The Battle of Stones River 1862

#OnThisDay 1862 The Battle of Stones River began. Cork born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne attacked & swept two divisions aside. What prevented a total collapse of the Union line was Irish-American General Philip Sheridan’s anticipation & stout defence. The Union Army would get a much needed win from this battle days later when it ended which helped boost morale following the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg.

#Ireland #History

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