Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Gideon J. Pillow's Division
Colonel William E. Baldwin's Brigade
26th Mississippi, Colonel Arthur E. Reynolds
Baldwin's command, being part of the 2d Brigade of General Buckner's Division, arrived at Dover from Cumberland City about 1 a.m., February 13, 1862. General Pillow detached this command from Buckner's Division and at daylight, February 13, moved it to the extreme left of the line. The brigade occupied its position, about 1000 yards east of this point, with the 26th Mississippi in the trenches and the 26th Tennessee in support.
Reinforced by the 20th Mississippi, Major William M Brown, the brigade received orders from General Pillow, about noon, February 14, to form in the open field to the left and rear of its trenches for an attack against the Federal line. The brigade formed in column of platoons along the road in the woods, about 200 yards beyond the left of the line of trenches, the 26th Mississippi in the lead, followed by the 26th Tennessee, the 20th Mississippi bringing up the rear. The brigade had proceeded not more than one-quarter of a mile when General Pillow ordered a countermarch and the troops returned to their former positions in the line.
Location. 36° Touch for map. Located along the tour road in 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. Forrest's Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCausland's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Planning to Escape (about 600 feet away); Texas (about 600 feet away); Confederate Breakout (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (about 600 feet away); Greene's Battery (about 700 feet away); Brown's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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