On To Chattanooga: A Campaign of Contrasts

Stones River National Battlefield, July 15, 2017 Saturday, July 15, 2017, saw much activity at the Stones River National Battlefield with living history demonstrations including Civil War period music, artillery demonstrations, United State Sanitary Commission, etc. Thinks about it – the Confederate withdrawal after the Battle of Stones River (aka…

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Battlefield tour spotlights Cemetery Community

Nancy De Genarro, The Daily News Journal, February 19, 2017 It’s hard to imagine that homes, barns, vineyards and churches once stood on the stark landscape of native grasses and woods at Stones River National Battlefield. The Cemetery Community settled shortly after the end of the Civil War and was…

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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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