Visitor Center Delayed opening, December 8, 2013
UPDATE: The visitor center area will be operating under a two hour delay Sunday, December 8. Anticipated opening time is 10AM. Please use caution, as much ice remains. Today's book club at the Calloway County Public Library will be rescheduled. More »
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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?
Lew Wallace served on the military tribunal of Lincoln's assassins after the war and was president of the court martial that convicted Henry Wirz, Confederate commandant of Andersonville Prison.