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

Columbiad vs. Carondelet

February 14 1862

 
 
Columbiad vs. Carondelet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. Columbiad vs. Carondelet Marker
Inscription.  "The [10-inch] Columbiad was rigidly impartial, and fired on the boats as... ircumstances dictated, with...the last few shots... directed at the Carondelet... hugging the eastern shore and... a little in advance of others... Several well-directed shots raked the side and tore away her armor..."
Lieutenant H. L. Bedford,
Confederate Ordnance Department
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 29.691′ N, 87° 51.431′ W. Marker is near Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Lock D Loop west of Lock D Road, on the left when traveling north. Sign is located at the very last artillery position of the lower water batter. 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. U.S. Gunboat St. Louis (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Louisville (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.A. Naval Forces, Western Division
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Killed By a Loose Bolt (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh (within shouting distance of this marker); See Me Take a Chimney! (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  The Confederate River Batteries. (Submitted on April 27, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
 
Columbiad vs. Carondelet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
2. Columbiad vs. Carondelet Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 17, 2024