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

Graves’ Battery

 
 
Graves' Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Graves' Battery Marker
Inscription. The Confederate outer defenses, in February 1862, formed a 3-mile broken line around Fort Donelson and Dover. The Confederates cut trees in front of the entrenchments to construct an abatis, a formidable obstacle to the enemy. Field artillery batteries took commanding positions along the ridges. Graves' Kentucky Battery, supported by the 41st Tennessee Infantry, occupied this ridge. On February 13, the battery fired upon Union forces as they moved eastward toward the Confederate left. On the 15th, Graves' Battery moved to the Wynn's Ferry Road area and participated in the break-out attempt.
 
Location. 36° 28.893′ N, 87° 51.48′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road, on the right when traveling south on Park Road. Touch for map. This marker is located at Stop 7 of 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. Graves' Battery C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Holding the Outer Lines (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson
Marker and Cannon at the Graves' Battery Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Marker and Cannon at the Graves' Battery Stop
(approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Donelson (approx. ¼ mile away); 6-pounder Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Section of the Confederate Defenses image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Section of the Confederate Defenses
Model 1841 6-pounder Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Model 1841 6-pounder Gun
Ames Manufacturing produced this 6-pdr bronze field gun in 1843. It is registry number 80 and weighs 883 pounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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