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Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Christensen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2762
Abstract

This collection contains a February 21, 1862, letter from Civil War soldier Charles Christensen, camped at Cairo, Illinois, to Richard Morris of Cedar Lake Wisconsin. Christensen, a member of the 8th Wisconsin, discusses his regiment, Union victories at Forts Donelson and Henry, Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman, possible rebel attacks at Cairo, the overpopulation of prisoners of war, as well as personal family matters.

Dates: 1862 February 21

H. L. Bedford Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2176
Abstract

H. L. Bedford's memoir provides a detailed account of the placement and use of Confederate artillery at Fort Donelson. The memoir disagrees with Union reports included in the Official Records and rehabilitates the reputation of Confederate troops and commanders at the fort. Bedford was an adjutant in the Tennessee Corps of Artillery.

Dates: circa 1882-1883

Moses Owen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3239
Abstract

Moses Owen of the 7th Ohio Infantry, Company F, wrote this letter to his mother on February 18, 1862, just after the Battle of Fort Donelson.

Dates: 1862 February 18

Robert M. Kepner Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1459
Abstract

Robert Kepner wrote this letter to his sisters, Ellen and Mary, while he was stationed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In it, he complains of being ill, thanks them for the books they sent, and informs them that he can buy books for 25 cents or just take them from the Rebel camps for free.

Dates: 1862 February 26