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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • Saturday's Civil War Singers Concert Relocated Because of Heat

    This Saturday's Civil War Singers concert, originally scheduled for the River Batteries, has been moved to the park's visitor center, still scheduled for 6:00 PM. High temperatures are expected for the next few days in this area.

General Management Plan

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield is beginning the planning process of a new General Management Plan. The plan identifies the overall direction for the future management of the Battlefield. This includes answering the question "what kind of place do we want this area to be?"

We are are looking for your help in answering this question. You are invited to participate in the planning and preservation of the Battlefield through the submission of comments and attendance at upcoming public meetings.


Did You Know?

Grant at Fort Donelson

BG Charles F. Smith, a division commander under BG US Grant during the Battle of Fort Donelson, was Commandant of Cadets during Grants and Buckner’s time at West Point.