Forts Henry and Donelson: The Key to the Confederate Heartland

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, Oct 1, 2003 - History - 368 pages
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Forts Henry and Donelson guarded the entrance to the Tennessee River which could carry Union forces into the heart of the South during the Civil War. It was vital to the Union war plans to capture these forts. Read full review

Contents

Illustrations and Maps
3
Changing Plowshares into Swords
11
The Western Theater 186162
13
General Leonidus Polk
16
An Army for the Heartland
28
General Albert Sidney Johnston
31
Land Between the Rivers
44
Twin Rivers Area 1862
47
Country between Forts Henry and Donelson 1862
120
The First Day at Donelson
122
General John Bell Floyd
129
Action February 13 1862
141
Gunboat Defeat on the Second Day
147
USS St Louis
152
Confederate Blunders on the Third Day
166
15 to 100 p m
173

General Bushrod Rust Johnson
49
The Federals Discover the Key
63
General Henry Halleck
68
On the Eve of Battle
81
Environs of Fort Henry 1862
99
The Gunboats Win a Victory
101
S B Boy Brittan
107
00 to 500 p m
188
A Surrender Most Disgraceful
200
General Simon B Buckner
203
A Season of Lost Opportunities
224
The Aftermath of Donelson
247
HenryDonelson Remembered
264
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