U-S Civil War

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11:39 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Camp Nelson Marking Anniversary, Civil War Days

Camp Nelson recruiting and training center circa 1863
Credit Kentucky Heritage Council

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — About 150 Civil War re-enactors from several states are expected this weekend in Jessamine County at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, which will mark its 150th anniversary.

President Abraham Lincoln established the camp in June 1863, and it became an important recruiting and training center for black soldiers, with as many as 10,000 black troops training there.

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