Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Artillery was essential for both Confederate and Union armies, supporting infantry and cavalry by terrorizing and demoralizing enemy troops. Confederates placed artillery in Fort Donelson and around the town of Dover in an attempt to control the Cumberland River and prevent a Federal invasion of Tennessee.
Photographs of Confederate artillery are rare, and none of Stankiewicz's Battery is known to exist. This one of the Palmetto Battery was taken near Charleston, South Carolina, in 1863.
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 29.58′ N, 87° 51.451′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarters for the Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Life at Fort Donelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Positions (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 800 feet away); Exchanging Iron Valentines (about 800 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 800 feet away); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (about 800 feet away); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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