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Cozzens, pp. Sill.[33]. Eicher, p. 421; Cozzens, pp. Sensitive to the political requirements that almost no Tennessee ground be yielded to Federal control, he chose the relatively flat area northwest of the politically influential city, straddling the Stones River. Crittenden—facing Breckinridge on the Union left—failed to notify McCook (on the Union right) of these troop movements. Charge of the first brigade, commanded by Col. M.B. Rosecrans neue Stellungsfront hatte jetzt die Form eines Ovals, wobei sich die Rückseite an den Stones River anlehnte. Bragg befahl John Breckinridge's Division, den Angriff zu erneuern. Dezember rückte die Unionstruppe drei Kilometer nordwestlich von Murfreesboro weiter vor. Gen. Horatio P. Van Cleve's division crossing the river at 7 a.m., and instead rushed reinforcements to his own right flank. Movements and positions the night of December 30 to December 31. Januar besetzten Rosecrans Truppen Murfreesboro, versuchten jedoch nicht, Braggs Truppen nachzusetzen. Dezember abends erreichten die Unionstruppen das nordwestliche Vorfeld von Murfreesboro, wo die konföderierte Tennessee-Armee unter General Bragg mit 37.700 Mann an der Eisenbahnlinie nach Nashville eine Verteidigungsstellung eingenommen hatte. Januar 1863. Media in category "Battle of Stones River" The following 30 files are in this category, out of 30 total. Hardees Corps unter Generalleutnant William J. Hardee, Polks Corps unter Generalleutnant Leonidas Polk, Wheelers Kavalleriecorps mit den Reiterbrigaden Joseph Wheeler, Abraham Buford, John Pegram und John A. Wharton, Rechter Flügel unter Generalmajor Alexander M. McCook, Zentrum unter Generalmajor George Henry Thomas, Linker Flügel unter General Thomas L. Crittenden, Kavalleriekorps unter Brigadegeneral David S. Stanley. Gen. Philip Sheridan in the right center of the line prevented a total collapse and the Union assumed a tight defensive position backing up to the Nashville Turnpike. 151-66; Eicher, p. 424; Daniel, pp. Mehrere Angriffe der Konföderierten wurden verlustreich abgeschlagen. Jefferson C. Davis, Richard W. Johnson, and Philip H. Sheridan) marched south along the Nolensville Turnpike to Nolensville, south to Triune, and then eastward to Murfreesboro. Although Rosecrans had reported his army to have 81,729 effectives in Nashville, his force on the march was barely more than half of that since he needed to protect his base and supply lines from the harassment of the Confederate cavalry. By 4:30 p.m., the battle was finished.[22]. 10, 11, 29. A stout defense by the division of Brig. Hazen's brigade was the only part of the original Union line to hold. Stones River National Battlefield - Now within a sprawling suburb of Nashville, the park today is small by battlefield park standards today (the battle covered 4,000 acres at the time), even though its fighting was certainly as important and tragic as many of the larger sites. On December 29, Wheeler and 2,500 of his men rode completely around the Union army, destroying supply wagons and capturing reserve ammunition in Rosecrans's trains. He had, of course, sound reasons for withdrawing from Murfreesboro. [29], Bragg knew that Rosecrans was not likely to retreat and would continue to receive reinforcements—the Confederates had only about 20,000 men ready to resume a battle and intelligence reports convinced Bragg that Rosecrans would soon have 70,000—and he knew that the miserable weather of freezing rain could raise the river enough to split his army. 817-18; Esposito, text for map 83; McDonough, pp. The Union also engaged in a strategic cavalry raid. Um 16:45 Uhr startete die Unionsdivision von General Negley einen Gegenangriff und die Südstaatler begannen sich darauf zurückzuziehen. Rosecrans canceled Crittenden's attack on the Confederate right, which had begun with Brig. The Battle of Stones River. Benjamin F. Cheatham and Jones M. Withers, and a cavalry command under Brig. We occupy [the] whole field and shall follow him. After Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi was defeated at the Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862, he retreated to Harrodsburg, Kentucky, where he was joined by Maj. Gen. Kirby Smith's army of 10,000 on October 10. 