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing
"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for these units)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features).”
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regimental markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 75th Indiana, 87th Indiana, & 101st Indiana which never had markers).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 457 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.