God has granted us a Happy New Year!

God has granted us a Happy New Year! (HMP0U)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Rutherford County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 52.828', W 86° 26.077'

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God has granted us a Happy New Year!
Braxton Bragg, general commanding the Army of the Tennessee, in a telegram to Confederate President Jefferson Davis

On New Year's Eve the fighting had raged from dawn to dusk. Here on the edges of this broad, open field the two exhausted armies stopped shooting. The Confederates formed a line in the trees you see in the distance. The Union army stretched for two miles along the Nashville Pike.

On New Year's Day 1863, 21,000 men did not answer their unit roll calls. The numbers of dead and wounded stunned battle-hardened veterans in both armies. Friend and foe spent that day mingled in the torn fields and shattered cedar woods, helping the wounded, looking for comrades lost in the swirl of battle, and burying the dead. Both sides dug hasty defenses for whenever the truce ended. The Confederates had pushed the Federals back over three miles, taking 3,000 prisoners. General Bragg started his new year sure that he had won a great - if costly - victory.
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Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551033 N 3970838
Decimal Degrees35.88046667, -86.43461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.828', W 86° 26.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 49.68" N, 86° 26' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Park Rd, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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