35th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Hamilton, Ohio, and mustered in September 20th, 1861. Moved to Covington, Kentucky, September 26th. Assigned to guard duty along the Kentucky Central Railroad. Headquarters at Cynthiana, until November. At Paris, Kentucky until December. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Army of the Ohio, November-December, 1861. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to August, 1864.
Organized by Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer in August and September of 1861. It served in Kentucky and in 1862 served in Tennessee and at Perryville. The regiment fought at Chickamauga losing nearly 50% of its men while being one of the last regiments to leave Horseshoe Ridge. It charged Missionary Ridge (where Henry V. Boynton earned a Medal of Honor) and served under Thomas in the Atlanta Campaign, taking part in the battles of Dalton, Resaca, Pine Mountain, Kennesaw, Peachtree Creek and several other engagements of that campaign. The 35th mustered out of service in August, 1864, at Chattanooga.
Counties Recruited From: Company A - Warren; Company B - Butler; Company C - Preble; Company D - Butler; Company E - Preble; Company F - Warren; Company G - Butler; Company H - Montgomery; Company I - Butler; Company K - Butler.
Strength - Unknown. 0 killed, 0 wounded, 4 missing.
Commander - Ferdinand Van Derveer (Colonel). Born February 27th, 1823 in Middletown, Ohio. He was educated at Farmer's Collage in Cincinnati, and had a law practice prior to the war. He served in the First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Mexican-American War, and served as a second in a duel between Carr B. White and James Perry Fyffe during the return to Ohio (both of the duelists would serve as colonels during the Civil War). Van Derveer would resume his law practice and serve as Butler County sheriff. He became colonel of the 35th OVI on September 24th, 1861. He mustered out with the 35th, after serving as brigade commander. In January 1865 he was reappointed in the army with the rank of brigadier general and commanded a brigade in the IV Corps until resigning in June of that same year. He returned once again to his law practice, and would serve as judge in the county court of common pleas. Van Derveer would pass away on November 5th, 1892. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio, along with dozens of his former comrades from the 35th. Van Derveer was instrumental in the early efforts to memorialize Chickamauga as a national park.
Weapons - .69 caliber smoothbore muskets.