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.