"Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery

"Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (HM2IVI)

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"Horrible Massacre"


On January 25, 1865, Co. E. 5th United States Colored Calvary (USCC) attacked by Confederate guerillas while driving herd of 900 cattle to Louisville. About 22 men killed and at least eight severely wounded. Based at Camp Nelson, nearly all of the recruits were former slaves. The 5th also fought in 1864 Saltville battles.
Given by Camp Nelson Restoration & Preservation
Foundation and the 12th USCHA, Reactivated



African American Cemetery

The 5th USCC troopers killed (sic) 1865 Simpsonville slaughter were buried in a mass grave by local residents. Area used as African American cemetery. Members of the Trim #2 United Brothers of Friendship Lodge operated the cemetery until the last member died in 1965. Lodge hall located in Simpsonville.
Given by Shelby County Historical Society
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HM NumberHM2IVI
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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