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

See Me Take a Chimney!

February 14 1862

 
 
See Me Take a Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. See Me Take a Chimney Marker
Inscription.  Federal gunboats had edged up to within 400 yards. Artilleryman John Frequa calmly said, "Now boys, see me take a chimney." His shot tore a smokestack and the flag off the U.S. Gunboat Pittsburg. Tossing his cap into the air, Frequa roared, "Come on you cowardly scoundrels—you are not at Fort Henry!" Frequa sent the next cannonball through a porthole, and the Pittsburg started backing up.
 
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° 29.696′ N, 87° 51.381′ 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. Sign is part of the lower water battery. 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. Killed By a Loose Bolt (a few steps from this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads (a
See Me Take a Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
2. See Me Take a Chimney Marker
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few steps from this marker); Exchanging Iron Valentines (a few steps from this marker); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (a few steps from this marker); The River Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Positions (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Confederate Coastal Artillery Near the Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
3. Confederate Coastal Artillery Near the Marker.
Lower River Battery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 14, 2019
4. Lower River Battery Position
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022