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Fort Donelson Battlefield

The Fort Donelson National Battlefield, located along the banks of the Cumberland River, is a great place to visit.  The park has a 6-mile trail with 11 stops.  In addition to visiting key parts of the battlefield, you can also see the historic Dover Hotel where General "Unconditional Surrender" Grant won fame, and the Fort Donelson National Cemetery.  Entry to the park is from Lock D Road off of Donelson Parkway.

Fort Donelson Battlefield: What's Nearby

Dover, TN
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Dover, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Dover Hotel (Surrender House), Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Dover, TN
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Defiance/Fort Sevier/Fort Bruce
Clarksville, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Eva, TN
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Johnsonville Battlefield
Denver, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Johnsonville State Historic Park
New Johnsonville, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
PEMBROKE, KY
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site & Monument
Pembroke, KY
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Smith
Smithland, KY
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Parker’s Cross Roads Battlefield
Wildersville, TN

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 369 acres at Fort Donelson Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Dover, TN | February 13, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
16,537
Union
2,691
Confed.
13,846