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Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced Stones River National Battlefield will offer five more presentations of Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery during 2011.

Each scheduled evening, two tours of up to 35 people will tour the cemetery by lantern light and listen to the stories of the soldiers who are buried there and their families.

The next program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Reservations are required and must be made by calling 615-893-9501 starting on Monday, July 16 at 9 a.m. Reservations will not be taken in the visitor center or by e-mail.

There is a limit of four tickets per caller and reservations are not transferable to another program date. The schedule of remaining programs is below.

Visitors who will require a sign language interpreter will be exempted from the requirement to make reservations starting the Monday prior to each program. We will need at least two weeks to ensure that an interpreter is on hand so people needing this service may make reservations for any program at any time.

These programs are a part of a series of interpretive programs offered at the battlefield during the year. Stones River National Battlefield is located on the Old Nashville Highway, northwest of Murfreesboro. Additional information is available at the visitor center, at the park web site (www.nps.gov/stri) or by calling 615-893-9501.

Tagged under  Civil War, Event, Hallow Ground, Heritage, History, Stones River National Battlefield

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