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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dover, Tennessee

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Dover is the county seat for Stewart County
Dover is in Stewart County
      Stewart County (89)  
      Benton County (21)  
      Henry County (25)  
      Houston County (5)  
      Montgomery County (95)  
      Calloway County, Kentucky (22)  
      Christian County, Kentucky (30)  
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1Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 13,000 Prisoners
Thirteen thousand dejected Confederate defenders of Fort Donelson huddled here against the cold on February 16, 1862. They had fought long and hard against Grant's forces and did not consider themselves defeated. They had been surrendered against . . . Map (db m38800) HM
2Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 6-pounder Gun
The 6-pounder was the prime artillery piece of the Mexican War and the smallest regulation gun of the Civil War. The Confederacy and the Union armies in the west used it extensively, but it was replaced in the Union armies in the east by the . . . Map (db m82869) HM
3Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 3C 32 — Advance on Fort Donelson — Feb. 11-12, 1862
Here was formerly a road following a telegraph line between Dover and Tennessee River. Following Ft. Henry’s capture, Grant’s Army of the Ohio marched on Ft. Donelson in two columns, the northernmost on this road. Leading in battle formation was the . . . Map (db m21295) HM
4Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 3C 33 — Advance On Fort Donelson — Feb 11-12, 1862
Here was the "Ridge Road" from Ft. Henry to Ft. Donelson. After Ft. Henry's capture, Grant marched the southernmost column of the Army of the Ohio on Ft. Donelson along this route. Leading in battle formation was the 1st Brig., 1st Div., Col. R.J. . . . Map (db m158835) HM
5Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Baldwin's Brigade — Pillow's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow's Division Colonel William E. Baldwin's Brigade26th Tennessee, Colonel John M. Lillard 26th Mississippi, Colonel Arthur E. Reynolds Baldwin's command, being part of the 2d Brigade of General Buckner's . . . Map (db m38688) HM
6Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Battle of Dover — War Returns to Stewart County
Union and Confederate forces clashed near here again on February 3, 1863, almost one year after the Battle of Fort Donelson. Confederate Gen. Joseph Wheeler attacked Dover’s 800-man Federal garrison after he failed to disrupt Union shipping on the . . . Map (db m173094) HM
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7Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Battle of Fort Henry
You are standing inside the easternmost rifle pits of Fort Henry. These earthworks are all that remain of the hastily constructed earthen fort that now lies beneath the waters of Kentucky Lake. At noon on February 6, 1862, Union Flag Officer Andrew . . . Map (db m173077) HM
8Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 3C 30 — Bear Spring Furnace
Joseph and Robert Woods and Thomas Yeatman built the first charcoal cold-blast furnace here in 1830. It used brown hematite ore from local deposits. Destroyed by Union forces in 1862, the present stack was built in 1873, with a railroad to Tennessee . . . Map (db m155815) HM
9Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Brandon-Sykes Showboat House — W. D. Sykes Memorial Museum
House built in 1888 by Nathan G. Brandon W.D. Sykes became the 4th owner in 1919. He was a successful businessman during the Depression years, a staunch Democrat who entertained Governor Austin Peay, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull and . . . Map (db m155824) HM
10Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Brown's Brigade — Buckner's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division Colonel John C. Brown's BrigadeEarly on February 15, 1862 General Buckner's Division relieved by the 30th Tennessee, left the line of trenches west of Indian Creek and, headed by the 3d . . . Map (db m38764) HM
11Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Buckner's Defense
To stop the Confederate break-out attempt on February 15, Grant sent his reorganized troops against the Confederate left. At the same time, to take advantage of the weakened enemy line, he sent C.F. Smith's Division against the Confederate right. . . . Map (db m38145) HM
12Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Buckner's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's DivisionOn February 15, 1862, about 1 p.m. this division in compliance with General Floyd's orders withdrew to its original position within the trenches covered by the 2d Kentucky and 41st Tennessee. . . . Map (db m38146) HM
13Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — C.S.A. Headquarters
C.S.A. Headquarters of Brigadier General John B. Floyd Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow Brigadier General Simon B. BucknerMap (db m160464) HM
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14Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Cemetery Lodge
This 1877 house served as office and quarters for the cemetery keeper until 1931. The design of the building is Second Empire (French), from the reign of Napoleon III (1852-1870). This architectural style is characterized by gables and a roof . . . Map (db m38815) HM
15Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Colonel Thomas J. Davidson's Brigade
C.S.A. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division Colonel Thomas J. Davidson's Brigade 3d Mississippi, Lieut. Colonel Joseph M. Wells 8th Kentucky, Lieut. Colonel Hylan B. Lyon 7th Texas, Colonel John Gregg 1st Mississippi, Lieut. . . . Map (db m148360) HM
16Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Columbiad vs. Carondelet — February 14 1862
"The [10-inch] Columbiad was rigidly impartial, and fired on the boats as... ircumstances dictated, with...the last few shots... directed at the Carondelet... hugging the eastern shore and... a little in advance of others... Several well-directed . . . Map (db m192470) HM
17Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Confederate Breakout — February 15, 1862
"A great shouting was heard behind me, whereupon I sent an orderly to ascertain the cause. The man reported the road and woods full of soldiers apparently in rout. An officer then rode by at full speed, shouting 'All's lost! Save . . . Map (db m38591) HM
18Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Confederate Breakout — February 15, 1862
"Fill your cartridge boxes, quick, and get into line; the enemy is trying to escape and he must not be permitted to do so." Col. J.D. Webster, USA The advantage lay with the Confederates. They could press the attack and possibly destroy . . . Map (db m38593) HM
19Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Confederate Monument
Because they had fought against the United States, Confederate dead were not reburied in the National Cemetery. This monument erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy is a memorial for those men. It was dedicated in 1933.Map (db m103059) HM
20Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Confederate Trenches
Confederate Trenches Left wing of the outer defensesMap (db m148362) HM
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21Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Confederate Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson — C.S.A.
Buckner's Division strength 3425, killed 51*, wounded 314*, missing 41 - Aggregate 406* • Brown's Brigade strength 2825, killed 38, wounded 247, missing 41 - Aggregate 326 • Hanson's Regiment strength 600, killed 13*, wounded 67* - Aggregate 80 . . . Map (db m173010) HM
22Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Control the Rivers and Railroads
During the Civil War rivers and railroads routinely carried soldiers, material, and food to keep the war effort going. The Tennessee and Cumberland rivers were the main arteries that carried the economic lifeblood to the heart of middle Tennessee. . . . Map (db m38382) HM
23Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Dover Hotel — Surrender House
Built between 1851 and 1853, this hotel accommodated riverboat travelers before and after the Civil War. Confederate General Buckner and his staff used the hotel as their headquarters during the battle. After Buckner accepted what he called Grant's . . . Map (db m38766) HM
24Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Dover Under Fire — Fort Donelson National Battlefield
This reproduction pre-Civil War cannon stands near the site of a 32-pounder smoothbore cannon that helped Col. Abner Harding's Union infantry repel Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Confederate cavalry attack on Dover on February 3, 1863. Wheeler, . . . Map (db m148359) HM
25Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Exchanging Iron Valentines
We awaited with deep anxiety the result of the attack and severe bombardment of the river batteries by our gunboats. Gloom ... ensued upon the news reaching us of their failure and withdrawal from the contest. H.W. Dudley, Taylor's Battery, . . . Map (db m38376) HM
26Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Federal Troops and Casualties at Fort Donelson — U.S.A.
