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Stones River - December 31, 1862 - 1pm to 3:30pm

Stones River - December 31, 1862 - 1pm to 3:30pm (December 2020)
Stones River - December 31, 1862 - 1pm to 3:30pm (December 2020) American Battlefield Trust

American Battlefield Trust's map of the Battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862

As William J. Hardee’s attack pushes the Union right flank back against the Nashville Turnpike, the Yankees stubbornly refused to abandon their supply line back to the capital. The disorganized and exhausted Confederates halted their advance in a cotton field on the south side of the road. The turnpike was crowded with fresh Union reinforcements and artillery support, and the open field became a killing ground for Bragg’s troops. Leonidas Polk’s corps assaults the brigade of William B. Hazen and others at the salient in the Union line.

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Murfreesboro, TN | December 31, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
24,645
Union
12,906
Confed.
11,739