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Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield

Old Wilderness Road, Daniel Boone National Forest, East Bernstadt, KY 40729, USA

The October 1861 Battle of Wildcat Mountain was the earliest major Civil War battle and first Union victory in Kentucky. This action was part of Confederate Gen. Felix Zollicoffer's Mill Springs campaign.


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Take Exit 49 off I-75, the Livingston exit. Turn east and go 0.6 miles on 909, then turn south onto US 25 south and go 0.7 miles and take the road to the left (Hazel Patch Road). Take a left at the sign directing you to Camp Wildcat.

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Interpretive signs, parking, trails, restrooms

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battle reenactments

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset



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