Bum Proof Stockade

Bum Proof Stockade (HMP7F)

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

N 35° 51.538', W 86° 24.578'

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Those things [you see] inside the fort ... this shape + ... are bum [bomb] proof stockades. The outside line is heavy oak timer hewn on 3 sides ... about 10 feet high. The timber is .. set up end ways and firmly secured .... The top is first covered over with 4-inch plank and then about 3 feet of dirt. In the sides are port holes for infantry to fire through. It is almost impossible to dislodge infantry from them.
Alpheus S. Bloomfield, private
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A

Life inside a bum proof
...wee have platforms of plank to Sleep on Some 3 feet off the ground wee got plenty of rations beef 2 days a week fresh bakers bread every morning...
James H. Jones, private
57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company E

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You are standing in the sally port for Redoubt Brannan. This sole entry way looked west toward the riverbank because the chances were small that enemy raiders might quickly ride across the river and up the rock-strewn slope.
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HM NumberHMP7F
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Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 553303 N 3968466
Decimal Degrees35.85896667, -86.40963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 51.538', W 86° 24.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 51' 32.28" N, 86° 24' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1220 W College St, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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