Virtual Tour of Fort Donelson:
Located in Dover, Tennessee on the Cumberland River, this inter-active virtual tour includes pop-up information with historical interpretive markers (there is a zoom option for reading the signage). The tour also links to the Shiloh battlefield tour.
A land and naval battle, this Union victory opened up middle Tennessee and hastened the capture of the first southern state capital: Nashville.
“The Confederates built upper and lower river batteries in an attempt to defend the strategic transportation and supply routes provided by the river and protect major supply bases in Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee. They armed the batteries with heavy seacoast artillery”. – nps.gov
Fort Donelson National Cemetery – this National Military Cemetery was established in 1867 and includes veterans of the 19th and 20th century.
Note: get the full screen virtual tour experience by clicking the icon in the lower left of the video frame. Some markers are embedded in the floating icons.
Suggested Reading (Chapter II)
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