Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fort Donelson

Me and my wife traveled up to Fort Donelson last weekend just outside Dover,TN. I must say it
was impressive. Check out the details of the battle here.

In the distance behind me and the cannon is the Confederate trenches. Beyond the trenches is a mass Confederate Grave.

Some of the Confederate Firepower at the Upper Battery

Looking down the Cumberland River from the Upper Battery

Here we have the massive 10" Columbiad Gun at the lower battery. This piece of artillery could fire a 128 pound projectile up to 3 miles down the river toward Union Ironclads. Very Impressive upclose!