February 14 1862The onshore Columbiad fired projectiles that tore all the way through the gunboat, showering sailors with splinters. When Carondelet's acting starboard bow gunner, John Hall, saw shots coming, he crouched down and called out "Down!" His me then stood clear of portholes. Some foolhardy crewman ignored Hall's warnings. An incoming 32-pound shot tore off one gunner's cap—and the heads of two men who didn't duck. One engineer said the shot "seemed to bound after the men like a wild beast pursuing its prey."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 423280 N 4039233|
|Decimal Degrees||36.49535000, -87.85661667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 29.721', W 87° 51.397'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 29' 43.26" N, 87° 51' 23.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Lock D Loop, Dover TN 37058, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.