Superintendent Gayle Hazelwood announced the coming schedule of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. From December 31, 1862, through January 2, 1863, more than 81,000 soldiers struggled for control of middle Tennessee in the fields and forests near Murfreesboro. The costly Union victory inflicted nearly 24,000 casualties on the opposing armies and had profound military, political, and social consequences. On December 22, 2012, a park ranger will lead a bus tour to the key points of the Stones River Campaign. With stops at Nolensville, Triune, Lavergne and other locations where the events of December 26-30, 1862 unfolded, this tour will give participants a chance to understand how the movements of the armies onto the battlefield shaped the final conflict. The bus will leave the visitor center parking lot at 9 AM and return by 3:30 PM. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 615-893-9501 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the tour is $25 and includes a box lunch. Reservations must be made by Monday December 10, 2012.
December 22, 2012
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