Stones River National Battlefield will present living history demonstrations featuring the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, CSA on Saturday and Sunday - November 2-3, 2013. These programs will help visitors understand the role of cavalry the three Civil War battles fought at Murfreesboro.
Cavalry was one of the greatest strengths of the Confederate Army of Tennessee during its campaigns in middle Tennessee. Rangers will discuss the role of cavalry during the three battles at Murfreesboro, and the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, CSA will demonstrate the tactics that made Forrest, Morgan, and Wheeler names to be feared by their enemies.
Visitors are also invited to visit the camp and learn about the daily life of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE
- 10 AM - Ranger Talk - Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid
- 11 AM - Cavalry Demonstration
- 1 PM - Ranger Talk - Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Stones River
- 2 PM - Cavalry Demonstration
- 3 PM - Ranger Talk - The Battle of the Cedars
These programs are free and part of a series of interpretive programs offered at the battlefield during the year.
The new entrance to Stones River National Battlefield is at 1563 N. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. Additional information is available at the visitor center, by calling (615) 893-9501 or at the park website (http://www.nps.gov/stri).