150th Anniversary of Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid

Jul 6, 2012

Visit the Stones River National Battlefield and Oaklands Mansion on July 21 and 22 as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid. 


On July 13, 1862, the Civil War thundered into Murfreesboro along with the grayclad troopers of General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry. Despite stubborn resistance by Union forces occupying the town, Forrest used mobility and bluff to force his enemies to surrender. Although Forrest was unable to hold Murfreesboro for long, his daring raid forced Union commanders to shift more men into middle Tennessee slowing their progress towards Chattanooga. 

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