Civil War, Day by Day
When Tennessee’s Fort Donelson surrendered to Northern forces in 1862, the Southern heartland was opened to invasion and the Confederacy was dealt a disastrous blow. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest, however, refused to surrender his men.
This Day in History
On a day like this in the winter of 1950-1951

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