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

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Photo

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

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

Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association Photo

Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association

2218 Tebbs Bend Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum Photo

Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum

9020 W. Hwy. 80
Nancy, KY 42544

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield Photo

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield

Hazel Patch Road
London, KY 40744

Middle Creek National Battlefield sign that welcomes you along KY Route 114 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Photo

Middle Creek National Battlefield

2968 KY-114
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Camp Nelson National Monument Photo

Camp Nelson National Monument

6614 Old Danville Rd.
Nicholasville, KY

Pewee Valley Museum

312 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Greenhill Cemetery Photo

Greenhill Cemetery

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

Richmond Cemetery Photo

Richmond Cemetery

East Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Camp Nelson National Cemetery Photo

Camp Nelson National Cemetery

6980 Danville Rd.
Nicholasville, KY 00000

Lebanon National Cemetery Photo

Lebanon National Cemetery

20 Hwy. 208
Lebanon, KY 40033

Elizabethtown City Cemetery Photo

Elizabethtown City Cemetery

420 East Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Fairview Cemetery  and Confederate Monument Photo

Fairview Cemetery and Confederate Monument

1209 Fairview Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42103

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