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February 13, 2012 4:53 PM

Fort Donelson Victory Brings Forth 'Unconditional Surrender' Grant

Encouraged with the success of Fort Henry, Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant spared little time to advance on Fort Donelson. Once again, Grant proposed another joint effort with Flag Officer Andrew Foote’s river fleet to take the fort. From his success at Fort Donelson, Grant became an instant celebrity for the Union cause.

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