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Nancy in Pulaski County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer

 
 
Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 17, 1999
1. Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer Marker
Inscription.  On this spot fell Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer of Tennessee, Jan. 19, 1862. Lieuts. Bailie Peyton Jr., H.M.R. Fogs and more than 150 of their Confederate associates in the Battle of Fishing Creek, here died with Gen'l Zollicoffer for right as they saw it. They are part of the great host who crowned Southern manhood with glorious immortality. They gave their lives, the noblest of all offerings at duty's call, and fame will ever point with pride to this sacred place where these heroes now so peacefully sleep.
 
Erected by Gen'l Bennett H. Young, Mrs L. Z. Duke and James A. Shuttleworth as a tribute to Southern valor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 19, 1933.
 
Location. 37° 3.337′ N, 84° 44.356′ W. Marker is in Nancy, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 235 0.1 miles south of State Route 761, on the left when traveling south. This is designated "Tour Stop 2: Confederate Cemetery" in the Mill Springs Battlefield Driving
Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 17, 1999
2. Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer Marker
View south toward the Confederate mass grave and headstones.
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Tour Guide and large signs indicate the location. At the nearby intersection of KY-235 and KY-761, there is a cairn with a memorial flame to honor all soldiers who fought at the Battle of Mill Springs. 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. A Fatal Mistake (a few steps from this marker); Mill Springs Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Felix K. Zollicoffer / "Zollie Tree" (a few steps from this marker); The Zollie Tree (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Mass Grave Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); "Confederate Mass Grave" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nancy.
 
Regarding Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer. The Battle of Mill Springs was fought in the rain. CSA General Zollicoffer was near-sighted and wearing a white raincoat. He was shot, allegedly by Union Colonel Speed Fry, when he mistakenly attempted to give orders to Union soldiers.

A mass grave of Confederate soldiers is at the south edge of this stop and 148 headstones commemorate them.
 
Additional keywords. Cemetery, Mill Springs
 
Death of General Zollicoffer<br>Mill Spring Ky,<br>Jan. 19, 1862 image. Click for full size.
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3. Death of General Zollicoffer
Mill Spring Ky,
Jan. 19, 1862
from The Soldier in Our Civil War; 1893, Frank Leslie et al.
Memorial Flame in 1999 image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 17, 1999
4. Memorial Flame in 1999
The signage has since been replaced for this cairn and it is no longer an "eternal flame." It is now only lit for special occasions and memorial dates.
General Felix K. Zollicoffer image. Click for full size.
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5. General Felix K. Zollicoffer
Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2012
6. Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer
Zollicoffer Model inside the Mill Springs Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   5. submitted on March 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6. submitted on September 16, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2021