Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fort Donelson

Fort Donelson located in Dover, TN
was our third stop that was part of the 
National Park Service. 

Michigan did supply union troops during the civil war, but geographically was far removed from the actual fighting. This was the kids first visit to an actual battle ground.

The kids were given a Junior Ranger book to fill out.  If they completed the pages assigned they would receive a special pin.  To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a special pin can be earned if you visit three Civil War parks before 2015.
The Cumberland River 

Taking the oath as Junior Rangers.  
They got more trading cards too.
The fort is home to Eagles. We think we saw some flying around, but they were far away to say for sure.
We had great weather and a nice visit.  
The kids however were excited to head out and reach our destination to the parents in Rutherford.

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