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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee


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Park Superintendent,  Brian McCutchen

Fort Donelson National Battlefield Superintendent, Brian K. McCutchen


Fort Donelson National Battlefield Management Team, 2014

Brian K. McCutchen, Superintendent

Ashley N. Baggett, Administrative Officer

Scott Mapes, Facilities Manager

Michael Manning, Chief Ranger, Law Enforcement and Resources Management

Douglas J. Richardson, Chief of Resource Education and Visitor Services

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.