Fort Donelson Status March 6 2014
The park's visitor center is open today, March 6, 2014. The main tour road, for stops #1-6, is closed, as is stop #7 and #10. Park staff is working on removing ice and snow. Many local roads, especially back roads, are still treacherous.
On this date, 152 years ago, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson, its garrison, and himself, to US Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant.
On February 16, 2014, 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 1:00 PM. Parking is limited at the site.