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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. 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. Located on a walking trail from stop two, the Slaughter Pen, on the driving tour of Stones River National Battlefield. Touch for map
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. Marker was in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan (about 300 feet away); Why Fight Here? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle at Stones River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away); Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Abandoned Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Abandoned Artillery Marker
12-pdr Wiard Rifle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. 12-pdr Wiard Rifle
6-pdr Wiard Rifle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. 6-pdr Wiard Rifle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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