325-30; Cozzens, pp. McDonough, pp. [11], Limestone outcroppings in a cedar forest at Stones River National Battlefield, 2005, By the time Rosecrans had arrived in Murfreesboro on the evening of December 29, the Army of Tennessee had been encamped in the area for a month. This left Breckinridge's division in reserve on the east side of the river on the high ground. Die Army of Cumberland marschierte von Nashville am 26. Repeated attacks on the left flank of the Union line were repulsed by Col. William B. Hazen's brigade in a rocky, 4-acre (16,000 m2) wooded area named "Round Forest" by the locals; it became known as "Hell's Half-Acre". 130-33; McDonough, p. 305; Cozzens, pp. 26-29; McWhiney, pp. Am 29. Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, the Union commander at Perryville, was equally passive and refused to attack Bragg. The Union line was stabilized by the strong leadership of Rosecrans and by the rallying of the divisions under Johnson and Davis. The bands anecdote is not mentioned by Cozzens's battle history. [14], Rosecrans planned to have Crittenden cross the river and attack the heights east of the river, which would be an excellent artillery platform from which to bombard the entire Confederate line. What saved the Union from total destruction that morning was the foresight of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan (McCook's wing), who anticipated an early attack and had the troops of his division up and ready in the center of the right half of the line by 4 a.m. Withers hit Sheridan's right flank first (and Davis's left) but was repulsed in three separate charges. Battle of Stones River: Union General Rosecrans Versus Confederate General Bragg Steadily the rain had pelted down all day, and now as wintry winds and darkness ushered in another miserable night at the mercy of the elements, the battle-tried veterans of Perryville, both Blue and Gray, struggled to find what fitful sleep they could. Die konföderierten Kavallerie-Divisionen unter Forrest und Morgan operierten in dieser Zeit im Rücken der Union, verursachten schwere Schäden an den Verbindungen und bedrohten die gegnerischen Nachschublinien. His neighboring Union division to the left, under Brig. Der Angriff war gescheitert, innerhalb weniger Minuten verlor die sogenannte Orphan Brigade (Brigadegeneral Roger Hanson) ein Drittel ihrer eingesetzten Truppen. Rosecrans stimmte diesen Vorschlag nicht zu und wurden dabei von den Korpsführern Thomas und Crittenden unterstützt. Street, p. 159, repeats Livermore's effectives number. 215-16; McDonough, pp. Beatty's brigade at Stone River.jpg 1,596 × 1,222; 942 KB. This battle was the culmination of the campaign in Middle Tennessee. [10], Murfreesboro was a small town in the Stones River Valley, a former state capital named for a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, Hardy Murfree. Die Unionslinie wären mit diesem Angriff vielleicht bald erschüttert gewesen, doch die hastige Verschiebung von Verstärkungen an diesen Abschnitt rettete die Lage. Die Brigaden von Vaughan und Maney entlasteten die Brigaden von Loomis und Manigault. On the afternoon of January 2 nd, Breckenridge attacked Beatty with 5,000 men in four brigades, including the Orphan Brigade of Kentuckians, commanded by Robert W. Hanson. Nach Drängen des Generalstabschefs der Union, Henry Halleck, eröffnete Rosecrans die Stones River Kampagne. Nachdem die Hälfte der Mannschaft ausgefallen war, fielen mehrere Artillerie-Batterien von Johnsons Division in die Hände der Südstaatler. McCook, der erwartete, dass der nächste Tag mit dem Generalangriff Crittendens beginnen würde, hielt zahlreiche Lagerfeuer in seiner Gegend, in der Hoffnung, die Konföderierten hinsichtlich der Stärke an dieser Flanke täuschen zu können. Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Battles of the Western Theater of the American Civil War, Union victories of the American Civil War, List of American Civil War battles#Major land battles, Troop Movement Maps (Stones River National Battlefield), Maps of the Union approach to Murfreesboro (Stones River National Battlefield), Official Records: The Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro) December 31 - January 2, 1863 (Civilwarhome website), Animated history of the Perryville and Stones River Campaigns, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stones_River?oldid=4298770, Crittenden, Thomas L. "The Union Left at Stone's River." Er hatte sein Hauptziel nicht erreicht, er konnte den Feind nicht von