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

McCausland's Brigade

Pillow's Division

 
 
McCausland's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. McCausland's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Brigadier General
Gideon J. Pillow's Division
Colonel John McCausland's Brigade
36th Virginia, Lieut. Colonel L. Wilber Reid
50th Virginia, Major Charles E. Thorburn
20th Mississippi, Major William N. Brown

Proceeding from Cumberland City to Fort Donelson, the brigade arrived at daylight, February 13, 1862, and at once occupied a position in support of Greene's Battery, on the left of Davidson's Brigade. The 20th Mississippi remained in reserve. During the entire day the troops were under fire. At midnight, General Pillow ordered the 20th Mississippi to relieve the 7th Texas Regiment in the trenches.
 
Location. 36° 28.828′ N, 87° 50.404′ 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 at stop nine, Forge Road, 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. Planning to Escape (a few steps from this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Greene's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker);
Tablet and Section of Trenches image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Tablet and Section of Trenches
To the left is the Texas Memorial.
Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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
 
Marker and Tablet at Stop Nine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Marker and Tablet at Stop Nine
 
 
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 478 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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