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7 edition of Camp Nelson, Kentucky found in the catalog.

Camp Nelson, Kentucky

A Civil War History

by Richard, D. Sears

  • 136 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kentucky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Civil war,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Blacks In The Military,
  • U.S. History - Civil War And Reconstruction (1860-1877),
  • Military Science,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • Kentucky,
  • USA,
  • Freedmen,
  • Military - United States,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877),
  • Sources,
  • African Americans,
  • 19th century,
  • African American soldiers,
  • Antislavery movements,
  • Camp Nelson (Ky.),
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8022489M
    ISBN 100813122465
    ISBN 109780813122465
    OCLC/WorldCa48559504

    This is exciting news that holds great potential for Camp Nelson, which was established in During the Civil War, Camp Nelson was one of the nation’s largest recruiting grounds for African American Union soldiers. Thousands of slaves from multiple Kentucky counties secured their freedom by . One of the principal components of Camp Nelson to outlive the Civil War was the refugee camp which became the community of Ariel, later called Hall, named after the community "benevolent hall." The history of the refugee camp is closely tied to that of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) who were recruited and trained at Camp Nelson.

      First column: The unique Civil War heritage of Kentucky's Camp Nelson The camp initially was the training camp for the Army of the Ohio and District of . Camp Nelson, Kentucky Camp Nelson is a community on both sides of the Kentucky River at US 27 about six miles south of Nicholasville in both Jessamine and Garrard counties. The area was important because a break in the palisades there gave access to a ford .

    Camp Nelson Ramp A privately owned fee ramp ($5 per canoe or kayak in ) in Garrard County allows access to the upper part of Pool 7 on the Kentucky River. Pool 7 contains the most spectacular palisades on the river. Get directions, reviews and information for Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.


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Camp Nelson, Kentucky by Richard, D. Sears Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Camp Nelson, Kentucky is an expansive, well edited, and valuable compilation of primary source material for military and socio-political students of the Civil War in the Bluegrass State to explore. It will also serve as a great resource for the study of Ambrose Burnside's East Tennessee campaign, an operation that is yet to receive a book Cited by: 9.

As a result, in June and Julya total of 2, remains were removed from areas in Kentucky such as Frankfort, Richmond, London and Covington and reinterred at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Because of the camp’s significance as a USCT recruiting base, a large number of these soldiers are interred at Camp Nelson.

Camp Nelson RV Park - 27 Chase Ln, Lancaster, Kentucky - Rated based on 42 Reviews "I've been here for 15 months, today the owner's wife /5(43).

Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in as a military supply depot for the Union Army. Later it became one of the country’s most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers Kentucky book Kentucky’s chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Richard D. Sears tells the story of Kentucky book rise and fall of the camp through the shifting perspective of a changing Cited by: 9.

Get directions, maps, and traffic for Camp Nelson, KY. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in as a military supply depot for the Union Army.

Later it became one of the country's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves.

Camp Nelson Honor Guard, Nicholasville, Kentucky. 1, likes 1 talking about this 9 were here. Camp Nelson Honor Guard is a non - profit 5/5(4). Hotels near Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument: ( mi) Scott Station Inn Bed and Breakfast ( mi) The Ashley Inn ( mi) The Corner House Bed and Breakfast ( mi) Cummins Ferry Resort Campground & Marina ( mi) Beaumont Inn; View all hotels near Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument on Tripadvisor/5(50).

Camp Nelson: Nicholasville, Kentucky Camp Nelson was a large Union quartermaster and commissary depot, recruitment and training center, and hospital facility established during the Civil War in June After MarchCamp Nelson became Kentucky's largest recruitment and training center for black troops, designated United States Colored.

"Camp Nelson, Kentucky is an expansive, well edited, and valuable compilation of primary source material for military and socio-political students of the Civil War in the Bluegrass State to explore.

It will also serve as a great resource for the study of Ambrose Burnside's East Tennessee campaign, an operation that is yet to receive a book.

Camp Nelson National Cemetery is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of Lexington, Kentucky. The nearest airport is Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

From there, one can take Man o' War Boulevard east for about five miles to Nicholasville Road. Turn south on Nicholas Road (US27) toward Nicholasville; go about 15 miles, the cemetery will be on Location: Danville Road, Nicholasville. We recently visited Kentucky’s Camp Nelson, the third largest African-American recruiting center of the Civil War.

View from one of the Forts at Camp Nelson Camp Nelson was a product of the Civil War, created in and quickly dismantled after the war. The Camp Nelson photographic collection (dated ; cubic feet; 1 box) consists of 16 albumen prints taken by G.W.

Foster of Camp Nelson in Nicholasville, Kentucky, during the Civil War. G.W. Foster published the photographs in book form in The book is badly damaged, but front and back covers and frontispiece have been preserved.

" Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in as a military supply depot for the Union Army. Later it became one of the country's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Richard D.

Sears tells the story of the rise and fall of the camp through the shifting perspective of a changing. Get this from a library. Camp Nelson, Kentucky: a Civil War history. [Richard D Sears] -- "Perched high atop the Kentucky River palisades in the central Bluegrass, picturesque Camp Nelson played an important, yet now largely forgotten, role in the tragedies and triumphs of the Civil War.

Book Description: Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in as a military supply depot for the Union Army. Later it became one of the country's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves.

The AAGGKY met at Camp Nelson on June 18th. It was the first time many of us had visited there even though it is on our doorstep, less than 10 miles from Lexington. I look forward to re-visiting in Sept when there will be a USCT reenactment.

If you are ever in Kentucky, the AAGG of Kentucky would certainly welcome you. Sharyn Mitchell, Pres. AAGGKY. Kentucky: The Camp Nelson Limestone is a geologic formation in Kentucky. It dates back to the Ordovician period. References. Contributions to the Geology of Kentucky: Ordovician System; This article about a specific stratigraphic formation in Kentucky is a stub Country: United States.

Camp Nelson sits on a high plateau of rock cliffs, the Palisades, surrounded by the Kentucky River. It was established and named on Jfor Maj. Gen. William “Bull” Nelson. The Freedmen's Bureau: closing the camp; Claiming the remains. Summary Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in as a military supply depot for the Union Army.

Later it became one of the country's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Camp Nelson. Camp Nelson, a key supply base for Union forces in Kentucky and Tennessee, opened in the summer of The Jessamine County facility was an important Union quartermaster, commissary depot, recruitment center and hospital.

Camp Nelson was the largest depot and permanent encampment in Kentucky outside of Louisville. By December 6,10, formerly enslaved African-Americans and freedmen had enlisted at the Camp. But Kentucky was a complicated place Author: Jason Daley.Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in as a military supply depot for the Union Army.

Later it became one of the country's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Richard D. Sears tells the story of the rise and fall of the camp.