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- May 12, 2019
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The Siege and Capture of Fort Donelson, TN, with Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, surrounding the fort, as well as Dover, TN, while Federal gunboats prepare to attack from the Cumberland River. Feb 12-16, 1862
Early in the war, Union commanders realized control of the major rivers would be the key to success in the Western Theater. After capturing Fort Henry on the Tennessee River on February 6, 1862, Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced 12 miles cross-country to invest Fort Donelson on the Cumberland...