In 2014 Darrell and I visited Fort Donelson National Battlefield
I had a minimum of four relatives fighting amid blizzard conditions in The Battle of Ft. Donelson from Feb 11-16th in 1862. The outcome gave Ulysses S Grant the reputation and nickname "Unconditional Surrender."
Nearly 13,000 Confederate troops were captured and sent to various prison camps.
Read about the battle on