Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Dudeboy for scale . . .
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
As Dudeboy and I were busy discovering our new hobby, Dr. J took over the job of being the photographer. She apparently thought the juxtaposition in this photo was very amusing. Dudeboy served as a runner for the Chief of Staff in the battle. Here they are heading towards the battlefield.
In this photo, the 9th Ky. is under the far off Union flag engaged with the "Secesh."
At camp with some of the 9th. They are probably discussing the substantial hailstorm they weathered the night before.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Dover Hotel . . . the site where Buckner accepted Grant's now famous terms of surrender.
General S. B. BUCKNER,
SIR: Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brig. Gen. U.S. GRANT,
SIR: The distribution of the forces under my command incident to an unexpected change of commanders and the overwhelming force under your command compel me, notwithstanding the brilliant success of the Confederate arms yesterday, to accept the ungenerous and unchivalrous terms which you propose.I am, sir, your very obedient servant,
S. B. BUCKNER,
Brigadier. General, C. S. Army.
The visitor center at Fort Donelson had a special exhibit brought in by two collectors from Cincinnati. We were able to talk with them a bit, and they let Dudeboy pose with an original gun and sword.
Dudeboy is standing in front of what little is left of Fort Henry. The main fortifications are now under the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake), but there are still a few of the earthworks that made up the outer defenses.