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

Sheridan's Stand

10 A.M. - Noon

 
 
Sheridan's Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Sheridan's Stand Marker
Inscription. Here, General Phil Sheridan's Union division made a stand against the onrushing Confederates. His men, together with those of General George Thomas' divisions, hurled back repeated attacks before being forced to withdraw. The delaying action gave the Federals time to form a new line that held.

General Philip Sheridan helped save the day for the Union at Stones River. After the war, he rose to command of the United States Army.
 
Location. 35° 52.109′ N, 86° 25.927′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on a walking trail from stop two, the Slaughter Pen, 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. Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded! (here, next to this marker); Abandoned Artillery (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Michigan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); December 31, 1862 (about 300 feet away); Sheridan Saves the Day
Sheridan's Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Sheridan's Stand Marker
(about 300 feet away); Cotton Field – "No Man's Land" (approx. half a mile away); Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away); Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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