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

Quarters for the Troops

 
 
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By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Quarters for the Troops Marker
Inscription.  On the hillside before you, inside the fort walls, stood some 100 log huts, part of 400 built in the area to house the Confederate garrison. The activity of hundreds of men probably created acres of mud during the winter snows and spring rains. After the battle Union forces occupied the fort. They later burned the cabins because of a measles epidemic and abandoned this position in favor of a new fort built where the National Cemetery is today.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 36° 29.578′ N, 87° 51.402′ W. Marker was in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker was on Fort Donelson Park Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at tour stop three, the log huts, on the driving tour of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Life at Fort Donelson (here, next to this marker); Stankiewicz's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine
Quarters for the Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Quarters for the Troops Marker
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gun Positions (about 600 feet away); The River Batteries (about 700 feet away); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 700 feet away); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (about 700 feet away); Exchanging Iron Valentines (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Reconstructed Hut image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Reconstructed Hut
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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