Sheridan Saves the Day

Sheridan Saves the Day (HM18SP)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Rutherford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 52.053', W 86° 25.921'

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By the middle of the night before the battle, General Sheridan saw signs that the Confederates might attack near here. By 4 a.m., Sheridan had visited all three of his brigade commanders. He gave orders for his men to be fed an early breakfast and be made ready to fight. Other Federal divisions farther to the south did little to prepare themselves for the onslaught.

At dawn the Confederates struck. Whole regiments in blue dissolved. Thousands turned and ran. Sheridan kept his men under tight control as they pulled back, one regiment at a time. Here Sheridan held the line for two hours—battling until they had no more bullets. Sheridan's skill and will to fight bought General Rosecrans enough time to put the rattled, retreating units into a strong new battle line near Nashville Pike.

"There was no sign of faltering with the men, the only cry being for more ammunition, which unfortunately could not be supplied." - Philip Sheridan, brigadier general, commanding 3rd Division, right wing
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HM NumberHM18SP
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Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551276 N 3969406
Decimal Degrees35.86755000, -86.43201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.053', W 86° 25.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 3.18" N, 86° 25' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11359 Park Rd, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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