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Ft. Donelson Labor Day Weekend programs - TN



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