150th Anniversary Mill Springs Reenactment to be held January 21-22, 2012

Information courtesy of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association.

The Mill Springs Battlefield will be hosting Reenactment on January 21 & 22, 2012 at Zollicoffer Park. This Sesquicentennial Event will mark the 150thAnniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs.

Photo taken at Mill Springs during the 2007 reenactment event

Our November and December events, the Ghostwalk and the Christmas Open House, have been cancelled this season in order to prepare for our January Reenactment. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the public. We are re-organizing all of our energy and efforts into this Sesquicentennial Event,” replied MSBA President Bill Neikirk. The 150th Anniversary Event will include two battles on Saturday, January 21 and one battle on Sunday, January 22. A Ceremony honoring the soldiers who fought and died at the Battle of Mill Springs. Reenactors are planning to camp out just as the soldiers did 150 years ago. Concession and Souvenirs will be sold on site and the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum will be open for visitation.

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Our 2012 Reenactment will comemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs.

  • All action will be held on the original 600 acre battlefield
  • All battles fought in real time
  • Action for all branches
  • 1st victory of the Civil War for the Union and General George Thomas

The Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum is located 8 miles west of Somerset on Hwy 80, next to the Mill Springs National Cemetery.

Please contact the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum for more information: 606-636-4045 or email us at info@millsprings.net

For information on the Civil War Trust’s effort to save 16 acres of the Mill Springs battlefield, click here.

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