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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

The Civil War Singers Return to Fort Donelson

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Date: August 18, 2011
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.

The Singers will present songs that will take you back to the days of the Civil War. Groups like this are essential to preserving the unique musical heritage of America and the Civil War era. We are grateful for their willingness to share their time and talents with us.

Did You Know?

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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.