Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confederates built the fort to protect upper and lower batteries along the Cumberland River from land attack. The fort, however, never came under direct land attack. All fighting, except for the ironclad gunboat attacks on the river batteries, took place in the outer defense lines.
Brigadier General Daniel S. Donelson
the man for whom the fort was named, participated in the original 1861 survey that selected the sites for both Forts Henry and Donelson.
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 29.444′ N, 87° 51.405′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Donelson Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at stop two in Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fort Donelson (here, next to this marker); Quarters for the Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Life at Fort Donelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stankiewicz's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. ¼ mile away); With Admirable Precision (approx. ¼ mile away); Gun Positions (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Upper Water Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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