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

Fortress Rosecrans

Lytle Creek Greenway | Murfreesboro Greenway System

Fortress Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 30, 2021
1. Fortress Rosecrans Marker
After the Battle of Stones River, Union General William S. Rosecrans ordered the construction of a supply depot adjacent to the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad. The construction of Fortress Rosecrans began on January 23, 1863, and was completed in June of that year. The resulting 200-acre fortification was large enough to protect an army of 5,000 troops and could stockpile enough supplies to feed the army for up to ninety days.

General William S. Rosecrans

This Union army topographical sketch of Fortress Rosecrans shows the distance lines, or lines of fire, to guide artillery in repelling an attack against the fort.

Fortress Rosecrans Sketch Courtesy of The National Archives
Erected by City of Murfreesboro.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
Location. 35° 51.086′ N, 86° 24.44′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached
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from Overall Street, 0.2 miles east of Golf Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the Stones River Greenway, a trail owned and operated by the City of Murfreesboro. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Defense of Fortress Rosecrans (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fortress Rosecrans (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Living Under the Guns (about 500 feet away); I Never Saw Anything Like Them Before (about 600 feet away); New Citizen Soldiers (about 600 feet away); Lunette Thomas (about 700 feet away); Covered by Cross Fires (about 700 feet away); Toil and Mud (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield - Fortress Rosecrans. National Park Service (Submitted on March 15, 2021.) 
Fortress Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 30, 2021
2. Fortress Rosecrans Marker
The "Defense of Fortress Rosecrans" Marker is adjacent to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 5 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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