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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Murfreesboro

 
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Vicinity
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1Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 59 — "Charles Egbert Craddock"0.3 mi.
Mary Noailles Murfree, who later became a prominent authoress under this pen-name, was born at "Grantlands," whose site is now marked by a large pine tree, Jan. 24, 1850. Educated at the Nashville Female Academy, later in Philadelphia, her first . . . — Map (db m99734) HM
2Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 98 — "Uncle Dave" Macon
Born in Warren County in 1870, David H. Macon, the "Dixie Dew Drop,” was a farmer, freight hauler, and banjo picker and comedy singer in vaudeville. He was one of the first artists on the Grand Ole Opry, where he performed for 27 years. . . . — Map (db m146750) HM
3Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded!December 13, 1862 - Mid-morning
-James Negley, brigadier general, commanding 2nd Division, Center Wing The jumbled rocks you see here sheltered the four Union regiments of Miller's brigade during a hard two-hour-long fight. Rebel bullets whined and ricocheted, wounding many. Men . . . — Map (db m82338) HM
4Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 1860s View of East Main StreetRutherford County, Tennessee
This view of a tree-lined East Main Street was taken from the courthouse cupola by an unknown photographer. In the left foreground is the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, constructed in 1859. The congregation was unable to complete the . . . — Map (db m82333) HM
5Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 1900s Telephone Building
The telephone had made its way into many rural homes by the early 1900s. All calls had to be connected by an operator at a switchboard similar to the one at the Cannonsburgh Telephone Exchange Company. this switchboard originally came from the . . . — Map (db m90674) HM
6Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — A Patriotic Pulpit
The Rostrum is beautifully located in a grove of native trees ... and will be very greatly appreciated by the people who attend the Decoration [Memorial Day] ceremonies. James Gall, Quartermaster Department Inspector, after inspecting the new . . . — Map (db m37509) HM
7Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — A Vast Depot
"Nearly every house in the place is filled with government stores. There is a pile of meat larger than our house, besides flour, hay, corn, coffee, rice, sugar, salt, tea, vinegar, etc. etc.... If one family of ten persons had these rations to . . . — Map (db m37837) HM
8Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Abandoned Artillery
These two Wiard rifled cannon represent two of the four guns lost by Lt. Alexander Marshall of Battery G 1st Ohio Light Artillery (originally two 12 pdr. howitzers, two 12 pdr Wiard rifles, and two six pdr. Wiard rifles.) These guns valiantly but . . . — Map (db m83544) HM
9Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Agriculture and Gardening
In the Maneys’ time and today, agriculture has played a central role in the economy and culture of Middle Tennessee. Fertile, Productive Farmland The diverse geology of Middle Tennessee resulted in a variety of agriculture, from . . . — Map (db m90999) HM
10Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Anchoring the Union LineHazen's Brigade — December 31, 1862 - Mid-afternoon —
...thousands of small arms kept up the roar equal to Niagara. Men were swept away by hundreds - trees shrubs and everything was torn up, cut off, or shivered ... John Magee, corporal, Stanford's Mississippi Light Artillery Veterans called . . . — Map (db m37374) HM
11Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Ancient Trails
Three principal Indian and pioneer trails cut across Rutherford County connecting the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast substantially following animal trails to salt and water. Great South Trail continued to Alabama and . . . — Map (db m158268) HM
12Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Architecture on the SquareRutherford County, Tennessee
Almost all of the buildings that surround the courthouse now date from after the Civil War. Constructed in a restrained frugality more than stylistic choice, these structures replaced the earlier stores and warehouses that composed the . . . — Map (db m69155) HM
13Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 25 — Army of the CumberlandJune 24, 1863
Moving to Bradyville, 14 mi. S.E., the XXI Corps (T.L. Crittenden) advanced against minor Confederate resistance on Manchester, to rendezvous with the rest of the Army under cover of Granger's feint at Shelbyville. This flanked the Army of Tennessee . . . — Map (db m82334) HM
14Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Artillery Protects the Supply Line
From this ideal position, Loomis' Battery (1st Michigan Light Artilery - six 2.9" Parrott rifles and Guenther's Battery Co. H, 5th U.S. Artillery - six 12 pdr. Napoleons) smashed Confederate attempts to capture the Nashville Pike, the only supply . . . — Map (db m37584) HM
15Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Artillery Saves the DayJanuary 2, 1863
Confederate infantry started to wade the river. Could they be stopped? Captain John Mendenhall massed 57 guns here. Shot, shell and canister rained on the attackers, costing them almost 16 casualties a minute. The Confederates could not stand the . . . — Map (db m37695) HM
16Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Ash Hopper
The ash hopper was essential to every family in the days when soap was homemade. The hopper provided storage for wood ashes used in making lye soap. Come spring, soap-making time, water was poured over the ashes and after several hours of soaking, . . . — Map (db m90679) HM
17Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones RiverDecember 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. You are here at the Stones . . . — Map (db m37408) HM
18Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones RiverDecember 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. To explore their stories, . . . — Map (db m37485) HM
19Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones RiverDecember 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. To explore their stories, . . . — Map (db m37606) HM
20Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones RiverDecember 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. To explore their stories, . . . — Map (db m37666) HM
21Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones RiverDecember 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. To explore their . . . — Map (db m37694) HM
22Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones RiverDecember 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. To explore their . . . — Map (db m37751) HM
23Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle at Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield preserves some key portions of the ground where two great armies of Americans - some 81,000 men - clashed with each other. Their bitter, three-day struggle erupted on New Year's Eve 1862. To explore their . . . — Map (db m37762) HM
24Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Battle of MurfreesboroBeginning of a Legend — Forrest's First Raid —
(preface) For two weeks in July 1862, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest led 1,400 cavalrymen through Middle Tennessee to raid, scout and disrupt the Union Army of the Cumberland’s operation there. Leaving McMinnville on July 13, Forrest fought . . . — Map (db m69157) HM
25Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 45 — Battle of MurfreesboroJan. 2, 1863
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 . . . — Map (db m82335) HM
26Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 240 — Bethel
The Reverend Ebenezer Macgowan (February 17, 1767-April 30, 1850) was born in England, migrated to Virginia and ordained by Bishop Asbury before settling here. In 1818 the Reverend Macgowan donated land for a log meeting house that was named . . . — Map (db m151210) HM
27Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 162 — Black Fox Camp Spring
1/2 mi. east were the hunting grounds of Cherokee Chief Black Fox, Inali. On Sept. 7, 1794, Ore's Expedition overpowered Black Fox at the spring. According to legend, to avoid capture Black Fox leaped into the spring and emerged from Murfree Spring, . . . — Map (db m82337) HM
28Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 73 — Bradley Academy
Stood 100 yards E. Organized 1806, with Jos. Dixon, Jno. R. Bedford, Jn. Thompson, St., Wm. P. Anderson, and Robert Smith trustees, it was supported partly by tuition fees, partly by lotteries. An early headmaster was Samuel P. Black. James K. Polk . . . — Map (db m26064) HM
29Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Bragg's HeadquartersFateful Decisions at Stones River — Battle of Stones River —
(Preface): Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans led the Army of the Cumberland from Nashville toward Murfreesboro in December 1862, while Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg and the Army of the Tennessee occupied the town to protect the approaches to . . . — Map (db m82454) HM
30Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Breckinridge's AttackLate Afternoon, January 2, 1863 — 4:00 P.M. - 4:45 P.M. —
1. Union soldiers were positioned on the east side of Stones River, threatening the Confederate right wing. 2. General John C. Breckinridge's powerful attack forced Colonel John Beatty's Union division back across the river at McFadden's Ford. . . . — Map (db m37750) HM
31Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Bum Proof StockadeFortress Rosecans
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 . . . — Map (db m82455) HM
32Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Captain William LytleFebruary 17, 1755 - September 4, 1829
William Lytle was born in Hillsboro, Orange County N.C. He was the son of Robert Lytle (1729-1774) and Sarah Mebane Lytle. At the age 21, he entered the military as Lieutenant, 5th Regiment of North Carolina Continental Line on April 16, 1776. He . . . — Map (db m146765) HM WM
33Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 160 — Chalmers’ Brigade at Murfreesboro
General James R. Chalmers Mississippi Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields at 10 a.m. on December 31, 1862, to attack the Union center at the Round Forest. Their advance was part of General Braxton Bragg’s plan to crush the Union right flank . . . — Map (db m21167) HM
34Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Chicago Board of Trade BatteryDecember 31, 1862
Panic-stricken Union troops bolted out of the woods, closely pressed by cheering Texans. Canister from the battery's six guns, placed on this rise, forced back the attackers. Reinforced by a second battery, the Union artillerymen repulsed a second . . . — Map (db m37424) HM
35Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Cotton Field – "No Man's Land"
Rail fences like this one kept free ranging livestock out of farm fields. These fences were quickly consumed by both armies for firewood and breastworks. Courageous Confederate infantry made several charges across this field from noon on the 31st . . . — Map (db m71664) HM
36Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Country Store
This store, originally located at Link (in Southwestern Rutherford County), was built in 1899 and is typical of the area general stores from the early 1800s through the 1940s. In addition to groceries, country stores carried a wide variety of items . . . — Map (db m90678) HM
37Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Covered by Cross Fires
To find such a wide break in a fort's wall seems strange to a person today. Yet the gap you see here - then called a sortie passage - is a carefully calculated part of the defenses of Fortress Rosecrans. The area close to the walls was covered . . . — Map (db m37896) HM
38Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — December 31, 186210 A.M. - Noon
