|Following the capture of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River, General |
Grant immediately moved to the Cumberland River, and in consort with
flag-officer Foote and his river gunboats, atacked Fort Donelson. Gen.
Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson on Feb. 17th, 1862.
|Col. Carr chose to meet the coming Confederate Forces and so began|
the battle. The fighting raged through that late January day, first
in favor of the Federals, and then the Confederates. The next morning the
Federals had maintained the fighting edge for a closely fought Federal victory.