~It is near Murfreesboro, Tennessee
~A fierce battle was fought here between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863.
~General Bragg's Confederates withdrew after the battle, allowing General Rosecrans and the Union army to control Middle Tennessee.
~600 acres that is a National Battlefield~Stones River National Cemetary, established in 1865 with more than 6,000 Union graves.
~Hazen Brigade Monument, believed to be the oldest, intact Civil War monument still standing in its original location.
~Portions of Fortress Rosecrans, a large earthen fort constructed after the battle, still stand and are preserved and interpreted by the National Park Service.
~Much of the nearly 4,000 acre battlefield is in private hands.
~Abraham Lincoln told Major General William S. Rosecrans, "You gave us a hard-earned victory which, had there been defeat instead, the nation could hardly have lived over."