|Attack on Fort Henry and Fort Donelson|
|Col. Adolphus Heiman|
|General Lloyd Tilghman|
|Attack on Fort Henry|
Andrew H. Foote
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAIRO,Fort Henry, February 6, 1862.
Fort Henry is ours. The gunboats silenced the batteries before the investment was completed. I think the garrison must have commenced the retreat last night. Our cavalry followed, finding two guns abandoned in the retreat.
I shall take and destroy Fort Donelson on the 8th and return to Fort Henry.
|Entrance to Fort Heiman|
|Description of the Unfinished Fort prior to the Battle of Fort Henry|
|Along the road with remains of earthworks|
|The fort was under Union control after the Battle of Fort Henry|
|General Forest conducted a raid on the Union Works|
|Video 1 on earthworks|
|Video 2 on earthworks|
 James Knight, Battle of Fort Donelson (Charleston: History Press, 2011), 70.
 Grant, U. S. Orders to C. F. Smith, January 31, 1862, Official Records, Ser. 1 - Vol. 7, 575.
 Other accounts say 12 officers and 82 men surrendered with 15 men killed and 20 wounded.
 Foote, A. H. Report to H. W. Halleck, February 7, 1862, Official Records, Ser. 1 - Vol. 7, 122-124.
 Grant, U. S. Note to H. W. Halleck, February 6, 1862, Official Records, Ser. 1 - Vol. 7, 124.