Despite stiffening Union resistance, the Confederate tide swept on. The Federals made stand after stand, only to give ground again. Take this short trail to a Union position among the woods and rock outcroppings. — Map (db m37435) HM
39Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Doctor's Office
Every town of notable size had a country doctor. And although the doctor saw many of his patients by making house calls, he also maintained a small office near his residence where patients could come to him for treatment. This structure is furnished . . . — Map (db m90677) HM
40Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 161 — Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro
General Daniel P. Donelson’s Tennessee Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields on December 31, 1862, around 11 a.m. in support of Chalmers’ Brigade. Donelson’s lines were broken by Chalmers’ retreat and by the Cowan ruins. The brigade split in . . . — Map (db m21168) HM
41Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Evergreen CemeteryConfederate Circle
The Confederate Circle at historic Evergreen Cemetery was established in 1890. The reburial of Confederate dead from across the county here took place the following year. Among those buried here is Robert James Campbell Gailbreath . . . — Map (db m69176) HM
42Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Federal Troops on the Square
This view of the square looks to the west and depicts several wood and canvas "shebangs” that sheltered the Federal troops guarding the Provost Marshal's Office downtown. The soldiers constructed these makeshift shelters from all kinds of . . . — Map (db m146741) HM
43Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Fields of Fire
At the end of 1863, more than fifty cannon stood ready to defend Fortress Rosecrans. Five, including one 8-inch siege howitzer, were assigned to Lunette Palmer. The lunettes of Fortress Rosecrans were primarily artillery platforms. The ground in . . . — Map (db m82456) HM
44Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 86 — Forrest’s Murfreesboro RaidJuly 13, 1862
Surrender of the Union garrison took place about 4:00 P.M. Units surrendering were Gen. T. T. Crittenden and staff, detachment of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, detachment of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry, “B” Battery, Kentucky Light . . . — Map (db m19367) HM
45Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 84 — Forrest's Murfreesboro RaidJuly 13, 1862
A task force of Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Brigade, consisting of the 1st Georgia Battalion (Morrison) and led by Forrest in person, charged rapidly to this area, at daybreak where they overcame one company of the 9th Michigan Infantry and two . . . — Map (db m82457) HM
46Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 83 — Forrest's Murfreesboro RaidJuly 13, 1862
Arriving here from Woodbury at daybreak, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest found the Federal garrison in three separate locations. The 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton) attacked the 9th Michigan Infantry (Duffield) encamped to the north of this road with two . . . — Map (db m146752) HM
47Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Casualties
This monument is dedicated to the 26 Confederate soldiers commanded by Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest who died on July 13, 1862, and are buried in this cemetery. 1st Corporal Edward H. Ross Co A. 8th Texas Cavalry, Texas Rangers 4th Corporal . . . — Map (db m146735) WM
48Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Fortress Rosecrans
The mounds in front of you are the remains of the largest earthen fortification built during the Civil War. Constructed in 1863 after the Battle of Stones River, Fortress Rosecrans protected the huge Union supply depot at Murfreesboro. It included . . . — Map (db m37786) HM
49Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Fortress RosecransStones River National Battlefield
Constructed in 1863 after the Battle of Stones River, Fortress Rosecrans protected the huge Union supply depot at Murfreesboro. The nearly three miles of earthworks enclosed about 200 acres of storehouses, blockhouses, and powder magazines. Union . . . — Map (db m82458) HM
50Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Fortress RosecransLife Under the Guns
After the Battle of Stones River, Union soldiers and newly freed slaves began building the earthen walls of Fortress Rosecrans in front of you. Named for Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans, it was the largest earthen fortress ever built in North . . . — Map (db m152090) HM
51Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial
Erected to the memory of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest by the Daughters of the Confederacy for heroic services rendered the citizens of Murfreesboro on July 13, 1862 — Map (db m69146) HM WM
52Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — General Griffith Rutherford1721 -1805
For whom this county was named in 1803. In the early years of the Revolutionary War he commanded all Military Forces west of the Alleghenies — Map (db m69153) HM WM
53Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — General Joseph DicksonA Hero of the Battle of King's Mountain
With aid of his vote and influence in N.C. Constitutional Convention this very soil became part of the United States of America. Distinctions Captain, Major, and Colonel in American Revolution and later General in militia. As Major, one of . . . — Map (db m146739) HM WM
54Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 166 — Geographic Center of Tennessee
In 1834, the State of Tennessee hired Professor James Hamilton to find its geographic center in order to locate the state capital as near as possible to the center of the state. However, certain circumstances and politics left the capital in . . . — Map (db m82459) HM
55Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 58 — George Smith Patton, Jr.
