Battle of Stones River (also known as Murfreesboro)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford County)
Dates: December 31, 1862 Ė January 2, 1863
Union Commander:  William S. Rosecrans, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Braxton Bragg, General 

Battle Summary:
During the summer, and early fall, 1862, Lincolnís armies, in the west, were having success.  His armies had pressed the Confederate armies out of Kentucky, and portions of western Tennessee.  With U.S. Grantís victories, at Forts Henry and Donelson, in February, 1862, the Federal troops commanded the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers.  This provided the leverage necessary, to push CS General Albert Sidney Johnston to abandon all of Kentucky, and western Tennessee.   Grant's victory over Johnston's Army of the Tennessee, at Shiloh, pushed troops.......  More>>>>

Union artillery north of the position of the Cowan House.

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