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?
The embrasures at Fort Donelson were constructed of sand bags lined with rawhide. The rawhide was wet down to prevent the bags from catching fire during an engagement.