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Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour December 22nd

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As a part of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War, the Stones River Battlefield is organizing a bus tour on Saturday, December 22nd. It begins and ends at the visitor center and includes a box lunch. The event begins at 9:00 that morning and returns around 3:00 in the afternoon. 

Park Ranger Jim Lewis will conduct the tour and explore the struggle between the Union and Confederate armies in the days leading up to the Battle of Stones River. 

Follow the path of the Union troops through Nolensville, Triune, La Vergne and Smyrna as they trudged toward Murfreesboro. First-person accounts will be told to give the actual feeling of what occurred December 26th through the 28th in 1862.

There is a $25 fee, which includes the box lunch and the bus. For more information, phone the Stones River National Battlefield at 615-893-9501 or e-mail  The battlefield is at 3501 Old Nashville Highway. 

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