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

Chicago Board of Trade Battery

December 31, 1862

 
 
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
Inscription. Panic-stricken Union troops bolted out of the woods, closely pressed by cheering Texans. Canister from the battery's six guns, placed on this rise, forced back the attackers. Reinforced by a second battery, the Union artillerymen repulsed a second assault to save the Pike, their lifeline to Nashville, from capture.
 
Location. 35° 52.811′ N, 86° 26.133′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop four, Defense of the Nashville Pike, on the driving tour 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stand Fast! (here, next to this marker); God has granted us a Happy New Year! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (about 300 feet away); Their Longest, Coldest New Year’s Eve (about 300 feet away); Passing Through Murfreesboro (about 300 feet away); Why Fight Here? (about 400 feet away); Battle at Stones River (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Brigade Earthworks (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .
Marker and Cannons at the Tour Stop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Marker and Cannons at the Tour Stop

1. Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Artillery Save the Day. Article discussing the effective use of artillery in the battle. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Chicago Board of Trade Battery. Service record of the battery. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tour Stop Four image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Tour Stop Four
Two cannon represent the Federal batteries that saw action on the rise of ground.
3.80 inch James Rifle Type 1 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. 3.80 inch James Rifle Type 1
One of the pieces on display is a James Rifle, of the early type which used the Model 1841 6-pdr Field Gun pattern. Registry number 97, it was cast in 1862 by Miles Greenwood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
3.80 inch James Rifle Type 1 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
5. 3.80 inch James Rifle Type 1
The second James rifle at the position was cast by Ames Manufacturing of Massachusetts. This piece was cast in 1861 and weighs 872 pounds but lacks registry numbers.
 
 
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 834 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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