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Save Mill Springs

Continuing Efforts at Mill Springs


On January 19, 1862, Brig. Gen. George Thomas' Federal forces defeated a Confederate army that was hoping to secure Southeastern Kentucky for the Confederacy.  Though it was a relatively small affair, victory at Mill Springs,  was the first significant battlefield victory for the Union army and helped to keep the Bluegrass state tentatively within the Union. During the intense combat at Mill Springs, Confederate Brig. Gen. Felix Zollicoffer accidentally stumbled into a Union line that subsequently killed this prominent Civil War figure.

The Civil War Trust now has the opportunity to save 102 acres at Mill Springs.  This ground--which includes the site of Zollicoffer's headquarters--will be added to the 475 acres of land the Trust as already saved at this key Kentucky battlefield.  Join us in preserving this crucial part of American history.

Save Mill Springs!

Preservation

102 Acres Targeted
Donation Match
$2 to $1
Our Goal
$361,475

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