Near Nancy in Pulaski County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Mass Grave Memorial
knows no waking, more than one hundred
Confederate soldiers from Tennessee,
Mississippi, and Alabama, who were killed
in the Battle of Fishing Creek, Jan. 19, 1862.
We know not who they were but the whole
world knows what they were.
These died far from their homes,
but they fill heroes graves and glory
keeps ceaseless watch about their tomb.
Erected 1910 by United Confederate Veterans Association.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 3.33′ N, 84° 44.341′ W. Marker is near Nancy, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Memorial can be reached from Kentucky Route 235, 0.1 miles south of Kentucky Route 761. Marker is at Tour Stop 2: "Zollicoffer Confederate Cemetery" of the Mill Springs Battlefield Driving Tour on the north edge of the field of symbolic grave markers. 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 Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Dawn of Battle (a few steps from this marker); "Confederate Mass Grave" (a few steps from this marker); Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Springs Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Felix K. Zollicoffer / "Zollie Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fatal Mistake (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zollie Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nancy.
Regarding Confederate Mass Grave Memorial. These headstones do not mark individual graves, but serve as a memorial to all those Southern soldiers who were killed or mortally wounded far from their homes and loved ones in the Battle of Mill Springs (aka Battle of Fishing Creek). Although the Confederate dead do not lie in neat rows like the markers, their remains are here on the field (except those of General Zollicoffer and Lieutenant Bailie Peyton, 20th Tennessee Infantry, which were removed following the battle and buried in Nashville). The headstones are arranged by Regiment in the order they marched into battle on January 19, 1862.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 96 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3. submitted on March 5, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.