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Battlefield bus tour planned

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro will host a park-ranger-led bus tour to key points of the Stones River Campaign commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. The tour will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and will begin at the visitor center. Tickets are $25 which includes a boxed lunch. Reservations are required and must be made by Monday.

More than 81,000 soldiers struggled for control of Middle Tennessee in the fields and forests near Murfreesboro from Dec. 31, 1862 to Jan. 2, 1863. The costly Union victory inflicted nearly 24,000 casualties on the opposing armies and had profound military, political and social consequences.

With stops at Nolensville, Triune, Lavergne and other locations where these historical events unfolded, this tour will give participants a chance to understand how the movements of the armies onto the battlefield shaped the final conflict.

To make reservations, call (615) 893-9501 or e-mail stri_information@nps.gov. For more information and detailed program schedules, visit www.nps.gov/stri.

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