Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded!

Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded! (HM16TZ)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Rutherford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 52.105', W 86° 25.926'

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December 13, 1862 - Mid-morning

-James Negley, brigadier general, commanding 2nd Division, Center Wing

The jumbled rocks you see here sheltered the four Union regiments of Miller's brigade during a hard two-hour-long fight. Rebel bullets whined and ricocheted, wounding many. Men in blue from Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania grimly held on tight inside this limestone labyrinth.

Then General Sheridan's troops, who had been fighting on your right, ran out of bullets, broke ranks, and ran. General Negley called for a retreat as waves of gray-clad soldiers threatened to overwhelm his men on three sides. This stone stronghold turned into an ankle-twisting deathtrap.

Many of the men who fought here had seen the huge slaughter pens of Chicago's meatpackers. When they saw so many dead and wounded men stacked here, the soldiers called this place "the Slaughter Pen."
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HM NumberHM16TZ
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Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551268 N 3969502
Decimal Degrees35.86841667, -86.43210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.105', W 86° 25.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 6.30" N, 86° 25' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 422 Park Rd, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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