Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Battle at Stones River ~ December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: at the Visitor Center of Stones River National Battlefield at the intersection of Old Nashville Highway and Park Road, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 52.866    W 086° 26.08
  35.8811    -86.43466666
Waymark: None
 



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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 River Battlefield Visitor Center
Museum exhibits and a short video can help you explore the stories of the people whose lives were changed by this battle. Short trails start here and lead to places on the battlefield where the fighting was intense.

You can obtain maps here to find your way along the battle tour road and to more distant points of historic interest. Park rangers and volunteers are on duty in the visitor center to answer your questions.

Erected by Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.



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More information:
Wikipedia - Battle of Stones River
NPS - The Battle of Stones River