|Stan Hutson holds his tintype of Julius Waite near the site of the Union soldier's death.|
Earlier this year, Alabama native Stan Hutson -- who cares deeply about the battlefield -- took me to key points on the field. (Read my Civil War Times column.) We examined ground where soldiers paid the ultimate price outside what today is the national park, which encompasses only a fraction of the battlefield. Here are the sites where five Battle of Stones River soldiers were either killed or mortally wounded on Dec. 31, 1862.
Sill’s death site is unmarked, forgotten, in the midst of retail businesses.
|Somewhere out there in the sprawl of Murfreesboro, Tenn., John Penland was mortally wounded.|
(Image courtesy Richard Penland)
Here's more on Autry on the Rice University web site
Autry photo: “Col. James Lockhart Autry,” Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, accessed December 29, 2019.
|Suburbia has claimed the area where 22nd Alabama Private Abner Ball was killed.|
(Abner Ball photo courtesy Stephen Cone)
|Julius Waite was killed near what today is a parking lot for a dental clinic.|
(Waite image courtesy Stan Hutson)