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President Designates Camp Nelson & Mill Springs as National Monuments

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    African-American soldiers stood in front of the Barracks in 1864 at Camp Nelson.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) - President Trump signed into law the Natural Resources Management Act that recognizes Camp Nelson in Jessamine County and Mill Springs Battlefield in Pulaski County as National Monuments.

    Mill Springs Battlefield in Nancy, Kentucky, was the site of the Unionís first significant victory in the Civil War in 1862.

    Camp Nelson became Kentuckyís top recruiting station and training facility for the Unionís African-American soldiers in the Civil War. In later years, those seeking freedom from slavery fled to the camp.

    The measure was signed into law Tuesday during a ceremony in the Oval Office. The legislation also helps combat the Asian Carp problem in Kentucky waterways.

    Related Article: Jessamine County Tourism

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) Ė Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County will be designated a National Monument once President Trump signs the comprehensive federal lands package into law.

    The designation will ensure Camp Nelsonís rich history will be preserved for future generations.

    Camp Nelson was established in 1863 in Jessamine County. It would become Kentuckyís top recruiting station and training facility for the Unionís African-American soldiers in the Civil War. In later years, those seeking freedom from slavery fled to the camp.

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    Eric Tipton
    AC Owner
    Founding Member, Mess No. 1
    Cincinnati, Ohio
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