a Confederate fort in NW Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: captured by Union forces in 1862.
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How to use Fort Henry in a sentence
We steamed up to Fort Henry, the river being high and in splendid order.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete | William T. Sherman
Sheppard had his scouts out, but the shrewd renegade managed to deceive them, and to appear before Fort Henry almost unannounced.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) | Charles Morris
We purpose now to give the interesting details of an attack on Fort Henry, a small frontier work near where Wheeling now stands.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) | Charles Morris
Shepherd did this, and by the close of the month Fort Henry was, as he said, “Indian proof.”Chronicles of Border Warfare | Alexander Scott Withers
Fort Donelson was next attacked, the garrison having been reinforced by the men from Fort Henry.Comic History of the United States | Bill Nye