Artillery Protects the Supply Line

Artillery Protects the Supply Line (HMP50)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Rutherford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 52.874', W 86° 25.945'

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From this ideal position, Loomis' Battery (1st Michigan Light Artilery - six 2.9" Parrott rifles and Guenther's Battery Co. H, 5th U.S. Artillery - six 12 pdr. Napoleons) smashed Confederate attempts to capture the Nashville Pike, the only supply line open to the Union Army, on the afternoon of December 31, 1862. Repeated charges of case shot and canister from these guns saved the day for the Union Army. About 6 p.m. on the 3rd of January 1863, the supporting fire from these two batteries helped two infantry regiments from Beatty's Brigade and two infantry regiments from Spears' Brigade drive the Confederates from the field, thus securing the battlefield of Stones River for the Union Army.
HM NumberHMP50
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551231 N 3970924
Decimal Degrees35.88123333, -86.43241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.874', W 86° 25.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 52.44" N, 86° 25' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2552-2708 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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