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Clarksville, TN

We left Gun Creek Campground and Illinois, crossed through Kentucky (with a pit stop at a customer’s plant), and spent 2 nights in Clarksville at Clarksville Campground.  This gave us a weekend to relax and sight-see nearby at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

This battlefield sits on a hilly overlook on the Cumberland River  in Tennessee, just east of Clarksville.

The site has been well preserved, is very quiet and informative.  There are beautiful river outlooks, a national cemetery, and the preserved Dover Hotel which was the site of the battle’s surrender.

A typical log hut built to house garrisoned soldiers. Built by soldiers and slaves for 6-8 men.
More than 400 log huts were built for winter quarters. After the battle, the Union Army burned them all down following a measles outbreak.

Lots of waterfowl are all around the National Battlefield grounds

On Sunday, we picked up and headed for Nashville and Grand Ole RV Park and Thanksgiving with the family!

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