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What was the location of Confederate Fort Donelson?


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2017-12-20 04:00:16
2017-12-20 04:00:16

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.

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The Confederate casualties at Fort Donelson were: 2,000 killed or wounded, 11,000 prisoners.

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Fort Henry was on the Tennessee River, and Fort Donelson was on the Cumberland.

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In the course of the Union capture of Confederate Fort Donelson, the Union casualties came to 2,300 soldiers.

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On Feb.16,1862, Fort Donelson fell when the Confederate Army under Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner surrendered to Grant's Union Army.

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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.


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