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

Jackson's Virginia Battery

Buckner's Division

 
 
Jackson's Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
1. Jackson's Virginia Battery Marker
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Brigadier General
Simon B. Buckner's Division
Jackson's Virginia Battery
This battery of four pieces occupied this position on the night of February 13, 1862. On February 15, it proceeded with the division to the left of the intrenchments where it participated in the attack against the Federal line.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 13, 1846.
 
Location. 36° 29.299′ N, 87° 51.926′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Eddyville Spur Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at stop six, Jackson's Battery, 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. Seizing the Initiative (here, next to this marker); Lauman's Brigade (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Camp (about 800 feet away); Buckner's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Donelson Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buckner's Defense
Jackson's Virginia Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Jackson's Virginia Battery Tablet
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter's Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away). 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.) 
 
Tour Stop Six image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Tour Stop Six
12-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. 12-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841
This field howitzer, representing Jackson's Battery, was produced in 1861 by Cyrus Alger of Massachusetts. It weighed 828 pounds and received registry number 189.
Snow-Covered Confederate Outer Defenses image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, February 21, 2021
5. Snow-Covered Confederate Outer Defenses
 
 
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 547 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jun. 22, 2021