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Fort Donelson National Cemetery

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Fort Donelson National Cemetary

Fort Donelson National Cemetery is one of the stops along the tour route of Fort Donelson National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karla G
Place of Honor!

This place is in essence a place of honor for long ago fallen soldiers. One cannot help but have... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Thousands of Civil War soldiers were buried at this site.
Dover, TN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Donelson National Cemetery is one of the stops along the tour route of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. The cemetery is separate from the main part of the battlefield, located in the town of Dover, but it is only a few minutes drive away and...More

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This place is in essence a place of honor for long ago fallen soldiers. One cannot help but have empathy for the soldiers who fought here over 150 years ago. How they were able to maneuver along this terrain was amazing. Over 13,000 men were...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is a neat place to visit and learn about Civil War battles in Dover TN. It is beautiful overlooking the Cumberland River.

Thank 289Joyce1925
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a beautiful small cemetery where veterans from all eras can be buried. It is a natural extension to your visit to Fort Donelson and is not that time consuming to see. You can spend some pleasant time there hiking or just observing nature...More

Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a small but well preserved Civil War cemetery, one of the oldest, with graves of the Union soldiers lost in this battle (and other veterans of conflicts since.)

Thank Hoosiercritic
Reviewed 2 October 2017

my husband makes a ride thru this park everyday .A very beautiful park form the eagles to the river lots of history and a very nice place to visit come see our little town and enjoy.

Thank ravencrow5
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoy visiting cemeteries. They are a peaceful place where you can meditate on the past. This is a well maintained place. It is in the middle of a residential area. Definitely worth taking time for a short visit on your trip.

Thank 959howardb
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had a burial ceremony for a family member. This is a fitting place for a veteran to be laid to rest. The Park staff were kind and helpful. It is very solemn and quiet and in a perfect location. It is well kept and...More

Thank E B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Like other reviewers, I was unable to spend much time here, because it was close to closing time (and there was a storm coming). But I found it to be peaceful and well-kept, and there are some hiking paths nearby if one has the time....More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Nicely kept cemetery. The office building is a copy of others I've seen. Good picture opportunities.

Thank Acescott
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