Lunette Palmer

Lunette Palmer (HMPAG)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Rutherford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 51.185', W 86° 24.783'

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Civil War fortifications were precisely designed. Every angle, every mound of earth, and every slope you see here in Lunette Palmer had a specific purpose.

Lunette Palmer is a multi-sided, angled earthwork that projects outward from the basic profile of the fort. The ten lunettes of Fortress Rosecrans were designed to allow infantry or artillery to sweep every inch of ground in front of the fort. There were no "dead spaces" where an attacking foe could take refuge.

The original function of the earthen mounds to your right is not certain. They may be the remains of a magazine, a roofed earthen structure designed to store ammunition for the lunette's cannon.
Placed ByStones River National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 552998 N 3967812
Decimal Degrees35.85308333, -86.41305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 51.185', W 86° 24.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 51' 11.10" N, 86° 24' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1028 Old Fort St, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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