Buckner's Defense

Buckner's Defense (HMPJ5)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 29.206', W 87° 51.641'

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To stop the Confederate break-out attempt on February 15, Grant sent his reorganized troops against the Confederate left. At the same time, to take advantage of the weakened enemy line, he sent C.F. Smith's Division against the Confederate right. Smith's forces rolled over the Confederate outer defenses and pushed the Southerners back to a position along the ridge in front of you. There the charge was halted by Buckner's forces who had arrived just as the Union assault had begun. Afterwards, Buckner paid tribute to the field artillery for its role in checking the Yankee advance. The strong new defensive position on the ridge and the coming of night ended the fighting. The Union forces grudgingly withdrew to the old Confederate defensive line. In this desperate fighting several hundred men lost their lives. Many of them still lie in this area in unmarked graves.
HM NumberHMPJ5
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 422907 N 4038284
Decimal Degrees36.48676667, -87.86068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.206', W 87° 51.641'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 12.36" N, 87° 51' 38.46" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Lock D Rd, Dover TN 37058, US
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