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

French's Battery

Drake's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
French's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. French's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division
Colonel Joseph Drake's Brigade
French's Battery
This battery of four pieces went into position between the 4th Mississippi and 15th Arkansas regiments and supported the brigade effectively in the defensive and offensive actions during the operations from February 12-15, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 28.796′ N, 87° 50.69′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Street and Wynn's Ferry Loop on Cedar Street. Click for map. Located on a footpath (actually formerly a park road) extending from Cedar Street at stop eight, French's Battery, 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. Wharton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Breakout (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's Cavalry (approx.
French's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. French's Battery Tablet
In the distance behind French's Battery tablet is another tablet for Wharton's Brigade.
0.2 miles away); McCausland's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Planning to Escape (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
French's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. French's Battery Position
A 6-pdr Model 1861 field gun represents the battery. This particular weapon was produced for the state of Connecticut's militia during 1864 by Ames Manufacturing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 2 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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