Saturday, February 16, 2008


This Day in the History of Federal Victories

On this day in 1862, during the Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered at Fort Donelson, TN to forces under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. On a personal note, my great great etc. uncle, Harvey D. Fraley, fought there but escaped capture, at least until 1865. I continually say that the only genius Grant showed was to recognize the bleeding obvious that he had more men and as long as he continued to attack, he would win merely through attrition.

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