Saturday, January 4, 2014

Camp Nelson a National Historic Landmark

A celebration is set for Saturday at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, Ky., to mark the site’s designation as a National Historic Landmark. The designation covers 525 acres of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, the original site of  Camp Nelson National Cemetery, as well as an African-American village that grew up on the former military site after the war ended. The camp, established in 1863 as a depot, became a recruiting station for escaped slaves and freedmen. • Article

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