Monument

35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument

Sept. 19-20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:52:51
1. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
A bronze medallion with a relief portrait of Colonel Van Derveer was attached to the upper right front side, but the medallion is now missing. 

Inscription:
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.

Inscription on the rear of the 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.

Other inscriptions:
(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. 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.


(Left 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.

35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:53:20
2. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear)
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6478  W 85° 16.2058. Map it

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


To reach this monument:
This monument the 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment 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 - Horseshoe Ridge, Hill #2.


Other monuments to the 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-987.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000663.


Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 3/16/2011.

The bronze portrait medallion of General F. Van Derveer is missing.


Comments about this monument:
This monument was created in 1894. Charles Henry Niehaus was the sculptor and the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island was the Architect of this monument. The monument is, “9' x 4'7" x 8' high, has a 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.


35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (left-side view), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:53:07
3. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (left-side view)
 
35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (right-side view), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:53:32
4. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (right-side view)
 
35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (front), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:52:58
5. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (front)
 
35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:53:14
6. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear)
 
35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:51:50
7. 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
Distance view from the rear of the monument. 



Classification:
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 25, 2018. This page has been viewed 56 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 25, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 were submitted on 07/25/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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