4th U.S. Artillery Co. "H" & "M"The most powerful federal battery on this field armed with four 3" Ordnance rifles and four 12 pdr. howitzers. This battery of battle hardened regulars poured charge after charge of canister at less than 600 yards into the oncoming grey ranks - helping stifle attacks on the Round Forest and the Nashville Pike, on the morning and early afternoon of December 31, 1862. At times the Confederate infantry were on three sides of the battery, but Lt. Charles C. Parsons gave no ground. During the entire battle, Parsons fired more than any battery, 2,299 rounds, and suffered very few casualties, due chiefly to the havoc caused by their deadly accurate fire. Parsons was promoted to the rank of captain for his heroic action at Stones River.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 551384 N 3970352|
|Decimal Degrees||35.87606667, -86.43076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 52.564', W 86° 25.846'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 52' 33.84" N, 86° 25' 50.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2001-2187 Park Rd, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US|
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