Battle at Stones River

Battle at Stones River (HMP2E)

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

N 35° 53.375', W 86° 26.601'

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December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863

Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862.

To explore their stories, start at the Visitor Center. Maps are available there to help you find battlefield points of interest.

You are here at the Headquarters of General Rosecrans
West Point graduate William S. Rosecrans was 43 years old when he received command of the Army of the Cumberland in October 1862. In late December he ordered his 43,000 men to march southeast from Nashville, following the railroad tracks toward Murfreesboro enroute to the key rail hub at Chattanooga. General Rosecrans set up his headquarters here with troops on both sides of the Nashville Pike. Much of the early planning for the battle took place here.
HM NumberHMP2E
Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 550239 N 3971844
Decimal Degrees35.88958333, -86.44335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 53.375', W 86° 26.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 53' 22.50" N, 86° 26' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3333 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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