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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

General Management Plan

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Park Entrance Sign

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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?


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.