Transportation and supply routes depended heavily on these
waterways. The batteries defended these routes to major supply bases
in Clarksville and Nashville.
The Dover Hotel
Built between 1851 and 1853, to accommodate riverboat travelers
before and after the Civil War. It was here that General Simon B. Buckner surrendered
Fort Donelson, along with 13,000 men, to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on
Feb. 16, 1862.