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Camp Nelson National Monument

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6614 Danville Loop 2 Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 United States

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April 2022

Camp Nelson National Monument, Kentucky – Volunteer Vacations 2022

April 18 - April 24
Camp Nelson National Monument, 6614 Danville Loop 2 Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356 United States + Google Map
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Initially established as a Federal army supply depot and hospital, Camp Nelson was one of the largest recruitment and training centers for African American soldiers during the Civil War, and served as a refugee camp for their wives and children. Thousands of enslaved African Americans risked their lives escaping to the camp, located within the slaveholding state of Kentucky, with the hope of securing their freedom and, ultimately, controlling their futures by contributing to the abolition of slavery. Camp Nelson…

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