Legacies: April 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

River of Death

Many of the Stones River, Confederate dead are buried in a mass grave of unknown soldiers at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro

Between December 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863, a fierce battle took place in Rutherford County. When it was over, the Southern army retreated and the Union army took the field. In the process, more than 23,000 Americans were killed, missing or wounded -- giving Stones River the highest percentage of casualties of any battle in the Civil War.