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

December 31, 1862

10 A.M. - Noon

 
 
December 31, 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. December 31, 1862 Marker
Inscription. Despite stiffening Union resistance, the Confederate tide swept on. The Federals made stand after stand, only to give ground again. Take this short trail to a Union position among the woods and rock outcroppings.
 
Location. 35° 52.147′ N, 86° 25.968′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop two, the Slaughter Pen, 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. Michigan (here, next to this marker); Sheridan's Stand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded! (about 300 feet away); Abandoned Artillery (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Sheridan Saves the Day (about 600 feet away); Cotton Field – "No Man's Land" (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Far, But No Farther (approx. half a mile away); The Fight for the Cedars (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service website.
Tour Stop Two image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Tour Stop Two
(Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rock Outcroppings image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Rock Outcroppings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 12 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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