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Dover Hotel (Surrender House)


  • Address: Petty St
  • Vicinity: N of spring St, on the Cumberland River
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

... four of the bravest, noblest, most patriotic and unselfish men I met in the war. They were always ready for any duty they were called upon, and always did it with alacrity, courage and efficiency. I have always been thankful that the four brothers survived the war. Eppa Hunton

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1825/08/09 Marquis de Lafayette Nation's Guest Marquis de Lafayette stops at the Berkely House in Aldie and travels up the old Carolina Road to Oak Hill. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1853/00/00 Built between 1851 and 1853, the Dover Hotel accommodates riverboat travelers before and after the Civil War.
1862/02/00 Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner and his staff commandeer the Dover Hotel as their headquarters during the battle. Battle of Fort Donelson
1862/02/16 Lew Wallace Union General The first Union general to reach the hotel, Lew Wallace, instructs Capt Frederick Knefler to tell the brigade commanders "to move the whole line forward, and take possession of persons and property . . . but not a word of taunt-no cheering." Battle of Fort Donelson
1862/02/16 Simon Bolivar Buckner Confederate General On the morning of the 15 of February, Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner ask Union General US Grant for terms. Grant's answer was short and direct: "No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted." Buckner surrendered. Battle of Fort Donelson
1862/02/16 Ulysses S Grant Union General On the morning of the 15 of February, Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner ask Union General US Grant for terms. Grant's answer was short and direct: "No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted." Buckner surrendered. Battle of Fort Donelson
1863/06/17 Fight along Snickersville Turnpike - General Pleasonton reaches the field about 5 pm and established his headquarters at the Berkeley house. With him came the advance of his Third Brigade, commanded by Col. J. Irvin Gregg. Battle of Aldie

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Particulars for Dover Hotel (Surrender House):
Military Event American Civil War
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Hotel
Motif War




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