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

Gun Positions

 
 
Gun Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
1. Gun Positions Marker
Inscription.  The four mounds in this section of the water batteries are some of the first structures built to defend the river. The Confederates mounted three 32-pounder cannon here but moved them before the gunboat attack. From this position they could not be effective against ironclads.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 29.677′ N, 87° 51.357′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on 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. The River Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Exchanging Iron Valentines (within shouting distance of this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker with Mounds in the Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Marker with Mounds in the Background
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See Me Take a Chimney! (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Killed By a Loose Bolt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Gun Positions image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Gun Positions
Looking across the loop drive at the mounds. It is not clear if these were rebuilt during 20th century restorations done in the park.
Confederate Gun Positions image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
4. Confederate Gun Positions
View of the Lower River Battery from the Confederate Gun Positions image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
5. View of the Lower River Battery from the Confederate Gun Positions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 26, 2022