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Fort Donelson

Information about The Battle Of Fort (Ft.) Donelson, a Western Theater Civil War Battle of the American Civil War

Fort Donelson Facts
Location: Fort Donelson, Tennessee
Dates: February 11-16, 1862
Generals: Union: Ulysses S. Grant | Confederate: John B. Floyd
Soldiers Engaged: Union Army: 24,000 | Confederate Army: 16,000
Outcome: Union Victory
Casualties: Union: 2,600 | Confederate: 13,800

Fort Donelson Summary: The Battle of Fort Donelson involved the capture of Ft. Donelson, Tennessee and provided access to the Cumberland River as a means of invading the Confederacy. It was fought from February 11 to February 16, 1862 and established General Ulysses S. Grant as a major figure of The Civil War


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Father John B. Tabb Aboard Confederate Blockade Runners: Jan ’96: America’s Civil War FeaturePERSONALITYFather John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners. By Charles A. Earp The Tabbs of Amelia County were one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Vir-ginia, owning vast acreage and many slaves. When the Civil War came, 16-year-old Johnny Tabb wanted to join his brothers …

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