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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

Confederate Monument

Confederate Monument

Park Staff




Erected by the Tennessee Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933, the Confederate Monument commemorates the Southern soldiers who fought and died at Fort Donelson. The exact location of Confederate graves is unknown.

 
The Confederate Monument January 2011

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?

Gunboat

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...