The Confederate try breakout out of the Federal grip around Fort Donelson before deciding on whether or not to surrender.
Tag: John B. Floyd
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 Western Virginia Campaign Fizzles Out
Robert E. Lee returns to Richmond after his three-month campaign in western Virginia that many southerners consider a miserable failure.
Floyd and Wise Finally Part Ways
Confederates fall back in southwestern Virginia as the long dispute between John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise finally comes to an end.
The Carnifex Ferry Engagement
William S. Rosecrans’s Federals clash with John B. Floyd’s Confederates as Rosecrans tries to strengthen his foothold in western Virginia.
Vacillating and Harassing Orders
Confederate commanders bicker over where their troops should be positioned, hindering their chances to hold western Virginia.
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