The outcome of Stones River gave the Lincoln administration a psychological boost at a time when Federal armies had suffered stinging defeats in Virginia and Mississippi. Rosecrans planned to follow up his success by pressing the Confederates south to Chattanooga
. Because his army was far from its base at Louisville, he ordered his soldiers to build a depot, along with fortifications to defend it, at Murfreesboro to distribute arms, food, and equipment to the troops. From January through June 1863, they labored to complete the 200-acre earthen fort, which was the largest enclosed earthen fortification built during the Civil War. In 1993 the city transferred remnants of the fort to the National Park Service. Only 3000 feet of the original 14,000 feet of earthworks remain. Today Lunettes Palmer and Thomas and Curtain Wall No. 2 are among all that remain of the original 14,000 feet of earthworks. Of the original four interior forts, only Redoubt Brannan survives.
Other History nearby:
(Murfreesboro) Cannonsburgh Village
(Nashville) Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
(Murfreesboro) Fortress Rosecrans
(Nashville) Kitty Wells & Johnny Wright Country Jct.
(Goliad) Market House Museum
(Nashville) Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars
04/26 Coming to The Murfreesboro area
Panoply Arts Festival Huntsville AL April26-28 Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival.
Tennessee Strawberry Festival Dayton TN May4-11 The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is the celebration of small town life. It offers a chance for our community to showcase its beauty, history and commitment to family values.
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival Mt. Juliet TN May11 Visitors will stroll from tent to tent sipping the rich heritage of Tennessee vines, savoring gourmet specialty foods, shopping for handcrafted items from local artisans, enjoying music, and attending wine & food experience seminars.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.
Annual Blueberry Festival Edmonton KY June14-15 Come join us for wholesome family fun! Games on the midway all day ! There will be local Kentucky crafters, home grown fresh blueberries, free face painting, free blueberry milk shakes, free kids games, free balloons, live entertainment, games, contests, prizes, food and snacks and so much more!
World Music and Food Festival Nashville TN July19-21 Various live artists, cultural dancers and comedians... plus vendors! It will be a festival of celebration and cultural extravaganza!