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

Heiman's Brigade

Johnson's Division

 
 
Heiman's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Heiman's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division
Colonel Adolphus Heiman's Brigade
On February 13, 1862, about noon, a Federal force under Colonel William R. Morrison, deployed in the woods opposite the right and center of this brigade and launched an attack against this position. The deployment of the Federal troops for the attack had been observed by Brown's brigade, on the right, and as the attacking infantry advanced across the valley, Graves' Battery opened fire with telling effect. When the attacking infantry came within range, Maney's Battery also opened with canister and grape. Although the attack came within 40 yards of the rifle pits, repeated efforts to effect a breach in the line failed. After nearly two hours of fighting, the assailants withdrew. Toward the close of this engagement the dry leaves on the ground were set on fire by the Confederate batteries and a number of wounded Federal soldiers perished in the flames.
 
Location. 36° 28.739′ N, 87° 50.986′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Sandy Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at Maney's Battery, on a trail following the outer Confederate entrenchments, in Fort Donelson National
Heiman's Brigade and Maney's Battery Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Heiman's Brigade and Maney's Battery Tablets
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. Maney's Battery (a few steps from this marker); Morrison's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharton's Brigade (approx. mile away); Forrest's Cavalry (approx. mile away); French's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baldwin's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Section of the Confederate Lines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Section of the Confederate Lines
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then. 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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