Tennessee Winter: Fort Donelson, Stones River & Franklin


Featuring Highly Regarded Civil War Historians:

-Thomas Cartwright -Larry Daniel -Greg Biggs

Headquarters for this tour will be Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville-Franklin located at 1874 West McEwen Drive Franklin, TN 37067 Tele 615-771-6778 Civil War Journeys has reserved a block of rooms for tour participants at the rate of $149 per night plus applicable taxes. This three-day tour will begin Thursday evening at 8PM at the Drury Plaza Hotel with a lecture by the noted Tennessee Civil War historian Greg Biggs.

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Friday Day 1 We will devote the day to U. S. Grant’s operations at Fort Donelson. Our tour with Greg Biggs will start at the visitor’s center and several interpretive stops within Fort Donelson. We’ll afford coverage to C. F. Smith’s attack on February 13 probing the Confederate defenses. Our tour will also make several stops to examine the Confederate breakout attempt on February 15 along with the decisive assault by Gen. Smith’s division which led to the surrender of the Confederate garrison. Stops will also be made at the Dover Hotel, National Cemetery and Fort Heiman.

Saturday Day 2 With tour guide Larry Daniel we will examine the battlefield of Stones River. Most of the stops touring Stones River will be outside of the small National Military Park. We will view Rosecrans’ and Bragg’s headquarters sites, Hazen Brigade monument, Round Forest, McFadden’s Ford, Fortress Rosecrans, National Cemetery, Evergreen (Confederate) Cemetery and the Rutherford County Court House. We’ll also view several historic houses such as the Widow Burris, Hord house, Gen. Smith House and Washington House.
Sunday Day 3 Our final day will be devoted to John Bell Hood’s 1864 Tennessee campaign which featured the dramatic battle of Franklin. Coverage will be afforded the Battle of Spring Hill on November 29 and the movements of the armies to Franklin. Our stops to interpret the Battle of Franklin will include the Harrison House (Hood’s HQ), Winstead Hill, Carnton and the McGavock Cemetery, Collins Farm, Carter House, Lotz House and Mosley House.