Decoration Day, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018, Stones River National Battlefield On May 1, 1865, newly freed African Americans, soldiers, and white citizens of Charleston, South Carolina gathered at the Washington Race Course & Jockey Club to decorate the graves of Union soldiers buried there and celebrate the end of a conflict that…

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Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Saturday, December 16, 2017, Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee Members of the Rutherford County community gathered at Stones River National Cemetery to honor veterans during the Christmas season as part of Wreaths Across America Day. Present were Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets, the Young Marines of Rutherford County, several…

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2017 Volunteer of the Year Banquet

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We had another successful Volunteer of the Year banquet as the Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield honored several outstanding Battlefield volunteers. The volunteers of the Stones River National Battlefield display dedication and heart of service each day by performing task that otherwise would require more Battlefield personal thus…

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Hallowed Grounds Lantern Tour

Stones River National Cemetery, September 23, 2017 Ranger Jim Lewis led the hour-long walk by lantern light through Stones River National Cemetery.  Living history enthusiasts portrayed soldiers and the families of soldiers involved at the second Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as the Battle of Stones River.  

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7th Tennessee (CSA) Cavalry Demonstration

Stones River National Battlefield, September 23, 2017 Saturday was a busy day at ‘the Battlefield’ highlighted by a demonstration by the volunteers of the 7th Tennessee (CSA) Cavalry living history enthusiasts. The 7th Cav demonstrated the speed and mobility of the mounted arms during the Battle of Stones River.

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