Breckinridge's Attack

Breckinridge's Attack (HMP92)

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

N 35° 53.302', W 86° 25.545'

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Late Afternoon, January 2, 1863

— 4:00 P.M. - 4:45 P.M. —

1. Union soldiers were positioned on the east side of Stones River, threatening the Confederate right wing.

2. General John C. Breckinridge's powerful attack forced Colonel John Beatty's Union division back across the river at McFadden's Ford. Confederates assembled artillery on the east bank and their infantry began wading the river.

3. Captain John Mendenhall quickly concentrated cannon here.

4. Their bombardment halted the Confederate thrust, and sent the Southerners reeling in retreat.

5. Union soldiers regained the opposite bank. More than 1,800 Confederates fell in the brief engagement that ended the Battle of Stones River. This, then, was the climax of the three-day conflict.
HM NumberHMP92
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551828 N 3971719
Decimal Degrees35.88836667, -86.42575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 53.302', W 86° 25.545'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 53' 18.12" N, 86° 25' 32.70" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2600 Van Cleve Ln, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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