In case you missed the presentations this past Saturday in the National Cemetery, we are posting a new series of National Cemetery Stories on The Unknown Story. Learn the story behind the soldiers buried in graves with no names and the factors that identified a fallen comrade. Check it out at The Unknown Story
Check out the latest installment of the Battles Beyond Boundaries series. This one focuses on Greshampark Drive which was the 1862 site of the Gresham House which was used as a Union field hospital.
The Friends of Stones River National Battlefield is sponsoring this Saturday's concert by the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra Brass quintet at 1:00PM. Bring your lawn chair to the battlefield and enjoy this performance of Civil War era tunes. This is one of the many ways the Friends use your membership and donations throughout the year.
The latest installment for National Cemetery Stories has started on our web site. It is a five-part story about the grave of James Henshaw. New parts will post every week so keep checking for the next update. For his story, click this link James Henshaw
The National Park Service celebrates its 107th birthday on Friday, August 25th. A great way to celebrate is to visit a national park site near you, like Stones River National Battlefield.
The second installment of the Battles Beyond Boundaries series has posted. It is a story of the events on the east side of Thompson Lane near the railroad overpass and New Vision Church. Check it out at Thompson Road
Most residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County don't realize that the Battle of Stones River was fought in a far greater area than the land protected by Stones River National Battlefield. In fact, the National Park Service only protects about 15% of the battlefield. Our News and Stories tab will explore modern day Murfreesboro against the historical events over 160 years ago. The first story discusses what happened at Franklin Road and Gresham Lane. Check it out at Battles Beyond Boundaries
Visit Additional Resources under the News and Stories tab to find valuable links. These resources provide information about the battle, soldiers and the Civil War in Tennessee. Additional Resources
Make sure to attend the next living history program at Stones River National Battlefield on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Check out Stones River National Battlefield for further information and schedule.
As we remember the 75th anniversary of President Harry Truman's executive order ending segregation in the military, we look at two sections in Stones River National Cemetery where segregation occurred until a decade later. Check out the story on Sections P and Q.