seinen rückwärtigen Verbindungen abschneiden und sah sich gezwungen nochmals anzugreifen. Visitors explore the impact of the Battle of Stones River through living history events, interpretive programs, and hiking or biking along seven miles of trails. Crittenden, p. 634; Daniel, p. 223. Die Union musste für die Konvois mit den zurückgeführten Verwundeten starken Begleitschutz einsetzen, um sie vor Überfällen der Kavallerie von Joseph Wheeler zu schützen. “ Bragg war nicht offen für Diskussionen und war dafür bekannt, „charakteristisch zu strotzen, wenn sein Urteil in Frage gestellt oder sogar kritisiert wurde“. Die beiden Armeen lagerten sich auf geringer Distanz in parallelen Linien gegenüber, von Südwesten nach Nordosten ausgerichtet, ungefähr sechs Kilometer lang. und ersetzte ihn am 24. Gens. Despite this action, the main battle is generally accepted to have ended on January 2. 93-94. The attack failed a second time. The following morning, the last one of 1862, would certainly be the last for many of them. As he rode among the survivors, he cried out repeatedly, "My poor Orphans! Convoys of wounded had to travel under heavy escort to be protected from the cavalry, and Wheeler interpreted these movements as preparations for a retreat, and he reported such to Bragg. Da am Morgen der ansteigende Fluss die beiden Flügel der konföderierten Armee zu isolieren drohte, erkannte Bragg seine prekäre Situation. Cozzens, pp. Of the major battles of the war, Stones ... God has granted us a happy New Year. 309-16; Street, pp. McCook, anticipating that the next day would start with a major attack by Crittenden, planted numerous campfires in his area, hoping to deceive the Confederates as to his strength on that flank, and to disguise the fact that his flank was not anchored on an obstacle (the nearby Overall Creek). Auf dem damaligen Schlachtfeld wurde das Stone River National Battlefield & Cemetery eingerichtet mit vielen Kanonen und Monumenten an den historischen Schauplätzen. 417-19. Die Männer der US-Division von General Richard Johnson kochten gerade ihr Frühstück, als das Feuer der Vorposten den Alarm auslöste. Rosecrans’ army on the northwest side of the river was organized into three wings with three divisions each. ".jpg 5,836 × 4,693; 9.96 MB. Generalleutnant Hardee hielt den Moment für die Ewigkeit fest, indem er erklärte: „Der Feind lag außerhalb der Reichweite unserer Kanonen, sicher geschützt hinter der starken Verteidigung des Eisenbahndamms, mit weit offenen Feldern dazwischen, die von überlegener Artillerie beherrscht wurde. Of the major battles of the Civil War, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. The two armies were in parallel lines, about four miles (six km) long, oriented from southwest to northeast. 69-70; Street, p. 99. Er schickte seine Männer bei heftigem Schneetreiben um 16 Uhr gegen die Unionsstellungen nach vorne. Thomas responded with a limited counterattack that cleared his front. Crittenden, dessen Truppen der Division unter Breckinridge auf der linken Seite der Union gegenüberstand, versäumte es jedoch am Abend davor, US-Generalmajor Alexander McCook (am rechten Flügel der Union) über seine Truppenbewegungen genauer zu informieren. Polk launched two probes of the Union line, one against Thomas, the other against Sheridan, to little effect. 64-80; Foote, p. 85. Nur dem Einsatz von Sheridans Division war es zu verdanken, dass der rechte Flügel der Unionsfront wieder stabilisiert war. [21], Bragg planned to attack the Union left, a portion of the oval line facing southeast, manned by Hazen's brigade. He declared that it had to be held, "even if it cost the last man we had." Auf Seite der Union zogen etwa 43.000 Soldaten in die Schlacht, wobei 13.249 Opfer (Tote, Verwundete und Vermisste) zu beklagen waren, die Konföderierten hatten bei einer Stärke von rund 38.000 Mann 10.266 Mann verloren.[1]. Thomas in der Mitte wurde angewiesen, einen begrenzten Angriff auszuführen und als Drehpunkt für die Kolonnen des Hauptstoßes zu fungieren. The attack was initially successful in driving the Union back, but the Yankees did not break. Street, pp. Murfreesboro war bis 1826 Hauptstadt von Tennessee und die Bewohner waren Anhänger des Südens. Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland by Larry J. Daniel (2012-11-05) | Larry J. Daniel | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Although the battle itself was inconclusive, the Union Army's repulse of two Confederate attacks and the subsequent Confederate withdrawal were a much-needed boost to Union morale after the defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and it dashed Confederate aspirations for control of Middle Tennessee. Unionssoldaten erinnerten sich später daran, dass das Gelände mit den vielen Toten aussah wie die Schlachthöfe von Chicago. Der linke Flügel mit 14.500 Mann unter Generalmajor Thomas L. Crittenden nahm eine Route, die parallel der Eisenbahn von Nashville nach Chattanooga verlief und durch La Vergne und südlich von Smyrna führte. Bragg reorganized his army, and Kirby Smith left for East Tennessee. 299-301; Hess p. 215; Eicher, pp. 317-18; Daniel, pp. 421-22; Hess, pp. Bragg sent a telegram to Richmond before he went to bed: "The enemy has yielded his strong position and is falling back. Oktober durch Generalmajor William Starke Rosecrans. Die Schlacht am Stones River war im Gesamtergebnis ein taktisches Unentschieden, aber nach dem Rückzug der Konföderierten ein klarer strategischer Sieg der Union. Davis refused to relieve either Bragg or the rebellious generals. Gen. John A. Wharton deep into the Union rear. "[28], On the morning of January 3, a large supply train and reinforced infantry brigade led by Brig. Despite this, Bragg was reluctant to move farther south, say to the arguably more defensible Duck River Valley, or farther north, to Stewart's Creek, where Rosecrans thought Bragg would defend. On January 1st, Crittenden moved a division commanded by Samuel Beatty across Stones River at McFadden’s Ford. Sheridan hatte sich durch den Zedernwald, dem „The Slaughter Pen“, zurückgekämpft, um nicht überflügelt zu werden. Vor Sonnenuntergang standen zwei Drittel von Rosecrans Armee an der Nashville Road, am folgenden Morgen hatte er etwa 43.000 Soldaten konzentriert. The relatively small battle that followed Morgan's surprise attack was an embarrassing Union defeat, resulting in many captured Union supplies and soldiers. Eicher, p. 420; Cozzens, pp. Die Divisionen der Army of Tennessee wurden neu neuorganisiert und erhielten zum Teil neuen Führungskader. Nach Braggs Plan sollte Hardees Corps den rechten Flügel der Union umfassen und ihn zum Stones River zurückdrängen, während die gegnerischen Versorgungsrouten am Nashville Pike und an der Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad abgeschnitten werden sollten. The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro), was fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. When he was informed that the 3rd's regimental commander was dead, he decided to take personal command of the defensive position. Schließlich war die Munition aufgebraucht, die Linien Negleys und Sheridans brachen zusammen und die Männer gingen teils durch die Zedern nach Norden und Westen in Richtung Nashville Pike zurück. 374-92; McDonough, pp. The right wing of 16,000 men under Maj. Gen. Alexander M. McCook (divisions of Brig. [17], Although meeting stiff resistance, Hardee drove the Union troops back three miles (5 km) to the railroad and the Nashville Pike by 10 a.m., where Johnson was able to rally them. 177-98. Thomas, in the center, was ordered to make a limited attack and act as the pivot for Crittenden's wheel. Rosecrans, der nun eine enge Position innehatte und beide Flanken mit dem Stones River verbunden waren, beschloss, seine Flanke bis zum Ostufer auszudehnen. Battle of Stones River The Battle of Stones River was fought between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863. Murfreesboro was a small town in the Stones River Valley, a former state capital named for a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, Hardy Murfree. Bragg's forces were situated with Leonidas Polk's corps on the west side of the river, William J. Hardee's men on the east. 45-46; Hess, p. 194; Horn, p. 196; McWhiney, p. 348. Dezember zum Gefecht von Hartsville, wo Morgan die Brigade unter Absalom B. Moore überraschte und über 1800 Gefangene mitnehmen konnte. Fighting resumed on January 2, 1863, when Bragg ordered Breckinridge to assault the well-fortified Union position on a hill to the east of the Stones River. Oktober 1862) hatten sich die konföderierten Streitkräfte unter General Braxton Bragg aus Kentucky nach Süden zurückgezogen. Die Kavallerie wurde vom jungen Brigadegeneral Joseph Wheeler geführt. Rosecrans