Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
John A. McClernand's Division
Colonel William R. Morrison's Brigade
49th Illinois, Lieut. Colonel Phineas Pease
On February 13, 1862, about 10 a.m., this brigade crossed Indian Creek Valley and took a position in the woods wst of here, within a quarter of a mile of these trenches. About noon, the brigade, with the 48th Illinois attached, received orders to attack Maney's Battery. Forming in line of battle under cover of the woods, the brigade advanced with the 49th Illinois on the right, the 48th Illinois on the left, and the 17th Illinois in the center. A company, deployed as skirmishers, preceded each regiment. The brigade ascended the steep hillside, the troops working their way laboriously through the almost impenetrable obstacle of the felled trees. Approaching to within 50 paces of this line of trenches, the brigade came under severe crossfire of the Confederate artillery and musketry. Although reinforced by the 45th Illinois, which came across the valley from Wynn's Ferry Road and formed on the right, all efforts to take the Confederate position failed. The battle lasted about an hour. Colonel Morrison, gallantly leading his command to the assault, fell wounded by a musket ball. Severe losses finally compelled the brigade to
Location. 36° 28.731′ N, 87° 50.974′ 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 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); Heiman's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharton's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); French's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest's Cavalry (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.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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