Historic Markers Across Tennessee



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



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Stones River National Battlefield on West College Street, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 51.508    W 086° 24.568
  35.85846666    -86.40946666
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.

To explore their stories, start at the visitor center. Maps are available there to help you find battlefield points of interest.

You are here at Redoubt Brannan
This remnant of Redoubt Brannan and the extensive earthworks found south of Lytle Creek are today preserved as parts of Stones River National Battlefield. These surviving fragments of Fortress Rosecrans are reminders that the United States Army of the Cumberland maintained quarters and a large supply depot here next door to Murfreesboro from 1863 to 1864.

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



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