Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Donelson” in chapter 31 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
... The Cumberland, flowing westwardly near their dividing line, turns to the north as it approaches the Tennessee, to which it runs parallel to its mouth.
At the great bend, on very good ground, Fort Donelson was established; so that the two forts helped mutually to determine their relative locations.
The governing considerations were evidently political rather than strategic, and depended more upon geo...
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