Battlefield chief hanging up his ranger hat

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, April 29, 2016 After nearly four decades with the National Park Service, Stones River National Battlefield’s Chief of Operations Gib Backlund hung up his ranger hat to retire. His official first day of retirement is Monday. He recently sat down with The Daily News Journal…

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Stones River Battlefield marks the 153 Anniversary

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, December 26, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Stones River National Battlefield will sponsor a series of programs starting Saturday and running through Jan. 3 to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. The Battle of Stones River was fought Dec. 31, 1862,…

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Having a blast at Stones River

Connie Esh, The Murfreesboro Post, September 23, 2015 The cannons roared once again at Stones River National Battlefield this weekend, but this time, nobody died. The first time, as the New Year dawned in 1863, there were 13,269 Federal casualties and 10,268 Confederate ones. That’s why this weekend in 2015…

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