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Millsprings Battlefield Museum, Nancy
(4.3/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
The Mill Springs Battlefield was the location of the Battle of Mill Springs in January, 1862. It was declared to be a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1993.Several separated areas related to the battle have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Confederate Mass Grave Monument in Somerset, Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer Monument, and the Mill Springs National Cemetery. Alternative names for the areas include: WN-2;WN-24;WN-73;PU-131.AreaThe initial designated area for the National Register of Historic Places included three separate areas: the battlefield, and two separate areas with Confederate fortifications on each side of Lake Cumberland (one near Mill Springs, and the other by Beech Grove). The three separate areas amounted to 647.3acre of land, most of which is in Pulaski County, Kentucky (the battlefield), with the rest in Wayne County, Kentucky.The main difference in the land from 1862 to the modern day is that the landscape is less wooded. Also the name of the town during the battle was Logan's Crossing, when today it is called Nancy. There are no buildings left that were standing during the war, although none of modern buildings seriously detracted from the area's National Register status. Two of the 29 noncontributing structures on the battlefield during the nomination were later were placed on the National Register; both were monuments placed on the battlefield in 1910.
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  • My husband and I visited this museum while staying at a local campground. The museum was very educational and we enjoyed reading and seeing items that may have been used in the local battle. I recomme...  more »
  • Tucked away a few miles from Somerset, is the scene of a Civil War battle, Museum, and Cemetery.There is even a tour you can take in your car with about 7-8 stopping places on a map you can pick up at...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery, waterfalls and mill with waterwheel and cannon with so much history about the civil war. 
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  • We visited the museum yesterday,14 of us in all, mostly kids. The kids seemed to take interest in the artifacts and exhibits. I know I did. We spent a week a 1/2 mile down the road on vacation, we really liked the area.
  • Awesome historical place with knowledgeable staff.
  • Really interesting place and learned a lot.
  • We stopped by here on our way to Lake Cumberland. I am a big history person so I was excited. However, I was let down by how little it was. But after you learn that everything they have was either found on the battlefield or was donated by people in the community you are surprised by how much they do have. The women who was working that day was not very nice. Anytime someone in the group asked or said something she looked at them like they were stupid or left an awkward silence. However, I just can't get over how small it was. It is by far the smallest museum I've ever been to and the smallest Civil War Museum I will probably ever see.
  • One of the first Major Union Victories of the Civil War.