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Model in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Fort Henry

February 6, 1862

 
 
Site of Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
1. Site of Fort Henry Marker
Fort Henry rests now at the bottom of Kentucky Lake, formed by damming the Tennessee River.
Inscription. This site of the first Union attack on river routes in the West lies below Kentucky Lake. Only the easternmost rifle pits remain above water. Because of the high water in the fort, only Capt. Taylor's Co. B. First Regt. Tenn. Art., stayed to slow the Union gunboat advance. Five Confederate soldiers killed during the battle when their cannons exploded were buried on a ridge top north of here. Both Confederate and Union troops then moved along the trails to Ft. Donelson to the east.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 61.)
 
Location. 36° 30.425′ N, 88° 0.947′ W. Marker is in Model, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Henry Road near Land Between the Lakes Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Henry (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 3.5 miles away); Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 4 miles away); Advance On Fort Donelson
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell
2. Fort Henry Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Forrest at Paris Landing (approx. 5.8 miles away); Gerard Furnace (approx. 5.9 miles away in Kentucky); Fort Heiman (approx. 5.9 miles away in Kentucky); Seizing the Initiative (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Model.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Henry. The American Civil War website. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Fort Henry - Civil War Tennessee. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Donelson Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
3. Fort Donelson Artillery
Fort Donelson, the next target of the Federal troops after the surrender of Fort Henry, is located 12 miles to the east of Fort Henry on the Cumberland River.
River Batteries in Fort Donelson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
4. River Batteries in Fort Donelson
Confederate troops at this battery defeated Union Flag Officer Andrew Foote's flotilla of ironclad and traditional wooden gunboats during a February 14, 1862 attack.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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