In September 1861 Ulysses S.
Ulysses Grant's Letter from Fort Donelson
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/30/2010
On February 16, 1862, General Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson. The unconditional surrender created jubilation throughout the North and shock in Dixie. It was the North’s first major victory of the Civil War, opening the way into the very heart of the Confederacy.