“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Wayne County Kentucky Historical Markers

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By David Graff, September 17, 1999
The Old Mill and the Cumberland River
Kentucky (Wayne County), Mill Springs — 75 — Mill Springs
Near here, January 19, 1862, 4,000 Confederate troops were engaged and defeated by 12,000 Federalists. The Southern leader, General Felix Zollicoffer, was killed in the action. The historic old mill was built in 1840. — Map (db m69879) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — Fortifications at Beech Grove
"Their fort was admirable situated on a high piece of ground three-quarters of a mile from the Cumberland River, surrounded with a breastwork and rifle pits, with embrasures for cannon and as strong a position as could be found." — . . . — Map (db m69982) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — Moulden's Hill — Union Artillery Position — Battle of Mill Springs
The Battle - Evening January 19, 1862 The Federal forces pursuing the beaten Confederates halted here near a small log school. This school building had been used by the Confederates as a headquarters for their pickets during their occupation of . . . — Map (db m55629) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — Noble Ellis - Sternwheeler that Saved an Army — Ferry Landing — Battle of Mill Springs
Night of January 10-20, 1862 Confederate General Zollicoffer's pleas for more men and supplies to meet the strong Union force he expected went mostly unheeded. General Albert Sidney Johnston did, however, send a river steamer, the Noble . . . — Map (db m55880) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — Winter Quarters
By late December, General Felix Zollicoffer had decided to winter his command at Beech Grove. "The time has come," he wrote, "when huts must be constructed to protect the forces of the Brigade against inclement weather. Commanding officer . . . — Map (db m69970) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — Zollie's Den — Beech Grove Confederate Camp — Battle of Mill Springs
"The position ... is a fine basis for operations in front." - Felix K. Zollicoffer Inset photo on left of Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer In November 1861 Gen. Felix Zollicoffer sent engineer officers Capt. Thomas Estill and Capt. Victor Von . . . — Map (db m55778) HM

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