Historical letters from German soldier enlightening

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, December 3, 2018 German immigrant Private Daniel Miller held Federal guard duty on Fortress Rosecrans for a year and a half (Oct. 1863-April 1864) following the Stones River battle. With incredible detective work by Dr. Homer and Mable Pittard, a startling discovery was made…

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Local Historian, Talented Story Teller Bettie Cook Dies

July 5, 2018, WGNS Radio (Murfreesboro) A lady who touched the lives of so many, passed away from an extended illness at 10:59 Tuesday (7/3/2018) evening. Bettie Clayton Cook loved history, and especially local history, and shared it as a part of her longtime career with the National Parks Service…

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Battlefield chief hanging up his ranger hat

Nancy De Gennaro, Daily News Journal, May 2, 2016 After nearly four decades with the National Park Service, Stones River National Battlefield’s Chief of Operations Gib Backlund hung up his ranger hat to retire.  His official first day of retirement is Monday. He recently sat down with The Daily News Journal to…

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The Confederate Circle at Evergreen

November 26, 2015, Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society Within this circle lies the remains of over 2,000 gallant Confederate soldiers who gave their lives in the battles in and around Murfreesboro during The War Between the States, 1861-1865. They were first buried on the battlefield where they died defending…

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