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The Mill Springs Battlefield Walking Loop (The Ravine Trail)

Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by Buckeye Bill, Aug 12, 2017 at 7:04 PM.

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  1. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill 1st Lieutenant

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    * The Battle of Mill Springs was the first Federal victory in the western theater of the American Civil War. The battlefield extends from Nancy, Kentucky (historically known as Logan's Crossroads) to Mill Springs, Kentucky. There is a Visitors Center and Museum in Nancy which offers information regarding history of the battle, the driving tour of the battlefield, artifacts and interpretative exhibits, a video presentation and hospitality services. The driving tour consists of 10 stops with interpretative signs at each site. On the battlefield, the visitor may hike a trail with more than 14 interpretative signs. In Mill Springs, the visitor can visit the Brown-Lanier House which served as a headquarters for three generals in the battle and the newly restored West-Metcalfe House which was used as a hospital after the battle. Mill Springs Battlefield is a National Historic Landmark.

    * The Mill Springs Battlefield Walking Loop Marker.

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    * Scene of the Battle Marker.

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    * Battle on Sabbath Morn Marker.

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    * Into the Bloody Ravine.

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    * The Ravine Marker.

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    * Everyone for Himself Marker.

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    * Confederate Artillery.

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    * The Federal Victory Marker.

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    * The Confederate Cemetery.

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    * The Confederate Brigadier General Felix K. Zollicoffer Monument.

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  3. Erich~

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    class as usual Bill ~
     
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    Up to your normal, high stantard, Bill.
     
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    Just followed that path this past June!
     
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    I am very fond of this American Civil War battlefield. I would place it in my all-time top ten favorite venues. The state of Kentucky contains a ton of wonderful battlefields, museums and sites!

    Bill
     
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    Thanks for the great info, I know very little about this battle other than the death of Zolliccofer. Some great pics and info. Thanks again @BuckeyeBill for this thread.
     
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    Wonderful as always
     
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    Thank you.....

    Most individuals have heard about or visited American Civil War venues as the likes of Gettysburg, Shiloh and Vicksburg. But most individuals do not know much about battles as the likes of Mill Springs, Perryville or the John Hunt Morgan Raids into the states of Kentucky, Indiana or Ohio. I am more gravitated towards the American Civil War conflicts which do not receive the notoriety like Gettysburg. Don't get be wrong, I love the Gettysburg National Military Park. But in my opinion, this message board as beaten this battle to death. There is more out there regarding the American Civil War than the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Just my .02 cents....
    Bill
     
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    Another job well done bill,since we both like those obscure battlefields.on the tube the other night they had a program about Nancy and it's relationship to the Daniel Boone Trail.
     
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