Erin Edgemon, Daily News Journal, July 3, 2006
Some local preservationists and Civil War enthusiasts are calling out an SOS. They are banding together to try to “save our (historic) sites,” a slogan thought up by Shirley Jones, a lifelong Murfreesboro resident concerned about historic preservation.
Members of the Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield and other preservation groups met Thursday night to discuss becoming an active body that can build an awareness of the historic structures around Rutherford County that are at risk of being lost and find ways to keep homeowners and developers from destroying property that played a key role in the Battle of Stones River.
“Maybe the battle cry should be remember the (Hiram) Jenkins House like remember the Alamo,” said James Patterson, president of the Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield.