Fort Donelson National Battlefield

NFB22

Sergeant Major
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Louisville, KY
I know @Buckeye Bill already has a thread regarding the park featuring the NPS tour stops so I will try to post some other areas from my recent visit there.

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Lower Water Battery

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Reconstructed Magazine located at the Lower Water Battery

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Original gun positions directly above and behind the Lower Water Battery


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Upper Water Battery

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Upper Water Battery

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Fall-back position on the Confederate right.

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Original Confederate positions on their right flank along Hickman Creek.

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Graves' Battery

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Remaining trenches located near French's Battery position


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Markers at the former site of the Rice House (Located across the street from the Dover Hotel)

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Dover Hotel


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Upper Water Battery
 
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Joshism

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Jupiter, FL
I didn't realize the Confederates had heavy seacoast guns at Fort Donelson. Where did they come from and how the did they get them there?
 

NFB22

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Location
Louisville, KY
I didn't realize the Confederates had heavy seacoast guns at Fort Donelson. Where did they come from and how the did they get them there?

This is not something I have researched but I would imagine they came from one of two places. Either from fortifications elsewhere (probably Louisiana) or more likely, captured Federal arsenals.

I would think the easiest way to move them to the fort would have been by river but I'm sure someone here knows the correct answers to your questions.
 
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