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

Reconstructed Powder Magazine

 
 
Reconstructed Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
1. Reconstructed Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription.  The original magazine was a one room, double-wall building constructed of logs. It was made bombproof by a thick earth covering. The inner space was about 11 feet square. It held 1000 rounds for the guns of the Lower River Battery. An earthen-wall passageway, called a covered way, connected the door of the magazine with the gun emplacements and permitted the safe transfer of ammunition to the guns.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 29.691′ N, 87° 51.373′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Lock D Loop, on the left 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. Exchanging Iron Valentines (here, next to this marker); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (here, next to this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads (here, next to this marker); See Me Take a Chimney! (a few steps from this marker);
Powder Magazine Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Powder Magazine Entrance and Marker
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Killed By a Loose Bolt (within shouting distance of this marker); The River Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Positions (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Gun Positions image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Gun Positions
Looking across the lower water battery at Fort Donelson. During the battle, gun crews carried ammunition from the magazine to the guns along the protected path behind the parapets.
Lower River Battery Powder Magazine image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
4. Lower River Battery Powder Magazine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.

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