Murfreesboro was the site of the Battle of Stones River...December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. This conflict was also called the Second Battle of Murfreesboro and was the ending of the Stones River Campaign during the American Civil War.
|Union Cemetery across the way where over 6,000 Union Soldiers were buried|
We were very fortunate because on this particular day they were conducting a re-enactment complete with men and women in uniform representing both the Confederate army as well as the Union army. They demonstrated the firing of the muskets as well as a canon. Of course, the ammo they used were blanks but the sound was authentic!! Very loud!!!
|Stock Photo from National Park Planner of Slaughter Pen|
|Notice the rock formations giving cover for the Union Soldiers|