On entering Murfreesboro, what a sight met my eyes!

“On entering [Murfreesboro] . . . what a sight met my eyes! Prisoners entering every street, ambulances bringing in the wounded, every place crowded with the dying, the Federal General [Joshua W.] Sill, lying dead in the courthouse – killed Wednesday (December 31st) – Frank Crosthwait’s (20th TN) lifeless corpse stretched on a counter. . . . The churches were full of wounded, where the doctors were amputating legs and arms.”

Mrs Bromfield L. Ridley, her husband and sons fought in the battle, whom she found safe later

Citation source: Eyewitnesses at the Battle of Stone’s River, Logsdon, p.84

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