A Nation at War

Camp Nelson developed rapidly following its establishement in April 1863. During the Civil War, tens of thousands of soldiers, civilians, refugees, and enslaved people passed through the camp. Their stories, both triumphant and tragic, can be found here.



Last updated: May 29, 2023

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6614 Old Danville Road Loop 2
Nicholasville, KY 40356


(859) 881-5716
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