Battle of Fort Donelson

Location: Stewart County, TN (near Dover, TN)
Dates: February 12-16, 1862
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Brigadier General
                                Andrew H. Foote, Flag Officer
Confederate Commander:  John B. Floyd, Brigadier General 
                                         Gideon J. Pillow, Brigadier General
                                         Simon Buckner, Brigadier General

Battle Summary:
In November, 1861, Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant, was rumored to be battling again.  Not the rebels, but the type that was in the bottle.  There were numerous reports that Grant, while at Cairo, IL, was guilty of actions, unbecoming an officer.  While these allegations were proven mostly untrue, Grant was desiring action, to restore his name.....  More>>>>


The Dover Hotel - Fort Donelson surrender site.

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