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

Abandoned Artillery

 
 
Abandoned Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Abandoned Artillery Marker
Inscription. These two Wiard rifled cannon represent two of the four guns lost by Lt. Alexander Marshall of Battery G 1st Ohio Light Artillery (originally two 12 pdr. howitzers, two 12 pdr Wiard rifles, and two six pdr. Wiard rifles.) These guns valiantly but vainly tried to check the Confederate advance by firing repeated charges of canister then retreating "by prolonge" to fire again. The guns were abandoned when most of the horses were killed and the Confederates were but 40 yards from the guns. In this area 14 Union cannon were lost to the Confederates by Sheridan and Negley's Divisions.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 52.106′ N, 86° 25.924′ W. Marker was in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker could be reached from Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on a walking trail from stop two, the Slaughter Pen, on the driving tour of Stones River National Battlefield. Marker was 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 location. Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded! (here, next to this marker); Sheridan's Stand (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan Saves the Day
Abandoned Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Abandoned Artillery Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan (about 300 feet away); December 31, 1862 (about 300 feet away); Cotton Field – "No Man's Land" (approx. half a mile away); Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away); Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile 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
 
12-pdr Wiard Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. 12-pdr Wiard Rifle
6-pdr Wiard Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. 6-pdr Wiard Rifle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 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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