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

Porter's Battery

Brown's Brigade

 

— Buckner's Division —

 
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By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Porter's Battery Tablet
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C.S.A.
Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division
Colonel John C. Brown's Brigade
Porter's Battery
This battery of 6 guns occupied the salient sweeping all approaches to the front and flanking the trenches to the right and left.

On February 13, 1862, the battery assisted in the repulse of an attack made by a portion of General Smith's division against the right of the intrenchments. Later in the day it assisted Graves' battery in silencing McAllister's battery which had occupied a position on the opposite hill.

On February 15, a section of this battery moved to the left of the Confederate line, and there served the guns of Green's battery, assisting in the attack upon the Federal line. Late in the afternoon, after Federal troops had occupied the rifle pits on the extreme right, this battery assisted in preventing a further advance by the Federals. In this last action the battery commander, Captain Thomas K. Porter, was seriously wounded.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1918.
 
Location. 36° 28.935′ 
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By Shane Oliver, February 7, 2021
2. Porter's Battery Marker
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N, 87° 51.827′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Donelson Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Located across the street from the visitor center in the 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. 6-pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); Fort Donelson Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lauman's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buckner's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); Graves' Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Graves' Battery C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
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By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Porter's Battery Tablet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 16, 2021