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

Graves’ Battery C.S.A.

Brigadier General Simon B Buckner's Division

 

—Colonel John C. Brown's Brigade —

 
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By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
1. Graves' Battery Marker
Inscription. This battery of 6 field pieces occupied this position commanding the valley of Indian Creek.

On February 13, 1862, in the morning, these guns opened an effective fire upon Federal troops advancing in an attack against the position held by Neiman's brigade, and aided materially in the repulse of the attack. Later in the day a battery of Federal artillery, under Captain McAllister, opened fire from the hill to the right front. This battery joined with Porter's in silencing McAllister's guns.

On February 15, Graves' battery supported the Confederate attack.
 
Erected 1930 by War Department.
 
Location. 36° 28.885′ N, 87° 51.448′ W. Marker is near Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Park Drive 0.2 miles east of Donelson Parkway (U.S. 79), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Stop 7 on the driving tour of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. 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. Holding the Outer Lines (here, next to this marker); Graves' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry (approx.
Graves' Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Stahl, April 27, 2017
2. Graves' Battery Marker
0.2 miles away); Federal Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Donelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); 6-pounder Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter's Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service Fort Donelson Homepage (Submitted on April 30, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Last updated on May 13, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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