Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Murfreesboro ~ Jan. 2, 1863

Marker ID: THC 3A 45
Location: at the intersection of New Nashville Highway (U.S. 41) and Van Cleeve Lane, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 52.874    W 086° 25.782
  35.88123333    -86.4297
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM42ZQ


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 Mag. Gen John C. Breckinridge's Confederate Division. Tablets on the spot give details.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.