February 13 1862On 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.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 423290 N 4039187|
|Decimal Degrees||36.49493333, -87.85650000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 29.696', W 87° 51.39'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 29' 41.76" N, 87° 51' 23.4" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Lock D Loop, Dover TN 37058, US|
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