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

Hazen's Artillery

 
 
Hazen's Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Hazen's Artillery Marker
Inscription. This section of guns represents Battery F, 1st Ohio Volunteer Artillery commanded by Lt. Norrel Osburn (four James Rifles & two 12 pdr. howitzers). Along with Capt. Jerome B. Cox's 10th Indiana Battery (four 10 pdr. Parrotts and two 12 pdr. howitzers) located across the railroad tracks to the north, this battery was able to hold its ground, helping Col. Hazen maintain his position during the crucial afternoon of December 31, 1862. The excellence of Union artillery saved the day for the Union army, by protecting the vital supply line on the Nashville Pike.
 
Location. 35° 52.575′ N, 86° 25.696′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Nashville Highway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at tour stop five, the Round Forest, in Stones River National Battlefield Park. 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. Struggle for Round Forest (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Anchoring the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); Remembering Sacrifices - in Stone (a few steps from this marker); Hazen Brigade Monument
Marker and Artillery Display Seen from the Parking Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Marker and Artillery Display Seen from the Parking Area
Next to the marker is a 3.8-inch (or 14-pdr) James Rifle.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave, Soldier, Citizen (about 300 feet away); Parsons' Batteries Heavily Engaged (about 700 feet away); Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker, Rifle, and Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Marker, Rifle, and Field of Fire
Looking over the marker and cannon towards the fields west of the Round Forest.
3.80 inch James Rifle Type 2 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. 3.80 inch James Rifle Type 2
This James rifle was produced by Ames Manufacturing of Massachusetts in 1861. It weighed 917 pounds when inspected by George T. Balch (initials G.T.B.). The gun carries registry number 25. The rifling is 10 groove, right hand twist.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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