Author and educator Dr. Anne Marshall will present “Pain and Glory: The Civil War in Kentucky” at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1 at Camp Nelson Heritage Park, 6614 Danville Road in Nicholasville. Dr. Marshall is Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University and is the author of “Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State.” Read more. For more information call 859-881-5716.
Learn more about the National Historic Landmark designation and plaque unveiling at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. State Representative Andy Barr and National Park Service representative Bill Justice were on hand. Read the article.
Explore your Civil War heritage with our Civil War Ancestor Toolbox. Most of the questions that we receive at Camp Nelson are from those doing geneology projects, both for scholarly research and for personal satisfaction.
Camp Nelson provided the Union Army with over 10,000 African-American soldiers, making it the third largest recruiting and training depot for African Americans in the nation. Many of the black soldiers brought their families with them to Camp Nelson and eventually the army established a refugee camp for these individuals. Thousands of African-Americans came to Camp Nelson and it was here that they gained their freedom. Read more.
View some of the unique artifacts related to Civil War Soldier Life, now on display at the Camp Nelson Heritage Park Interpretive Center. Here are some inside photos of the Interpretive Center.
Did you know that there are over five miles of trails to explore at Camp Nelson? The trails are an opportunity to view the beautiful central Kentucky landscape while learning about the significant role Camp Nelson played in the the Civil War. The trails are open nearly every day from dawn to dusk. Trail and visitor info.