Connie Wilson, NPS Volunteer
During the Battle of Fort Donelson, the weather was often brutally cold, snowy, and icy. Many soldiers on both sides of the conflict endured harsh conditions. This is how the Confederate Monument looked on January 27, 2011, after an evening of snow.
Did You Know?
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...