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

Brown's Brigade

Buckner's Division

 
 
Brown's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Brown's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division
Colonel John C. Brown's Brigade
Early on February 15, 1862 General Buckner's Division relieved by the 30th Tennessee, left the line of trenches west of Indian Creek and, headed by the 3d Tennessee, marched to its assigned position in this vicinity. The 3d Tennessee occupied the trenches across Wynn's Ferry Road and covered the division as it deployed behind the crest of this hill. Graves' Battery manned the guns on the left of Wynn's Ferry Road and opened a destructive fire upon the Federal batteries on the opposite side of the valley.

At 9 a.m. the 14th Mississippi, deployed as skirmishers, debouched from the intrenchments, crossed the open field, and advanced under severe fire up the hill to the southwest which was held by Wallace's Brigade. Fighting continued for an hour or more. The 3d Tennessee, Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, were sent forward in quick succession to support the 14th Mississippi. Although subjected to destructive fire, the brigade pushed its attack, broke the Federal line and drove back the defenders.
 
Location. 36° 28.84′ N, 87° 50.364′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Natcor Drive
Brown's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Brown's Brigade Tablet
(County Route 943), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Located at stop nine, Forge Road, 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. Greene's Battery (a few steps from this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Planning to Escape (within shouting distance of this marker); McCausland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldwin's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Confederate Breakout (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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