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

Battle at Stones River

 
 
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.

To explore their stories, start at the Visitor Center. Maps are available there to help you find battlefield points of interest.

Attention to Orders
No one should be allowed to walk on the parapets, nor move or sit upon the gabions, barrels, or sandbags that may be placed upon them.

by Order of
Major General William S. Rosecrans, commanding Army of the Cumberland, United States Army.

You are here at Fortress Rosecrans
After the battle of Stones River, Union troops fortified a vast area just outside downtown Murfreesboro. They named their fortress for their popular commander, General William S. Rosecrans. Three miles of walls protected the encampment and warehouses of the Army of the Cumberland. Here you can explore short trails that lead into a Civil War fort that remains mostly untouched by modern development. Exhibits along the way tell the stories of the soldiers who served here.
 
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location.
Battlefield Park Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Battlefield Park Map
35° 51.153′ N, 86° 24.722′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Golf Lane (Old Fort Street), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Fortress Rosecrans unit of the Stones River National Battlefield, adjacent to the Old Fort city park. 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. Fortress Rosecrans (here, next to this marker); A Vast Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lunette Palmer (about 400 feet away); Fields of Fire (about 400 feet away); Toil and Mud (about 500 feet away); Covered by Cross Fires (approx. 0.2 miles away); I Never Saw Anything Like Them Before (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Citizen Soldiers (approx. 0.2 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 . . .  Fortress Rosecrans. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Battle at Stones River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Battle at Stones River Marker
Wildflowers Grow on the Fort Remains image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. Wildflowers Grow on the Fort Remains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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