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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Camps

— Lost River Cave & Valley —

 
 
Civil War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2018
1. Civil War Camps Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, Confederate and Union forces camped at or near the Lost River Cave Valley. It is estimated that up to 40,000 troops of the Union Army's 14th Corps were here before transferring to Nashville and then fighting in the battle of Stone River. Union Colonel John Beatty wrote that "The wreck of an old mill stands on the bank of the stream."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 57.183′ N, 86° 28.3′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on Nashville Road (U.S. 31W) west of Cave Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. Located along the trails on the grounds of the Lost River Cave & Valley. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lost River Cave & Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Nite Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost River Blue Holes, Trees, Wild Flowers And Quarrying Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Protecting A Natural Treasure (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost River Cave and Valley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan's Command Organized (about 600 feet away); The Old Mill Dam (about 600 feet away); Tourist Court (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Also see . . .  Lost River Cave. (Submitted on December 14, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 73 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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