Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
With Admirable Precision
Upper River Battery after Union occupation. From a sketch by Henri Lovie, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 15, 1862.
(Notations from left to right):
- Lower River Battery
- 4 Ironclad Gunboats 350-yards away (closest position). (To silhouettes) 1½ miles away.
- 6.5-inch rifled cannon This gun was capable of firing explosive shells long distances with a high degree of accuracy. Though out of action part of the time, it helped repel the Union gunboats.
- 32-pounder ship Carronade These short range cannon caused little or no damage to the Union gunboats. Confederate officers considered them "entirely useless" in this location.
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 1854.
Location. 36° 29.658′ N, 87° 51.295′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Lock D Loop, on the right when traveling north. Located at stop 4, the river batteries, on the driving tour 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. The Upper Water Battery (a few steps from this marker); Powder Magazine (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 FlotillaExchanging Iron Valentines (about 400 feet away); Control the Rivers and Railroads (about 400 feet away); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (about 400 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 734 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 6, 7. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.