NPS Fort Donelson National Battlefield
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  • Stop 6: Union Camp Inside the Confederate Lines

    This area became a Union Camp following Smith's successful attack. During the night, while both sides strengthened their positions, surrender discussions began. White flagsĀ raised over Confederate positions at daybreak on February 16 saddened the Confederates and created joy among the Federals. After the surrender, the Union troops camped here were honored by being the first to march into Fort Donelson.