Between Nashville and Chattanooga is Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where the Union won a the battle critical for Pres. Lincoln's pursuit of support for the Emancipation Proclamation.
Standing in this sacred space of one of the nation's most important battlefield's and the cemetery that resulted from that battle, one can feel the heat of war, especially on a sweltering hot and humid June afternoon in central Tennessee. A solemn reminder the price of western democracy as we know it was paid long before the 21st century arrived.
Stoners River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Sun shining on the saddest of places.
“Muffled Drum's Sad Roll Has Dealt The Soldier's Last Tattoo.”
Shenandoah stack rail fencing synonymous with Civil War Era.