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

Forrest's Cavalry

 
 
Forrest's Cavalry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Forrest's Cavalry Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry
On February 15, 1862, during the attack Forrest's Cavalry covered the extreme left of the Confederate line. The backwater in lick creek and the swampy condition of the flats along the creek interfered with the movements of cavalry. Forrest therefore, passing through the Confederate line of infantry, moved his troops to the center and joined in the attack against McClernand's troops. Charging infantry and artillery in turn, Forrest's cavalry captured a number of artillery pieces, inflicted severe casualties upon the Federal troops, and contributed signally to the success of the Confederate attack.
 
Location. 36° 28.814′ N, 87° 50.443′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Natcor Drive (County Route 943), on the right when traveling east. 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. McCausland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Planning to Escape (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (within shouting distance
Forrest's Cavalry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Forrest's Cavalry Tablet
Looking across Natcor Drive.
of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greene's Battery (about 400 feet away); Brown's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Breakout (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Forrest's Cavalry Tablet and Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Forrest's Cavalry Tablet and Cannon
6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841
N.P. Ames of Massachusetts produced this 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841 in 1846.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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