Stones River, a Virtual Tour
Stones River National Battlefield
Waters' Alabama Battery


March 1995: Webmaster
October 2000: Don Worth
May 2003: Brian Risher

(3-95) Old Tour Stop 3 (Waters' Alabama Battery, 12:30 p.m., Dec 31, 1862). Site Marker: December 31, 1862, 12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Their forward surge checked along the Nashville Pike, Confederate infantry needed artillery support, but could not advance their guns through this dense cedar forest. Take this path to one of these ill fated Confederate positions
Panorama: Waters' Alabama Battery

(3-95) Waters' Alabama Battery, 12:30 p.m., Dec 31, 1862. This Confederate artillery unit tried to bring its guns into action as it followed in the rear of Anderson's Brigade. The dense cedar forest and limestone outcroppings prevented Waters from bringing his four deadly artillery pieces into position to support the Confederate infantry, which was attacking the Union positions along the Nashville Pike. Without sufficient artillery support, the Confederate infantry assaults were doomed to failure

The gun was originally displayed limbered, making sense that it would then face rearward toward Confederate lines. The limber was removed after being vandalized prior to our March, 1995 visit
October 2000 view of Limestone Outcroppings Courtesy of Don Worth, Webmaster 48th OVVI


(5-03) Waters' Alabama Battery
Interpretive Marker: Dec 31, 1862, 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Interpretive Marker: Waters' Alabama Battery

(5-03) Waters' Alabama Battery. Limestone outcroppings

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