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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. (obverse)
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.
Presented by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
(reverse)
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.256′ N, 84° 
Reverse - Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
2. Reverse - Camp Nelson National Cemetery Marker
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles 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); James Thompson, 1750-1825 (approx. 8.1 miles away); Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet (approx. 8.1 miles away); Forks of Dix River Baptist Church (approx. 8.1 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
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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