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: