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

Pioneer Brigade Earthworks

 
 
Pioneer Brigade Earthworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Pioneer Brigade Earthworks Marker
This marker is duplicated at other points along the trail, and may be replaced by a wayside type interpretive marker in the future.
Inscription. The trenches before you were built by the Pioneer Brigade of the Union Army of the Cumberland. After the fighting on the first day of the Battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862, both armies piled dirt, logs, and stone to protect themselves from future attacks. Their work has survived nearly 150 years.

Please help protect these fragile earthworks by staying on the trail.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 52.849′ N, 86° 26.212′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on a walking trail from stop four, Defense of the Nashville Pike, on the driving tour of Stones River National Battlefield. 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. Stand Fast! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (about 500 feet away); Why Fight Here? (about 600 feet away); Battle at Stones River (about 700 feet away); God has granted us a Happy New Year!
Marker and Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Marker and Earthworks
Difficult to see with the summer foliage, the works are marked by a stake with a red flag on top.
(about 700 feet away); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (about 700 feet away); Their Longest, Coldest New Year’s Eve (about 700 feet away); Passing Through Murfreesboro (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Earthworks
The earthworks are now little more than slight rises in the ground within the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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