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At 1:30 a.m., February 16, 1862, at a final council of war in the Rice house Confederate Generals Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner decided that their failed breakout attempt meant that surrender was inevitable.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/2/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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Site of Gen. Gideon Pillow's headquarters where on the night of February 15, 1862, the principle Confederate commanders met to decide the fate of Fort Donelson.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/2/2020

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After Buckner accepted what he called Grant's "ungenerous and unchivalrous" terms of surrender, the two generals met here to work out the details. Their conversation was friendly.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/2/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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Thirteen thousand dejected Confederate defenders of Fort Donelson huddled here against the cold on February 16, 1862. They had fought long and hard against Grant's forces and did not consider themselves defeated.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/2/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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Fort Donelson National Cemetery was established in 1867 as the final resting place for Union soldiers and sailors who died during the Civil War and were buried in this area.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/1/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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This 1877 house served as office and quarters for the cemetery keeper until 1931. The design of the building is Second Empire (French), from the reign of Napoleon III (1852-1870).

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/1/2020

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The four mounds in this section of the water batteries are some of the first structures built to defend the river. The Confederates mounted three 32-pounder cannon here but moved them before the gunboat attack.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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C.S.A. The River Batteries Captain Joseph Dixon (Killed) Captain Jacob Culbertson Commander-The lower water battery established at this point mounted eight 32-pounder guns and one 10-inch columbiad.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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"We lived luxuriously in comfortable tents and log huts," one Fort Donelson soldier wrote in the more tranquil days before cold weather set in and the armies clashed.

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The gunboat flotilla that Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote launched against Forts Henry and Donelson consisted of both timberclad and ironclad vessels.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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Before building Fort Donelson, Confederates built two river batteries along the Cumberland River to defend the water approach to the major supply centers of Clarksville and Nashville.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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During the Civil War rivers and railroads routinely carried soldiers, material, and food to keep the war effort going. The Tennessee and Cumberland rivers were the main arteries that carried the economic lifeblood to the heart of middle Tennessee.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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The remains of the trenches you see here are part of the outer line of defenses that protected Fort Donelson against land attack.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Monument-Fort Donelson - Dover TN

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Because they had fought against the United States, Confederate dead were not reburied in the National Cemetery. This monument erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy is a memorial for those men. It was dedicated in 1933.

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McClearnand's Division strength 8000, killed 311, wounded 1058, missing 183 - Aggregate 1552

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Buckner's Division strength 3425, killed 51*, wounded 314*, missing 41 - Aggregate 406*

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Here the Union won its first major victory of the Civil War. The surrender of Fort Donelson, along with the capture of Forts Henry and Heiman, forced the Confederacy to abandon Nashville and give up southern Kentucky.

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The weather was bitterly cold and, as the soldiers of General Smith's division lay tentless and fireless along this ridgeline the night of February 15, 1862, an icy wind made sleep impossible.

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This battery of four pieces occupied this position on the night of February 13, 1862. On February 15, it proceeded with the division to the left of the intrenchments where it participated in the attack against the Federal line.

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date approved: 10/1/2020

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When the Confederates attacked the Union right flank with such force on February 15 in an attempt to open an escape route, Grant concluded that they must have weakened their line somewhere else.

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On February 15, 1862, about 2 p.m., this brigade received orders to assault the extreme right of the Confederate position. The 2d Iowa led the attack and was closely followed by the 52d Indiana, temporarily attached to this brigade.

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Waverly - Waverly TN

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Fort Waverly was built by Union troops between 1863 and 1864. It protected a newly completed railroad line that connected the important Union supply depot on the Tennessee River in Johnsonville with Federally held Nashville.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/18/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Union Supply Depot - New Johnsonville TN

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Johnsonville was a vital cog in the Union war machine. At this busy, noisy, sprawling complex of wharves, docks, warehouses and corrals the work of war continued unabated. Steamboats crowded the wharf.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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Steamboats and gunboats could move freely from Paducah to Alabama, bringing supplies and soldiers to whichever side controlled the river.

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date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford B. Forrest was determined to cut off Sherman’s supplies and cripple the Union campaign. In November 1864, Forrest launched a raid at a vital link in the Union chain of supply—Johnsonville.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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