Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Gideon J. Pillow's Division
Colonel John McCausland's Brigade
50th Virginia, Major Charles E. Thorburn
20th Mississippi, Major William N. Brown
Proceeding from Cumberland City to Fort Donelson, the brigade arrived at daylight, February 13, 1862, and at once occupied a position in support of Greene's Battery, on the left of Davidson's Brigade. The 20th Mississippi remained in reserve. During the entire day the troops were under fire. At midnight, General Pillow ordered the 20th Mississippi to relieve the 7th Texas Regiment in the trenches.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 13, 1936.
Location. 36° 28.828′ N, 87° 50.404′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Natcor Drive (County Route 943), on the right when traveling east. Located at stop nine, Forge Road, 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 Planning to Escape (a few steps from this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Greene's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Thomas J. Davidson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Original Position (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.