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.
Natural Features & Ecosystems
When we visit a place like Fort Donelson National Battlefield, or perhaps another of our Nation's majestic National Parks, we often look around us...but how often do we look up above us? While visiting Fort Donelson, try to identify as many cloud types and formations as you can. You can use this checklist as a guide.
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.