Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp

Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp (HM1L2F)

Location: East Bernstadt, KY 40729 Laurel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.676', W 84° 11.98'

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(Side One)
Camp Wildcat

Led by Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer, 7,500 Confederates on October 21 1861, attacked the entrenched camp of 5,000 Union men under Gen. Albin Schoepf. Union's natural defense advantage in the Rockcastle Hills stopped the Southern troops, who retreated to Tenn. This was major battle during 4 days of skirmishes, attacks, and heavy gunfire. Over.

Presented by Laurel County Bicentennial Commission and Forest Service, USDA

(Side Two)
Union Civil War Camp

The Camp Wildcat position was considered crucial for each side. Union forces camped two miles north of here to prevent Confederate attack into the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Confederates wanted to prevent Union advance into eastern Tennessee, where many citizens remained loyal to the Union.

Presented by Laurel County Bicentennial Commission and Forest Service, USDA
Details
HM NumberHM1L2F
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1919
Year Placed1992
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 748443 N 4123833
Decimal Degrees37.22793333, -84.19966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.676', W 84° 11.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 40.56" N, 84° 11' 58.8" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-25, East Bernstadt KY 40729, US
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