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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Schedule Of Events

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Events Upcoming for April

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  • Civil War Trust Park Day

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    An opportunity to help preserve this site and resources for future generations. More

  • Fort Donelson Book Club (Murray, Kentucky, group)

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    An opportunity for us to gather and talk about certain stories and persons during the Civil War Sesquicentennial. More

  • Fort Donelson (Dover Group) Book Club

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Discussion of compelling books and stories, chronicling a unique perspective of the Civil War. More


All are welcome to be part of a new exciting opportunity in Dover...the Fort Donelson Civil War Roundtable. Each month a guest speaker will explore fascinating topics and personalities. You can learn more here.


Click here to watch and listen to a brief explanation as to why battlefield re-enactments are not permitted on National Park Service lands.


The Clarksville Civil War Roundtable features terrific speakers and discussions and meets monthly in Clarksville, Tennessee. You can learn more here.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The embrasures at Fort Donelson were constructed of sand bags lined with rawhide. The rawhide was wet down to prevent the bags from catching fire during an engagement.