The battle of fort henry and fort donelson
Download
1 / 9

The Battle of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 422 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Battle of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. By Mickey Odden Fort Henry: February 6, 1862 Fort Donelson: February 16, 1862 The Battles Took place in western Tennessee. Fort Henry Battle Overview. Fort Henry

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' The Battle of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson' - deepak


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
The battle of fort henry and fort donelson

The Battle of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

By Mickey Odden

Fort Henry: February 6, 1862

Fort Donelson: February 16, 1862

The Battles Took place in western Tennessee


Fort henry battle overview
Fort Henry Battle Overview

Fort Henry

The Union attacked an earthen confederate fort on the Tennessee River. It had outdated guns and the river was threatening to flood the fort. Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant attacked the fort with his soldiers split into two locations. Flag Officer A.H. Foote Also attacked the fort with seven gunboats. Confederate Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman realized he should retreat the fort before it completely flooded. Brig. Gen. Tilghman troops retreated to Fort Donelson, another Confederate fort about ten miles away. The fort was claimed and the Union was victorious.


Fort donelson battle overview
Fort Donelson Battle Overview

Fort Donelson

After the confederacy lost Fort Henry, The remaining soldiers retreated to Fort Donelson, a fort about ten miles away. Grant’s soldiers attacked the fort several times but with no great success. Flag Officer Foote tried to weaken the fort with naval gunfire from ironclads but they did little damage and retreated before being destroyed. Grant’s army surrounded the fort but the confederate soldiers launched a sneak attack trying to make a way to escape the fort. This did not work and Brig. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner agreed to unconditional surrender.


The importance of the battles
The Importance of the Battles

The Battle of Fort Henry and Donelson were important because they were the first major victory for the union. They also guaranteed that Nashville would be lost for the confederates.


Battle statistics
Battle Statistics

The Battle of Fort Donelson

The Battle of Fort Henry

Union

Confederate

Union

Confederate


Main battle commanders
Main Battle Commanders

Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant:

Flag Officer A.H. Foote:

Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman:

An important general for the Union. He got the name “Unconditional Surrender” after the battle of Fort Donelson

A Union Flag Officer during the battle of Fort Donelson. He was in charge of ironclads that attacked the fort.

Confederate General in Fort Donelson. Gave the order to retreat Fort Donelson.





ad