ließ alle geplanten Bewegungen an seinem rechten Flügel stoppen, nachdem Crittenden bereits um 7:00 Uhr seine Division Von Cleve über den Stones River auf das östliche Ufer gehen lassen wollte. Kennedy, p. 154, cites 44,000 Union, 34,000 Confederate. A massive assault by the corps of Maj. Gen. William J. Hardee, followed by that of Leonidas Polk, overran the wing commanded by Maj. Gen. Alexander M. McCook. Until January 5, Carter's men destroyed railroad bridges and fought a few skirmishes, including a serious one on December 28 at Perkins's Mill (also known as Elk Fort). Cozzens, pp. Die Armee der Konföderierten zog sich nach dieser Schlacht zum Duck River, 25 Kilometer weiter südlich, zurück. The battle of Stones River was devastating for both sides and, of all the major Civil War battles, this had the highest percentage of casualties suffered. John Mendenhall. Beide Seiten verbrachten den 1. Bragg received almost universal scorn from his Confederate military colleagues; only the support of Joseph E. Johnston and President Jefferson Davis's inability to find a suitable replacement saved his command. Thomas drove the Confederates from their entrenchments, taking about 30 prisoners. It was located in a rich agricultural region from which Bragg planned to provision his army and a position that he intended to use to block a potential Federal advance on Chattanooga. Wood, John M. Palmer, and Horatio P. Van Cleve) took a route that was parallel to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, passing through La Vergne and south of Smyrna. Das Korps von Generalmajor Leonidas Polk, dessen Männer nach dem Kampf mit Sheridans Truppen noch erschöpft waren, starteten eine Reihe von Angriffen, welche die Linien der Union nicht erschüttern konnten. These two divisions swept all resistance aside. Alle drei Brigadekommandanten Sheridans (Joshua Sill, Frederick Schaefer und George W. Roberts) wurden getötet oder tödlich verwundet, die Unionseinheiten verloren mehr als ein Drittel ihrer Mannschaften. [35], Rosecrans spent five and a half months reinforcing Murfreesboro. Cozzens, pp. Faced with overwhelming artillery, the Confederates were repulsed with heavy losses. The Battle of Stones River, sometimes called the Battle of Murfreesboro, was one of the most violent engagements of the Civil War. Nach der Niederlage von Fredericksburg und dem zeitweiligen Rückschlag Shermans bei Vicksburg war dieser kleine Sieg im Westen zumindest eine positive Nachricht für Abraham Lincoln. The Battle of Stone’s River, also known as the Battle of Murfreesboro, was fought in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and was the eighth costliest battle of the Civil War. [9], The Army of the Cumberland marched southeast the day after Christmas in three columns, or "wings", towards Murfreesboro, and they were effectively harassed by Wheeler's Confederate cavalry along the way, which delayed their movements. Rosecrans berief einen Kriegsrat ein, um zu entscheiden, was als nächstes zu tun ist. The left wing of 14,500 men under Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden (divisions of Brig. Kavalleriedivision (Col. John Kennett) mit den Brigaden von Robert H. Minty und Lewis Zahm. L ibrary Journal: Until now only three book-length studies of the bloody Tennessee battle near Stone's River existed, all old and none satisfactory by current historical standards. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here. Obwohl Perryville ein strategischer Sieg der Union war, kam es zu Veränderungen im Oberkommando der Nordstaaten. Repeated Confederate attacks were repulsed from this concentrated line, most notably in the cedar "Round Forest" salient against the brigade of Col. William B. Hazen. On the Union side, Major General William S. Rosecrans led 43,400 men while Confederate General Braxton Bragg led 37,712 men. Gen. Samuel P. Carter raided the upper Tennessee Valley from Manchester, Kentucky. Oktober 2020 um 09:45 Uhr bearbeitet. Um 8:30 Uhr begann sich die Unionslinie am rechten Flügel aufzulösen und sich nach Norden zurückzuziehen. "Battle of Stones River." Beginning at 10 p.m. on January 3, he withdrew through Murfreesboro and began a retreat to Tullahoma, Tennessee, 36 miles (58 km) to the south. Johnson's division, on the right, suffered over 50% casualties. In. Although he had suffered 9,000 casualties, he was convinced that the large number