Dover Hotel


            This historic building, which lies on the Cumberland River just east of Fort Donelson, was both the Confederate Headquarters during the battle and the site where the Confederate surrender would take place between Grant and Buckner on the 15th.  After the surrender, over 13,000 Confederate soldiers were shipped up north to prison camps in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  During a later battle of the war, Confederate soldiers burned all but four of the buildings in the town.  The Dover Hotel was one to survive, and today the exterior looks much the same as it did in 1862.