History was made 152 years ago today @FortDonelsonNPS

 

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SEAC archeologist Rusty Simmons at Fort Donelson

History was made 152 years ago today at what is now Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

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Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. photo source: Wikimedia Commons

The first major Union Army victory of the Civil War was achieved at the three river forts – Fort Donelson, Fort Heiman, and Fort Henry. His success at the Battle of Fort Donelson was to propel Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant to the rank of Major General.

Learn more in the Photographic History of the Civil War!