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

Stones River National Cemetery

Established June 23, 1865

 
 
Stones River National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Stones River National Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Union dead from this battlefield and Middle Tennessee are buried here. Of the more than 6,100 Union burials, 2,562 are known but to God. Men and women who gave their lives in other wars or who have served in the Armed Forces are also buried here.

If you need assistance in locating a specific grave, an attendant on duty at the Visitor Center will be glad to help you.
 
Location. 35° 52.848′ N, 86° 25.974′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from Old Nashville Highway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Stones River National Cemetery on the 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 "Precious Dust" (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Protects the Supply Line (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Regulars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stones River National Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (about 500 feet
Stones River National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Stones River National Cemetery Marker
away); Their Longest, Coldest New Year’s Eve (about 500 feet away); Passing Through Murfreesboro (about 500 feet away); God has granted us a Happy New Year! (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. National Cemetery
The known internments have full size headstones. The unknowns are marked with smaller stones.
Flagpole and Memorials in the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. Flagpole and Memorials in the Cemetery
Upright Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
5. Upright Cannon
As at most Civil War era national cemeteries, a memorial composed of a heavy cannon and a plaque notes the cemetery's statistics. This cannon is a 24-pdr siege gun, Model 1819 produced in 1837 by Fort Pitt Foundry.
Cemetery Statistics image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
6. Cemetery Statistics
Shortly after the Civil War, the cemetery was established on June 23, 1865. The cemetery contains the remains of 6139 Civil War dead, 3817 of which are known and 2322 are unknown.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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