Tennessee Civil War 150 introduces app for iPhone

The Murfreesboro Post, April 20, 2012 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched Tennessee’s first statewide Civil War mobile application for Apple devices as a part of the 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event commemorating the Battle of Shiloh. This complimentary,…

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Historians unveil new Civil War book

The Murfreesboro Post, March 20, 2012 Authors and Civil War historians Michael Bradley and Shirley Farris Jones track the compelling story of the Civil War in our community in the latest book, Murfreesboro in the Civil War. The book launch will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29 in Maney…

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Battlefield’s Memorial Day events

The Murfreesboro Post, May 26, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery will hold a series of events to commemorate Memorial Day in 2011. On Saturday May 28 at 10 a.m., local scouting groups are invited to assist in placing flags on more than 7,000 headstones in the Stones River…

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Civil war sniper rifle on display Tuesday

The Murfreesboro Post, May 9, 2011 A rare public display of a prolific Civil War instrument of death, to wit, a sniper’s rifle is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Rutherford County Court House. Area residents will have an opportunity to view, at no charge, when Circuit Judge Ben…

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Junior Ranger Day at battlefield

The Murfreesboro Post, April 14, 2011 On Saturday, April 23, park rangers and volunteers invite young visitors and their families to Stones River National Battlefield to celebrate Junior Ranger Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all children ages 6 and up will have the chance to participate in special…

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Bike the battlefield

The Murfreesboro Post, March 29, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield will present ranger guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield at 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 2 through Oct. 29. Get healthy exercise, reduce your carbon footprint, and learn about the major Civil War battle that occurred here in…

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The dear price of war

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2009 Since Operation Enduring Freedom began in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, 108 soldiers from Tennessee have fallen on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Eleven of the fallen heroes had ties to Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee State…

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Top 10: When the Boro was state capital

The Murfreesboro Post, October 19, 2008 From 1819 to 1826 Murfreesboro was state capitol of Tennessee. During that time span, few other towns exceeded its importance. While some of those important moments are nearly forgotten, some of them still remain significant from a historic point of view. It is important…

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