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

Surrender House

 

—Feb. 16, 1862 —

 
Surrender House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Surrender House Marker
Inscription. Here, following a council of war with Brig. Gens. Floyd and Pillow, Brig. Gen. Simon B. Buckner surrendered the Confederate defenders of Fort Donelson to Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, USA. The two senior Confederate generals, having abandoned command, escaped. Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, refusing to agree to the surrender, led his cavalry regiment and a number of infantrymen out of the defenses without losing a man or meeting opposition.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Location. 36° 29.263′ N, 87° 50.223′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street (Tennessee Route 49) and Petty Street, on the left when traveling east on Spring Street. Click for map. Mrker is along the tour route of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover Hotel (about 500 feet away); 13,000 Prisoners (about 500 feet away); History of the Stewart County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); The Stewart County Iron Industry
Surrender House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2003
2. Surrender House Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Dover/Confederate Mass Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greene's Battery (approx. half a mile away); Brown's Brigade (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dover Hotel (Surrender House) – Fort Donelson National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Fort Donelson Official Records webpage. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Dover Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2003
3. Dover Hotel
In this hotel, Confederate Gen. Simon Buckner surrendered his troops unconditionally to Gen. U.S. Grant. This earned Grant the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant.
Surrender House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Surrender House Marker
Fort Donelson National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2003
5. Fort Donelson National Battlefield
The Dover Hotel is a unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield.
Surrender House image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 20, 2009
6. Surrender House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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