Posts Tagged ‘African American Civil War recruitment site’

Camp Nelson and the Congressional Emancipation Act of 1865

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12 noon in the Barracks building of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park Dr. Stephen McBride, Director of Interpretation & Archaeology at Camp Nelson, will provide a presentation on “Camp Nelson and the Congressional Emancipation Act of 1865.” The law freed the wives and children of African American […]

Camp Nelson Commemorates 150 Years Since Establishment At Civil War Days, September 7 & 8

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 supply […]

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