|148 years ago, the fields and forests near Murfreesboro saw one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the American Civil War.
Throughout the week, Stones River National Battlefield park rangers and volunteers tell the story of this tragic event that affected the lives of thousands of soldiers and civilians.
Today, join rangers for “They Retreated in Great Confusion” at 11 a.m. and relive the crushing Confederate attack on the morning of Dec. 31, 1862.
At 1 p.m. a ranger presents “The Approaching Thunder,” a talk that focuses on the events of the Stones River Campaign 147 years ago to the day.
At 2 p.m., the “Battlefield Caravan Tour” takes off and stops at four sites.
Additional programs like “The Slaughter Pen,” “Hell’s Half Acre,” “The Line That Wouldn’t Break” and “Breckinridge’s Charge” will be presented through Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 1 and 2, rangers will present living history programs every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Over the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to watch Union and Confederate infantry and artillery demonstrate the use of their weapons as rangers share the stories of the soldiers who fought here 148 years ago using their letters and diaries.