Graves' Battery

Graves' Battery (HM1731)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 28.893', W 87° 51.48'

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The Confederate outer defenses, in February 1862, formed a 3-mile broken line around Fort Donelson and Dover. The Confederates cut trees in front of the entrenchments to construct an abitis, a formidable obstacle to the enemy. Field artillery batteries took commanding positions along the ridges. Graves' Kentucky Battery, supported by the 41st Tennessee Infantry, occupied this ridge. On February 13, the battery fired upon Union forces as they moved eastward toward the Confederate left. On the 15th, Graves' Battery moved to the Wynn's Ferry Road area and participated in the break-out attempt.
HM NumberHM1731
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 423142 N 4037703
Decimal Degrees36.48155000, -87.85800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 28.893', W 87° 51.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 28' 53.58" N, 87° 51' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37 Park Dr, Dover TN 37058, US
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