PHOTOGRAPHY: OVERLOOK: CIVIL WAR: CIVIL WAR: CivilWar_Matthew_Baum_FortDonelson

The Cumberlandfrom a Confederate artillery position at Fort DonelsonDuring February 1862, Union troops under Brig. General Ulysses S. Grant - including four ironclad gunboats from U.S. Navy Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote's Western Flotilla - wrested control of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River, closing down vital shipping routes in the western part of the Confederacy.Battle of Fort DonelsonFebruary 11-16, 1862Northwestern TennesseeMay 21, 2013,  1:44 - 1:45 pm

The Cumberland 

from a Confederate artillery position at Fort Donelson 

During February 1862, Union troops under Brig. General Ulysses S. Grant - including four ironclad gunboats from U.S. Navy Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote's Western Flotilla - wrested control of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River, closing down vital shipping routes in the western part of the Confederacy. 

Battle of Fort Donelson 

February 11-16, 1862 

Northwestern Tennessee 

May 21, 2013, 1:44 - 1:45 pm