Fort Donnellson was located on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. It was located 10 miles from Fort Henry. The fort was surrendered to Northern forces in 1862.
The Confederate casualties at Fort Donelson were: 2,000 killed or wounded, 11,000 prisoners.
Fort Henry was on the Tennessee River, and Fort Donelson was on the Cumberland.
In the course of the Union capture of Confederate Fort Donelson, the Union casualties came to 2,300 soldiers.
On Feb.16,1862, Fort Donelson fell when the Confederate Army under Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner surrendered to Grant's Union Army.
Fort Donelson was a Confederate (southern) fort, and was captured by the northern army in February, 1862. U. S. Grant was in command of the Yankee (northern) forces.
Because they had been recently built as such. And Halleck's first order to Grant was to capture them. In the case of Donelson, Grant captured 15,000 Confederate prisoners.
The loss of the Confederate Fort Donelson was due in part of the ineptness of the Rebel commanders. Their commanders divided their forces in such a manner that allowed General Grant an easier path to victory.
Casualties for the Union at the Battle of Fort Donelson amounted to 2, 832. On the Confederate side, because of their surrender, the Confederates lost 16,623 soldiers.
When Union General US Grant captured Fort Donelson, it was a terrible blow to the South's military situation in the West. Confederate President Jefferson Davis blamed the battle and surrender of Fort Donelson on its commander, General John Buchanan Floyd. Floyd was able to escape from being POW, however, Davis never gave him a command for the rest of the war. Floyd had been a political appointee, and died due to illness in 1863.
The commanding general at Fort Donelson was John Buchanan Floyd CSA. After that place was effectively enveloped by Union troops, Floyd escaped after passing the command to Simon Buckner, who actually surrendered the fort to U.S Grant on 16 February 1862.
The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought on February 14-15, 1862.
Fort Donelson fell to the Union army February 16, 1862.
It was a major victory for the Union and was one of General Grant's early victories.
The first major Union victories of the war - Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh - ending hopes of Confederate ascendancy in the West.
No. Fort Henry was a Union victory - a badly-sited river-post that was half under-water, and soon abandoned by the Confederates, who decamped to Fort Donelson.
The Union won the victory against Fort Donelson
The battle of Fort Donelson was fought on Feb. 14 and 15, 1862. The Confederate Commander, Gen. Buckner surrendered the following day. The battle took place in the State of Tennessee, on the western bank of the Tennessee river, about 5 kilometres north of the town of Dover.
Tennessee's fort Henry
fort Henry and fort donleson happen in northern TN.
Tennessee - on the Cumberland River.
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