Mill Springs Battleﬁeld
— National Historic Landmark —
Poor Charlie was Dying
Years later W.J. Worsham recalled that day: "Pink Henderson, Clabe Perry and the writer carried Charlie from the field in a blanket .... Poor Charlie was dying when we laid him down. We can never forget the sad anxious expression of his face as we left him in his last sad trial of life, dying alone deserted by all, whom he thought were his friends, left on the cold ground with naught but the cold rain to wash his brow."
Buried in Unmarked Graves
Union troops captured the hospital, the wounded, and three surgeons who were unwilling to desert the men in their care. Charlie Clemenson and several others later died here. Federal soldiers buried the dead in unmarked graves in a small family cemetery
Inset drawing: Poor Charlie was dying when we laid him down. We can never forget the sad anxious expression of his face as we left him in his last sad trial of life, dying alone deserted by all, whom he thought were his friends....
Erected 2014 by Mill Springs Battlefield Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 2.774′ N, 84° 44.105′ W. Marker is near Nancy, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from Route 235 south of McGlothin Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nancy KY 42544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Field Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Turpin/Simpson Properties (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rutledge's Battery (approx. half a mile away); The Last Stand (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Retreat (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Union Advance (approx. 0.6 miles away); Victory! (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nancy.
Also see . . .
1. Old Marker at this Location.
2. Mill Springs Battlefield Association. (Submitted on August 2, 2019.)
Categories. • Landmarks • War, US Civil •
More. Search the internet for "Poor Charlie".
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.