NICHOLASVILLE — The Camp Nelson Restoration and Preservation Foundation along with the Jessamine County Fiscal Court will sponsor the Camp Nelson Civil War Days on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. The event will be held on the grounds of the best preserved Union Army supply depot and recruitment site in the nation — the 525-acre Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, which is a designated Lincoln Bicentennial and National Underground Network to Freedom site.
Re-enactors from several states, including those representing the US Colored Troops Living History Association, will converge on Camp Nelson to reenact life as it was at the original 4,000 acre site of the 1863-1866 Civil War Camp.
Visitors will learn what life was like at the Camp Nelson Civil War Union Army Depot and Refugee Camp through living history experiences. Military re-enactors will perform infantry, cavalry and artillery demonstrations. Camps will dot the rural landscape detailing the life of the soldier and the civilians who helped maintain the military site. First person interpretations of soldiers and civilians will bring the experience to life.