Park Tour Road Closed Unitl 8 AM on Saturday September 13, 2014
The park tour road and visitor center parking lots will be closed until 8 AM while permitted 5K & 10K race passes through the park. Portions of the Old Nashville Highway will be closed as well.
The Legacy of Stones River: Past Programs
The Legacy of Stones River: Why the Battle Matters 150 Years Later (October 26-27, 2012)
As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, join us to reexamine one of the most significant battles of that conflict. The Battle of Stones River proved to be one of the war's bloodiest battles and had farreaching strategic, political, and social consequences. It changed the lives of thousands and still has meaning today.
The Legacy of Stones River: Why They Fought (March 20, 2010)
The Legacy of Stones River: Why They Fought examined the individual motivations of men that led them to choose sides in 1861 and begin one of the bloodiest chapters in the American story. Through these individual stories we learned more about the intellectual and emotional considerations that fed the drive to Civil War.
The Legacy of Stones River: Pathways to Freedom (October 18, 2008)
The Legacy of Stones River: Pathways to Freedom examined the demise of slavery during the Civil War. In areas of the Confederacy occupied by the Union army, which included much of Tennessee, slavery had all but disintegrated by war’s end. The symposium took a fresh look at wartime emancipation through the experiences of slave men and women, Union officers and soldiers, and civilians.
The Legacy of Stones River: Remembering the Civil War (March 31, 2007)
This program addressed battlefield preservation and Civil War commemoration during the 80th anniversary year of the establishment of Stones River National Battlefield. In addition to excellent speakers, this event featured the battlefield’s most popular public tour, Hallowed Ground, and rousing music by the Olde Towne Brass Band of Huntsville, Alabama.
Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University
The Legacy of Stones River: Occupation and the Home Front in Tennessee (October 22, 2005)
This program addressed civilian life in Tennessee during the Civil War. This one-day event combined scholarly perspectives and interpretive programs to provide new insights into the experience of living in a war zone.
T.W. Wood Art Gallery - Montpelier, Vermont
The Legacy of Stones River: Slavery and the Civil War in Tennessee (March 6, 2004)
This program addressed the influence of slavery on the outbreak, fighting, and outcome of the Civil War in Tennessee. This one-day event combined scholarly perspectives and public programming to give new insights into this significant issue.
West Point Museum Collections, United States Military Academy
The Legacy of Stones River: The Civil War in Middle Tennessee (October 25-26, 2002)
This inaugural offering in the series explored the impacts of the Battle of Stones River on Middle Tennessee during and after the Civil War. It was part of a series of events to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Stones River National Battlefield.
Did You Know?
Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men were defeated by a Union force in a small battle along the Wilkinson Pike. The Battle of the Cedars was fought on December 7, 1864.