Stones River National Battlefield


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Stones River National Battlefield:

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Stones River National Battlefield

Address:3501 Old Nashville Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone:615-893-9501
Fax:615-893-9508
Web: www.nps.gov/stri/
Size: 709 acres.
Established: Established as a national military park on March 3, 1927; transferred from the War Department on August 10, 1933. Redesignated as a national battlefield on April 22, 1960.
Location:In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 35 miles southeast of Nashville. Accessible via I-24 (Exit 78B).
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), bicycle trail, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, ranger-led talks, living history programs, auto touring.
Special Features:The fierce midwinter battle, which began the federal offensive to trisect the Confederacy, took place here December 31, 1862 through January 2, 1863. Stones River National Cemetery adjoins the park.

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Suitable and secure habitat was found at the Stones River National Battlefield, and the National Park Service agreed to allow the project on the site.
* Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee: the city of Murfreesboro agreed to relocate a potentially destructive proposed highway.
In October, the city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, placed surveying stakes inside Stones River National Battlefield in anticipation of the construction of an interchange at Interstate 24 and Manson Pike adjacent to the park.
Elsewhere in Tennessee, Stones River National Battlefield faces imminent danger from proposals to widen a two-lane roadway and develop adjacent property that was part of the original battle site but not yet part of the park.
The Civil War Trust has placed Stones River National Battlefield on its list of most endangered Civil War battlefields in the nation--second only to Wilderness Battlefield outside of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Stones River National Battlefield provides crucial habitat for the endangered Tennessee coneflower