“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)


Front of Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 16, 2021
1. Front of Michigan Marker
The State of Michigan has erected this marker to her brave and courageous sons who fought at Stones River to preserve the union

This marker is dedicated to all the Michigan soldiers engaged in this great battle, to the 71 men who lost their lives and to the 6 regiments which fought bravely for their country:

21st Michigan Infantry, commanded by Lt. Col. William B. McCreery (Flint), 18 killed, 89 wounded, 36 missing

11th Michigan Infantry, commanded by Col. William L. Stoughton (Sturgis), 30 killed, 84 wounded, 25 missing

13th Michigan Infantry, commanded by Col. Michael Shoemaker (Jackson), 17 killed, 72 wounded, 12 missing

4th Michigan Cavalry, commanded by Col. Robert H.G. Minty (Detroit), 1 killed, 7 wounded, 12 missing

1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, commanded by Col. William P. Innes (Grand Rapids), 2 killed, 9 wounded, 5 missing

1st Michigan Artillery Battery, Company A, commanded by Col. Cyrus O. Loomis (Coldwater), 1 killed, 10 wounded, 2 missing

Michigan men fought at Stones River for the preservation and perpetuity of
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the Union
Erected 1966 by Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Commission. (Marker Number 279.)
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 35° 52.146′ N, 86° 25.967′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Memorial is on Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Located at stop two, the Slaughter Pen, on the driving tour of Stones River National Battlefield. 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. Sheridan's Stand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded! (about 300 feet away); Sheridan Saves the Day (about 600 feet away); Why Fight Here? (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle at Stones River (approx. ¼ mile away); This Far, But No Farther (approx. half a mile away); The Fight for the Cedars (approx. half a mile away); Parsons' Batteries Heavily Engaged (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Rear of Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 16, 2021
2. Rear of Michigan Marker
Tour Stop Two image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Tour Stop Two
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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