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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro

 
 
Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman, June 4, 2008
1. Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
Inscription. General James R. Chalmers Mississippi Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields at 10 a.m. on December 31, 1862, to attack the Union center at the Round Forest. Their advance was part of General Braxton Bragg’s plan to crush the Union right flank early in the morning and then turn on the center. After holding for 48 hours, Chalmers’ men left muddy rifle pits on a hill 200 yards southeast and advanced past the Cowan House ruins 100 yards to the southeast.

Reverse Side:
The Cowan House, which burned before the battle, obstructed their advance and forced the brigade to break and re-form in the area under a murderous crossfire of Union artillery and infantry fire from the Round Forest, 200 yards to the northwest. After Chalmers was knocked senseless by an exploding shell, the unit retreated. Later in the afternoon, it re-formed under Colonel T. W. White of the Ninth Mississippi Regiment.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 160.)
 
Location. 35° 52.416′ N, 86° 25.553′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Nashville Hwy, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman, June 4, 2008
2. Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (here, next to this marker); Slave, Soldier, Citizen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen Brigade Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Struggle for Round Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Anchoring the Union Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembering Sacrifices - in Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Brigade Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hazen's Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker of Confederate troops at Murfreesboro during the Battle of Stones River.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2003
3. Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro Marker
Reverse Side of Chalmers’ Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2003
4. Reverse Side of Chalmers’ Brigade Marker
This is one of two markers found at this location.
Markers Beside the Overpass of Old Nashville Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
5. Markers Beside the Overpass of Old Nashville Road
Advance of Chalmers' and Donelson's Brigades image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
6. Advance of Chalmers' and Donelson's Brigades
The area over which these Confederate brigades advanced is now lightly developed, differing greatly from its wartime appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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