U. S. CIVIL WAR
JANUARY 2, 1863
January 2, 1863
While the Southerners were forming for their attack, Union General Crittenden ordered his chief of artillery, Capt. John E. Mendenhall, to provide support for the Union troops across the river. Within half an hour, Mendenhall assembled 58 guns and had them trained on the ground over which the Confederates would have to travel.
Dec. 31, 62. Jan. 2-3, 1863
Union (Gen. Rosecrans), Confederate (Gen. Bragg).
Artillery Monument   (B)
Bragg left the field on January 4-5, retreating to Shelbyville and Tullahoma, Tennessee. Rosecrans did not pursue, but as the Confederates retired, he claimed the victory. Stones River boosted Union morale. The Confederates had been thrown back in the east, west, and in the Trans-Mississippi.
(Text Source, among others: U.S. Gov't, National Park Service)
NATIONAL CEMETERY (K)
THE OFFICERS and ENLISTED MEN
15th, 16th, 18th, & 19th U.S. INFANTRY AND
BATTERY H, 5th U.S. ARTILLERY, WHO
WERE KILLED or DIED of WOUNDS
THE BATTLE of STONE RIVER
DECEMBER 31st 1862 TO JANUARY 3rd 1863
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