Award-winning Civil War historian Timothy B. Smith gives readers a battlefield view of the fight for Forts Henry and Donelson; and gives a wide-angle perspective on their meaning in the war’s outcome.
Grant Invades Tennessee
Grant Invades Tennessee The 1862 Battles for
Forts Henry and Donelson
By Timothy B. Smith
Air Date/Time November 12 12 noon (Central)
1st Edition, Signed
When General Ulysses S. Grant targeted Forts Henry and Donelson, he penetrated the Confederacy at one of its most vulnerable points, setting in motion events that would elevate his own status, demoralize the Confederate leadership and citizenry, and, significantly, tear the western Confederacy asunder. More to the point, the...[+] READ MORE