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

Remembering by Rail

— Stones River National Battlefield —

 
 
Remembering by Rail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 30, 2021
1. Remembering by Rail Marker
Inscription.  The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway played a major role in memorializing Civil War battlefields. The company bought land and installed signs along the tracks to identify battle locations. They erected monuments like the Artillery Monument in front of you. They encouraged veteran reunions and ran a train to Stones River for formal celebrations.

Railway president John W. Thomas championed this work. During his tenure, the company scheduled tours to southern battlefields. At stops like Cemetery, railway platforms became the gateway to hallowed ground. Passengers stepped off trains and remembered the soldiers and battles between the North and South.

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The railway interpreted the Civil War to its passengers. They provided booklets that explained the battles along the train's route.

To see the Artillery Monument, passengers got off at this station, a half mile to your right.
 
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars
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War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 53.317′ N, 86° 25.543′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Van Cleve Lane, 0.2 miles north of Battlefield Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the parking lot for McFadden's Ford, Auto Tour Stop 6 on the Stones River National Battlefield Auto Tour Route. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2600 Van Cleve Ln, Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle at Stones River (here, next to this marker); The Very Forest Seemed to Fall (within shouting distance of this marker); Stones River Artillery Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); McFadden Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); My Poor Orphans! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McFadden's Ford (about 600 feet away); Battle of Stones River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Murfreesboro (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on March 15, 2021.) 
 
Rock Outcroppings near the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 30, 2021
2. Rock Outcroppings near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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