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

Advance on Fort Donelson

Feb.11-12,1862

 
 
Advance on Fort Donelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
1. Advance on Fort Donelson Marker
Inscription. Here was formerly a road following a telegraph line between Dover and Tennessee River. Following Ft. Henry’s capture, Grant’s Army of the Ohio marched on Ft. Donelson in two columns, the northernmost on this road. Leading in battle formation was the 2nd Brig. 1st Div. Col. W. H. L. Wallace. Units of the 2nd Div., Brig. Gen. C. F. Smith, followed in march column.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 32.)
 
Location. 36° 30.584′ N, 87° 56.67′ W. Marker is in Model, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Henry Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Advance On Fort Donelson (approx. 2.5 miles away); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 4.5 miles away); Seizing the Initiative (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jackson's Virginia Battery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lauman's Brigade (approx. 4.7 miles away); Union Camp (approx. 4.7 miles away); Forrest's Attack (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Fort Donelson National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
2. Fort Donelson National Battlefield
The marker is located west of the site of the February 1862 Battle of Fort Donelson.

1. The Battle of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fort Donelson National Battlefield. National Park website. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Donelson Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
3. Fort Donelson Artillery
Grant's troops successfully attacked the works of Fort Donelson on February 13 thru 15, 1862.
Fort Donelson River Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
4. Fort Donelson River Battery
This battery on the Cumberland River was the site of the February 14, 1862 battle in which Confederate troops defeated a Union flotilla of wooden and ironclad gunboats.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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