"Fort Donelson will hereafter be marked in Capitals on the maps of our United Country..."

Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was becoming quite famous as he wrote these words following the surrender of Confederate Fort Donelson on Sunday, February 16, 1862. The Union victory at Fort Donelson elated the North, and stunned the South. Within days of the surrender, Clarksville and Nashville would fall into Union hands. Grant and his troops had created a pathway to victory for the Union. Read More

The Cumberland River

The Confederate River Batteries

Where one of the most incredible naval battles from the Civil War was fought.

Remembering the Confederate soldiers who served, fought, and died at Fort Donelson in 1862

Confederate Monument at Fort Donelson

Constructed with donations from around the country, and coordinated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, dedicating it in 1933.

Defending the Cumberland

The Lower Confederate Battery

Visitors have the opportunity to have almost the same perspective as the Confederate gunners had on the Cumberland River in February, 1862.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

174 National Cemetery Drive
PO Box 434

Dover, TN 37058

Phone:

931-232-5706
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