Fort Henry

Fort Henry (HMRGT)

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

N 36° 27.38', W 88° 0.812'

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Feb. 6, 1862

About 4 mi. N. this one of two forts erected to deny Tennessee River to the Federals. Ft. Heiman faced it from the Kentucky side. It was surrendered following naval bombardment, to Flag Officer A.H. Foote, USN, by Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, who had about 60 men remaining. From there, U.S. Grant marched his Army of the Ohio to besiege Ft. Donelson.
Marker Number3C 35
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 409180 N 4035041
Decimal Degrees36.45633333, -88.01353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.38', W 88° 0.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 22.80" N, 88° 0' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Fort Henry Rd, Dover TN 37058, US
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