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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Withdrawal From Donelson

Feb. 16, 1862

Withdrawal From Donelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, September 3, 2014
1. Withdrawal From Donelson Marker
Inscription.  About 300 yds. upstream was a ford over which this road formerly crossed. Here, following a council of war in which he had refused to consent to the Confederate surrender, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his regiment unopposed out of the position. The ford was then flooded. He was followed by numerous artillery and infantry stragglers from other units.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 34.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 29.102′ N, 87° 49.621′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street (Tennessee Route 49) and Sentry Drive, on the left when traveling east on Spring Street. 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. Surrender House (approx. 0.6 miles away); 13,000 Prisoners (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dover Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles
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away); C.S.A. Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rice House (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Rice House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Thomas J. Davidson's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of the Stewart County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on December 7, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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