August 31, 2013 – Camp Nelson, KY – As a directive from President Abraham Lincoln, Camp Nelson was established 150 years ago to serve a critical function to the Union war effort as a supply depot, recruitment center, and hospital facility. Besides its more general significance, Camp Nelson performed a critical role as the [...]
Civil War Fort at Boonesboro
In 1998, The Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission was introduced to a historical treasure hidden within the hills of the palisades on the banks of the Kentucky River. Jerry Raisor, curator of the Kentucky River Museum at Fort Boonesborough State Park, informed the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission of remnants of a Civil War earthen work fortification [...]
Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill
Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill is a 125-acre woodland that overlooks downtown Frankfort – Kentucky’s capital city. The park preserves two Civil War earthworks.
Fort Boone was built in 1863. Local militiamen fought off an attack by a detachment of John Hunt Morgan’s Confederate raiders from behind its walls in June, 1864. [...]
The Battle of Tebbs Bend
On July 4, 1863, at Tebbs Bend of Green River, Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Confederates were defeated in an engagement on the Great Raid into Indiana and Ohio by a small force of green 25th Michigan Union troops commanded by Col. Orlando H. Moore.
The battle, which lasted under four hours, is regarded as one of [...]
Mill Springs Battlefield
On January 19, 1862, General Felix K. Zollicoffer and his Confederate forces faced off against General George H. Thomas’ Federal troops on a cold, rainy Sunday morning near Logan’s Crossroads in Kentucky, a sleepy little community about nine miles north of the Cumberland River.
During the fall of 1861, Zollicoffer moved his army to Mill Springs. [...]
Explore the Civil War Sites of Kentucky
From the pastural views of Perryville Battlefield to the high-tech dioramas of Richmond, from details of the battle maneuvers of Zollicoffer at Mill Springs to the stories of African American soldiers and families at Camp Nelson, Kentucky offers great experiences in telling the stories of the American Civil War.
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Guests can save money and avoid long lines
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Guests planning to attend the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 6-7, can save money and avoid long lines by purchasing advance tickets online.
The Kentucky Department of Parks is offering advance tickets for the first time, with savings of between $5 and $7.50 [...]
PERRYVILLE, Ky. (August 7, 2012) – Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the largest Civil War confrontation in Kentucky on Oct. 6-7, 2012 with three battle re-enactments.
The weekend will also include living history demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, military camps, expert speakers and paranormal tours.
The Battle of Perryville was the largest Civil [...]