Rutherford County Honor Rolls
Courthouse, off US-41
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee
"In commemoration of the valor of Confederate soldiers who fell in the great Battle of Murfreesboro
Dec 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863, and in minor engagements in this vicinity, this monument is erected
Lest We Forget
Honor decks the turf that wraps their clay
A monument for our soldiers, built of a people's love"
"Honoring the men and women of Rutherford County who served our country in World Wars One and Two and
dedicated to the everlasting memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in those great conflicts for the
freedom of all men throughout the world"
The CSA monument refers to a see-saw battle between Union and Confederate forces that had about 81,000 men engaged.
By the end of the battle, in which the Union claimed victory, over 23,500 men had fallen as casualties.
I will have to return to Murfreesboro to gather complete photos of the honor roll monument. The day we arrived the
city was setting up for a music festival and scaffolding was stretched around the monument. Somehow, that seems to
be disrespectful, but when in Rome. . .