Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Civil War History by Richard D. Sears

By Richard D. Sears

Camp Nelson, Kentucky, used to be designed in 1863 as an army offer depot for the Union military. Later it turned one of many country's most vital recruiting stations and coaching camps for black squaddies and Kentucky's leader heart for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Richard D. Sears tells the tale of the increase and fall of the camp throughout the moving viewpoint of a altering forged of characters―teachers, civilians, missionaries similar to the Reverend John G. price, and fleeing slaves and enlisted blacks who describe their pitiless therapy by the hands of slave proprietors and accomplice sympathizers. Sears totally records the tale of Camp Nelson via rigorously chosen army orders, letters, newspaper articles, and different correspondence, such a lot inaccessible previously. His advent presents a ancient evaluation, and textual notes establish members and aspect the process events.

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