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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Jack Hinson’s One Man War

August 19, 2019, Rutherford County Archive More than 110 attendees enjoyed the narrative of Jack Hinson of Civil War fame Monday night at the Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Judge Ben Hall McFarlin shared how Jack Hinson of Dover, Tennessee was never a man with whom…

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Monday, August 19, 7:00PM

Monday, August 19, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Judge Ben Hall McFarlin will share the story of Civil War sharpshooter Jack Hinson and how Mr. Hinson’s one-of-a-kind Civil War rifle made its way to Rutherford County…

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The First Battle of Murfreesboro at Oaklands Mansion

July 13, 2019, Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, Tennessee The time was 0400, 13 July, 1862. The place was the Maney Plantation, north of the sleepy town of Murfreesborough, Tennessee. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest used surprise, daring and military genius to surprise and defeated the 9th Michigan in the shadow of Oaklands…

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Great find caused by meeting at National Cemetery

Matt Bolch, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 A coincidental meeting at the Stones River National Cemetery led to a great find about the Park. About four years ago while having a program at the cemetery, Superintended Don Magee noticed a falimy putting a pot of yellow mums on…

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