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Near East Bernstadt in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp

 
 
Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2015
1. Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp Marker
Side One
Inscription.
(Side One)
Camp Wildcat

Led by Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer, 7,500 Confederates on October 21 1861, attacked the entrenched camp of 5,000 Union men under Gen. Albin Schoepf. Union’s natural defense advantage in the Rockcastle Hills stopped the Southern troops, who retreated to Tenn. This was major battle during 4 days of skirmishes, attacks, and heavy gunfire. Over.

Presented by Laurel County Bicentennial Commission and Forest Service, USDA

(Side Two)
Union Civil War Camp

The Camp Wildcat position was considered crucial for each side. Union forces camped two miles north of here to prevent Confederate attack into the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Confederates wanted to prevent Union advance into eastern Tennessee, where many citizens remained loyal to the Union.

Presented by Laurel County Bicentennial Commission and Forest Service, USDA
 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1919.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 13.676′ N, 84° 11.98′ W. Marker is near
Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2015
2. Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp Marker
Side Two
East Bernstadt, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is on N. Laurel Road (U.S. 25) 0.1 miles south of Hazel Patch Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Bernstadt KY 40729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (here, next to this marker); Camp Wildcat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skaggs Trace (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 2½ miles away); Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 2½ miles away); Hoosier Knob (approx. 2½ miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Bernstadt.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Camp Wildcat - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road and<br>Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2015
3. Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road and
Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp Markers
View to South Along N. Laurel Road (US 25) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2015
4. View to South Along N. Laurel Road (US 25)
View to North Along N. Laurel Road (US 25) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2015
5. View to North Along N. Laurel Road (US 25)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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