Discussion in 'The Civil War Traveler's Companion' started by Buckeye Bill, Sep 4, 2014.
Great photos, enjoyed that very much.
Again William another fine tour, great pics.
Excellent photos. I'm hoping to fit in a visit there on my next trip across the pond.
February 11 to 16, 1862
Fort Donelson National Battlefield:
The Battle of Fort Donelson (Feb 11 - 16, 1862)
* Civil War Trust Map
* Entrance near Visitor Center
Great photos Bill. Thanks for sharing them.
Thanks for the photos. I can't wait to visit.
Great pictures. Thanks!!
Thanks guys and gals for the kind words!
I highly recommend a visit to this Dover, Tennessee battlefield.
The NPS and CWT has done a wonderful job preserving this American Civil War site.
Thank you for sharing!
great photos. I didnt realize it was so well preserved. thanks for sharing.
The Battle of Fort Donelson commenced on this day in 1862 and concluded on February 16, 1862.
We visited it when I was a kid. It looks so much better now. My current avatar, Ed Buford, was captured there with the 3rd Tenn and sent to Camp Douglas.
Ed Buford's 2nd cousin, E.G. "Eb" Buford was wounded in the attack of the 15th. A one-ounce ball hit him in the lung and took his musket pick with it. Also some bits of his clothing. That could have started an infection that would have killed him, so he was sent to the rear and not taken POW. Apparently the surgeon(s) got it all out or they wouldn't have been able to describe what went into the lung. He was later the Regent of Buford College in Nashville at the turn of the century.
Thanks for sharing........
On this day in 1862, Federal Major General Ulysses S. Grant finishes a spectacular campaign by capturing Confederate Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. This battle came 10 days after Grant’s capture of Fort Henry, just 10 miles to the west on the Tennessee River, and opened the way for Federal occupation of central Tennessee.
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