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Fort Donelson

1

noun

  1. a Confederate fort in NW Tennessee, on the Cumberland River: captured by Union forces in 1862.


Donelson, Fort

2

[ don-l-suhn ]

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They were mistaken; seven years later Dick died at Fort Donelson with a bullet in his forehead: this, by the way.

This would have prevented the reinforcement at Fort Donelson, and made the engagement there less sanguinary.

That afternoon's bombardment showed clearly that Fort Donelson could never be taken by the navy.

Here the river winds about between abrupt hillsides, and on the front of one of these hills stood Fort Donelson.

The next day he was (p. 842) on his way to hurl shot and shell at the men in the trenches of Fort Donelson.

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