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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Wreaths Across America

Join us at noon on December 12, 2015 as we honor our veterans by placing wreaths throughout Stones River National Cemetery.

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153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River

Experience the Battle of Stones River through a variety of programs from Dec. 26, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016.

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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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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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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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Search Stones River National Cemetery

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

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