History & Culture

History & Culture

  • African American soldiers standing in front of wooden building with windows during the Civil War.
    Overview of Camp Nelson

    A brief history of Camp Nelson during the Civil War and beyond.

  • Two-story wooden building with a fence in front and surrounded by trees during the Civil War.

    Camp Nelson supported multiple military campaigns in Tennessee and Virginia in 1863-1864.

  • Private William Wright in military uniform during the Civil War.

    The officers, soldiers, and refugees who passed through Camp Nelson during the Civil War.

  • Massed ambulances and fence in front with wooden buildings in trees in background during Civil War.

    Camp Nelson was comprised of multiple places, both small and large, and designed for military and civilian use.

  • Stone obelisk with lines of luminaria stretching away from it at night.

    Stories of the people and events connected to Camp Nelson.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

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