Christmas before the Battle of Stones River.

Discussion in 'Civil War' started by jrj1701, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. jrj1701

    jrj1701 Member

    In the waning days of 1862, Union and Confederate troops set up camp within earshot of one another in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Christmas had just passed, and for many of these battle-wearied young soldiers the holiday season was a melancholy reminder of the families and loved ones they'd left behind. Bands from both camps played patriotic songs in an attempt to raise spirits, a musical duel that presaged the bloody battle to come. Then, something extraordinary occurred. One of the bands began playing a popular sentimental tune called “Home Sweet Home.” Soon, bands from both sides picked up the tune, and before long thousands of Northern and Southern soldiers had joined together in song.
    Diptangshu likes this.
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Member

  3. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    Well, a very good stuff and worth to read!
  4. nailah783

    nailah783 Member

    I find this very interesting. I think that it goes to show that even though they were fighting a war against each other, we have always been one nation, and there were still somethings that could be agreed upon. This is a very touching post. Thank you for sharing.
    jrj1701 likes this.

Share This Page