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  • Writer's pictureBrandi & Candace

Stones River National Battlefield

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Stones River National Battlefield is located 3501 Old Nashville Highway, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It is owned and managed by the National Parks Service. It is the site of the Battle of Stones River, an 1862 Civil War battle that was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. An organization was established in 1896 to preserve the battlefield. The land was purchased by the federal government in 1927. The park today includes 700+ acres, including an impressive visitor's center, a national military cemetery. There are over seven miles of trail, however they are not well marked. Although we perused the visitors' center, and thought we were going to do the Boundary Trail, we didn't grab a map. The Boundary Trail is supposed to be 3.5 miles but we only did 2, somehow cutting a large portion off. We will be back, and be a little bit more prepared next time.

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