The Eagle has Flown!
The juvenile eagle at Fort Donelson has fledged. The eagles now reside at the Confederate River Batteries, stop #4 on the driving tour. Visitors are encouraged to view and admire, but asked to keep a respectful distance, as this is their home.
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?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.