• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

For Kids

Visits to the battlefield are strongly encouraged. Park Rangers can provide interpretive programs, if requests are made prior to the school visit.

Classroom resources bring the Civil War to the classroom with resources such as traveling trunks, Activity Guides for Teachers, and a battlefield video just for students. Contact Deborah Austin or Susan Hawkins for more information. Email Debbie Or Susan using the contact us page.

Jr. Ranger Program.

First Bloom

 
 
Junior Civil War Historian patch, an exciting way to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Be a Junior Civil War Historian today!

NPS

How would you like to be a Junior Civil War Historian? Click below for more information and participating parks. Fort Donelson National battlefield is a proud participant in this wonderful program. Today's Junior Civil War Historians may be tomorrow's Park Rangers!


http://www.nps.gov/stri/forkids/jrcwh.htm

Did You Know?

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On February 16, 1862, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson to Ulysses Grant. Several years later, Buckner would serve as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1885, he would serve as a pallbearer to his old friend Ulysses Grant.