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

Battle at Stones River

December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863

 
 
Battle at Stones River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Battle at Stones River Marker
Inscription. Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862.

You are here at the Stones River Battlefield Visitor Center
Museum exhibits and a short video can help you explore the stories of the people whose lives were changed by this battle. Short trails start here and lead to places on the battlefield where the fighting was intense.

You can obtain maps here to find your way along the battle tour road and to more distant points of historic interest. Park rangers and volunteers are on duty in the visitor center to answer your questions.
 
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 52.866′ N, 86° 26.08′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Nashville Highway and Park Road, on the right when traveling south on Old Nashville Highway. Touch for map. Located at the Visitor Center of Stones River National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Map of the Battlefield and Other Historic Points image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Map of the Battlefield and Other Historic Points
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Why Fight Here? (a few steps from this marker); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Their Longest, Coldest New Year’s Eve (within shouting distance of this marker); Passing Through Murfreesboro (within shouting distance of this marker); God has granted us a Happy New Year! (within shouting distance of this marker); Stand Fast! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (about 400 feet away); This "Precious Dust" (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
More about this marker. The basic marker seen here is used for orientation at the battlefield. It is repeated at several locations, with different text in the map call out.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Stones River Battlefield by markers
 
Also see . . .  Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at the Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Markers at the Parking Lot
Visitor Center at Stones River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. Visitor Center at Stones River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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