Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Life at Fort Donelson
The only known contemporary illustration of the Confederate encampment within Fort Donelson appeared in the March 17, 1862, issue of Harper's Weekly. The view is from the area occupied today by the National Cemetery.
Fort Donelson's defenders wore a wide variety of clothing, as this photograph of captured Fort Donelson soldiers shows.
Few had uniforms, most wore citizens' clothes. Many
No one knows exactly what the cabins at Fort Donelson looked like, but they probably didn't differ much from those pictured here, built by Confederate soldiers of Centreville, Virginia in the winter of 1861-62.
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 29.579′ N, 87° 51.4′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Donelson Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at tour stop three, the log huts, 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. Quarters for the Troops (here, next to this marker); Stankiewicz's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gun Positions (about 600 feet away); The River Batteries (about 700 feet away); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 700 feet away); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (about 700 feet away); Exchanging Iron Valentines (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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