• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • Park Tour Road Closed Unitl 8 AM on Saturday October 4, 2014

    The park tour road and visitor center parking lots will be closed until 8 AM while permitted 5K & 10K races pass through the park. Portions of the Old Nashville Highway will be closed as well.

A German Born Soldier

German Volkschule Diploma
Christian was born in Eberbach, Baden, Germany on August 2, 1836. He graduated from a local school before sailing to the United States with his parents, Catherina and Johann Georg Nix.
 
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The Nix family sailed in steerage aboard the Hendrik Hudson. They landed at the Port of New York in 1851 when Christian was fourteen.
 

Did You Know?

Prescribed Fire at the Slaughter Pen

Stones River National Battlefield uses prescribed fire to preserve the battlefield landscapes. Fire also helps eliminate invasive exotic plants and encourage the growth of native grass species. More...