Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Fort Donelson National Battleﬁeld
Intended to help defend the vulnerable Fort Henry, this unfinished work was abandoned at the start of General Grant's February 1862 offensive and never fired a shot. Remnants of the fort can still be seen. The fort is now part of Fort Donelson National Battlefield.
Site of the North's first major victory of the Civil War, the park preserves the remains of the fort itself, two river batteries, outer rifle pits, and the Dover Hotel where the fort's surrender was arranged.
Location. 36° 30.38′ N, 88° 1.537′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker can be reached from Forest Road 232 0.3 miles west of Boswell Landing Road (Forest Road 233), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at end of Fort Henry Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Henry (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 3½ miles away); Advance On Fort Donelson (approx. 4½ miles away); Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 4½ miles away); Gerard Furnace (approx. 5.3 miles away in Kentucky); Fort Heiman (approx. 5.4 miles away in Kentucky); Forrest at Paris Landing (approx. 5.4 miles away); Naval Warfare (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Fort Donelson National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on December 30, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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