On this date, 151 years ago, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson, its garrison, and himself, to US Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant.
On February 16, 2013, Fort Donelson National Battlefield will commemorate this momentous occasion. General Grant and General Buckner will make an appearance.
A brief commemoration will be held at the Dover Hotel, along Petty Street, in Dover Tennessee at 11:00AM. Parking is limited at the site.