Stones River National BattlefieldConstructed in 1863 after the Battle of Stones River, Fortress Rosecrans protected the huge Union supply depot at Murfreesboro. The nearly three miles of earthworks enclosed about 200 acres of storehouses, blockhouses, and power magazines. Union engineers designed the fortress to shelter an army of 50,000 troops and to store enough provisions to feed that army for up to 90 days. The works here were a powerful deterrent and never came under attack. The defenses include four interior fortifications called redoubts. Only fragments of the fortress survive on public and private land. Curtain Wall #1 may be viewed on the Lytle Creek Greenway and Redoubt on West College Street.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 553098 N 3967753|
|Decimal Degrees||35.85255000, -86.41195000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 51.153', W 86° 24.717'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 51' 9.18" N, 86° 24' 43.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1012 Old Fort St, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US|
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