Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stones River National Battlefield

Parsons' Battery, NPS Photo

While in Sievereville, Bob had the opportunity to visit the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Considered one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Stones River cost 13,249 Federal casualties and 10,266 Confederate casualties; a hefty price for a tactically indecisive battle.

The Union armies were trying to gain control of the Mississippi River by driving a wedge through the Confereracy along the railroads running southeastward through Tennessee and Georgia.

Union Commander Williams S. Rosecrans left Nashville with 43,000 men, and Confederate Commander Braxton Bragg left with 38,000 men.

Since I was not present, Bob's pictures are presented in slide-show format.

For further information: Stones River

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