Visitor Center Delayed opening, December 8, 2013
UPDATE: The visitor center area will be operating under a two hour delay Sunday, December 8. Anticipated opening time is 10AM. Please use caution, as much ice remains. Today's book club at the Calloway County Public Library will be rescheduled. More »
Location: Fort Donelson Visitor Center Time: 6:00 PM Fee Information: None Contact Name: Doug Richardson Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: (931)232-5706, ext108
Episode 4: Simply Murder
The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chacellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant's attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. During the episode we learn of fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the miseries of regimental life and the increasing desperation of the Confederate homefront. As the episode ends, Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant's forces away from Vicksburg.
Shown under special license from PBS and Florentine Films.