Showing posts with label Mill Springs Battlefield. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mill Springs Battlefield. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mill Springs Battlefield

Driving across Kentucky on a southerly route in an effort to retrace the migration of our ancestors and travel from Kentucky back through the Cumberland Gap into Virginia, we came upon a little known Civil War battlefield just outside of Nancy, Kentucky.

Zollicoffer Park is named for Confederate Brig. Gen. Felix Zollicoffer who is said to have died on this spot. Additionally the park contains a Confederate Cemetery and memorial.

Confederate Cemetery

On that sunny fall day, it was hard to imagine the carnage of a Civil War battle in this beautiful, quiet place.

Confederate MemorialHistorical Marker - Death of Gen. Zollicoffer