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Battle of Stones River 

December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863


With the highest casualty rate of the war, this battle was among the largest and deadliest. This fight was over control of Middle Tennessee, a vital rail and agriculture center for the Confederacy. With two failed Confederate attacks, the Union Army remained intact as well as in control of Middle Tennessee. Dealing a crippling blow to Confederate moral and hopes for a quick end to the war. These bullets witnessed the battle and were rescued from development by metal detectorists on private property.


- Battle of Stones River 

The Battle of Stones River, also known as the Second Battle of Murfreesboro, was a battle fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Of the major battles of the war, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. Although the battle itself was inconclusive, the Union Army's repulse of two Confederate attacks and the subsequent Confederate withdrawal were a much-needed boost to Union morale after the defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and it dashed Confederate aspirations for control of Middle Tennessee.

Battle of Stones River

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