Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Camp Nelson

USCT WEEKEND

September 13-14, 2003

Camp Nelson, Jessamine County, Kentucky


USCT

(United States Colored Troops)

WEEKEND

at the

CAMP NELSON
CIVIL WAR
HERITAGE PARK

Jessamine County, Kentucky
September 13-14, 2003

Reactivated 12th US Colored Heavy Artillery

Come and learn what life was like for the
African American soldiers at the Camp Nelson
Civil War Army Depot and Refugee Camp
where more than 10,000 African American
soldiers were trained and their families
provided refuge

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6 miles south of Nicholasville on Hwy.3026
which parallels US 27 on the east, north of the
Camp Nelson National Cemetery

 
   

Camp Nelson
USCT Weekend
Events

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Opening ceremony at 9 am each day

History of Camp Nelson & Reading
of Orders Authorizing Recruitment of
Colored Troops in Kentucky

Canon Firing at recreated
Fort Putnam

Infantry Scrimmage
Dedication of Refuge Cemetery Monument
Heavy Artillery, Infantry, and Cavalry
Training for New Recruits

Tours of Interpretive Trail, Hall (site of
Refugee Camp), Cemetery & White House

Camp Meeting with Period Music, Food,
Storytelling, War Stories, Family Histories,
and Tributes to Soldiers and Refugees

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Camp Nelson Heritage Park is a public/private
partnership dedicated to preserving the historic
resources and integrity of the Camp Nelson
Civil War Army Depot and Refugee Camp, to
restore and develop this nationally significant
site for educational purposes, and to
encourage heritage tourism.

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For further information:
Camp Nelson Preservation Office
859-881-9126 or 859-492-3115
marykoz@aol.com

Camp Nelson Foundation
P.O. Box 1170
Nicholasville, Ky 40356

www.campnelson.org

USCT WEEKEND - 2002

www.bjmjr.net/camp_nelson/usct_weekend.htm

Admission - Free & Open to Public

 

LWF Network
Trotwood, Ohio
and
Camp Nelson, Kentucky

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