Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
To All Who Served
1861 - 1865
In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Stewart County, TN
14th Tennessee Infantry Co D, E, F, G
33rd Tennessee Infantry Co G
49th Tennessee Infantry Co H K
50th Tennessee Infantry Co B, D, F, H, I
1st Tenn Heavy Artillery Co B
10th Tennessee Cavalry
2nd Kentucky Cavalry
8th Kentucky Cavalry
This marker is Also in memory of the citizens of Dover and Stewart County who following the Battle of Fort Donelson were forced to endure the rest of the Civil War occupied by Federal forces and under martial law. Homes and farms were looted and some were killed simply on the accusation of being Southern Sympathizers.
Confederate troops did try to retake the area. In a skirmish on Aug 25 1862, part of the town was destroyed in an unsuccessful attempt to force a Union surrender. The Battle of Dover occurred on February 3, 1863 when Wheeler's Confederate cavalry led by Nathan Bedford Forrest tried to retake the town. In this attempt the Union soldiers with a large cannon were occupying the town square as Forrest and his men attacked from the East. It is
The Civil War left permanent scars on the land and people of Stewart County. Mary Newcomb said after witnessing the tragedy of Fort Donelson, "As I walked over that battlefield in search of loved ones, and saw the terrible work that war had made and thought of the wave of woe that was surging over the land, I felt to say in my heart Oh God how long must we suffer?"
Our ancestors paid a tremendous price defending their homes, communities, and their way of life. They fought, suffered, and died for a cause they believed in. Let us never forget their sacrifices that made us truly the United States of America.
Erected by Fort Donelson Camp 249, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 2006.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 29.285′ N, 87° 50.356′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 79) and Spring Street (Tennessee Route 49), on the left when traveling south on Main Street. The memorial is located at a small park off US Highway 79 heading into downtown Dover. 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 Dover Under Fire (a few steps from this marker); History of the Stewart County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stewart County Iron Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Surrender House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rice House (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Rice House (about 700 feet away); C.S.A. Headquarters (about 800 feet away); Dover Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Additional keywords. Lost Cause Ideology
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.