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Mill Springs Battlefield to host national reenactment

Event planned Nov. 1-3, 2019

Mill Springs Battlefield Association is planning a national reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs on Nov. 1-3, 2019.

On January 19, 1862, the small town of Logan’s Crossroads (now Nancy, Ky.) erupted in a blast of artillery and musket fire, as Confederate and Union forces clashed in the Battle of Mill Springs. When the smoke cleared, 150 Confederates and 50 Federal soldiers lay dead on the field and the Union had its first significant victory of the Civil War. Though first a sensation throughout newspapers in both the North and the South, the battle was quickly overshadowed by the horrors the war would bring.

The association has not hosted a reenactment since 2012, but continues to host a number of educational events at the Mill Springs Visitor Center & Museum, including an annual Ghost Walk, school tours and a self-driving tour of the battlefield.

The battlefield and surrounding historic land is being considered by Congress for adoption into the National Park System. HR 5979, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, passed unanimously in the House of Natural Resources Committee. Several steps still need to be taken in order to achieve National Park System status.

Read an article about reenactment plans here.

For more information about the Mill Springs Battlefield Association, visit

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