Scenes of Stones River National Battlefield

The last few days fellow writer Chris Mackowski has been chronicling the Battle of Stones River. (To access these articles hit the “Home” button and scroll down the page).

I had the chance to tour the battlefield this summer and snapped the following photos. For more information on the visiting Stones River National Battlefield follow the link: http://www.nps.gov/stri 

To the Guns! Confederates broke through to this field, but the opposite ridge could not be taken

To the Guns! Confederates broke through to this field, but the opposite ridge could not be taken

General James Negley's Division used the natural features to defend against the Confederate attacks until almost surrouded

General James Negley’s Division used the natural features to defend against the Confederate attacks until almost surrouded

The Chicago Board of Trade Battery

The Chicago Board of Trade Battery turn back a ferocious Texan attack and helped keep open the Nashville Pike, the supply and communication link of General William Rosecran’s army

Looking from the Union lines toward Confederate General John Breckenridge's ill-fated January 2nd attack

Looking from the Union lines toward Confederate General John Breckenridge’s ill-fated January 2nd attack

The monument placed in memory of the U.S. Regulars--Infantry & Artillery--who fell at Stones Ribver

The monument placed in memory of the U.S. Regulars–Infantry & Artillery–who fell at Stones River

Final resting place for approximately 6,100 Union soldiers

Final resting place for approximately 6,100 Union soldiers

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2 Responses to Scenes of Stones River National Battlefield

  1. CJaneBe says:

    Many thanks for your photos, which helped me visualize the battle. I haven’t visited this site, but had been particularly fascinated by the movements of the fighting. These pics gave me a better sense of the landscape. Appreciate your sharing!

    • Thanks for the kind words! Stones River National Battlefield–which does not have the whole battlefield preserved unfortunately–does a great job in what they have preserved. Definitely worth a visit especially with being fascinated with the movements of the fighting as I felt a deep appreciation of what the soldiers went through by walking the same ground. Hope you can make it out there soon! Thanks again for checking out the photos!

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