The Confederate try breakout out of the Federal grip around Fort Donelson before deciding on whether or not to surrender.
Tag: Gideon Pillow
Fort Donelson: Attacks on Land and Water
Federal army and navy forces attack Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River, but they find the defenses much stronger than Fort Henry.
The Fort Donelson Campaign Begins
Ulysses S. Grant plans to follow up the victory at Fort Henry by capturing a much stronger Confederate fort in Tennessee.
The Battle of Belmont
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal army narrowly escapes destruction in southwestern Missouri but gains important battle experience.
The Belmont Expedition
Ulysses S. Grant receives orders to stop Confederates at Columbus, Ky. from reinforcing the Missouri State Guards.