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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • Saturday's Civil War Singers Concert Relocated Because of Heat

    This Saturday's Civil War Singers concert, originally scheduled for the River Batteries, has been moved to the park's visitor center, still scheduled for 6:00 PM. High temperatures are expected for the next few days in this area.

Cooperating Association

EASTERN NATIONAL...Working with the NPS for over 50 years!

EASTERN NATIONAL provides quality educational products and services to the visitors to America's national parks and other public trusts. Eastern National, chartered in 1948, is an association operating in more than 130 national parks and other public trusts. Its policies and programs are guided by an elected board of directors. The board, the members and the staff are dedicated to the preservation and use of the parks for the benefit of all Americans, visitors from all nations and future generations.

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Eastern National, a proud partner of the National Park Service and Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

Eastern National

When you visit an Eastern National store in a National Park, you are guaranteed to find quality items that will enhance your visit. Whether it be a terrific book on the Battle of Fort Donelson, books about notable persons from the Battle, or a reproduction canteen that helps us understand a soldier's life, you will find unique items in the store. And Eastern National returns the proceeds of their sales to the parks, so your purchase truly makes a difference. So far, in 2010, special funding from Eastern National has allowed the park to purchase some rare and fascinating documents from the Fort Donelson campaign, which we would not have been able to acquire otherwise.

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Eastern National has made this book available to those wishing to learn more about the Fort Donelson campaign. It is available at both the visitor center bookstore and at www.eparks.com.

Did You Know?


Andrew Foote, commander of the Navy flotilla at Fort Donelson, insisted on total abstinence for the crews, mandatory religious services and observance of the Sabbath, and he himself rarely swore. It was said that he could preach, fight, or pray with equal facility. More...