The Eagle has Flown!
The juvenile eagle at Fort Donelson has fledged. The eagles now reside at the Confederate River Batteries, stop #4 on the driving tour. Visitors are encouraged to view and admire, but asked to keep a respectful distance, as this is their home.
The Civil War Singers Return to Fort Donelson
Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108
The Civil War Singers will make a most welcome return to Fort Donelson National Battlefield on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 6:00. They will perform at the park's lower picnic area, with a beautiful view of Lake Barkley/ Cumberland River. The concert is offered free of charge. In case of uncooperative weather, the concert will be held at the park's visitor center.
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.