Near Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Struggle for Round Forest
December 31, 1862
—6 A.M.—4 P.M. —
1. Confederate and Union positions just before the battle—6 A.M.—are shown by the red and blue dotted lines.
2. During the first hours of battle the right of the Union line collapsed.
3. General Rosecrans anchored a new Union line on the Round Forest, here, and along the Nashville Pike. The Confederates hoped to break this line and cut the Federals off from Nashville.
4. Two Confederate sweeps—one at 10 A.M., the other an hour later—were checked, the last within 150 yards of Round Forest.
5. Fresh Confederate troops arrived. The most powerful attack in this sector was launched. Again the Confederates were hurled back. Reinforced, they made a fourth attack. It too was smashed. The Confederate failure here foretold the Union victory.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 52.568′ N, 86° 25.69′ W. Marker was near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker was on Old Nashville Highway 0.2 miles north of North Thompson Lane (overpass) (Tennessee Route 268), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker was at Tour Stop 5, a few steps from the parking area beside the first large tree along the sidewalk to the Hazen Monument and
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Anchoring the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); Hazen's Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Remembering Sacrifices - in Stone (a few steps from this marker); Hazen Brigade Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave, Soldier, Citizen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parsons' Batteries Heavily Engaged (about 800 feet away); Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Regarding Struggle for Round Forest. Marker contains a map of showing Confederate attacks in red against Union lines in blue.
Also see . . . Stones River National Battlefield. (Submitted on February 10, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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