Hallowed Grounds: Touring the Cemetery Community

Following the Civil War, a Freedmen’s community known as Cemetery emerged on the landscape where the Battle of Stones River had raged. Park rangers along with representatives of the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield and Middle Tennessee State University will take…

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Battlefield draws history-lovers, birds, Pokemon

Nancy De Gennaro, the Daily News Journal MURFREESBORO — For the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, Stones River National Battlefield will offer what every good celebration has: cake. At 1 p.m. Aug. 25, you can help blow out 100 candles on the Founders’ Day cake at the Visitors Center, 3501 Old…

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