On February 16, 1862, General Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/31/2010
USS Carondolet was a 512-ton ironclad gunboat in the style of the Cairo. It was built in Saint Louis and commissioned in January 1862. Within a month it had contributed to the capture of both Fort Henry and Fort Donelson.