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FortDonelson National BAttlefield
celebrates 146th anniversary
Dover, Tennessee---Steven McCoy, Superintendent Fort Donelson National Battlefield has announced anniversary events for the battles of Forts Henry, Heiman, and Donelson. Events in February and March 2008 include the return of Mr. Jim Jean, as Brigadier General S.B. Buckner, and Mr. Ron Bair as Brigadier General U.S. Grant, plus special Civil War encampments and demonstrations.
Generals Grant and Buckner discuss the battle Come by the FortDonelson visitor center on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am and 2 pm to watch Generals Grant and Buckner re-enact the surrender scene. The Generals will re-enact the meeting aboard the
U.S.S. New Uncle Sam.
FortDonelsonSurrenders Witness a re-creation of the February 1862 surrender of FortDonelson on February 17 at 1:30 pm, Dover Hotel (tour stop #10).
Civil War Encampment Visit with members of the 50th TN Infantry Regiment (CSA) as they portray camp and soldier life during the 1862 Battle for FortDonelson. This unit actually served at FortDonelson during the battle. The unit will demonstrate military training, clothing and equipment. The camp will be open from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on February 16.
Civil War EncampmentVisit with members of the 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) as they portray Civil War camp life, military drill and training. The camp will be open for visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2. Musket firings demonstrations will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day.
All programs are free and open to the public. To confirm starting times
or additional information, contact Fort Donelson Visitor Center at
(931)232-5706 ext 101 or visit www.nps.gov/fodo. Encampments may be canceled by inclement
weather. Contact FortDonelsonvisitor center, (931)232 5706 ext 106,
on day of event to verify weather conditions and status of scheduled activity.