Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle at Stones River
December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
To explore their stories, start at the Visitor Center. Maps are available there to help you find battlefield points of interest.
You are here at the Headquarters of General Rosecrans
West Point graduate William S. Rosecrans was 43 years old when he received command of the Army of the Cumberland in October 1862. In late December he ordered his 43,000 men to march southeast from Nashville, following the railroad tracks toward Murfreesboro enroute to the key rail hub at Chattanooga. General Rosecrans set up his headquarters here with troops on both sides of the Nashville Pike. Much of the early planning for the battle took place here.
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 53.375′ N, 86° 26.601′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Nashville Highway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Rosecrans Headquarters site within
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Brigade Earthworks (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Patriotic Pulpit (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle at Stones River (approx. 0.8 miles away); Why Fight Here? (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stand Fast! (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (approx. 0.8 miles 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.
Also see . . . Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.