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    Stones River National Battlefield

    by TravellerMel Written Aug 16, 2010
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    One of the nicest battlefield visitors centers I have yet encountered - lots of "touchy feely" exhibits, movies and artifacts which tell the story of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. There are several FREE ranger-led tours daily, as well as self-driving tour maps available at the ranger desk. Of the ranger-led tours, I highly recommend the "Ride Through History", which is a caravan tour of the battlefield. You follow the ranger in your own car, stopping at four locations to explore the area and hear about the events which happened there. The rangers are very good at describing the times and events in a way you easily understand and can visualize.

    351 acres of the battlefield are preserved by the U.S. National Park Service. The site includes a national cemetery and the Hazen Brigade Monument, which was erected in 1863 and is the oldest Civil War memorial in the United States.

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    Tour the Battlefield

    by paulscuba Written Jun 17, 2007

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    This is not the largest national battlefield but it has a few monuments, the remnants of Fortress Rosecrans(the union general) and a national cemetary. The battle was to defend supply lines through Murfeesboro along the road and railway. Both sides wanted to control these key transportation routes.

    We loved the CBOT Battery. Ok I'm guessing that is not a sponsorship deal but more likely people who worked there served in the Battery or the Battery paid for all their cannons.

    The paved trails are dog accessible but they do not want the critters on the unpaved trails

    Go to the NPS site and see if their are special events. We caught a high school band playing 1860s music the Saturday we went through.

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    Stones River National Battlefield

    by Toughluck Updated Nov 4, 2006

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    Stones River National Battlefield is one of those battles where both the Union and the Confederacy have the right to declare victory. On the morning of Dec. 30, the Confederate Army materialized out of the cold damp driving the Unions right flank back upon itself more than 2 miles. Their retreat and supply lines on the Nashville Road were nearly cut into, except for the defense displayed by the Chicago Board of Trade Artillery Battery. When the smoke cleared that night, the Union line had been transformed from a straight line into a 'L' with the pivot in Round Forest. Here, Sherman had held the line at a terrible loss. The next day, both sides evacuated their wounded and began to bury their dead.

    On January 1st, the Confederates again made a dramatic push, this time on the Union left flank, coming over a crest, straight down into the Union camps, still preparing breakfast. The lines broke and a mass exodus across Stones River ensued. But again, the Confederacy was stopped by Union Artillery . Unable to make any more progress the field quieted once again. Come the 2nd of January, the Confederacy made a tactical withdrawal.

    Having substantially broken the Army of Tennessee, the Confederacy could claim that they had defeated the Union. Historically, the army that remains on the field of battle is considered the victor and it was the Union who remained in defensive position waiting once more for an attack that was not coming.

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    Stones River Mall

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 4, 2014
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    This is my favorite mall. I enjoy shopping here. Some of the shops are outside and then the rest are inside the main large building. I love going to the different stores and enjoy the people watching

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    capital monument

    by doug48 Written Nov 7, 2010

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    state capital monument

    the capital monument is located on the grounds of the rutherford county courthouse. this monument commerates murfreesboro as the capital of tennessee between 1818 and 1826.

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    Stones River National Cemetery

    by Toughluck Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Like many national cemeteries this one began as a burial place for the Union dead. After the Battle of Stones River, the wounded were sent to Nashville and the dead were interred here.

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