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

Battle of Murfreesboro

Jan. 2, 1863

 
 
Battle of Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Battle of Murfreesboro Marker
Inscription. 1/2 mile north is the hillock commanding a ford over Stone's River. Here Capt. John Mendenhall, 4th US Artillery, artillery officer on Gen. Crittenden's Staff, set a groupment of 58 guns which broke up the assault across the river of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's Confederate Division. Tablets on the spot give details.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 45.)
 
Location. 35° 52.874′ N, 86° 25.782′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of New Nashville Highway (U.S. 41) and Van Cleeve Lane, on the left when traveling north on New Nashville Highway. Touch for map. 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. In Battle, Good Men Die (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stones River National Battlefield (about 800 feet away); Artillery Protects the Supply Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Regulars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stones River National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); This "Precious Dust"
Battle of Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Battle of Murfreesboro Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); A Patriotic Pulpit (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Battle of Murfreesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Battle of Murfreesboro Marker
6-pdr Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. 6-pdr Field Gun
The cannon near the marker is a 6-pdr Field Gun, produced by Marshall & Company of St. Louis, Missouri in 1861. It was given registry number 7 and weighed 893 pounds.
McFadden's Lane and Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
5. McFadden's Lane and Railroad
To the left of this view, bordered by a rail fence, is the trace of McFadden's Lane. The gravel railroad bed runs from left to right in this view. At the time of the battle, this was the center of the Federal position.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,817 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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