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

Killed By a Loose Bolt

February 13 1862

 
 
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Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. Killed By a Loose Bolt Marker
Inscription.  On the evening of February 13, 1862 the U.S. Gunboat Carondelet fired a few shots at this lower water battery. One Carondelet projectile hit the side of a Confederate gun-carriage at this location. A large "screw bolt" went flying. The loose screw struck the battery's highly respected commander, Captain Joseph Dixon, in the forehead. Dixon died instantly, the only Confederate casualty in the shelling.
 
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 13, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 29.696′ N, 87° 51.39′ 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. The marker 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. See Me Take a Chimney! (a few steps from this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads
Killed By a Loose Bolt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Exchanging Iron Valentines (within shouting distance of this marker); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.A. Naval Forces, Western Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022