• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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Event Details

  • Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 07/30/2013 to 08/16/2013

    Location: Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: John McKay Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 615-893-9501

Join a ranger for a thirty-minute dicussion the causes and legacy of the Battle of Stones River and the Civil War. The ranger will choose from one of the following programs.

Why Did They Fight? - This program will explore the causes of the Civil War, the reasons for the timing and location of the Battle of Stones River, and what motivated Civil War soldiers.

A Tale of Two Soldiers will delve into the civil rights legacy of the Battle of Stones River and the Civil War by following the stories of William Holland, a slave turned soldier during the Civil War, and his grandson William Harlan.

Programs will not be offered when living history or special events are scheduled.