Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Artillery was essential for both Confederate and Union armies, supporting infantry and cavalry by terrorizing and demoralizing enemy troops. Confederates placed artillery in Fort Donelson and around the town of Dover in an attempt to control the Cumberland River and prevent a Federal invasion of Tennessee.
Photographs of Confederate artillery are rare, and none of Stankiewicz's Battery is known to exist. This one of the Palmetto Battery was taken near Charleston, South Carolina, in 1863.
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1862.
Location. 36° 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. Life at Fort Donelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbiad vs. Carondelet (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gun Positions (about 700 feet away); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 800 feet away); Exchanging Iron Valentines (about 800 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 800 feet away); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (about 800 feet away); Killed By a Loose Bolt (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.