Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Tennessee, United States

Sep 27, 2012 - Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between the Lakes lies both in Kentucky and Tennessee. I am staying at a campground at the southwestern end of the USFS park which is in Tennessee. The park is 42 miles long and I have put over 400 miles on my car just exploring this park this week! As you can see, I am at a campsite next to Kentucky Lake which used to be just the Tennessee River until they dammed it up in the 1930s. On the other side is Lake Barkley which used to be the Cumberland River until they dammed that up too! Farmers were accustomed to flooding but then...

Jump to full entry

Nov 13, 2009 - Still learnin

Nov. 12, Thursday Pulled out of CG on a fine, sunny morning with temps in lo 50’s. Drove down the road a piece to the visitor center as we had to make some business phone calls and knew we had cell coverage there. Took longer than we expected. Headed south to a living history farm called “The Homeplace, 1850” that is still part of the Land Between The Lakes recreation experience. I should explain just a little about how this place is run. It was started by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that got its start in the 1930’s to dam rivers...

Jump to full entry

Aug 14, 2007 - Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Battlefield, located along the Cumberland River in Northern Tennessee, preserves the site of the North's first major victory of the Civil War. On February 6, 1862, when nearby Fort Henry, located on the Tennessee river fell to Union forces, most of the Confederate forces fled to Fort Donelson. Union gunboats, under command of Commodore Foote and ground troops under command of Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant also moved towards Fort Donelson. Unlike Fort Henry, which fell to Union troops with little effort, Fort...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com