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

Graves' Battery

 
 
Graves' Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, February 7, 2021
1. Graves' Battery Marker
Inscription.  The Confederate outer defenses, in February 1862, formed a 3-mile broken line around Fort Donelson and Dover. The Confederates cut trees in front of the entrenchments to construct an abatis, a formidable obstacle to the enemy. Field artillery batteries took commanding positions along the ridges. Graves' Kentucky Battery, supported by the 41st Tennessee Infantry, occupied this ridge. On February 13, the battery fired upon Union forces as they moved eastward toward the Confederate left. On the 15th, Graves' Battery moved to the Wynn's Ferry Road area and participated in the break-out attempt.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1862.
 
Location. 36° 28.893′ N, 87° 51.48′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road, on the right when traveling south on Park Road. This marker is located at Stop 7 of 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. Graves' Battery C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Holding the Outer Lines
Marker and Cannon at the Graves' Battery Stop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Marker and Cannon at the Graves' Battery Stop
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); 6-pounder Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Trenches (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Donelson Confederate Monument (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.) 
 
Section of the Confederate Defenses image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Section of the Confederate Defenses
Model 1841 6-pounder Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Model 1841 6-pounder Gun
Ames Manufacturing produced this 6-pounder bronze field gun in 1843. It has registry number 80 and weighs 883 pounds.
 
 
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 815 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 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. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022