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

See Me Take a Chimney!

February 14 1862

 
 
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By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. See Me Take a Chimney Marker
Inscription. Federal gunboats had edged up to within 400 yards. Artilleryman John Frequa calmly said, "Now boys, see me take a chimney." His shot tore a smokestack and the flag off the U.S. Gunboat Pittsburg. Tossing his cap into the air, Frequa roared, "Come on you cowardly scoundrels—you are not at Fort Henry!" Frequa sent the next cannonball through a porthole, and the Pittsburg started backing up.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 29.696′ N, 87° 51.381′ W. Marker is near Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Lock D Loop north of Lock D Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Sign is part of the lower water battery. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Killed By a Loose Bolt (a few steps from this marker); Reconstructed Powder Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Control the Rivers and Railroads (a few steps from this marker); Exchanging Iron Valentines (a few steps from this marker); Foote's Gunboat Flotilla (a few steps from this marker); The River Batteries
See Me Take a Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
2. See Me Take a Chimney Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Positions (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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