CWTrust Freedom and Hope at Camp Nelson National Monument


1st Lieutenant
Mar 16, 2016
Freedom and Hope at Camp Nelson National Monument
January 10, 2019 / Katherine Rivard

The Bluegrass State is home to remarkable historical and scenic national parks, including Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and Fort Donelson National Battlefield. In October of 2018, it added one more with the designation of Camp Nelson National Monument – the 418th site to join the National Park System.

Camp Nelson National Monument served as a major emancipation site and refugee camp during the Civil War. Thanks to a $76,000 grant from the National Park Foundation and the dedication of the American Battlefield Trust, this new park will continue to tell its stories of courage and determination while inviting visitors to reflect on the meaning and pursuit of freedom during the Civil War and beyond.

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