McClearnand's Division strength 8000, killed 311, wounded 1058, missing 183 - Aggregate 1552 • Oglesby's Brigade killed 184, wounded 603, missing 66 - Aggregate 853 • Wallace's Brigade killed 99, wounded 350, missing 98 - Aggregate 547 • . . . Map (db m173009) HM
27Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Find A Log Quick! — February 14 1862
In the heat of Friday evening's battle, a ball jammed half way down the barrel of the 64-pounder rifled Columbiad here. Sergeant Patrick Cook and his crew went hunting for a log. They climbed on the parapet and into Federal fire. The men manhandled . . . Map (db m173022) HM
28Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Foote's Gunboat Flotilla — Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The gunboat flotilla that Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote launched against Forts Henry and Donelson consisted of both timberclad and ironclad vessels. The timberclads - Conestoga, Lexington, and Tyler - were commercial river steamers . . . Map (db m38349) HM
29Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Forrest's Attack — Breaking Out of Fort Donelson — Battle of Fort Donelson —
(overview) In February 1862, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attacked Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to take control of western Tennessee and Kentucky as well as the rivers. Grant captured Fort Henry on February . . . Map (db m173091) HM
30Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Forrest's Cavalry
C.S.A. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's CavalryOn February 12, 1862, Forrest's Cavalry engaged in maneuvers to delay the advance of the Federal force on Fort Donelson. Observing the change of direction made by McClernand's Division after the . . . Map (db m38451) HM
31Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Forrest's Cavalry
C.S.A. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's CavalryOn 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 . . . Map (db m38755) HM
32Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Forrest's Escape — The Road to Nashville — Battle of Fort Donelson —
(overview) In February 1862, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attacked Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to take control of western Tennessee and Kentucky as well as the rivers. Grant captured Fort Henry on February . . . Map (db m173095) HM
33Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Fort Donelson
C.S.A. Fort DonelsonThe Confederate defenses consisted of this fort, two water batteries and the line of rifle pits enclosing these and the town of Dover. The garrison of the fort proper consisted of the30th Tennessee,   Colonel John W. Head . . . Map (db m21342) HM
34Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Fort Donelson
The mounds of earth you see before you are the remains of Fort Donelson, which originally covered 15 acres. Confederate soldiers and enslaved African Americans built the fort over a period of seven months. The walls, made of logs and earth, stood 10 . . . Map (db m82934) HM
35Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Fort Donelson
Here the Union won its first major victory of the Civil War. The surrender of Fort Donelson, along with the capture of Forts Henry and Heiman, forced the Confederacy to abandon Nashville and give up southern Kentucky and much of middle and west . . . Map (db m173008) HM
36Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Fort Donelson Confederate Monument
This shaft is dedicated as an altar of remembrance to the Confederate soldiers who fought at Fort Donelson February, 1862 by the Daughters of the Confederacy of Tennessee "There is no holier spot of ground than where defeated valor lies" . . . Map (db m38085) HM
37Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Fort Henry — Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Fort Henry is part of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Located 12 miles west of Fort Donelson on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River, Fort Henry was a five-sided, open-bastioned earthen fort designed to guard against Union ship . . . Map (db m91824) HM
38Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Freedmen's Camp
After the Union victory at Fort Donelson, slaves escaping from nearby farms and iron foundries flocked to the area seeking freedom and protection. By March 1863 some 300 refugees lived here at the freedmen's camp that came to be known as "Free . . . Map (db m82948) HM
39Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — French's Battery — Drake's Brigade — Johnson's Division —
C.S.A. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division Colonel Joseph Drake's Brigade French's BatteryThis battery of four pieces went into position between the 4th Mississippi and 15th Arkansas regiments and supported the brigade effectively in . . . Map (db m38478) HM
40Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Graves' Battery
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 . . . Map (db m82949) HM
41Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Graves' Battery C.S.A. — Brigadier General Simon B Buckner's Division — Colonel John C. Brown's Brigade —
This battery of 6 field pieces occupied this position commanding the valley of Indian Creek. On February 13, 1862, in the morning, these guns opened an effective fire upon Federal troops advancing in an attack against the position held by . . . Map (db m103401) HM
42Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Greene's Battery — Davidson's Brigade — Johnson's Division —
C.S.A. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division Colonel Thomas J. Davidson's Brigade Greene's BatteryThe 2nd Division of this battery, consisting of three guns, occupied this position astride the Old Forge Road. The guns covered the road . . . Map (db m38762) HM
43Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Gun Positions
The four mounds in this section of the water batteries are some of the first structures built to defend the river. The Confederates mounted three 32-pounder cannon here but moved them before the gunboat attack. From this position they could not be . . . Map (db m38383) HM
44Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Hallowed Ground
Fort Donelson National Cemetery was established in 1867 as the final resting place for Union soldiers and sailors who died during the Civil War and were buried in this area. The cemetery occupies the site of the second Fort Donelson built in 1863 by . . . Map (db m38813) HM
45Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Heiman's Brigade — Johnson's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division Colonel Adolphus Heiman's BrigadeOn February 13, 1862, about noon, a Federal force under Colonel William R. Morrison, deployed in the woods opposite the right and center of this brigade and . . . Map (db m38452) HM
46Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — History of the Stewart County Courthouse
The first courthouse in Stewart County, Tennessee was erected in June 1806 in the Township of Dover. In 1823, the original log courthouse was replaced and later destroyed by fire during the Civil War in 1862. The courthouse was rebuilt in 1870. It . . . Map (db m38896) HM
47Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Holding The Line — The Stand of the 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry — Battle of Fort Donelson —
(overview) In February 1862, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attacked Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to take control of western Tennessee and Kentucky as well as the rivers. Grant captured Fort Henry on February . . . Map (db m173092) HM
48Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Holding the Outer Lines
The remains of the trenches you see here are part of the outer line of defenses that protected Fort Donelson against land attack. This part of the line was initially occupied by Capt. Rice E. Graves' six-gun Kentucky Battery with instructions to . . . Map (db m63405) HM
49Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Jackson's Virginia Battery — Buckner's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division Jackson's Virginia BatteryThis battery of four pieces occupied this position on the night of February 13, 1862. On February 15, it proceeded with the division to the left of the intrenchments . . . Map (db m38398) HM
50Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Killed By a Loose Bolt — February 13 1862
On the evening of February 13, 1862 the U.S. Gunboat Carondelet fired a few shots at this lower water battery. One Carondelet projectile hit the side of a Confederate gun-carriage at this location. A large "screw bolt" went flying. The loose screw . . . Map (db m103210) HM
51Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Lauman's Brigade — C.F. Smith's Division
U.S.A. Brigadier General Charles F. Smith's Division Colonel Jacob G. Lauman's Brigade2d Iowa, Colonel James M. Tuttle 7th Iowa, Lieut. Colonel James C. Parrott 14th Iowa, Colonel William T. Shaw 16th Missouri, Lieut. Colonel Benjamin S. Compton . . . Map (db m82952) HM
52Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Life at Fort Donelson
"We lived luxuriously in comfortable tents and log huts," one Fort Donelson soldier wrote in the more tranquil days before cold weather set in and the armies clashed. Besides rations of flour, fresh and cured meats, sugar, and coffee, every . . . Map (db m38181) HM
53Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Maney's Battery — Heiman's Brigade — Johnson's Division —
C.S.A. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Division Colonel Adolphus Heiman's Brigade Maney's BatteryThis battery of four pieces occupied this position throughout the operations around Fort Donelson, engaging the Federal artillery at various . . . Map (db m38475) HM
54Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — McCausland's Brigade — Pillow's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow's Division Colonel John McCausland's Brigade36th Virginia, Lieut. Colonel L. Wilber Reid 50th Virginia, Major Charles E. Thorburn 20th Mississippi, Major William N. Brown Proceeding from Cumberland City . . . Map (db m38759) HM
55Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Morrison's Attack — A Senseless Loss — Battle of Fort Donelson —