Near here, June 19, 1941, then commanding the 2nd Armored Division, he issued oral orders to his unit commanders, whose successful execution established armor as a decisive element in the American Army, soon to vanquish German Forces in World War . . . — Map (db m146815) HM
56Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — God has granted us a Happy New Year!
God has granted us a Happy New Year! Braxton Bragg, general commanding the Army of the Tennessee, in a telegram to Confederate President Jefferson Davis On New Year's Eve the fighting had raged from dawn to dusk. Here on the edges of this . . . — Map (db m37421) HM
57Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 169 — Governor John Price Buchanan(1847-1930)
John P. Buchanan, the 28th governor of Tennessee, was born in Williamson County on October 27, 1847. After serving in the Confederate Army, he moved to Rutherford County. In 1887, he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives. Three years . . . — Map (db m82460) HM
58Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 63 — Grantland Rice
A distinguished sports writer and poet, Rice was born November 1, 1880 in a house which stood here. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, 1901, he later was called the Dean of American Sports Writers, and became internationally famous for his . . . — Map (db m146637) HM
59Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 219 — Hardy MurfreeRevolutionary War Hero
Lieutenant Colonel Hardy Murfree, for whom Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is named, served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He fought in many engagements, including Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. At Stony Point he played a . . . — Map (db m151206) HM
60Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Haynes Museum
This is the oldest structure to the grounds. It was built circa 1870s as a cotton warehouse. Covering a variety of themes, the exhibits trace life in this Southern community from 1776-1876. — Map (db m90668) HM
61Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Hazen Brigade MonumentOne of the Oldest Civil War Memorials
The Union army occupied the town, January 5, 1863, three days after the battle here. They spent the winter and spring in and around Murfreesboro. Some of Hazen's men under Lieutenant E. K. Crebbin, 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment, built it of . . . — Map (db m82461) HM
62Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Hazen's Artillery
This section of guns represents Battery F, 1st Ohio Volunteer Artillery commanded by Lt. Norrel Osburn (four James Rifles & two 12 pdr. howitzers). Along with Capt. Jerome B. Cox's 10th Indiana Battery (four 10 pdr. Parrotts and two 12 pdr. . . . — Map (db m82462) HM
63Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Hazen's Brigade Monument
(Front):Hazen's Brigade to the memory of its soldiers who fell at Stone River December 31, 1862 "Their faces toward heaven, Their feet to the foe." Inscribed at the close of the war Chickamauga Chattanooga (Right Side):The blood of one . . . — Map (db m37403) HM
64Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — HeadquartersArmy of the Cumberland
Headquarters Army of the Cumberland Maj. Gen. W.S. Rosecrans Jan 1, 2, and 3 1863 — Map (db m37486) HM
65Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — HeadquartersArmy of Tennessee
Headquarters Army of Tennessee General Braxton Bragg Jan 1, 2. and 3 1863 — Map (db m37609) HM
66Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 244 — Holloway High School1929 - 1968
In 1929 Holloway High School was erected on this site for African American students in Rutherford County. It was named in honor of local attorney, Mr. E. C. Holloway, who advocated for improving African American schools in the county. The last . . . — Map (db m146032) HM
67Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — I Never Saw Anything Like Them Before
Looking over this parapet, you can still see some 1,400 feet of earthwork walls stretching out before you. In 1863 Fortress Rosecrans had more than 14,000 feet of walls surrounding a compound that covered 200 acres. Lunette Thomas This earthwork . . . — Map (db m37864) HM
68Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — In Battle, Good Men Die
In Battle, Good Men Die —William S. Rosecrans, major general commanding the Army of the Cumberland, speaking about his friend Colonel Garesché. As fierce fighting raged nearby along the Nashville Pike, General Rosecrans and his . . . — Map (db m103213) HM
69Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — In Memory of Jesse MessickOctober 4, 1929 - April 28, 1988
An outstanding citizen of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County whose vision and love for our county heritage and its music led him to conceive and organize the first Uncle Dave Macon Days festival in July of 1977. It was a tremendous . . . — Map (db m159139) HM
70Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 212 — James Daniel Richardson
