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

Buckner's Division

 
 
Buckner's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Buckner's Division Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division
On February 15, 1862, about 1 p.m. this division in compliance with General Floyd's orders withdrew to its original position within the trenches covered by the 2d Kentucky and 41st Tennessee. Only a small portion of the division had reached its position when Smith's division attacked the right flank of the Confederate line, fell upon Colonel Hanson's regiment before it had reached the rifle pits and threw it back in confusion upon the 16th Tennessee. Hastily forming a line behind the crest of this ridge, Colonel Hanson's regiment repulsed the ensuing attack against this position. Reinforced by the 14th Mississippi, the 3d and 18th Tennessee regiments as they arrived, and supported by Porter's and a section of Graves' artillery, the 2d Kentucky was able to maintain its position against repeated assaults. Towards the close of the action, which lasted over two hours, General Buckner's division was reinforced by the 42d Tennessee, Colonel Quarles, the 50th Tennessee, Colonel Sugg, and the 49th Tennessee, Colonel Bailey. Unsuccessful in an attempt to recover the lost trenches, General Buckner's division had to be content to maintain its position along this ridge.
 
Location. 36° 29.192′ N, 87° 
Buckner's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Buckner's Division Tablet
51.689′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Donelson Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop five, Buckner's Defense, on the driving tour 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. Buckner's Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Donelson Confederate Monument (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauman's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seizing the Initiative (approx. mile away); Jackson's Virginia Battery (approx. mile away); Fort Donelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Buckner's Defense image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Buckner's Defense
Looking up the ridge mentioned on the tablet. The tablet is along the fence line in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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