Civilian Perspectives Of Civil War Discussed This Weekend At Stones River National Battlefield

How did civilians react when the Civil War brought battles and soldiers into their backyards? That will be the topic of discussion this weekend at Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee.

By the Numbers: Stones River National Battlefield

Stones River National Battlefield commemorates an extraordinarily bloody battle fought at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862 and January 1, 1863. Here are some relevant statistics.

National Park Service Looking For Kids Interested in Becoming Junior Civil War Historians

Kids who visit a handful of Civil War-era units of the National Park System will be able to earn a special Junior Ranger patch, one that recognizes them as Junior Civil War Historians.

Stones River National Battlefield Recovering From Tornado Damage

Crews at Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee slowly but steadily are putting the battlefield back in order in the wake of a tornado that registered a 4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Pilgrim Places: Civil War Battlefields, Historic Preservation, and America’s First National Military Parks, 1863-1900, Part III

As with the southern Pennsylvania countryside surrounding the town of Gettysburg, the struggles between the United States and Confederate armies from 1861 to 1865 often brought war to beautiful places, with many battles fought in the pastoral landscapes of eastern, southern, and middle America— in rolling fields and woods, along rivers and streams, among farmsteads, and often in or near villages, towns, or cities.

National Park Week Activities

National Park Week is being celebrated this year from April 20 through April 26. Across the system there are dozens, if not hundreds, of special events planned. Here's a look at some of them.

Using Controlled Burns To Manage Stones River National Battlefield

When "controlled burns" are mentioned in the national park system, most thoughts turn to the big, sprawling Western parks, such as Zion, Yellowstone and Yosemite. But using fire as a management tool also is beneficial at places such as Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee.