A Hard Earned Victory

The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here.

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Features

Painting of Union soldiers firing from woods

The Stuggle for Hell's Half Acre

Learn more about some of the deadliest and most pivotal fighting at the Battle of Stones River through ranger walks and living history demonstrations.

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A park ranger and visitors ride bikes.

Bike Tours

Join a ranger for guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield on Saturdays from April 4, 2015 through October 31, 2015 at 9 AM.

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National Park Service's Centennial and Find Your Park Logos

Find Your Park

Everyone finds their park in a different place and in a different way. Find yours then share it as we celebrate the NPS Centennial.

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Follow Stones River

We use several Social Media sites to reach out to our visitors and continue the conversation.

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Trading Card Collage

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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Become a Junior Civil War Historian!

Become a Junior Ranger at two or three Civil War parks and earn a special patch and the title of Junior Civil War Historian.

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Flag flying in Stones River National Cemetery

Search Stones River National Cemetery

Search an list of soldiers and civilians buried in Stones River National Cemtery.

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