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Stones River Artillery Monument

 
 
Stones River Artillery Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2003
1. Stones River Artillery Monument Marker
Inscription.
On January 2nd, 1863 at 3:00 P.M.
there were stationed on this hill
fifty-eight cannon commanding the field
across the river, and as the Confederates
advanced over this field, the shot and shell
from these guns resulted in a loss of
eighteen-hundred killed and wounded
in less than an hour.

 
Location. 35° 53.286′ N, 86° 25.554′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Pkwy, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Stones River National Battlefield, along the tour road. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Breckinridge's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Saves the Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at Stones River (within shouting distance of this marker); McFadden Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McFadden's Ford (about 600 feet away); Battle of Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away); A Patriotic Pulpit (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stones River National Battlefield (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on Stones River National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2003
2. Marker on Stones River National Battlefield
Union soldiers retreated across this field on January 2, 1863, pursued by Confederate troops under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge. The Southerners were stopped by Mendenhall's Artillery posted at this position.

1. Stones River. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on August 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,496 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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