A Patriotic Pulpit

A Patriotic Pulpit (HMP32)

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

N 35° 52.934', W 86° 26.002'

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The Rostrum is beautifully located in a grove of native trees ... and will be very greatly appreciated by the people who attend the Decoration [Memorial Day] ceremonies.
James Gall, Quartermaster Department Inspector, after inspecting the new Stones River rostrum in March 1883.

Only a handful of original rostrums still exist in the United States. Formal platforms for speakers and dignitaries - like one you see reconstructed here - were common to all national cemeteries and provided focal points for decades of patriotic speeches and ceremonies during veterans' reunions and Memorial Day activities in the years following the Civil War. Some even served as bandstands for summer concerts. The original 1883 Stones River rostrum (above) was torn down in 1941-42 after it had deteriorated beyond repair.

Ground-penetrating radar helped archeologists find the foundation of the original Stones River rostrum in 2004.
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HM NumberHMP32
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Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551145 N 3971034
Decimal Degrees35.88223333, -86.43336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.934', W 86° 26.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 56.04" N, 86° 26' 0.12" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2552-2708 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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