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Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Nelson National Cemetery

 
 
Obverse - Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
1. Obverse - Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  One of 40 burial grounds listed by Congress in 1866 to become National Cemetery sites. Although no battles were fought in immediate area, a large camp hospital was located here. There were 1,183 men buried in this cemetery between July 28, 1863, and February 4, 1866. This included disinterments from several battlefields. The stone wall was built in 1867-68.

In June and July of 1868, after the Civil War, over 2,000 dead were removed from five areas of Kentucky and reburied here. This included 975 bodies from the battle of Perryville. Also buried here are soldiers from the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Expansion of the cemetery was made possible by a ten-acre donation in May of 1975.

Presented by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

 
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1610.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Reverse - Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
2. Reverse - Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker
War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
 
Location. 37° 47.256′ N, 84° 36.344′ W. Marker is in Nicholasville, Kentucky, in Jessamine County. Marker is at the intersection of Danville Road (U.S. 27) and Camp Nelson Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south on Danville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6998 Danville Road, Nicholasville KY 40356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated To Union Soldiers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); General William "Bull" Nelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Butler's Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Sawyier’s Inspiration (approx. half a mile away); Graveyard No. 1 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Nelson (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicholasville.
 
Regarding Camp Nelson National Cemetery. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Nelson_National_Cemetery
 
Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
3. Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker
Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
4. Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker
Camp Nelson National Cemetery entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2019
5. Camp Nelson National Cemetery entrance sign
A portion of the Civil War section in Camp Nelson National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2019
6. A portion of the Civil War section in Camp Nelson National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on February 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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