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On February 16, 1862, after exchanging communications earlier in the morning, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered his army, and himself, to his opponent, and old friend, Union General Ulysses S. Grant. The two men met at the Dover Hotel, along the Cumberland River, and discussed the terms and logistics of surrender. The Dover Hotel is the only surviving "surrender" building that survives from the Civil War era. Click here to hear a brief history of the event.
Did You Know?
At the time of the 1862 battle, a six-gun Tennessee battery was located where the visitor center is located today. Porter's Battery saw extensive action during the battle, and had many killed, wounded, and taken prisoner. Captain Thomas Porter was seriously wounded during the battle.