The Hazen Brigade Monument is the oldest, intact Civil War battlefield monument in the nation.
On the last day of December 1862, the roar of battle rose from the fields and forests west of Murfreesboro as 81,000 soldiers fought one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the American Civil War. By the time the battle ended on January 2, 1863, the opposing armies had suffered nearly 24,000 casualties in what President Abraham Lincoln called, “a hard earned victory, which had there been a defeat instead, the country scarcely could have lived over.“
Visitors to Stones River National Battlefield will find a wide array of opportunities to learn from and enjoy our park’s unique resources. Visitors come to the battlefield to discover its history, find peace in its natural beauty, or to simply enjoy a little outdoor recreation away from the hustle and bustle of Murfreesboro.
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