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

The Fight for the Cedars

December 31, 1862

 
 
The Fight for the Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. The Fight for the Cedars Marker
Inscription. 1. The Union line was smashed by the Confederate onrush. Reserve troops rushed here to stem the tide.

2. Those Union soldiers, confused by the cedar thickets, fog and smoke, also fled.

3. Union infantry and artillery along the Nashville Pike stopped the Confederate avalanche.

4. The Confederates regrouped to continue their offensive.

10 A.M. to 11 A.M.
 
Location. 35° 52.541′ N, 86° 26.112′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop three, The Cotton Field, 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. This Far, But No Farther (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cotton Field – "No Man's Land" (about 800 feet away); The Federals' Final Rally Turns the Tide (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parsons' Batteries Heavily Engaged (approx. mile away); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stand Fast!
The Fight for the Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. The Fight for the Cedars Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); God has granted us a Happy New Year! (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cedar Glades image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Cedar Glades
The battlefield includes over 150 acres of cedar glades featuring red cedars and many rare plant species. The park service has a plan to encourage the growth of native plants in this area, returning it to both the wartime appearance, and the natural setting. Unfortunately a 2009 tornado knocked down many of the cedar trees in this section of the field.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 31 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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