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

U.S. Gunboat Carondelet

February 14 1862

 
 
U.S. Gunboat Carondelet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. U.S. Gunboat Carondelet Marker
Inscription.  The onshore Columbiad fired projectiles that tore all the way through the gunboat, showering sailors with splinters. When Carondelet's acting starboard bow gunner, John Hall, saw shots coming, he crouched down and called out "Down!" His men then stood clear of the portholes. Some foolhardy crewmen ignored Hall's warnings. An incoming 32-pound shot tore off one gunner's cap — and the heads of two men who didn't duck. One engineer said the shot "seemed to bound after the men like a wild beast pursuing its prey."
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 29.721′ N, 87° 51.397′ W. Marker is near Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Lock D Loop north of Lock D Road when traveling north. At Fort Donelson Tour Stop 4 (River Batteries), walk down around the artillery battery and the marker is on the river shore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
U.S. Gunboat Carondelet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
2. U.S. Gunboat Carondelet Marker
The marker is significantly weathered but still readable.
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walking distance of this marker. U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh (a few steps from this marker); U.S.A. Naval Forces, Western Division (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Louisville (within shouting distance of this marker); Killed By a Loose Bolt (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat St. Louis (within shouting distance of this marker); See Me Take a Chimney! (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Exchanging Iron Valentines (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carondelet (U.S.S.). The National Underwater and Marine Agency's hunt for the famous Union ironclad river gunboat, Carondelet in the Ohio River. (Submitted on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.) 

2. Fort Donelson Homepage. (Submitted on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
 
U.S. Gunboat Carondelet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
3. U.S. Gunboat Carondelet Marker
The Onshore Columbiad image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
4. The Onshore Columbiad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022