Confederate Reunion, September 25, 1928

Compliments of the Library of Congress Photograph shows group portrait of UCV Tennessee Division veterans wearing badges and uniforms with their wives; Civil War veteran Sergeant Harry Rene Lee of Co. K, 34th Mississippi Infantry Regiment stands at far left.

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The Confederate Monument on Rutherford County’s Square

July 3, 2020, July/August Froe Chips, Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker Public attention has recently focused on the Confederate Soldiers Memorial monument on the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Square. In the mid-1890’s, as many Civil War veterans reached the end of the average life expectancy for their generation, there was much interest…

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Battle of Stones River: The Harding House and the Brick Kiln

2004 Stones River National Battlefield, Historic Resource Study The Harding House present at the time of the battle was a two-story log structure located near the Wilkinson Pike. This was the home of Giles Scales Harding and Mary Hollowell Blackman Harding and their family. Prior to the war, the Hardings…

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Battle of Stones River: The Cowan House

2004 Stones River National Battlefield, Historic Resource Study The Cowan House was a substantial brick structure surrounded by wooden piling or stockade fences with several outbuildings. The 1860 census indicated that the prosperous farm family of Varner D. and Susan B. Cowan occupied this home. By 1860, most of this…

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Battle of Stones River: The Widow Burris House

2004 Stones River National Battlefield, Historic Resource Study The Widow Burris House is located on Asbury Lane, a rural road that intersects the Nashville Pike. During the 1860s, Asbury Lane was an unpaved dirt road providing access for a few farms to the Nashville Pike. Census records indicate that in…

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Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 14, 2019, Stones River National Cemetery The second Saturday of each December features the annual ‘Wreaths Across America’ at the Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery. This emotional tribute to our veterans who made the definitive sacrifice occurs at more than 1,100 cemeteries across America. The Stones…

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