Mill Springs Battlefield

National Monument - Kentucky

The Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument was the location of the Battle of Mill Springs (also known as Battle of Fishing Creek and as Battle of Logan's Crossroads) in January 1862. Several separated areas related to the battle have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Confederate Mass Grave Monument in Somerset, Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer Monument, and the Mill Springs National Cemetery.

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https://www.nps.gov/misp/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Springs_Battlefield_National_Monument The Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument was the location of the Battle of Mill Springs (also known as Battle of Fishing Creek and as Battle of Logan's Crossroads) in January 1862. Several separated areas related to the battle have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Confederate Mass Grave Monument in Somerset, Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer Monument, and the Mill Springs National Cemetery. The Union won a significant victory early in the Civil War at The Battle of Mill Springs. Explore the rolling fields of Kentucky where the battle took place and learn about that state's strategic importance to both sides of the fight. The address of the Visitor Center and Museum is 9020 West Highway 80, Nancy, Kentucky 42544. The Visitor Center and Museum is located approximately eight miles west of Somerset, Kentucky along KY-80. Next door is the Mill Springs National Cemetery. Zollicoffer Park (Core Battlefield) is one mile due south of the Visitor Center along KY-235. From the Visitor Center, turn right onto KY-80 W head 0.3 of a mile. Turn left onto State Hwy 235 go 1 mile, Zollicoffer Park will be on your left. Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center and Museum The National Park Service operates the Visitor Center and Museum in Nancy, KY. A free 20-minute film about the Battle of Mill Springs is available for viewing in the Visitor Center. There are restrooms and a research library. The museum features the Combat on the Cumberland exhibit with Civil War artifacts and replicas. From Cumberland Pkwy - Exit 78 from Cumberland Pkwy to KY-80 E toward Nancy. Follow KY-80 for approximately 4.6 miles to the Visitor Center. From KY-914 W and KY-80 W - Head southwest on KY-914 W toward KY-3057. Take Patterson Branch Rd, Cr-1483 and Patterson Branch Rd to KY-80 W. Turn Left onto KY-80 W. In approximately 4.5 miles turn right toward your destination. Zollicoffer Park Rows of white gravestones on a rolling green hill with tall, mature trees in the background. Zollicoffer Park is situated amid rolling fields and forest land that make up the core battlefield area. Driving Tour Zig-zag wooden fence and Confederate tour sign next to a road. Much of the battlefield may be seen from public roadways. Mill Springs Mill A small white, two-story building is nestled in the vibrantly autumn-colored foliage. Mill Springs Mill - historic grist mill.

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