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

Find A Log Quick!

February 14 1862

 
 
Find A Log Quick! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
1. Find A Log Quick! Marker
Inscription.  In the heat of Friday evening's battle, a ball jammed half way down the barrel of the 64-pounder rifled Columbiad here. Sergeant Patrick Cook and his crew went hunting for a log. They climbed on the parapet and into Federal fire. The men manhandled their log to push the ball down. This saved their powerful gun from bursting.
 
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield - National Park Service - US Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 29.662′ N, 87° 51.298′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Lock D Loop north of Lock D Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Upper River Battery, part of Auto Tour Stop 4 on the Fort Donelson National Battlefield Driving Tour Route. 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. With Admirable Precision (a few steps from this marker); The Upper Water Battery (a few steps from this marker); Powder Magazine
Confederate Rifled Columbiad at the Upper River Battery image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
2. Confederate Rifled Columbiad at the Upper River Battery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Positions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The River Batteries (about 300 feet away); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (about 400 feet away); Exchanging Iron Valentines (about 400 feet away); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on May 11, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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