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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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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 […]

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 […]

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