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

Lunette Palmer

 
 
Lunette Palmer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Lunette Palmer Marker
Inscription. Civil War fortifications were precisely designed. Every angle, every mound of earth, and every slope you see here in Lunette Palmer had a specific purpose.

Lunette Palmer is a multi-sided, angled earthwork that projects outward from the basic profile of the fort. The ten lunettes of Fortress Rosecrans were designed to allow infantry or artillery to sweep every inch of ground in front of the fort. There were no "dead spaces" where an attacking foe could take refuge.

The original function of the earthen mounds to your right is not certain. They may be the remains of a magazine, a roofed earthen structure designed to store ammunition for the lunette's cannon.
 
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 51.185′ N, 86° 24.783′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from Golf Lane (Old Fort Street), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along the trail in the Fortress Rosecrans unit of the 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. Fields of Fire (a few steps
Lunette Palmer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Lunette Palmer Marker
from this marker); A Vast Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle at Stones River (about 400 feet away); Fortress Rosecrans (about 400 feet away); Toil and Mud (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covered by Cross Fires (approx. 0.2 miles away); I Never Saw Anything Like Them Before (approx. mile away); New Citizen Soldiers (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Possible Remains of Magazine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Possible Remains of Magazine
Interior Lines behind Lunette Palmer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. Interior Lines behind Lunette Palmer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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