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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.
 
Location. 37° 3.338′ N, 84° 44.366′ 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. Touch for map. This is designated "Tour Stop 2: Confederate Cemetery" in the Mill Springs Battlefield Driving 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. Marker is in this post office area: Nancy KY 42544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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.
walking distance of this marker. Mistaken Identity - A Deadly Error (a few steps from this marker); Felix K. Zollicoffer, "Zollie Tree" (a few steps from this marker); "The Zollie Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dawn of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); "Confederate Mass Grave" (within shouting distance of this marker); George Henry Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Fix Bayonets - Charge! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Union Line at the Fence (about 400 feet away). 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.
 
Also see . . .  Mill Springs Battlefield Association: The Battle of Mill Springs. The Driving Tour Guide can be downloaded from this website (See: Attractions -Battlefield Driving Tour) (Submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.) 
 
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Memorial Flame in 1999 image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 17, 1999
3. 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.
Cemetery, Mill Springs
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
General Felix K. Zollicoffer image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. General Felix K. Zollicoffer
Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2012
5. Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer
Zollicoffer Model inside the Mill Springs Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   4. submitted on March 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   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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