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

Fort Donelson Confederate Monument

 
 
Fort Donelson Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Fort Donelson Confederate Monument Marker
Inscription. (Front):
This shaft is dedicated
as an altar of remembrance
to the Confederate soldiers
who fought at Fort Donelson
February, 1862
by the
Daughters of the Confederacy
of Tennessee
"There is no holier spot of ground
than where defeated valor lies"

(Left):
"______________ here was the place of battle. You who have never known the scour and pierce of battle may only remember moments by names, places by monuments, but I who was born by the battle-fields cannot escape a sorrow that dwells, a valor that lingers, a hope that spoke on lips now still."

(Right):
Honor their valor, emulate the devotion with which they gave themselves to the service of their country, let it never be said that their sons in these southern states have forgotten their noble example.

(back):
February 13th, 1862
February 14th, 1862
February 15th, 1862
Somewhere here our unknown dead will lie forever, with arms unstacked forever, with colors that cannot be furled.
 
Erected 1933 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 36° 29.089′ 
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Front Inscription
N, 87° 51.775′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Fort Donelson Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at stop one, the Confederate Monument, 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. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Division (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Donelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauman's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buckner's Defense (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Right Side Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
5. Back Inscription
Fort Donelson Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
6. Fort Donelson Confederate Monument
Marker at Tour Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
7. Marker at Tour Stop
Because they had fought against the United States, Confederate dead were not reburied in the National Cemetery. This monument, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy is a memorial for those men. It was dedicated in 1933.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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