Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Tour Stop 8 (French's Battery)

In conjunction with Maney's Battery to the west, the four-gun battery emplaced here was intended to prevent Union forces from attacking down Erin Hollow and penetrating the Fort Donelson perimeter.

(3-95 VHS) Position marker for French's Battery  

(3-95) East view of tour stop area. Confederate left wing outer defense trenches at right


(3-95) Confederate Trenches at right (west) of French's Battery marker. Left wing of the outer defenses. Erin Hollow in background


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