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

Michigan

 
 
Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Michigan Marker
Among the southern-most Michigan state markers.
Inscription.  (Front):
The
State of Michigan
has erected
this marker
to her brave and
courageous sons
who fought at
Stones River to
preserve the union

(Back):
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
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Back of Marker
at Stones River for the preservation and perpetuity of the Union
 
Erected 1966 by Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Commission. (Marker Number 279.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker 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. Marker 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. December 31, 1862 (here, next to 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); Cotton Field – "No Man's Land" (approx. 0.4 miles 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.
 
Tour Stop Two image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Tour Stop Two
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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