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

Battle at Stones River

December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863

 
 
Battle at Stones River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Battle at Stones River Marker
Inscription. Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862.

To explore their stories, start at the visitor center. Maps are available there to help you find battlefield points of interest.

You are here at Redoubt Brannan
This remnant of Redoubt Brannan and the extensive earthworks found south of Lytle Creek are today preserved as parts of Stones River National Battlefield. These surviving fragments of Fortress Rosecrans are reminders that the United States Army of the Cumberland maintained quarters and a large supply depot here next door to Murfreesboro from 1863 to 1864.
 
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 51.508′ N, 86° 24.568′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on West College Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the parking area for Redoubt Brannan in 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
Battlefield Park Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Battlefield Park Map
are within walking distance of this marker. Redoubt Brannan (a few steps from this marker); Waging War by Rail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bum Proof Stockade (within shouting distance of this marker); They Passed This Way (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle at Stones River (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Vast Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Charles Egbert Craddock" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lunette Palmer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
More about this marker. The basic marker seen here is used for orientation at the battlefield. It is repeated at several locations, with different text in the map call out.
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on November 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers in Redoubt Brannan Parking Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Markers in Redoubt Brannan Parking Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 5 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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