(overview) In February 1862, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attacked Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to take control of western Tennessee and Kentucky as well as the rivers. Grant captured Fort Henry on February . . . Map (db m173093) HM
56Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Morrison's Brigade — McClernand's Division
U.S.A. Brigadier General John A. McClernand's Division Colonel William R. Morrison's Brigade17th Illinois, Major Francis M. Smith 49th Illinois, Lieut. Colonel Phineas Pease On February 13, 1862, about 10 a.m., this brigade crossed Indian Creek . . . Map (db m38476) HM
57Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Original Position
C.S.A. Original position of a four gun section of Greene's Battery, Bushrod Johnson's Division. During the shift of Confederate forces to the left in preparation for the Break-out Attempt, the guns were abandoned in place. Later in the day a detail . . . Map (db m148361) HM
58Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Planning to Escape
The road heading down the ravine (to your left) is Main street. In 1862, it was Forge Road and key to plans to remedy what Generals Floyd, Pillow, Buckner, and Forrest considered a deteriorating situation. The plan took shape at a late-night council . . . Map (db m38761) HM
59Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Porter's Battery — Brown's Brigade — Buckner's Division —
C.S.A. Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division Colonel John C. Brown's Brigade Porter's BatteryThis battery of 6 guns occupied the salient sweeping all approaches to the front and flanking the trenches to the right and left. On February . . . Map (db m38078) HM
60Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Powder Magazine
These earthworks are the remains of the powder magazine for the Upper River Battery. Accounts of the period contain no information about its size, shape, or manner of construction.Map (db m38239) HM
61Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Quarters for the Troops
On the hillside before you, inside the fort walls, stood some 100 log huts, part of 400 built in the area to house the Confederate garrison. The activity of hundreds of men probably created acres of mud during the winter snows and spring rains. . . . Map (db m173018) HM
62Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Reconstructed Powder Magazine
The original magazine was a one room, double-wall building constructed of logs. It was made bombproof by a thick earth covering. The inner space was about 11 feet square. It held 1000 rounds for the guns of the Lower River Battery. An earthen-wall . . . Map (db m38259) HM
63Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Rice House — Decision to Surrender
At 1:30 a.m., February 16, 1862, at a final council of war in the Rice house (originally located in front of you at the corner of Pillow and Petty streets) Confederate Generals Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner decided that their failed breakout attempt . . . Map (db m38811) HM
64Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Rice House
Site of Gen. Gideon Pillow's headquarters where on the night of February 15, 1862, the principle Confederate commanders met to decide the fate of Fort Donelson.Map (db m103057) HM
65Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — See Me Take a Chimney! — February 14 1862
Federal gunboats had edged up to within 400 yards. Artilleryman John Frequa calmly said, "Now boys, see me take a chimney." His shot tore a smokestack and the flag off the U.S. Gunboat Pittsburg. Tossing his cap into the air, Frequa roared, "Come on . . . Map (db m103209) HM
66Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Seizing the Initiative
Come on, you volunteers, .... You volunteered to be killed for love of country and now you can be .... Brigadier General Charles F. Smith When the Confederates attacked the Union right flank with such force on February 15 in an attempt to . . . Map (db m38399) HM
67Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Stankiewicz's Battery
In February 1862 Capt. Peter K. Stankiewicz commanded a battery of one 8-inch howitzer and two 9-pounder iron guns at this location. This battery helped defend against Union Gen. C.F. Smith's attack on Confederate Gen. Simon Buckner's position about . . . Map (db m38225) HM
68Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 3C 29 — Surrender House — — Feb. 16, 1862 —
Here, following a council of war with Brig. Gens. Floyd and Pillow, Brig. Gen. Simon B. Buckner surrendered the Confederate defenders of Fort Donelson to Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, USA. The two senior Confederate generals, having abandoned command, . . . Map (db m21312) HM
69Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Texas
Remembers the valor and devotion of her sons who served at Fort Donelson and other engagements of this theater of the Civil War. During the battle at Fort Donelson February 12-16, 1862 Col. John Gregg's 7th Texas Infantry of Davidson's Brigade, . . . Map (db m38261) HM
70Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — The Battle of Dover/Confederate Mass Grave
