The River Batteries

The River Batteries (HMPLZ)

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

N 36° 29.683', W 87° 51.356'

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The River Batteries

Captain Joseph Dixon (Killed)
Captain Jacob Culbertson
The lower water battery established at this point mounted eight 32-pounder guns and one 10-inch columbiad. Company A, 50th Tennessee, under Captain T.W. Beaumont, manned the four guns on the right, and Company A, 30th Tennessee, under Captain B.G. Bidwell, manned the four guns on the left. A detachment of Captain Reuben R. Ross' battery of Maury artillery under Lieutenant H.S. Bedford operated the columbiad, which was emplaced on the extreme left.

On February 13, 1862, this battery engaged in a duel with the U.S.S. Carondelet. Near the close of the bombardment, which lasted nearly an hour, a projectile struck and disabled the third gun from the left and killed Captain Joseph Dixon, commander of the river batteries. It also disabled for a short time Captain J.P. Shuster, and killed and wounded two or three privates.
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 423340 N 4039162
Decimal Degrees36.49471667, -87.85593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.683', W 87° 51.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 40.98" N, 87° 51' 21.36" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1596 Lock D Loop, Dover TN 37058, US
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