The Kentucky in the Civil War Message Board

Ft. Donelson labor Day weekend programs



Dover, TN—Volunteers, park staff, and the Friends of the Fort Donelson Campaign will combine forces to provide a variety of Civil War programs during the Labor Day weekend.

The 50th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) will provide musket firing demonstrations on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 1 pm and 2 pm near the fort entrance (Park Tour Stop #2). The public is encouraged to visit their Civil War camp, Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, September 2, from 10 am – 2 pm.

Park Ranger programs will be held Saturday and Sunday, 11 am and 2 pm, at the River Batteries (Park Tour Stop #3).

The Friends of the Fort Donelson Campaign will also conduct programs at various battlefield locations on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 (this day only):

10 am - "The Day of Iron Valentines: The Ironclads Versus the River Batteries" (Park Tour Stop #3)
10:45 am - "McClernand Attacks Maney’s Battery"
11:30 am Buckner’s Breakout
2:45 pm - "McArthur's Brigade Defends Dudley's Hill"
3:30 pm - "They Cannot Be Strong Everywhere - Smith’s Attack" (Park Tour Stop #5)
4:15 pm - "Grant and Buckner at the Dover Hotel" (Surrender House Tour Stop #10)

For directions to any of these programs, ask a park ranger at the visitor center. Programs are subject to changes or cancellations due to inclement weather. For more information, contact the park staff at 931-232-5706. We hope to see you here on Labor Day weekend.

Greg Biggs
Friends of the Ft. Donelson Campaign