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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Event Details

  • 12/08/2012

    Location: The Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: See LBL's website Contact Name: Land Between the Lakes, The Homeplace Contact Email: www.lbl.org Contact Phone Number: (921) 232-6457

The Homeplace goes forward in time to 1862.  The land between the rivers has been occupied by federal troops and under martial law since the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson in February of this year. Learn how the family farms, especially women, faced many challenges to keep the family fed and clothed and farm operating without the help of their men folk, living with foraging parties taking needed food, clothing, blankets and farm animals. Experience the challenges and fears of the farm family and learn how they persevered though the hardships. Then, visit the Confederate encampment and learn how civilians coped with their new roll as soldiers.  Experience their new routine of army life and the hardships that they faced.  Program free with Homeplace admission.

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