Site of Fort Henry

Site of Fort Henry (HME1G)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 30.425', W 88° 0.947'

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February 6, 1862

This site of the first Union attack on river routes in the West lies below Kentucky Lake. Only the easternmost rifle pits remain above water. Because of the high water in the fort, only Capt. Taylor's Co. B. First Regt. Tenn. Art., stayed to slow the Union gunboat advance. Five Confederate soldiers killed during the battle when their cannons exploded were buried on a ridge top north of here. Both Confederate and Union troops then moved along the trails to Ft. Donelson to the east.
HM NumberHME1G
Marker Number3C 61
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 409038 N 4040673
Decimal Degrees36.50708333, -88.01578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 30.425', W 88° 0.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 30' 25.50" N, 88° 0' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7624 Fort Henry Rd, Dover TN 37058, US
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