150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River - January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013
Event By: Stones River National Battlefield Address: 3501 Old Nashville Highway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Email: stri_information@nps.gov Phone: (615) 893-9501
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10 AM - The Eye of the Storm - Learn about the quiet but critical events of New Year's Day that shaped the outcome of the battle. (30 minutes) 11 AM - Digging In - Walk around the earthworks built by the Pioneer Brigade and discuss how the use of field fortifications changed the course of the battle. (60 minutes) 1 PM - Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation - President Abraham Lincoln will share his thoughts on creating the Emancipation Proclamation and how it changed the Civil War and the nation. (30 minutes) 2 PM - Expressions of Freedom - Students from McGavock High School will share the videos the entered in the National Park Foundation's Expressions of Freedom contest. (1 hour) 3 PM - Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation