Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army captures a Federal garrison in Kentucky after a unique gesture of chivalry.
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The Fall of Fort Donelson
Federals score their greatest victory of the war up to this time, generating a new national hero in the process.
Fort Donelson: The Confederate Breakout
The Confederate try breakout out of the Federal grip around Fort Donelson before deciding on whether or not to surrender.
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.
Turmoil in Kentucky Continues
Confederates form a defense line across Kentucky while Federals open recruitment efforts, thereby ensuring that turmoil in the state will continue.
Neutral Kentucky Leans North
Pro-Confederate Kentuckians boycott an election that results in Unionist candidates winning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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