Union OccupationIn the mid-afternoon of February 19, 1862, Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote, aboard his flagship, the timber-clad gunship USS Conestoga, passed Linwood Landing around the bend of the Cumberland River a mile and a half north of here. The ironclad USS Cairo and a steam tugboat accompanied him, just three days after Confederate forces surrendered Fort Donelson. Steaming upstream, the ships arrived at the bluffs, the location of Fort Defiance. Disembarked troops proceeded to occupy that fort and Fort Clark, the "river battery" located below the bluffs on the south bank of the Red River.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 467400 N 4042695|
|Decimal Degrees||36.52908333, -87.36415000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 31.745', W 87° 21.849'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 31' 44.70" N, 87° 21' 50.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||615, 931|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1051-1199 Clarksville Riverwalk, Clarksville TN 37040, US|
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