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Ferdinand Van Derveer
Birth: Feb. 27, 1823
Death: Nov. 5, 1892

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Middletown, Ohio, he was educated at Farmers College in College Hill, Ohio. He also studied law, was admitted to the Ohio Bar Association in 1845, and became a lawyer in Butler County, Ohio. He left his law profession when the Mexican War began and enlisted as a Private in Company I with the 1st Ohio Volunteer Regiment. He served as an Orderly Sergeant, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain before commanding his company with distinction at the Battle of Monterey. He returned to Ohio after the war and resumed his legal practice. Elected as Sheriff of Butler County, he served one term, was unsuccessful for reelection, and was lured away to California during the Gold Rush in 1850. When the Civil War erupted, he received a commission as Colonel and was assigned to raise and organize the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Hamilton in September, 1861. The regiment participated at the Battle of Mill Springs, was in reserve at the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, and was engaged at the Battles of Corinth, Perryville, and Stones River. In 1863, he became a brigade commander in the XIV Corps and commanded troops at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in October, 1864 and commanded brigades during the Atlanta Campaign and at Huntsville, Alabama. After the war, he returned to Butler County, resumed his law practice and eventually became a Common Pleas Court Judge, serving in that capacity until his death in 1892. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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  Emily Van Derveer (1828 - 1920)*
 
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Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Hamilton
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Hill Section, Lot 561
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Happy 190th birthday sir!!!!!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013

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