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Surrender of Fort Donelson illustration
Description: Illustration of the surrender of Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862 published in "Civil War in Pictures" by Fletcher Pratt. In February 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant, a native Ohioan, led a Union force that captured Fort Donelson from the Confederacy under Brigadier-General Simon Buckner's command. Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. During the U. S. Civil War, Grant was promoted to the rank of General and granted command of the Union army by President Abraham Lincoln. After the victory of the Union over the Confederacy, Grant's popularity led to his election as the 18th President of the United States in 1868. Caption reads: "The surrender of Fort Donalson, February 16, 1862." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04614
Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Generals--United States
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