Mill Springs, Kentucky

 
 

Mill Springs, Kentucky

This tiny Confederate gravesite was found by accident while searching for a grist mill. I was stunned by the heartbreaking story of the Battle of Mill Springs in early 1862 when the frozen bodies of 100 boys and men were heaped into a mass grave after a Federal attack. Headstones were later added as a memorial. A few months later the slaughter at Shiloh eclipsed this loss except in the hearts of the residents.

 
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