Lonely monuments provide history, mystery

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, GREG TUCKER, 5/25/2014 Monuments and markers are found all across Rutherford County. Some placed by various government entities. Many privately placed in hundreds of Rutherford cemeteries. Some are of curious origin and uncertain history: Julius C. Wade A tall, artistic monument graces the northeast corner of the…

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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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Months leading up to historic battle offered brief joy

Shirley Farris Jones, The Murfreesboro Post, November 25, 2012 As Thanksgiving Day approached and the good folks of Murfreesboro began their preparations, they had much to celebrate and more to be thankful for than they might have imagined just a few months prior. Deep down, most Confederate sympathizers knew their…

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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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Genteel lifestyle depended on ‘Duskies’

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, February 6, 2011 By Greg Tucker, President Rutherford County Historical Society There was a vast social distance between the wealthy Rutherford County upper class of the 1900s and the slave descendants of the period,  but the practical relationships were close and often…

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