Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Withdrawl from Fort Donelson

Marker ID: THC 3C 34
Location: on Spring St. east of Castle Ln., Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 29.103    W 087° 49.625
  36.48505    -87.82708333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1ETM


About 300 yds. upstream was a ford over which this road formally crossed. Here, following a council of war in which he had refused to consent to the Confederate surrender, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his calvary regiment unopposed out of the position. The ford was then flooded. He was followed by numerous artillery and infantry stragglers from other units.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission


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