The Battle of Stones River brock foster

(The start of the battle started Dec,31 1862) (The battle ended on jan, 02 1863)

THE BATTLE OF STONES RIVER

In late December, Union and Confederate forces clashed at the Battle of Stones River, just outside Murfreesboro, Tennessee, during the American Civil War . On December 31, Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s 35,000 troops attacked the 42,000-strong Union force commanded by Major General William Rosecrans. Union troops withstood the assault, but retreated to a defensive position, which they would hold only be able to hold for only two days. On January 2, 1863, another Confederate assault was repelled by overwhelming Union artillery fire, forcing Bragg to order a Southern retreat. With approximately 23,000 total casualties, Stones River was one of the deadliest battles of the war. Rosecrans claimed victory and the battle provided a much-needed boost to Union morale following their defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Confederate 35,000 soldiers-------------------------Union 42,000 soldiers
Born 1817/ Died 1876

As a confederate general he entered the war in 1861 and was promoted to full general after General Albert Sidney Johnston’s death at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. As commander of the Army of Tennessee, Bragg conducted operations in Kentucky and Tennessee, withdrawing after the Battles of Perryville and Stones River in late 1862 and early 1863. Later he achieved the most significant Confederate victory in the Western Theater at the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863.

Born 1819/ Died 1898

As a Union general William Rosecrans was 5th out of his class of 56 at west point. He started off as a very effective general for the Union, he was victorious at the battle of Rich Mountain and Corrick Ford's. William was transferred in may 1862 and received command of the Western Theatre Battle and ultimately came out defeated. He also became on a loosing streak of battles and lost another battle at " Battle of Stones River ". His military career was effectively ended following his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

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Created with images by Rennett Stowe - "Murfreesboro Battlefield" • conner395 - "Views of Inverness Castle Scotland" • makamuki0 - "bullets mauser civil war" • David Paul Ohmer - "Cincinnati – Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum "Civil War Canon""

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