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Friday, June 5, 2015

Stones River National Cemetery Rostrum (Replica)

Stones River National Cemetery Rostrum (Replica)

From the marker:
Only a handful of original rostrums still exist in the United States. Formal platforms for speakers and dignitaries-like the one you see reconstructed here-were common to all national cemeteries and provided focal points for decades of patriotic speeches and ceremonies during veterans' reunions and Memorial Day activities in the years following the Civil War. Some even served as bandstands for summer concerts. The original 1883 Stones River rostrum was torn down in 1941-42 after it had deteriorated beyond repair. Ground-penetrating radar helped archaeologists find the foundations of the original rostrum in 2004.

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