Rows of head stones at Camp Nelson National Cemetery

Battlefields & Cemeteries

Civil War Battlefields & Cemeteries in Kentucky

Despite the fact that Kentucky declared neutrality at the onset of the Civil War, several key battles were fought here – including the Battle of Perryville and the Battle of Camp Wildcat, one of the earliest engagements in the war. As a result, the graves of hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers can be found in Kentucky, from Camp Nelson National Cemetery to city cemeteries in Richmond, Elizabethtown and beyond. Walk the grounds where bloody battles raged, watch reenactments and pay your respects to fallen soldiers.

Explore the map below to chart your course through Kentucky's Civil War history.

Explore Civil War Battlefields & Cemeteries

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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

P.O. Box 296
1825 Battlefield Rd. (KY 1920)
Perryville, KY 40468

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Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association

2218 Tebbs Bend Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

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Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument

9020 W. Hwy. 80
Nancy, KY 42544

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Middle Creek National Battlefield

2968 KY-114
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

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Camp Nelson National Monument (National Park Service)

6614 Danville Road Loop 2
Nicholasville, KY 40356

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Pewee Valley Museum

312 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056

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Green Hill Cemetery

Corner Of East Main & U.S. 60
Frankfort, KY 40601

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Richmond Cemetery

East Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475

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Camp Nelson National Cemetery

6980 Danville Rd.
Nicholasville, KY 00000

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Lebanon National Cemetery

20 Hwy. 208
Lebanon, KY 40033

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Elizabethtown City Cemetery

420 East Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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Fairview Cemetery and Confederate Monument

1209 Fairview Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42103

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