Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Stones River National Battlefield

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Meeting place
City of Murfreesboro Park Site Near McFadden Farm Unit
2117 N Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-6026, United States
Planned Activities
We will be working at the McFadden Farm Unit and land that was preserved by ABT and slated to become a city park. The plans are in place, now we need you, the public to join us. Registration is required and you can sign-up to build cedar rail fence, remove invasive plants or pick up trash at Volunteers under 14 years old may not participate in invasive plant removal.

History or Educational Activities
The property we will be working on saw action on December 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863, during the Battle of Stones River. During the afternoon of December 31st this ground was the site of heavy fighting between 2:30 PM and sunset as the last two Confederate attacks against the Union left failed to break through. On January 2, 1863, U.S. artillery fired across the river into the attacking Confederates as the final charge of the Battle of Stones River unfolded.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear long sleeved shirts, work pants, and closed toe shoes. Volunteers should also bring a water bottle.
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will be cancelled.

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