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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • The Eagle has Flown!

    The juvenile eagle at Fort Donelson has fledged. The eagles now reside at the Confederate River Batteries, stop #4 on the driving tour. Visitors are encouraged to view and admire, but asked to keep a respectful distance, as this is their home.

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Fort Donelson Resoure Activities

Hey Kids, click on one of the Natural Resource Actives below, download, then print and have fun!


Word Search (PDF)

Animals for Coloring (PDF)

Word Scramble and Word Search (PDF)

Connect the Dots (PDF)

Landscape for Coloring (PDF)

Coloring Page (PDF)

Did You Know?

Gunboat

Andrew Foote, commander of the Navy flotilla at Fort Donelson, insisted on total abstinence for the crews, mandatory religious services and observance of the Sabbath, and he himself rarely swore. It was said that he could preach, fight, or pray with equal facility. More...