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

Fort Henry

Feb. 6, 1862

 
 
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, March 6, 2011
1. Fort Henry Marker
Inscription. About 4 mi. N. this was one of two forts erected to deny Tennessee River to the Federals. Ft. Heiman faced it from the Kentucky side. It was surrendered following naval bombardment, to Flag Officer A.H. Foote, USN, by Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, who had about 60 men remaining. From there, U.S. Grant marched his Army of the Ohio to besiege Ft. Donelson.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 35.)
 
Location. 36° 27.38′ N, 88° 0.812′ W. Marker is in Model, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Donelson Pkwy (U.S. 79) and Fort Henry Road, on the right when traveling west on Donelson Pkwy. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Advance On Fort Donelson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 3½ miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 3½ miles away); Forrest at Paris Landing (approx. 3.8 miles away); Naval Warfare
River Batteries on Cumberland River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
2. River Batteries on Cumberland River
These batteries are located in Fort Donelson, the next target for the Federal troops after the surrender of Fort Henry. The Confederates held against a Union naval assault on February 14, 1862.
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gerard Furnace (approx. 7½ miles away in Kentucky); Fort Heiman (approx. 7½ miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Model.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort Henry by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Henry. The American Civil War website. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Fort Henry - Civil War Tennessee. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Artillery at Fort Donelson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2003
3. Artillery at Fort Donelson
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 5, 2012
4. Fort Henry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on March 18, 2011, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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