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

Felix K. Zollicoffer, "Zollie Tree"

 
 
Felix K. Zollicoffer, "Zollie Tree" Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 26, 2012
1. Felix K. Zollicoffer, "Zollie Tree" Marker Side 1
Inscription.  Felix K. Zollicoffer: Brig. Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer, CSA, died here, Jan. 19, 1862, in Battle of Logan's Crossroads (Mill Springs). This Tenn. native was veteran of Seminole War, editor of Nashville Banner, and 3-term U.S. congressman. In heavy rain and smoke of battle, Zollicoffer was killed approaching USA lines, which he mistook for his own troops. Over.

"Zollie Tree": This large, white oak has been decorated annually in honor of Gen. Zollicoffer since 1902, when Dorotha Burton began tradition. Over 100 CSA soldiers are in mass grave at rear of park. Zollicoffer is buried in Nashville. Boy Scout Troop 79 Trail follows Confederate retreat to Cumberland River. Over.
 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1920.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 3.344′ N, 84° 44.357′ W. Marker is near
Felix K. Zollicoffer, "Zollie Tree" Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 26, 2012
2. Felix K. Zollicoffer, "Zollie Tree" Marker Side 2
Nancy, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 235 0.1 miles south of Kentucky Route 761, on the left when traveling south. Marker is at Tour Stop 2: "Confederate Cemetery" of the Mill Springs Battlefield Driving Tour beside the Cemetery Gate. 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. The Zollie Tree (here, next to this marker); A Fatal Mistake (a few steps from this marker); Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer (a few steps from this marker); Mill Springs Battlefield (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); A Scene of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nancy.
 
More about this marker. The "Zollie Tree" description refers to a tree that blew down in a 1995 storm. A replacement tree was planted at the same location and is described in another interpretive sign nearby.
 
Confederate Cemetery Wall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 26, 2012
3. Confederate Cemetery Wall and Marker
The "Zollie Tree" image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 26, 2012
4. The "Zollie Tree"
White Oak tree replanted from seedlings of the original tree which blew down in a 1995 storm.
Zollie Tree Model image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2012
5. Zollie Tree Model
Zollicoffer & Zollie Tree Model inside the Mill Springs Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   5. submitted on September 16, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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