Stones river battlefield the stones river battlefield is located in murfreesboro, tennessee the battle was a two day battle with one day of rest between them the battle started december 31, 1862 two opposing armies of 81,000 men, fighting for control of middle tennessee it would be one of the bloodiest battles of the. Alexander visits stones river national battlefield spotlights deferred maintenance needs tuesday, march 27, 2018 senator lamar alexander on tuesday visited stones river national battlefield in rutherford county, where he said he hopes to pass this year a plan that would begin to eliminate the deferred. The battle of stones river was a battle fought from december 31, 1862, to january 2, 1863, in middle tennessee, as the culmination of the stones river campaign in the western theater of the american civil war of the major battles of the war, stones river had the highest. In an attempt to retake the important city of nashville, a confederate army commanded by general braxton bragg was engaged by the union's army of the cumberland, lead by major general william rosecrans, near the town of murfreesboro, tennessee at the close of 1862 the battle was to be one of the.
Not far from the visitor center is stones river national cemetery, the final resting place for over 6,100 union soldiers about 2000 confederate dead are buried in evergreen cemetery about four miles away from the national battlefield in murfreesboro another site of interest a couple of miles southeast of. Does the ghost of a headless horseman still haunt stones river battlefield yes, if you believe anonymous witnesses to the sight and postings on the internet the rider in question is said to be the ghost of lt col julius p garesche, who died near the railroad line just past the current site of stones river. Between the two communiites, it tore a path directly through the stones river national battlefield park amazingly, nothing of historical significance, such as authentic cannon or hazen's brigade monument, were damaged, although fallen trees still block some trails over a month later and will present a fire. A description of the trail of tears route that runs through stones river national battlefield in murfreesboro, tennessee.
Hazen's monument, which was built by union soldiers only weeks after the battle of stones river, lies right beside the track that leads from nashville to chattanooga every day, thousands of people pass right through a battlefield in murfreesboro-- most of them with no idea of the carnage that occurred there between. Stones river national battlefield by michael korfhage, joel anderson, 2017 68484 © 2018 anderson design group, inc all rights reserved it is a federal copyright offense to reproduce this image without permission stones river national battlefield table1 choose a product img art print img canvas img framed. General james simpson, commanding general, us army contracting command, took 40 members of the acc and us expeditionary contracting command combined staff to the stones river national battlefield, murfreesboro, tennessee, on april 6, for staff ride.
Stones river national battlefield, march 27, 2018 from sen lamar alexander: “i enjoyed visiting stones river national battlefield it's important congress works to address the maintenance backlog in our national parks so future generations can enjoy these historic sites you can learn more about my bill to restore and. Murfreesboro, tennessee | the battle of stones river, which began on the last day of 1862, took place at this historic site and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the civil war today it is administered by the national parks service. Traces of the historic community are discernible in stones river national battlefield, but the remaining historic buildings, structures, and sites associated with cemetery community are located outside the national park contact us if you know of additional information about the cemetery community family in cemetery.
Stones river national battlefield is located in the city of mufreesboro in middle tennessee the battlefield commemorates the battle of december 31, 1862, where the union troops defeated the south situated just 30 miles southeast of nashville, civil war buffs flock to the battlefield between memorial and labor day to. Stones river national battlefield commemorates one of the most decisive and deadly battles of the civil war, fought on new year's eve 1862.
Update with audio / interview: friends of the stones river battlefield are not exactly happy about a brand-new distribution center moving into the battlefield area in murfreesboro the property in question is at 2150 northwest broad street. Stones river national battlefield, murfreesboro, tennessee 14k likes stones river national battlefield preserves over 600 acres of the historic. In late december 1862, union and confederate forces clashed at the battle of stones river, near murfreesboro, tennessee, during the american civil war ( 1861-65) on december 31, confederate general braxton bragg's 35,000 troops successfully attacked the 42,000-strong union force commanded by major general.
22 reviews of stones river national battlefield we came here with our children, ages 9 and 5 and we all had an outstanding time the battlefield was having a re- enactment when we went, and the kids were just in awe of everything they also did. The battle of stones river was one of the bloodiest and most significant battles of the civil war the battle resulted in nearly 24,000 casualties and yielded significant military and political gains for the union stones river national battlefield offers visitors a chance to experience this critical event in our history by exploring. The battle of stones river was a major factor in determining the outcome of the civil war staff of the stones river national battlefield talk about the batt. The staff at stones river national battlefield plans to burn about 75 acres of fields and forested areas on wednesday, january 31, 2018 these prescribed burns are a part of the park's fire management plan, which was developed with public and professional participation in 2003 the areas to be burned are located in the.