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

Surrender House

 

— Feb. 16, 1862 —

 
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By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Surrender House Marker
Inscription.  Here, following a council of war with Brig. Gens. Floyd and Pillow, Brig. Gen. Simon B. Buckner surrendered the Confederate defenders of Fort Donelson to Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, USA. The two senior Confederate generals, having abandoned command, escaped. Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, refusing to agree to the surrender, led his cavalry regiment and a number of infantrymen out of the defenses without losing a man or meeting opposition.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 36° 29.263′ N, 87° 50.223′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street (Tennessee Route 49) and Petty Street, on the left when traveling east on Spring Street. Mrker is along the tour
Surrender House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2003
2. Surrender House Marker
route of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. 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. Rice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Rice House (about 300 feet away); C.S.A Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Dover Hotel (about 500 feet away); 13,000 Prisoners (about 500 feet away); Dover Under Fire (about 700 feet away); History of the Stewart County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); The Stewart County Iron Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dover Hotel (Surrender House) – Fort Donelson National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Fort Donelson Official Records webpage. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Dover Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2003
3. Dover Hotel
In this hotel, Confederate Gen. Simon Buckner surrendered his troops unconditionally to Gen. U.S. Grant. This earned Grant the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant.
Surrender House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Surrender House Marker
Fort Donelson National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2003
5. Fort Donelson National Battlefield
The Dover Hotel is a unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield.
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By Brandon Fletcher, March 20, 2009
6. Surrender House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,020 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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