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Our Trip to Fort Donelson and the Hermitage

Our Trip to Fort Donelson and the Hermitage
The confederate monument
Fort Donelson was a confederate for that blocked the Union off from most of the South.  Due to some pretty severe blunders by Confederate officers, they lost the Fort to Grant's ground troops after a Union gunboat attack down the Cumberland river (above) failed.  Had the Confederates held the fort (as they had it won, but misunderstood their standing and retreated, then surrendered), they would have had a good chance of winning the entire war, this being the gateway to the south.  After the union won this, they were able to take Nashville.
This is where the union gunboats came down the river and were fired upon by cannons
The hotel where a Confederate officer surrendered to Grant (a former friend and colleague)
This is the Hermitage - President Andrew Jackson's home
Christina standing on the back steps
The Hermitage has extensive gardens and beautiful landscapes
The grave of President Andrew Jackson and his wife

Creation date: Sep 2, 2006 9:33pm     Last modified date: Sep 2, 2006 9:39pm   Last visit date: Jan 11, 2021 1:15pm
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Sep 4, 2006  ( 1 comment )  
Monica Galvan (monica)
did we go there with the granparents???
Sep 5, 2006  ( 2 comments )  
Christina Roper (croper)
Monica you are so lost! :)  No, we never made it that far south with the grandparents.
Kathy Carr (kathy)
Love those brick houses; Andrew Jackson sure was a popular President; what was his nickname? (Old Hickory?)
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