EASTERN NATIONAL...Working with the NPS for over 50 years!
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.
Did You Know?
At the time of the 1862 battle, a six-gun Tennessee battery was located where the visitor center is located today. Porter's Battery saw extensive action during the battle, and had many killed, wounded, and taken prisoner. Captain Thomas Porter was seriously wounded during the battle.