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

Gun Positions

 
 
Gun Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Gun Positions Marker
Inscription. The four mounds in this section of the water batteries are some of the first structures built to defend the river. The Confederates mounted three 32-pounder cannon here but moved them before the gunboat attack. From this position they could not be effective against ironclads.
 
Location. 36° 29.677′ N, 87° 51.357′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Lock D Loop, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 4, the river batteries, 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. The River Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Exchanging Iron Valentines (within shouting distance of this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Upper Water Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); With Admirable Precision (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .
Marker with Mounds in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Marker with Mounds in the Background
 Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gun Positions image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Gun Positions
Looking across the loop drive at the mounds. It is not clear if these were rebuilt during 20th century restorations done in the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 23 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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