• 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.

Event Details

  • Everyday from 12/28/2013 to 12/29/2013

    Painting of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting along a river.
    Location: Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM,3:00 PM to 4:00 PM,2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Jim Lewis Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 615-893-9501

10 AM - The Approaching Thunder - Join a ranger for a talk that focuses on the events of the Stones River Campaign 151 years ago to the day. 30 minute talk

11 AM - "There Was No Time For Fear": Walk with a ranger around the field where a decisive stand by the Union army changed the course of the battle. Along the way Union and Confederate soldiers will fire muskets and cannons to help take you back to the afternoon of December 31, 1862.

1 PM - "Here Was Our Hardest Fighting": Hear the roar of muskets and the boom of cannon as a ranger tells the tale of how the Pioneer Brigade and the Chicago Board of Trade Battery withstood the determined assaults of the Texans in Ector's brigade.

2 PM - ""A Hard Earned Victory" - Explore the military, political, and social consequences of the Battle of Stones River and understand this hard fought Union victory proved to be one of the most important events of the Civil War. 30 minute talk

3 PM - "Something Was Up": Watch musket and cannon demonstrations as a ranger shares the story of the deadly fighting along the banks of the Stones River on January 2, 1863.