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

Bum Proof Stockade

Fortress Rosecans

 
 
Bum Proof Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
1. Bum Proof Stockade Marker
Inscription. Those things [you see] inside the fort ... this shape + ... are bum [bomb] proof stockades. The outside line is heavy oak timber hewn on 3 sides ... about 10 feet high. The timber is .. set up end ways and firmly secured .... The top is first covered over with 4-inch plank and then about 3 feet of dirt. In the sides are port holes for infantry to fire through. It is almost impossible to dislodge infantry from them.
Alpheus S. Bloomfield, private
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A

Life inside a bum proof
...wee have platforms of plank to Sleep on Some 3 feet off the ground wee get plenty of rations beef 2 days a week fresh bakers bread every morning...
James H. Jones, private
57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company E

You are here
You are standing in the sally port for Redoubt Brannan. This sole entry way looked west toward the riverbank because the chances were small that enemy raiders might quickly ride across the river and up the rock-strewn slope.
 
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 51.538′ N, 86° 24.578′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County
Bum Proof Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
2. Bum Proof Stockade Marker
. Marker can be reached from West College Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Redoubt Brannan section 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. Waging War by Rail (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt Brannan (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at Stones River (within shouting distance of this marker); They Passed This Way (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle at Stones River (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Vast Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Charles Egbert Craddock" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lunette Palmer (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Fortress Rosecrans. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Remains of the Bombproof image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
3. Remains of the Bombproof
Walkway through Sally Port image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 28, 2010
4. Walkway through Sally Port
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on April 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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