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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Confederate States Order of Battle

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Fort Donelson Confederate States of America Order of Battle

Brigadier General John B. Floyd, Commanding

Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow's Division






Colonel Heiman's Brigade

10th, 30th, 42nd, 48th, 53d Tennessee Infantry

27th Alabama Infantry

Maney's Tennessee Battery Light Artillery

Colonel Simonton's Brigade

1st, 3d Mississippi Infantry

7th Texas Infantry

8th Kentucky Infantry

Colonel Wharton's Brigade

51st, 56th Virginia Infantry





Colonel Drake's Brigade

4th Mississippi Infantry

15th Arkansas Infantry

26th Alabama Infantry ( 2 companies)

Colonel Baldwin's Brigade

26th Tennessee Infantry

20th, 26th Mississippi Infantry





Artillery

Guy's Battery, Goochland (VA) Light Artillery

Green's Tennessee Battery Light Artillery

French's Virginia Battery Light Artillery

Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner's Division






Colonel Brown's Brigade

3d, 18th, 32nd Tennessee Infantry

Porter's Tennessee Battery Light Artillery

Graves' Cumberland Kentucky Light Artillery





Colonel Baldwin's Brigade

2d Kentucky Infantry

14th Mississippi Infantry

41st Tennessee Infantry

Jackson's Virginia Battery Light Artillery





Colonel Nathan B. Forrest's Cavalry Brigade





3d Tennessee Cavalry Regiment

9th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion

1st Kentucky Cavalry Regiment





Colonel John W. Head's Fort Donelson Garrison Units





30th, 49th, 50th Tennessee Infantry

Maury's Tennessee Battery Light Artillery (Ross)

Taylor's Company Tennessee Light Artillery (Stankiewicz)

Water Battery Heavy Artillery (Culbertson)



 
CSA War Dept Tablet

United States War Department tablet showing Confederate troop strengths and estimated casualties from the 1862 Battle of Fort Donelson.

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...