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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Fort Donelson Film Series to Feature Buster Keaton Comedy Classic

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Date: August 1, 2011
Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield's Civil War Sesquicentennial Film series will continue on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at 6:00 PM, with a showing of the silent film classic "The General" starring Buster Keaton. Keaton plays a man who wants nothing more than to join the Confederate States Army, but the Confederates feel he is more useful as a locomotive engineer.

The film is one of the classics of American cinema, and a good example of how Hollywood interpreted the Civil War on the movie screen.

There is no charge for this film, which will be shown at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield visitor center, along HWY 79 in Dover.

Did You Know?

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Andrew Foote, commander of the Navy flotilla at Fort Donelson, insisted on total abstinence for the crews, mandatory religious services and observance of the Sabbath, and he himself rarely swore. It was said that he could preach, fight, or pray with equal facility. More...