Stones River Battlefield | Civil War Trust

The location known as Stop No. 4 is also known by the more colorful, and graphic, name of the “Slaughter Pen”. It was at this point on the battlefield where Sheridan’s division was able to hold the Confederates back long enough for General Rosecrans to organize a proper defense. Sheridan fought a confusing battle in the heavy forest and the Federals soon found themselves in a tightening pocket which was collapsing on three sides.

Battle of Stones River - Wikipedia

The Stones River National Battlefield visitor center is located at 3501 Old …

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In the end, the battle at Stones River was declared a Confederate victory, although casualties were so high there was little cause to celebrate.

Stones River | National Park Foundation

There is no question that Stop No. 4, the Slaughter Pen, was the scene of the bloodiest fighting at Stones River. Today, the area is a wooded section with a number of rocks and sinkholes... and it is regarded as a haunted place.

Stones River National Battlefield - Wikipedia

Creation of the National Battlefield

Today, the battlefield stands as a monument to the bitter fighting that took place. Nearby the battlefield is the Stones River National Cemetery, one of the oldest national cemeteries in the country. Visitors to the modern battlefield can take a walking, or driving, tour of the area and various stops on the tour are marked with numbers. These designate the sites where major events took place during the battle.

Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Across the road from the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center, you will see a cemetery where some 6,100 Union soldiers killed in the…

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Stones River Battlefield and Monuments - Find A Grave …

The Battle of Stones River, which was fought near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, occurred in late December of 1862 and lasted through January 2, 1863. The Confederate forces took the Union Army by such surprise here that only one division in the Army of the Cumberland, the third division under General Phil Sheridan, was alert and prepared to fight.

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Stones River National Battlefield | BATTLEFIELD TOUR

Civil War re-enactors and living history groups often camp near the Slaughter Pen when they come to Stones River. There is something about the bravery displayed here by Sheridan’s men which seems to appeal to them and to draw them to the place. Visitors often report a strange stillness to the area that should not be found in a wooded area, where birds and wildlife should be active, but are not. Many of them also speak of eerie feelings here... feelings that let them know they are not always among the living in this place.

Battle Of Stones River | HistoryNet

My wife and I visited Stones River in May of 1997. When we arrived at the battlefield, it was a gloomy and overcast day. Rain had started to fall and we couldn’t help but feel a little depressed to be in a place where such terrible fighting took place.