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

Murfreesboro

The Occupied City

 
 
Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker
Inscription. Murfreesboro was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Union troops took control of the city on March 7, 1862, and camped at Oaklands. On July 13, 1862 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest made his celebrated raid on the town, tearing up the railroad tracks and rescuing several prisoners at the courthouse. After the Confederates were defeated at the Battle of Stones River, the Union again took possession of Murfreesboro on January 5, 1863, controlled the town until the end of the Civil War.
 
Erected by Lttle Creek Greenway / Murfreesboro Greenway System.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Front Street and Hickerson Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is near the Toll Bridge in Cannonsbrough Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S Front Street, Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker);
Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker
University House (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (here, next to this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin) (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Country Store (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
To the Citizens of Murfreesboro, Tenn image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
3. To the Citizens of Murfreesboro, Tenn
Murfreesboro image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
4. Murfreesboro
Civilians in Murfreesboro were required to obtain passes to cross Union Lines. This thirty day pass (above) was issued to Murfreesboro resident Sallie Lawing in April of 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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