Stones River National Battlefield, a 570-acre park along the Stones River in Rutherford County, Tennessee, memorializes a key battle of the Civil War which resulted in a strategic Union victory. Within park boundaries is Stones River National Cemetery, with 6,850 interments (2,562 unidentified).
From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen