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

Wharton's Brigade

Pillow's Division

 
 
Wharton's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Wharton's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Brigadier General
Gideon J. Pillow's Division
Colonel Gabriel C. Wharton's Brigade
51st Virginia, Lieut. Colonel James W. Massie
56th Virginia, Captain George W. Davis

Arrived at Fort Donelson on February 7 and 8, 1862. First assigned to General Buckner's Division, the brigade, on February 12, moved to this position in support of the Confederate left wing under General Pillow. During the evening and following night, the brigade engaged in trench construction.

On February 15, at 4 a.m. the brigade withdrew from the trenches and formed, by General Pillow's orders, in support of Baldwin's Brigade for an attack against the extreme right of the Federal line.
 
Location. 36° 28.78′ N, 87° 50.708′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Street and Wynn's Ferry Loop, on the right when traveling south 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. French's Battery (within shouting distance
Wharton's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Wharton's Brigade Tablet
of this marker); Confederate Breakout (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (about 400 feet away); Baldwin's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's Cavalry (approx. mile away); Morrison's Brigade (approx. mile away); Maney's Battery (approx. mile away); Heiman's Brigade (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Remains of Confederate Trenches in this Section of the Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Remains of Confederate Trenches in this Section of the Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 9 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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