U.S. Gunboat Louisville

U.S. Gunboat Louisville (HM1Y58)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 29.715', W 87° 51.419'

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February 14 1862

A solid shot from the 10-inch Confederate Columbiad onshore crashed through the Louisville's bow porthole. That one ball killed three men. Blood and brains splattered Commander Benjamin Dove, the Louisville's captain. Dove calmly wiped the gore from his face, and continued his duties as if nothing had happened.
HM NumberHM1Y58
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 423247 N 4039222
Decimal Degrees36.49525000, -87.85698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.715', W 87° 51.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 42.9" N, 87° 51' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lock D Loop, Dover TN 37058, US
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