First a view up the Cumberland River from the fort. On June 29, Irishtom29 posted some great pictures of the Lower Battery at Ft Donelson. As part of an 8 day road tour, we also visited the park in early June. Originally it was not on our list of places to see. Thanks to Mr Google Maps, I realized it was only a slight detour from our original planned route. No regrets making the last minute change. My biggest disappointment was the visitor center being closed due to construction. Never being here before and not being able to obtain information about the sequence of the battle was a slight setback. We did not realize Dover was also part of the history, therefore did not go there. With that said, what we saw and learned was well worth the visit. Irishtom29 provided excellent pictures of the Lower Battery, therefore my presentation will not include that area of the park. There were two batteries at Ft Donelson trained on the river. Something I did not know was the battery names were not because one was at a higher elevation than the other, but one was up river and one was down river. Those Rebs were clever fellows. (Just a little humor folks) The Upper Battery only contained 3 cannon The 6-1/2" Rifled Cannon at the Upper Battery. My favorite picture aiming the 6-1/2" Rifled Cannon A little about the men who defended Fort Donelson And a replica of Confederate quarters A Yankee spy scouting the Confederate earthworks. Some pictures of the the earthworks. Please excuse the poor photography. The beautiful bright sunny day almost forced my amateur skill level into an Unconditional Surrender. So these are as good as it gets. Because we did not have a map of the park to mark up as we drove around at the time of our visit (visitor center closed), I am not exactly sure where we were when these picture was taken. A couple more random pictures around the park. Note the American Eagle area. The U. S. National Cemetery is not in the main battleground park, but a sign on the highway directed us to it.