Civil War Battlefield Monuments
VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet
Sept. 20, 1863, 2:30 to 7:30 P.M.
Battle of Chickamauga
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:50:51
1. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Col. Ferdinand VanDerveer
Sept. 20, 1863. 2:30 to 7:30 P.M.
Col. Newell Gleason
Col. James George
Col. Gustave Kammerling
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 The brigade was withdrawn at 7.30 P.M.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.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:51:04
2. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet
Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6565 W 85° 16.1908.
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.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-987)
(Is only 92 feet away) ;
Close of the Battle (MT-426)
(about 112 feet away) ;
E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) Tablet (MT-607)
(about 133 feet away) ;
Defense of Snodgrass Hill
(about 144 feet away) ;
2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-901)
(about 148 feet away) ;
58th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1340)
(about 178 feet away) ;
74th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-829)
(about 201 feet away) ;
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker (MT-1347)
(about 203 feet away) ;
3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1350)
(about 216 feet away) ;
Brannan's Division Tablet (MT-498-99)
(about 230 feet away) ;
87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-848)
(about 245 feet away) ;
101st Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-856)
(about 247 feet away) ;
68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-820)
(about 262 feet away) ;
Left of 68th Indiana Tablet (MT-820A)
(about 272 feet away) ;
Right of 35th Ohio Infantry Marker (MT-820A)
(about 272 feet away) .
Map all of the Monuments
on the 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
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.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:51:08
3. VanDerveer’s Brigade Tablet
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.
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Military Arm: Combined Arms
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