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

U.S. Gunboat St. Louis

February 14 1862

 
 
U.S. Gunboat St. Louis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. U.S. Gunboat St. Louis Marker
Inscription.  "...and after a severe fight of an hour and a half, being in the latter part of the action less than 400 yards from the fort...the St. Louis alone received 59 shots, 4 between wind and water and one in the pilot-house, mortally wounding the pilot and others...[it also] carried away the ship's wheel, requiring some time to put her in repair."

Flag Officer Andrew Foote
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 29.709′ N, 87° 51.428′ W. Marker is in 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 walking distance of this marker. U.S. Gunboat Louisville (a few steps from this marker); U.S.A. Naval Forces, Western Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbiad vs. Carondelet
U.S. Gunboat St. Louis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
2. U.S. Gunboat St. Louis Marker
The marker is significantly weathered but still readable.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker); Killed By a Loose Bolt (within shouting distance of this marker); See Me Take a Chimney! (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .
1. Department of the Navy - Naval Historical Center. USS Saint Louis (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 St. Louis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
3. U.S. Gunboat St. Louis Marker
 
 
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 208 times since then and 14 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. submitted on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022