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Fortress Rosecrans, Stones River National Battlefield

3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, USA  | More on: Stones River »

After the Confederates withdrew from Murfreesboro at the conclusion of the Battle of Stones River in January 1863, the Federal Army, under Gen. William Rosecrans, began fortifying Murfreesboro. Fortress Rosecrans became one of the Union's largest earthen fortifications of the Civil War. The features that remain include Redoubt Brannan, Lunettes Palmer and Thomas, and Curtain Wall 2.


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From I-24 east take Exit 76 and turn left onto Medical Center Parkway. Turn left onto Thompson Lane. Turn left at the park entrance at 1563 N. Thompson Lane. Follow the tour road to the visitor center.

Visitor Services

Handicapped access, hiking trail, bicycling, interpretive programs, picnic area across the parking lot from the visitor center.

Available Interpretation

wayside exhibits along one-mile trail, living history programs, ranger programs

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Fortress Rosecrans and Redoubt Brannan are Open: Sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center: 8:00AM - 5:00PM



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