VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, 2:30 to 7:30 P.M.

Battle of Chickamauga

VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:50:51
1. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet

VanDerveer’s Brigade.
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Col. Ferdinand VanDerveer
Sept. 20, 1863. 2:30 to 7:30 P.M.

87th Indiana Col. Newell Gleason
2nd Minnesota Col. James George
9th Ohio Col. Gustave Kammerling
35th Ohio Lieut. Col. Henry V. Boynton
4th U.S. Battery 1 Lieut. Frank G. Smith

This Brigade arrived from its engagement in the Kelly Field at 2:30 P.M. It advanced to this crest strengthening the Union line from the present observation tower nearly to the right of Stanley’s Brigade. It in part relieved the 21st Ohio, which after replenishing ammunition, moved farther to the right where its monument now stands.

Inscription on the second tablet:

Its battery was engaged throughout the afternoon at the Snodgrass House. Its lines were unsuccessfully assaulted at 3 o'clock by Kershaw's and Anderson's Brigades, and at 4.30 o'clock by the left of Gracie's Brigade. At dusk the 35th Ohio was thrown across the ridge to protect the right flank of the brigade. Soon after this regiment fired a volley into troops which had approached both its front and right within fifty paces causing their withdrawal. The brigade was withdrawn at 7.30 P.M.

Strength in action Sept. 19th, 1788 officers and men.

Caualties during the battle: Killed 145; Wounded 6oo; Captured or Missing 65; Total 810. Percentage of loss 45.30.

VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:51:04
2. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(center) L

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6565  W 85° 16.1908. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Road near  N 34° 55.6688  W 85° 16.1432 .

To reach this monument:
This marker to VanDerveer’s Brigade is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill, proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to Hill #2, near the southern edge of the clearing.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill - Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge.

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-646.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit.

VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:51:08
3. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet
VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
4. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet
A view of the pair of historical markers to VanDerveer’s Brigade along the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill, with a view of the 35th OVI regimental monument in the distant background. 

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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