A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Fort Henry, Battle of

Fort Henry, Battle of (Tenn.) On 12 February 1862, Brigadier General Simon Buckner surrendered his garrison to Ulysses S. Grant’s 27,000 Federals. USA losses: 500 killed, 2,108 wounded, 224 missing. CSA losses: 2,000 killed or wounded, 14,623 captured. The siege was Grant’s first major victory; it forced the Confederates to abandon Nashville and give up much of central Tenn.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Fort Henry, Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D31ILY49I8AL6UQ.

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