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