Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Advance on Fort Donelson

Marker ID: THC 3C 32
Location: on Fort Henry Road, Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 30.584    W 087° 56.67
  36.50973333    -87.9445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME7KD


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 2nd Brig. 1st Div. Col. W. H. L. Wallace. Units of the 2nd Div., Brig. Gen. C. F. Smith, followed in march column.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


More information:
Wikipedia: Battle of Fort Donelson
NPS: Fort Donelson
NPS: Fort Donelson - Battle Summary