February 6, 1862This 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.
|Marker Number||3C 61|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 409038 N 4040673|
|Decimal Degrees||36.50708333, -88.01578333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 30.425', W 88° 0.947'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 30' 25.50" N, 88° 0' 56.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7624 Fort Henry Rd, Dover TN 37058, US|
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