(side 1) From 1868 to 1914, the residence of James Daniel Richardson stood on this corner. He served as an officer in the 45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, and was wounded at Resaca, Georgia. At age 22 he returned to Murfreesboro, . . . — Map (db m76074) HM
71Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 190 — James M. Buchanan1919 -
James M. Buchanan, economist and author, received the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Grandson of a former governor, he attended Middle Tennessee State Teachers College, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Chicago. . . . — Map (db m40549) HM
72Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Jerusalem Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Established 1840 Current building 1906 Rev. Thomas Buchanan, Pastor 1900 — Map (db m151194) HM
73Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 114 — Joseph B. Palmer
A brigadier general in the Confederate Army, he was born in this county in 1825, a state legislator at age 23, and mayor of Murfreesboro, 1855-59. Wounded six times during the Civil War, he led the Tennessee Brigade home from Greensboro, N.C., at . . . — Map (db m146627) HM
74Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — L & N Caboose
Donated to Cannonsburgh in 1988 by CSX Transportation Inc., this caboose recalls the days of the Iron Horse and the expansion of commerce and lifestyle that came about when the railroads were dominant form of overland transportation — Map (db m90666) HM
75Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Leeman House
The Leeman House is a two-story log structure from Eastern Rutherford County. The circa 1820s front section was made with cedar tree trunks fitted together by skillful notching. The second story rear was a circa 1870s addition. The house layout is . . . — Map (db m90669) HM
76Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Living Under the Guns
The citizens of occupied Murfreesboro had constant reminders of the powerful federal army entrenched here on their doorsteps. From January 1863 to April 1866, "the streets were crowded at all times with wagons and soldiers....Soldiers camping thick . . . — Map (db m37889) HM
77Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin)
Originally built in the early 1800s in Rutherford County, this is a typical example of that era. Transported here to Cannonsburgh in 1975, it is authentic in every detail and now houses an early 1800s hand loom which can be seen in operation on . . . — Map (db m90675) HM
78Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Lunette Palmer
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 . . . — Map (db m37804) HM
79Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Lunette Thomas1863 - 1866
[Our fortress] consists of a line of works called "lunettes" forming an irregular circle on both sides of Stones River. The "lunette" is a fortification having embankment, ditch, angles, and so forth in front, but open to the rear. Some of [the] . . . — Map (db m37895) HM
80Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 248 — Mary Ellen Vaughn1893-1953
Born in Alabama, in 1893 Mary Ellen Vaughn, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), Chicago Business College, and Tennessee A & I College (now Tennessee State University), lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the last thirty years . . . — Map (db m160569) HM
81Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — McFadden Farm
Union artillerymen on the ridge ahead of you repulsed Confederate troops, leaving 1800 dead and wounded here on January 2, 1863. — Map (db m82463) HM
82Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — McFadden's Ford
As Union soldiers crouched here behind the breastworks of stone and rail, a battered advance division retreated back across the river, pursued by General John C. Breckinridge's hard-driving Confederate brigades. Union artillery batteries firing from . . . — Map (db m37706) HM
83Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 279 — Michigan
(Front):The State of Michigan has erected this marker to her brave and courageous sons who fought at Stones River to preserve the union (Back): This marker is dedicated to all the Michigan soldiers engaged in this great battle, to the . . . — Map (db m37458) HM
84Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 207 — Middle Tennessee State Teachers College Training School
The teacher-training school of Middle Tennessee State Normal School, now MTSU, was established in 1911. This model school still provides practice teaching experience, laboratory methods classes, and observation facilities. Cooperation . . . — Map (db m151196) HM
85Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 62 — Morgan's Wedding
In a home which stood here, Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan, CSA, was married to Miss Martha Ready December 14, 1862, by Bishop (also Lt. Gen. CSA) Leonidas Polk. Col. Basil Duke was best man. Among the groomsmen were Gen. Braxton Bragg, Lt. Gen. W.J. . . . — Map (db m55484) HM
86Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 68 — Murfreesboro
First settlers came in 1799; the settlement was first named Cannonsburg. It was actually founded in 1811 on land donated by Capt. William Lytle, who stipulated that the town should be named for Hardee Murfree, a Revolutionary veteran of Williamson . . . — Map (db m26062) HM
87Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 64 — Murfreesboro
First settlers came in 1799; the settlement was first named Cannonsburg. It was actually founded in 1811 on land donated by Capt. William Lytle, who stipulated that the town should be named for Hardee Murfree, a Revolutionary veteran of Williamson . . . — Map (db m26071) HM
88Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — MurfreesboroThe Occupied City
Murfreesboro was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Union troops took control of the city on March 7, 1862, and camped at Oaklands. On July 13, 1862 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest made his celebrated raid . . . — Map (db m90680) HM
89Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Murfreesboro
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90Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Murfreesboro[State Capital Monument]
[Southwest side] Murfreesboro Capital of Tennessee June 1, 1818 to April 30, 1826 Murfreesboro [Southeast side] Resolution making Murfreesboro state capital “Resolved by the General Assembly . . . — Map (db m151204) HM
91Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — MurfreesboroCivil War Battleground
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, located in the center of Tennessee, became a major Civil War battleground from the summer of 1862 to late 1864. Union troops occupied the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro Square in the . . . — Map (db m152089) HM
92Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3 A 71 — Murfreesboro / Rutherford County
Murfreesboro First settlers came in 1799; the settlement was first named Cannonsburg. It was actually founded in 1811, on land donated by Capt. William Lytle, who stipulated that the town should be named for Hardy Murfree, a Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m149642) HM
93Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Murfreesboro Confederate Soldiers Monument
(east face) In commemoration of the valor of Confederate Soldiers, who fell in the great Battle of Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863, and in minor engagements in this vicinity, this monument is erected. . . . — Map (db m69134) WM
94Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Murfreesborough
In 1811 the Tennessee state legislature appointed town commissioners to select the site for a new Rutherford County seat to replace Jefferson, the county's first county seat. The site was selected in 1812 by the commissioners. The proposed new town . . . — Map (db m146780) HM
95Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — N. B. Forrest's Raid on Murfreesboro
“For historic drama, few events in the American Civil War can equal Nathan Bedford Forrest’s raid of July 13, 1862, on Murfreesboro, Tennessee.” –Kenneth Halfendorfer, Historian A Critical Location Throughout the Civil . . . — Map (db m82516) HM
96Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — New Citizen Soldiers
In the months after this fort was built, thousands of men from Middle Tennessee joined eight new federal infantry regiments. Black men in blue coats guarded the railroad that fed Fortress Rosecrans, and helped garrison Nashville and Chattanooga. By . . . — Map (db m37867) HM
97Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 92 — Oaklands
This antebellum mansion, begun about 1824 by Dr. James Maney, is located 1 1/4 miles N. on land acquired by Col. Hardy Murfree in 1789. Subsequently enlarged, it is an excellent example of architectural transition from frontier dwelling to . . . — Map (db m26135) HM
98Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Oaklands MansionWatching from the Windows — Forrest's First Raid —
(preface) For two weeks in July 1862, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest led 1,400 cavalrymen through Middle Tennessee to raid, scout, and disrupt the Union Army of The Cumberland’s operation there. Leaving McMinnville on July 13, Forrest fought . . . — Map (db m82517) HM
99Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — Oaklands Mansion
The mansion before you, Oaklands, was the home of the Maney family from approximately 1815 to 1884. It began as a two-room brick house on property Dr. James Maney and his wife, Sally Hardy Murfree Maney, inherited from Sally’s father Lieutenant . . . — Map (db m90995) HM
100Tennessee (Rutherford County), Murfreesboro — 3A 134 — Old Bradley Academy
Bradley Academy was founded in the early nineteeth century as a school for white males. Among the earliest students was James Knox Polk. From 1884 until the 1960s, it was an elementary and secondary school for African-Americans in Rutherford County. . . . — Map (db m76073) HM

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