Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Fight for the Cedars
December 31, 1862
— 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. —
1. The Union line was smashed by the Confederate onrush. Reserve troops rushed here to stem the tide.
2. Those Union soldiers, confused by the cedar thickets, fog and smoke, also fled.
3. Union infantry and artillery along the Nashville Pike stopped the Confederate avalanche.
4. The Confederates regrouped to continue their offensive.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 31, 1862.
Location. 35° 52.541′ N, 86° 26.112′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Located at stop three, The Cotton Field, 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. This Far, But No Farther (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Federals' Final Rally Turns the Tide (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parsons' Batteries Heavily Engaged (approx. ¼ mile away); Exploring the Promise of Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away); Waiting Anxiously for Tomorrow's FateStand Fast! (approx. 0.3 miles away); God has granted us a Happy New Year! (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (approx. 0.3 miles 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.)
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 710 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.