Historic Markers Across Tennessee

See Me Take a Chimney!

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Lock D Loop north of Lock D Rd, Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 29.696    W 087° 51.38
  36.49493333    -87.85633333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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 you cowardly scoundrels—you are not at Fort Henry!" Frequa sent the next cannonball through a porthole, and the Pittsburg started backing up.

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