Stones River National Battlefield

Murfreesboro City Television, October 2, 2013 The Battle of Stones River was a major factor in determining the outcome of the Civil War.  Staff of the Stones River National Battlefield talk about the battle itself and the impact of the battlefield today.

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New STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD Entrance Is Open!

WGNS Radio, November 16, 2011 The new roadway was completed in time for the anniversary of this Civil War battle.  The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political…

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Grand Army of Republic connected to Stones River

January 3, 2010, Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post President’s Father died here in 1863 Once a powerful organization, the Grand Army of the Republic has slipped to an almost forgotten footnote to the Civil War. The GAR was organized by Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson on April 6, 1866, in Decatur,…

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Modern communication was key to Union success

September 13, 2009, Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post Constant communication was key to Union Army of the Cumberland’s success in Middle Tennessee. Constant communication was key to Union Army of the Cumberland’s success in Middle Tennessee. And what was the secret behind that in the days before radio? The Army…

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Union army destroyed historic church

The Murfreesboro Post, June 1, 2008 Citizens angered by cemetery desecration During the occupation of Murfreesboro, few things infuriated local residents more than the destruction of First Presbyterian Church and the desecration of the City Cemetery by Union troops.  There has been an unprecedented destruction of property both private and…

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Civil War: An important key to victory

July 29, 2007, Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post Modern electronic communications was an important tool that helped the United States win the Civil War. “Come to the key” was a message Union commanders received with increasing frequency. Modern electronic communications was an important tool that helped the United States win…

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Legacy of Stones River: Occupation and the Home Front in Tennessee Symposium

The Legacy of Stones River:  Occupation and the Home Front in Tennessee, A Symposium in Murfreesboro, TN October 22, 2005 Summaries of Speakers’ Presentations Jim Lewis “Showing Their Ill Nature: The Military Occupation of Murfreesboro, 1863-1865” Mr. Lewis focused on the changing nature of the Union’s occupation of Murfreesboro during the Civil War,…

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