It was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and it forever changed the lives of those who fought in it and of the people of Murfreesboro, TN.  Today, only 20% of the battlefield is preserved and protected.  The other 80% has already been developed for residential and/or commercial use or is just unprotected land not developed yet.  I’m not sure if most people who live in our town realize what a wonderful historical and cultural commodity we have here.  To some, it is just a place they drive by everday without realizing or remembering the significance.  I hope that Murfreesboro citizen’s will become proactive in protecting this battlefield.

Visti the following wesites to learn a little more about Stones River Battlefield:

http://www.nps.gov/stri/index.htm

http://www.friendsofstonesriver.org/

Stones River Battlefield cemetery monument.
Stones River Battlefield cemetery monument.
McFadden Cemetery, Stones River Battlefield
McFadden Cemetery, Stones River Battlefield

 

Stones River
Stones River

 

US marker atop a monument in the Stones River National Cemetery.
Cannon at Stones River Battlefield
Cannon at Stones River Battlefield
Abandoned cannon at the battlefield.
Abandoned cannon at the battlefield.

3 thoughts on “The Stones River Battlefield

    1. I usually do a little post processing of my photos such as color correction, but some of these are heavily processed (like the HDR photos).

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