Battle at Stones River

Battle at Stones River (HMP7M)

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

N 35° 51.659', W 86° 24.656'

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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 Nashville Pike
The paved road you see crossing Stones River, now known as the Old Nashville Highway, was the most direct wagon route joining Murfreesboro to Nashville during the Civil War. The low earthen mound you see directly across the river is the remains of Redoubt Brannan. Federal troops built this earthwork in 1863 - after the battle of Stones River - to guard both the Nashville Pike and the railroad that entered Fortress Rosecrans here.

Attention to Orders
No one should be allowed to walk on the parapets, nor move or sit upon the gabions, barrels, or sandbags that may be placed upon them.
by Order of
Major General William S. Rosecrans, commanding Army of the Cumberland, United States Army.
HM NumberHMP7M
Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 553184 N 3968689
Decimal Degrees35.86098333, -86.41093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 51.659', W 86° 24.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 51' 39.54" N, 86° 24' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1322-1340 W College St, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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