Battle of Fort Donelson Ben Ream and Brandon Harbaugh
Union Leader Con. A.C. Harding
Confederacy Leader Gen. Joseph Wheeler
This battle took place in …. • Stewart County, Tennessee • near Indian Creek and by Cumberland River • near Floyd Tennessee
What Circumstances? The Union tried an all out attack that failed and alerted the Southern infantry. The Union fired the first shot.
Causualties Union Confederacy • 2,331 soldiers • 15,067 soldiers
Interesting Facts • Nathan Bradford Forrest escaped with supplies and 500 men.
Days-Feb. 11-14 • U.S Grant launched two unsuccessful probingattack. • Flag man Foote was wounded during a gunboat attack on the water batteries, but there was a bloody repulse.
Days-Feb. 15-16 • The Confederates attempted to break out and escape to Nashville, Tennessee.
The Union won the battle… Thanks to all the hard work by the Union leaders and soldiers.