Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Surrender House ~ Feb. 16, 1862

Marker ID: THC 3C 29
Location: at the intersection of Spring Street (Tennessee Route 49) and Petty Street, Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 29.263    W 087° 50.223
  36.48771666    -87.83705
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1EKR


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, escaped. Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, refusing to agree to the surrender, led his cavalry regiment and a number of infantrymen out of the defenses without losing a man or meeting opposition.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.