Key facts about the Battle of Stones River, also known as the Battle of Murfreesboro.
Also known as:
- Battle of Murfreesboro
- December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863
- Rutherford County, near Murfreesboro, Tennessee
- Stones River
Principal Union commander(s):
- Major General William Rosecrans
Principal Confederate commander(s):
- General Braxton Bragg
Union forces engaged:
- Army of the Cumberland
Confederate forces engaged:
- Army of Tennessee
Number of Union soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 43,000
Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 38,000
Estimated Union casualties:
- 12,906 (1,677 killed,7,543 wounded, 3,686 captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate casualties:
- 11,739 (1,294 killed, 7,945 wounded, 2,500 captured/missing)
- Union victory
- The Battle of Stones River was a particularly deadly battle, even by Civil War standards. Total casualties for the battle were comparable to the carnage at Shiloh and Antietam.
- The percentage of casualties at the Battle of Stones River was higher than any other battle in the Civil War.
- After the Battle of Stones River, General Rosecrans established a supply depot at Murfreesboro, Tennessee that served the Union for the remainder of the war.