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Stones River National Cemetery

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Address: Murfreesboro, TN
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Description: Cemetery honoring those who died in the Civil War.

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The sheer numbers of headstones make you want to whisper. The magnitude of the battle that was fought here really comes home when you look at the cemetery. There are monuments... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The sheer numbers of headstones make you want to whisper. The magnitude of the battle that was fought here really comes home when you look at the cemetery. There are monuments, there are a couple mass graves and there are even small cemeteries nearby where the locals didn't want their soldiers in grey mixing with the blue ones. When you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Looking out over the tombstones of fallen soldiers, the sun peeking from behind the trees and light breezes blowing through the leaves makes what is written in history books not feel so old and come to life. Hearing the train whistles in the distance you wonder what it may have been like. Very well kept, trails are easy to navigate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Amazing to see it was an honor to pay respects for the fallen soldiers. Recommend a visit had audio tours

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Stones River National Battlefield is a great historical place to visit, a great place for school field trips, summer programs, scouts, etc. I suggest you start at the welcome center, watch the video, browse the gift shop and purchase a self-.guided audio tour CD. You can drive or walk, just bring your camera. They also offer Hollowed tours (reservations required)... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The cemetery is small but worth the visit. It it so peaceful in its honoring of those who have fallen. Very well taken care of. Worth the stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a peaceful nice cemetery. Small so don't expect a huge place. Takes maybe 15 to walk around it. Beautiful trees and some signage of history. Definitely old plots there. and newer ones, not just civil war. Be sure to stop by visitors center! Great displays and gift shop. Just across.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The cemetary, was seen on Memorial Day, and each grave had an United Statesof America flag in front of it, honoring the departed soldier, even the many tombs of the unknowns, who fought and died, believing in a cause.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was interesting to walk through this site. I was there for about 15 minutes. It is quite somber. When I was there it was the day before Memorial Day and every tombstone had an American flag in front of it.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I visit most every year. The scoits place flags on all the graves. I think there are over 7,000. Most are northern soldiers killed during the battle of Mirfreesboro or died of wounds from the battle of Franklin. Since this is a National Cemetary burials continue into the present. The grounds are lovely and its right at the Stones River... More 

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Arnold, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopped to pay our respects to the many soldiers here. The grounds are well maintained with easy access. It was a sad stop to see all the tombstones, many for unknown soldiers who all died for what a lot of people now seem to take for granted.

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Address: Murfreesboro, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Murfreesboro

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