Stones River, a Virtual Tour
Stones River National Battlefield
The Slaughter Pen


March 1995: Webmaster
October 2000: Don Worth
May 2003: Brian Risher
April 2012: Bill Bechmann


(April 2012) Enlarge Detail The Slaughter Pen interpretive marker (older photos display abandoned artillery behind this marker)
Bill Bechmann photo


(April 2012) Enlarge Cannon displayed outside of the pen / east side of pen
Bill Bechmann photo


(April 2012) Enlarge Cannon sits outside of pen at Tour Stop : 2 / north side of pen
Bill Bechmann photo


(April 2012) Enlarge Detail Limestone rocks (cover & concealment)
Bill Bechmann photo


(5-03) Slaughter Pen
Interpretive Marker: Dec. 31, 1862, 10.a.m.-noon
Interpretive Marker: Michigan

Brian Risher photo

(10-2000View from Sheridan's position in the Slaughter Pen. Confederates charged repeatedly over the field in front. (facing south-east)
Don Worth photo


(3-95) Slaughter Pen, south view from tour stop parking area. Near here, the men of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas warded off determined Confederate assaults. In an attempt to crack the Union line at this point the Confederates wheeled up their guns to within 183 meters (200 yards) of Sheridan's position, but attack after attack still failed with costly losses to both sides. Eventually, however, Sheridan abandoned his position. His delaying action during the withdrawal had given Union troops time to form a new line along the Nashville Pike. Site Marker: Dec. 31, 1862, 10 a.m. - noon. Despite stiffening Union resistance, the Confederate tide swept on. The Federals made stand after stand, only to give ground again. Take this short trail to a Union position among the woods and rock outcroppings
Panorama: The Slaughter Pen
Webmaster photo

(5-03) Slaughter Pen
Brian Risher photo

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