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

USCT Weekend - Camp Nelson, Kentucky

Camp Nelson, Kentucky

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2002

...featuring the following re-enactment units

12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery 

Company K, 5th United States Colored Cavalry

Company C, 5th United States Colored Infantry
(Representing infantry regiments that trained at Camp Nelson) 

"Camp Followers" - Company C, 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment
(Portraying Camp Nelson's Refugees)

Camp Nelson Foundation Members, Descendants,  Spectators and Soldiers

More Photos

Opening Ceremony

Refugee Camp - Gallery 1

Refugee Camp - Gallery 2

Camp Meeting And Church Service


Spectators And Volunteers

The eight USCT regiments organized at Camp Nelson and dates of service:


Six Kentucky USCT infantry regiments (109th - Louisville, 114th - Camp Nelson, 115th - Bowling Green, 116th - Camp Nelson, 117th - Covington, and 122nd - Louisville) participated in the Siege of Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. The 109th, 114th, 116th and 117th participated in the Appomattox Court House Campaign and the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and his army.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Camp Nelson | Tags: Virginia
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 2002, 24th, Army, Bowling Green (Kentucky), Camp Nelson, Cavalry, Company C, Covington, Kentucky, Nelson, Petersburg (Virginia), Robert E. Lee, United States Colored Infantry, Virginia,