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TIP #1070 – KENTUCKY CONFEDERATE CAMPS AND FORTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

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TIP #1070 – KENTUCKY CONFEDERATE CAMPS AND FORTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 6:47AM GMT
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Camp Allen: 1861-2, near Bowling Green. Abandoned when the Union took the city.
Camp Beauregard: 1861, Mayfield. Near Water Valley; captured by the Union in 1862.
Camp Buckner: 1861. Pineville. A recruitment camp.
Camp Burnham: 1861, one mile south of Bowling Green.
Camp Flat Lick: 1860’s. Flat Lick. A temporary camp.
Camp Marshall: See Camp Owenton.
Camp Moore: 1860’s, near Columbus. Undetermined location, possibly Union.
Camp Northwest: 1861, Huntersville. Training camp in Clinton Co.
Camp Owenton: 1861: Owenton. A training camp at Lusby’s Mill.
Camp Pound Gap: 1862. Located at Pound Gap on the Cumberland Mountains. Attacked and destroyed
by the Union in 1862.
Camp Secession. 1861. Near Wickliffe. Located at Ellicott’s Mills, north of town.
Fort Albert Sidney Johnston. 1861-65)Bowling Green. A rock fort located on Vinegar (Copley) Hill (Bald
Bluff), now Western Kentucky University campus.
Fort Baker: 1861-65. Bowling Green. Located on Baker’s Hill.
Fort C. A. Smith: 1861-65, Bowling Green. Located on Reservoir (College) Hill, now a city park adjacent
To Bowling Green-Warren County Hospital.
Fort Breckinridge: 1864, Pulaski County. Undetermined location.
Fort Grider: 1862-65. Fort located on Grider’s Hill.
Fort Heiman: 1862,near New Concord. Abandoned before Feb. 1862; occupied by Union troops; re-
Occupied by CSA troops during the General Forrest’s 1864 raids.
Fort Pequod: 1860’s. Near Portersville, two miles west of town in Clay Co.
Fort Underwood: 1860’s, Bowling Green. The headquarters for the city, on Underwood Hill.
Fort Webb: 1861-65. Bowling Green. Located off Beech Bend Road next to the now Bowling Green
Country Club, on Webb’s Hill. Now a city park.
Mill Springs Camp: 1861-2. Near Mill Springs. Along both sides of the Cumberland River.

NOTE: Next week – going back in time to the earliest forts and camps during the settlement days of Kentucky. This is an extensive list which will run several weeks. This will not be just a list of the well-known forts and blockhouses that are easily found in records, but hundreds from all the areas of Kentucky which show the name, county, near what current town, the date they were used, Indian raids that might have occurred there. The lists will be fairly sorted out by geographical area and many describe the type of fortification – ranging from a single cabin to a full-sized fort and includes a note if a historical marker is there.

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