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Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson BattleFort Donelson National Battlefield cover are of two Confederate forts Donelson and Heiman that stand overlooking Cumberland river in Dover, Tennessee. It was captured in February 1962 by Union general Ulysses S. Grant and Admiral Andrew Hull Foote which secured a major water highway necessary for victory in the Civil War. It was here that obscure and largely unknown Grant gained his nickname of "Unconditional Surrender" by his first two initials of U.S. The battle resulted in 800 killed and over 3000 wounded soldiers  on both sides.

 

 

 

Location: Dover, Tennessee  Map

Area: 1,007 acres (408 ha)

Official site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Donelson Battle Map

Fort Donelson Battle Map (February 14, 1862)

 

Union Commanders

Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant

 

Flag Off. Andrew Hull Foote

 

 

Confederate Commanders

Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd

 

Brig. Gen. Gideon J. Pillow

 

Brig. Gen. Simon B. Buckner

 

 

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Dover Hotel

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Former headquarters of Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd and site of final surrender

Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Cemetery covers 15.34 acres (62,080 m2) and contains 670 grave sites of Union soldiers

 

Fort Donelson National Battlefield  Fort Donelson Confederate Monument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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