Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Their Longest, Coldest New Year’s Eve
Thomas Crittenden, major general, coming the Left Wing
Soon after dark a small fire was built, and several of [our] men…had gathered to it… General Rosecrans came up and said ‘You are my men and I don’t like to have any of you hurt. Where the enemy see a fire like this, they know 25-30 men are gathered… and are sure to shoot at it. I advise you to put it out.’ Scarcely was he done speaking, when… shot came just hight enough to miss the heads of the party, and a shell exploded just beyond.
Silas Canfield, captain, 21st Ohio Infantry Regiment
The groans of the poor wounded was heart-rending. I could not repress a few falling tears. I got off my horse and built fires for several-foe and friend. Many, many… that chilled to death… that night might have been saved could they but have had attendance.
John Magee, corporal, Stanford’s Mississippi Light Artillery
Erected by Stones River National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 52.835′ N, 86° 26.07′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Road and Old Nashville Highway, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the along the sidewalk behind the Visitor Center of Stones River National Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Charge Kept Coming, Coming Like the Sea (here, next to this marker); Passing Through Murfreesboro (here, next to this marker); God has granted us a Happy New Year! (a few steps from this marker); Why Fight Here? (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at Stones River (within shouting distance of this marker); Stand Fast! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (about 300 feet away); This "Precious Dust" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Also see . . . Stones River National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on November 18, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.