Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S2395
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of correspondence and documents compiled by an individual named Henderson. The bulk of the collection is a 38-page report sent to General Ulysses S. Grant on February 28, 1862 regarding the operations and capture of Fort Donelson. The report was not signed, but from information in the report, it was most likely written by Brig. Gen. John McClernand. Other items related to the U.S. Civil War include a map of the Mississippi River showing communities,...
Collection — Folder S2199
Scope and Contents This 15-page typed manuscript was written by Kenneth S. Mitchell about his father, William Mitchell, who served in Company I, 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and Company D, 8th Regiment of the Veteran Reserve Corps. He tells about medical care, food, weapons, and weather. On page 4, he reported on the Battle of Fort Donelson. The Battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded, is described on pages 5-6. Kenneth retypes family letters in the manuscript. The Battle of Murfreesboro or Stone River is...