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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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Fort Donelson and Paris Landing State Park to Welcome 129th Army Band for Performance on July 2 2014

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Date: June 16, 2014
Contact: Douglas Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108

Dover, Tennessee— Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Paris Landing State Park are pleased to be welcoming the 129th Army Band for a special free performance at Paris Landing on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Their concert will be held at Paris Landing's amphitheater, and will begin at 6:30 PM.

Since its inception, the 129th Army Band has represented the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Army National Guard proudly. From playing at two World's Fairs to marching in a Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 129th Army Band has been called on to perform countless times across the globe. On two occasions they played for the US Ambassador to Columbia, South America. Additionally, they performed in Izmir, Turkey, in support of NATO and have relieved numerous active duty bands at such places as Ft. Monroe, Virginia, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Schofield Barrack, Hawaii. Also, the 129th Army Band was one of two reserve bands called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm.

For this free performance, visitors are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket, water, and some friends. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside Paris Landing's Conference Center.

For other unique events being offered at Fort Donelson, please consult the park's website, at www.nps.gov/fodo.


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.