Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, located in the center of Tennessee, became a major Civil War battleground from the summer of 1862 to late 1864. Union troops occupied the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro Square in the spring of 1862. That summer, Confederate Col. Nathan B. Forrest attacked and overwhelmed the garrison during the Battle of Murfreesboro, which helped to make Forrest’s reputation as a cavalry commander.
- Murfreesboro was a major battleground for more than two years.
- The Battle of Murfreesboro helped make the reputation of Confederate cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest.