Historic Markers Across Tennessee



U.S. Gunboat St. Louis



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Fort Donelson Tour Stop 4 (River Batteries), Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 29.709    W 087° 51.428
  36.49515    -87.85713333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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 and others...[it also] carried away the ship's wheel, requiring some time to put her in repair."

Flag Officer Andrew Foote

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