Ft Donelson

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

Civil War Trust website HERE