On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1862

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Fort Donelson is captured by General Ulysses S. Grant following the surrender of around 12,000 Confederate soldiers

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

1862 Highlights

About February 16, 1862

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius