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

Heiman's Brigade

Johnson's Division

 
 
Heiman's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Heiman's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division
Colonel Adolphus Heiman's Brigade
On February 13, 1862, about noon, a Federal force under Colonel William R. Morrison, deployed in the woods opposite the right and center of this brigade and launched an attack against this position. The deployment of the Federal troops for the attack had been observed by Brown's brigade, on the right, and as the attacking infantry advanced across the valley, Graves' Battery opened fire with telling effect. When the attacking infantry came within range, Maney's Battery also opened with canister and grape. Although the attack came within 40 yards of the rifle pits, repeated efforts to effect a breach in the line failed. After nearly two hours of fighting, the assailants withdrew. Toward the close of this engagement the dry leaves on the ground were set on fire by the Confederate batteries and a number of wounded Federal soldiers perished in the flames.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1853.
 
Location. 36° 28.739′ N, 87° 
Heiman's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 7, 2021
2. Heiman's Brigade Marker
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50.986′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Sandy Road, on the right when traveling north. Located at Maney's Battery, on a trail following the outer Confederate entrenchments, in 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. Maney's Battery (a few steps from this marker); Morrison's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Trenches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wharton's Brigade (approx. Ό mile away); Forrest's Cavalry (approx. Ό mile away); French's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Heiman's Brigade and Maney's Battery Tablets image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Heiman's Brigade and Maney's Battery Tablets
Section of the Confederate Lines image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Section of the Confederate Lines
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 20, 2022