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Fort Donelson National Battlefield

120 Fort Donelson Shores Road, Dover, TN 37058, USA  | More on: Fort Donelson »

The Battle of Fort Donelson was a Civil War engagement fought on February 13-16, 1862. The Confederate surrender to Ulysses S. Grant was the first major Civil War victory for the Union Army, and a devastating blow to the overall Confederate defense strategy. The military loss of forts Henry and Donelson forced the Confederate evacuation of middle and east Tennessee and relinquished the control of the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, Nashville, and most railroads within Tennessee to the Union Army.


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From Nashville, take I-24W to Clarksville (Exit 4). Take a left on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, until you reach 101st Airborne Division Pkwy/Hwy 374. Take a right at this intersection. Follow Hwy 374, until you reach Hwy 79. Turn right on Hwy. 79 South. Follow signs to Dover (approximately 30 miles). The visitor center is one mile west of the town.

Visitor Services

Public restrooms, book sales outlet, visitor center(museum/film/interpretive staff), information

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Self- guided auto tour, museum, wayside exhibits, trails, historians

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Visitor Center: Daily 8:00AM - 4:30PM



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