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Fort Henry
Tennessee - February 6, 1862

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The Battle of The Soggy Southerners


The Battle of Fort Henry took place in Tennessee, on February 6, 1862. Fighting for the North or Union side were General Ulysses S. Grant and General Andrew H. Foote. On the South or Confederate side was Brig. General Lloyd Tilghman. On that day General Andrew H. Foote and his seven gunboats launched a suprisie attack on the confederates. It was a cold, chilly day and Fort Henry was nearly flooded. Both the Northerners and Southerners had a few men killed, but the Southerners also had many missing men. Knowing Fort Henry would soon fall,. Brig. General Lloyd Tilghman surrendered with his "Soggy Southerners."

Ft. Henry

Cannons firing at Fort Henry

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