Fort Henry/ Fort Donelson

by: Caroline Hughes

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  • Location: Located in middle western Tennessee
  • # of Union troops: 15,000(army); 1,000(navy)
  • # of Confederate troops: 3,000 (army)
  • Outcome: Union Victory
  • Significance: first combat with ironclad gunboats, capture of Fort Heiman, Naval bombardent of Fort Henry.
  • Commanders: Union- Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant( army), Flag officer Andrew H. Foot(navy) ; Confederate-Brigadier General Lloyd Tighman
  • Casualties: Union-40|Confederate-80
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