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By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
The Brown-Lanier House
Kentucky (Wayne County), Mill Springs — Home, Headquarters, Hospital Mill Springs Battlefield National Historic Landmark —
The Brown-Lanier House in the Civil War In late 1861 and early 1862, Union and Confederate armies occupied this area as they vied for control of Kentucky. This house, then owned by Thompson Brown, served at various times as a headquarters for . . . — Map (db m137065) HM
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), Mill Springs — Mill Springs and the Civil War Mill Springs Battlefield National Historic Landmark —
An Oasis for Zollicoffer's Army In November 1861, Confederate General Felix Zollicoffer ordered captains Thomas Estill and Victor Von Sheliha to find a base camp on the Cumberland River. They chose Mill Springs, which had abundant food, . . . — Map (db m137058) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Mill Springs — The Battle of Mill Springs Mill Springs Battlefield National Historic Landmark —
The Confederates Take the Offensive The Confederates had been in Mill Springs less than a month when two Union armies began moving on their position. Most of the Confederate army was well-positioned across the river at Beech Grove. The . . . — Map (db m137062) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Mill Springs — The Cumberland River Mill Springs Battlefield National Historic Landmark —
The Cumberland River has fueled the economy of this region for thousands of years. An Avenue of Commerce Native Americans hunted deer and turkey here, and harvested the river's mussels and fish. Benjamin Price, who came to this area in . . . — Map (db m137048) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Mill Springs — The West-Metcalfe House Mill Springs Battlefield National Historic Landmark —
Isaac West built this small house about 1800. When the Civil War began, it was the home of Isaac's son and daughter, Allen and Nancy, and Nancy's family. During its brief occupation of Mill Springs, the Confederate army used the West house and farm . . . — Map (db m137057) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Mill Springs — 1275 — West-Metcalfe House
One mile south. First brick house in area. Built by Capt. Isaac West, Revolutionary soldier, who came here about 1798, received land grant in 1799, and built this house, in 1800, of bricks he made himself. Gen. Felix Zollicoffer, CSA, had . . . — Map (db m136791) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — 2452 — Beech Grove / Noble Ellis
Beech Grove In late 1861, Confederate Gen. Felix Zollicoffer advanced into Ky. from Jamestown, Tn. Zollicoffer ordered seizure of area ferry boats to cross his army to the north side of the Cumberland River. Unable to locate adequate boats, . . . — Map (db m136797) 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
Kentucky (Wayne County), Nancy — Zollie's Den Mill Springs Battlefield National Historic Landmark —
In December 1861, less than a month after the Confederate army arrived in Mill Springs, General Felix Zollicoffer moved most of his army—6,000 men—across the Cumberland River to Beech Grove. Soldiers built earthworks and constructed . . . — Map (db m137144) HM
Kentucky (Wayne County), Touristville — 988 — Price's Meadow
This tract of land was once home of Cherokee Chief Chuqualatague (Doublehead), the last chieftain along Cumberland River. Camp site in 1770 of the Long Hunters; in 1774 of Daniel Boone and Michael Stoner; from 1775 until after 1800 site of Benj. . . . — Map (db m136733) HM

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