Dover, Tennessee – A special film will be shown as part of Women’s History month at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.
On Thursday, March 10th, 2011, a film entitled, “The Forgotten Grave: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War” will be shown at the visitor center, along Highway 79 in Dover, Tennessee, at 6:30pm. The film highlights the many roles that women played during the war, including serving as nurses, spies, cooks, and even soldiers. The stories of Loreta Velazquez, Lizzie Compton and others are brought to life through the use of their letters, journals, and memoirs. In some cases, many of these stories have almost been lost to history.
The National Park Service preserves and interprets the site of the 1862 Battle of Fort Donelson, which includes the Civil War fort, earthworks, monuments, historic Dover Hotel, national cemetery, and historic and cultural resources at Fort Heiman, Kentucky. Please contact the Park Ranger Doug Richardson for more information at 931-232-5706, ext. 108.