Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The outer ring of headstones marks the graves of 62 soldiers from the 11th Illinois Infantry, killed resisting the Confederate breakout attempt of February 15, 1862.
Judge James E. Rice, prominent Dover citizen and civilian aide to Gen. Gideon Pillow during the Battle of Fort Donelson, visits the national cemetery about 1880. Note the cannon used as gate posts.
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 29.265′ N, 87° 50.815′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north. Located at stop 11, the National Cemetery, 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. Cemetery Lodge (a few steps from this marker); Freedmen's Camp (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Dover/Confederate Mass Grave (approx. ¼ mile away); The Stewart County Iron Industry (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of the Stewart County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surrender House (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.