Fateful Decisions at Stones River
— Battle of Stones River —(Preface): Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans led the Army of the Cumberland from Nashville toward Murfreesboro in December 1862, while Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg and the Army of the Tennessee occupied the town to protect the approaches to Chattanooga. The armies clashed on December 31, and a flank attack almost swept the Federals from the field. Rosecrans fended off attacks on January 2 and prepared to take the offensive. Bragg, his army exhausted, evacuated Murfreesboro the next day. There were 81,000 soldiers engaged - one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 552382 N 3969637|
|Decimal Degrees||35.86956667, -86.41975000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 52.174', W 86° 25.185'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 52' 10.44" N, 86° 25' 11.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-119 Greenway Sidewalk, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US|
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