(side 1) The Battle of Dover Feb. 3, 1863 Confederate General John A. Wharton led an attack from the South and West against three companies of the Union 83rd Illinois Infantry and several cannons which were positioned near this . . . Map (db m87186) HM WM
71Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — The River Batteries
C.S.A. The River Batteries Captain Joseph Dixon (Killed) Captain Jacob Culbertson CommanderThe lower water battery established at this point mounted eight 32-pounder guns and one 10-inch columbiad. Company A, 50th Tennessee, under Captain T.W. . . . Map (db m38260) HM
72Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — The Stewart County Iron Industry
For over fifty years during the 19th Century, Stewart County was the center of the iron industry of Tennessee. For instance, in 1854, the county produced as much, tonnage-wise, as the next two largest producing counties in middle Tennessee and over . . . Map (db m38974) HM
73Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — The Upper Water Battery
C.S.A. The Upper Water Battery Captain Reuben R. Ross CommanderLocated on this position, this battery mounted one 6 1-2-inch rifled gun and two 32-pounder Carronades. The guns were manned by a detachment of Ross’ Battery of Maury Artillery which . . . Map (db m21344) HM
74Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 2006 — To All Who Served — 1861 - 1865
In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Stewart County, TN 14th Tennessee Infantry Co D, E, F, G 33rd Tennessee Infantry Co G 49th Tennessee Infantry Co H K 50th Tennessee Infantry Co B, D, F, H, I 1st Tenn Heavy Artillery Co B . . . Map (db m173002) HM WM
75Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — U.S. Gunboat Carondelet — February 14 1862
The onshore Columbiad fired projectiles that tore all the way through the gunboat, showering sailors with splinters. When Carondelet's acting starboard bow gunner, John Hall, saw shots coming, he crouched down and called out "Down!" His men then . . . Map (db m103189) HM
76Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — U.S. Gunboat Louisville — February 14 1862
A solid shot from the 10-inch Confederate Columbiad onshore crashed through the Louisville's bow porthole. That one ball killed three men. Blood and brains splattered Commander Benjamin Dove, the Louisville's captain. Dove calmly wiped . . . Map (db m103193) HM
77Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — U.S. Gunboat Pittsburgh — February 14 1862
"Still approaching with caution nearer and nearer to the fort, we continued firing shell, reducing the 15 second to the 5-second fuse until within 450 yards of the fort, up to which time, 4:15 p.m., we had expended 111 rounds... throwing 105 shells . . . Map (db m103190) HM
78Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — U.S. Gunboat St. Louis — February 14 1862
"...and after a severe fight of an hour and a half, being in the latter part of the action less than 400 yards from the fort...the St. Louis alone received 59 shots, 4 between wind and water and one in the pilot-house, mortally wounding the pilot . . . Map (db m103194) HM
79Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — U.S.A. Headquarters of Brigadier General U.S. Grant
U.S.A. Headquarters of Brigadier General U.S. GrantMap (db m166388) HM WM
80Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — U.S.A. Naval Forces, Western Division — Commodore Andrew H. Foote, U.S. Navy
U.S.S. St. Louis, Flagship, Lieutenant Leonard Paulding U.S.S. Louisville, Commander Benjamin M. Dove U.S.S. Pittsburgh, Lieutenant Egbert Thompson U.S.S. Carondelet, Commander Henry Walke U.S.S. Conestoga, Lieutenant S. Ledyard Phelps . . . Map (db m103402) HM
81Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Union Camp
The weather was bitterly cold and, as the soldiers of General Smith's division lay tentless and fireless along this ridgeline the night of February 15, 1862, an icy wind made sleep impossible. They occupied trenches that only that morning formed the . . . Map (db m38406) HM
82Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — Wharton's Brigade — Pillow's Division
C.S.A. Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow's Division Colonel Gabriel C. Wharton's Brigade51st Virginia, Lieut. Colonel James W. Massie 56th Virginia, Captain George W. Davis Arrived at Fort Donelson on February 7 and 8, 1862. First assigned to . . . Map (db m38590) HM
83Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — With Admirable Precision
This is the smallest of the two river batteries built by Confederates in 1861 to protect the Cumberland River, a strategic transportation and supply route to Clarksville and Nashville. Semicircular in design and set some 30 feet above the river, the . . . Map (db m38251) HM
84Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — 3C 34 — Withdrawal From Donelson — Feb. 16, 1862
About 300 yds. upstream was a ford over which this road formerly crossed. Here, following a council of war in which he had refused to consent to the Confederate surrender, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his regiment unopposed out of the position. . . . Map (db m81252) HM
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Dec. 9, 2022