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

Murfreesboro

The Occupied City

 
 
Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker
Inscription.  Murfreesboro was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Union troops took control of the city on March 7, 1862, and camped at Oaklands. On July 13, 1862 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest made his celebrated raid on the town, tearing up the railroad tracks and rescuing several prisoners at the courthouse. After the Confederates were defeated at the Battle of Stones River, the Union again took possession of Murfreesboro on January 5, 1863, controlled the town until the end of the Civil War.
 
Erected by Lttle Creek Greenway / Murfreesboro Greenway System.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Front Street and Hickerson Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is near the Toll Bridge in Cannonsbrough Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S Front Street, Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); University House (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (here, next to this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin) (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Country Store (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Murfreesboro The Occupied Marker
To the Citizens of Murfreesboro, Tenn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
3. To the Citizens of Murfreesboro, Tenn
Murfreesboro image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
4. Murfreesboro
Civilians in Murfreesboro were required to obtain passes to cross Union Lines. This thirty day pass (above) was issued to Murfreesboro resident Sallie Lawing in April of 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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