Civil War 160th in 60

The National Park Service (NPS) commemorates the 160th Anniversary of Camp Nelson (2023-26) in a brand-new video series: Civil War 160th in 60! The special presentations take viewers to battlefields and historic sites across the National Park Service System to highlight the stories and individuals connected to Camp Nelson during the Civil War. The short 1-2 minutes videos will premiere on the Camp Nelson National Monument Facebook page and will be featured on the park website.
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At Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park, Park Ranger Pete M. details the dramatic conclusion of Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's tenure as commander of the Army of the Potomac that occurred on January 26, 1862, and his reassignment to the Western Theater in March 1863.

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At Camp Nelson National Monument, Park Ranger Steve T. Phan details Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's appointment as commander of the Department of the Ohio on March 16, 1863, and transfer to the Western Theater from Virginia.

Last updated: March 18, 2023

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