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

Advance On Fort Donelson

Feb 11-12, 1862

 
 
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By Michael Manning, September 3, 2014
1. Advance On Fort Donelson Marker
Inscription.  Here was the "Ridge Road" from Ft. Henry to Ft. Donelson. After Ft. Henry's capture, Grant marched the southernmost column of the Army of the Ohio on Ft. Donelson along this route. Leading in battle formation was the 1st Brig., 1st Div., Col. R.J. Oglesby, followed by the 3rd Brig., Col. W.R. Morrison, and part of the 3rd Div., Brig. Gen. Lewis Wallace; part of this division went by river.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 36° 28.453′ N, 87° 57.36′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Old Tennessee 76 half a mile south of Donelson Parkway (U.S. 79), on the right when traveling east. 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 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 2˝ miles away); Fort Henry (approx.
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 18, 2020
2. Advance On Fort Donelson Marker
3.4 miles away); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 4 miles away); U.S.A. Headquarters of Brigadier General U.S. Grant (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 4˝ miles away); Forrest's Attack (approx. 5 miles away); Holding The Line (approx. 5 miles away); Morrison's Attack (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on October 28, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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