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In Battle, Good Men Die
—William S. Rosecrans, major general commanding the Army of the Cumberland, speaking about his friend Colonel Garesche.
As fierce fighting raged nearby along the Nashville Pike, General Rosecrans and his staff mov…
"Scene of Battlefield, December 31, 1862, as viewed from this location and sketched by A.E. Mathews, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
With a family fortune built upon agriculture, land speculation, slavery, medicine, textiles, and other ventures, the Maneys were heavily involved in the economic, religious, and educational development of Murfreesboro. Like many wealthy Southern f…
In the Maneys' time and today, agriculture has played
a central role in the economy and culture of Middle Tennessee.
Fertile, Productive Farmland
The diverse geology of Middle Tennessee resulted in a variety of agriculture, from subsistence …
The mansion before you, Oaklands, was the home of the Maney family from approximately 1815 to 1884. It began as a two-room brick house on property Dr. James Maney and his wife, Sally Hardy Murfree Maney, inherited from Sally's father Lieutenant co…
This is the oldest structure to the grounds. It was built circa 1870s as a cotton warehouse. Covering a variety of themes, the exhibits trace life in this Southern community from 1776-1876.
In 1855, W.S. Huggins and Company built a four-story brick mill building on this site. It was powered by two twenty-five horsepower engines with a capacity of 200 barrels of flour per day. In 1860, William Spence bought the mill. Both the Confeder…
Donated to Cannonsburgh in 1988 by CSX Transportation Inc., this caboose recalls the days of the Iron Horse and the expansion of commerce and lifestyle that came about when the railroads were dominant form of overland transportation
Murfreesboro was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Union troops took control of the city on March 7, 1862, and camped at Oaklands. On July 13, 1862 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest made his celebrated ra…
The Leeman House is a two-story log structure from Eastern Rutherford County. The circa 1820s front section was made with cedar tree trunks fitted together by skillful notching. The second story rear was a circa 1870s addition.
The house layout i…