Stones River/Murfreesboro Campaign

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December 26, 1862 - January 5, 1863
  • The Stone's River, or Murfreesborough Tennessee, Campaign. (Dec 26-Jan 5)
  • Skirmish at Franklin, TN, as Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, USA, advances towards Gen. Braxton Bragg, CSA, who is at Murfreesboro, TN., the Stone's River Campaign.
  • Skirmish at Knob Gap, TN.
  • Skirmish at La Vergne.TN.
 

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Here is a Vikings take on the battle...


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Being anxious to rejoin the brigade, Colonel Heg wheeled his regiment to the right, and advanced in the direction where the brigade was posted, with a view to assist in keeping the enemy in check. He took position near a fence, in the rear of the Thirty-eighth Illinois, which was then holding the enemy at bay. During this time, the forces of Johnson were retiring before the advancing enemy. The Thirty-eighth Illinois also retired, and the Fifteenth opened fire on the enemy, who was then within 200 yards, advancing towards them in solid column.
 
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