Battle of Fort Donelson, Capture of S.B. Buckner and His Army

c. 1887

The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought from February 12 through 16, 1862, the Union victory at Battle of Fort Donelson opened the Cumberland River as a pathway for the federal invasion of the South in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. This painting depicts the capture of Confederate General Simon Bolivar, Jr. and his Army.

Battle of Fort Donelson, Painting