Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Iron Valentines" Delivered 150 Years Ago

From the Feb. 13th Clarksville (Tn) Leaf Chronicle by Jimmy Settle.

If you were at Fort Donelson back on this date in 1862, you would not exactly see a lot of love being exchanged as Union warships in the Cumberland River exchanged fire with Confederate batteries on shore.

Fort Donelson National Battlefield is located in Dover, Tennessee, some thirty miles west of Clarksville.

With the fall of Fort Donelson two days from now, General U.S. Grant forced Confederates to give up southern Kentucky and most of middle and west Tennessee.

Not My Idea of a Valentine.  --Old Secesh

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