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Camp Nelson, was the largest African American recruitment camp in Kentucky and the third largest in the nation. Many of the black recruits, who were emancipated upon enlistment, brought their familieswith them to Camp Nelson in the hope that they would also be freed or at least escape slavery. About 5,400 slaves enrolled at Camp Nelson. Designated a U.S. cemetery for Union dead in 1867, Camp Nelson remains a military cemetery. More than 2,200 soldiers from several Kentucky Civil War sites including Perryville, Richmond and Covington were reburied here.
Location: 6614 Danville Pike
Hours & Admission: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 859-881-5716
Web site: http://www.campnelson.org/