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Fort Donelson National Cemetery
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NameFort Donelson National Cemetery
Brief DescriptionNational Park
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionIn July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for soldiers who shall die in the service of their countryƶ. The legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. In 1867, Fort Donelson Cemetery was established as the final resting for Union soldiers and sailors initially buried in the Fort Donelson area.
Phone 1(931) 232-5706
Phone 2(931) 232-5348
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/fodo/planyourvisit/fortdonelsonnationalcemetery.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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Fort Donelson National Cemetery - Dover, TN 37058

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