Killed By a Loose Bolt

Killed By a Loose Bolt (HM1Y71)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 29.696', W 87° 51.39'

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February 13 1862

On the evening of February 13, 1862 the U.S. Gunboat Carondelet fired a few shots at this lower water battery. One Carondelet projectile hit the side of a Confederate gun-carriage at this location. A large "screw bolt" went flying. The loose screw struck the battery's highly respected commander, Captain Joseph Dixon, in the forehead. Dixon died instantly, the only Confederate casualty in the shelling.
HM NumberHM1Y71
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 423290 N 4039187
Decimal Degrees36.49493333, -87.85650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.696', W 87° 51.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 41.76" N, 87° 51' 23.4" 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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