of captured Union soldiers meant that Rosecrans had lost considerably more. Corps) sowie derer Kavallerietruppen. Die Mitte mit 13.500 Mann unter Generalmajor George Henry Thomas marschierte südlich entlang der Wilson und Franklin Turnpike, parallel zur Nashville und Decatur Eisenbahnlinie, dann nach Osten durch Nolensville und entlang derselben Route, die Crittenden südlich von Nashville und Chattanooga benutzte. The two armies gathered on the banks of Stones River on the evening of December 30 within 700 yards of one another. Sie dauerte vom 31. The separation of the wings was designed to conduct a turning movement against Hardee at Triune, but when the Federal march began, Bragg moved Hardee back to Murfreesboro to avoid a confrontation. The association secured options on property connected with the battle, reportedly 3,400 acres (14 km 2) by June 1897. Bragg beschloss den Teil jenes Ovals der feindlichen Stellungen anzugreifen, der sich nach Südosten erstreckte und von der Brigade Hazen gehalten wurde. The Battle of Stones River (also known as the Second Battle of Murfreesboro) was a battle fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. 145-55; Cozzens, pp. He had expected Rosecrans to attack on December 30, but when that attack did not come, his plan was to drive Hardee's corps and the cavalry under Brig. 35.880833-86.435170 Eine Broschüre des National Park Service führt zu den wichtigsten Plätzen. Cheatham's assault was sluggish and piecemeal; observers claimed he had been drinking heavily and was unable to command his units effectively. [7], On the Union side, President Abraham Lincoln had become frustrated with Buell's passivity and replaced him with Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, victor of the recent battles of Iuka and Corinth. 96-97; Hess, p. 198. The decision was made to stand and fight, and as the Union line was reinforced, the morale of the soldiers rose. Mendenhall platzierte 46 Kanonen auf dem Kamm, 12 weitere Geschützte verteilte er eine Meile davon mit Front nach Südwesten. Nachdem die Angriffe am linken Flügel ins Stocken gerieten, beschloss Bragg um 10 Uhr auch auf der anderen Seite der Front loszuschlagen. Kennedy, p. 150; Cozzens, p. 43; Eicher, pp. Die Unionisten zogen sich auf eine hufeisenförmig ausgebaute Stellungen zurück und positionierten Kanonen auf den Anhöhen. [15], The armies bivouacked only 700 yards (640 m) from each other, and their bands started a musical battle that became a non-lethal preview of the next day's events. He refused to send two brigades as reinforcements across the river to aid the main attack on the left. But none of the cavalry raids, Confederate or Union, had any significant effect on the Stones River Campaign. Am Vorabend der Schlacht kam es zu einen Wettbewerb zwischen den gegnerischen Militärkapellen, am Ende des Konzerts stimmten Veteranen beider Armeen, über die Front hinweg, gemeinsam das Lied „Home Sweet Home“ (Heim, süßes Heim) an. A day of heavy fighting brought significant casualties, and the suffering was compounded by the frigid weather. [18], The second Confederate wave was by Polk's corps, consisting of the divisions of Maj. Gens. The Battle of Stones River was fought December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, during the American Civil War (1861-1865). [19], Two Confederate blunders aided Rosecrans. Cozzens, pp. [4], Frustrated with his prospects in Kentucky and low on supplies, Bragg withdrew through the Cumberland Gap, passed through Knoxville and Chattanooga, turned northwest, and eventually stopped in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Cozzens, pp. While Sheridan's men slowed the enemy advance, they did it at heavy cost to themselves; all three of Sheridan's brigade commanders were killed that day, and more than one third of his men were casualties in four hours of fighting in a cedar forest surrounded on three sides that became known as "The Slaughter Pen." He had lost nearly 30% of his men in the recent battles; if forced to fight again without some rest, his army might disintegrate. Northern musicians played "Yankee Doodle" and "Hail, Columbia" and they were answered by "Dixie" and "The Bonnie Blue Flag." At about that time, Bragg received a false report that a strong Union force was moving south along the Lebanon Turnpike in his direction. Gen. 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