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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Campaign for Fort Donelson


book cover
Front cover: General Grant Looking Over the Battlefield at Fort Donelson by Paul Phillipateaux, courtesy of Chicago Historical Society.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to William Bazar and Jimmy Jobe at Fort Donelson National Military Park.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
FLFrank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
FWFrank and Marie-Therese Wood Print Collection, Alexandria, Virginia
HWHarper's Weekly
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
USAMHIUnited States Army Military Historical Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Kendall D. Gott, Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862 (Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2003), Jack Hurst, Men of Fire: Grant, Forrest, and the Campaign That Decided the Civil War (New York: Basic Books, 2008), and Spencer Tucker, Unconditional Surrender: The Capture of Forts Henry and Donelson (Buffalo Gap: State House Press, 2001).

History and Culture