dover http://wkms.org en 152 Years Later: Fort Henry's Construction, Battle and Legacy http://wkms.org/post/152-years-later-fort-henrys-construction-battle-and-legacy <p>The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee and was the first important victory for the Union led by Ulysses S. Grant, in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Dover historian Susan "Ski" Witzofsky previews her February 8th program for the 152nd Anniversary of Fort Henry's construction, battle and legacy.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:11:12 +0000 Kate Lochte 38458 at http://wkms.org 152 Years Later: Fort Henry's Construction, Battle and Legacy Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield http://wkms.org/post/summer-events-ft-donelson-national-battlefield <p>Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. <a href="http://www.nps.gov/fodo/index.htm">See more on the Fort Donelson&nbsp;website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:48:07 +0000 Todd Hatton 31886 at http://wkms.org Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield Homes Destroyed by Flash Floods in Stewart County, TN http://wkms.org/post/homes-destroyed-flash-floods-stewart-county-tn <p></p><p>Flash floods destroyed more than two dozen homes in the Dover, Tenn. area this weekend.</p><p>Stewart County Emergency Management Agency Director Clint Mathis estimates around $2 million in damage to Stewart County residences. Mathis said the majority of the damage occurred in the Carlisle community. He said the displaced residents are receiving aid at area churches.</p><p>Mathis said along with the flooded homes, the county’s road network was also “severely impacted.”</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:39:14 +0000 John Null 31196 at http://wkms.org Homes Destroyed by Flash Floods in Stewart County, TN Anniversary of Ft. Donelson Battle Bonds Dover http://wkms.org/post/anniversary-ft-donelson-battle-bonds-dover <p>The Battle of Fort Donelson took place near Dover, Tennessee 150 years ago. The battle lasted six days and ended in surrender to Union forces. Today, residents of Dover are commemorating that battle with a series of events. Rose Krzton-Presson visited Dover and spoke with community members about how the town&rsquo;s history has shaped what it is today.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:16:31 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16864 at http://wkms.org Anniversary of Ft. Donelson Battle Bonds Dover