Murfreesboro Was Under Siege 157 New Year’s Ago

January 1, 2020, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) 157-years ago there were cannons aimed at the cupola of our historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Soldiers from both sides took over stately homes and used them for hospitals. This battle, which shaped much of Murfreesboro’s history, began on the last day of 1862 and…

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Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 14, 2019, Stones River National Cemetery The second Saturday of each December features the annual ‘Wreaths Across America’ at the Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery. This emotional tribute to our veterans who made the definitive sacrifice occurs at more than 1,100 cemeteries across America. The Stones…

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Olde Towne Brass at Oaklands Mansion

July 13, 2019, Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, Tennessee The time was 0400, 13 July, 1862. The place was the Maney Plantation, north of the sleepy town of Murfreesborough, Tennessee. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest used surprise, daring and military genius to surprise and defeated the 9th Michigan in the shadow of Oaklands…

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