Battlefields & Cemeteries
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.