Mill Springs Battlefield holding the Ghost walk

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By Kentuckytourism.gov

Mill Springs Battlefield’s will feature a Mill Springs Battlefield Association ghost walk Saturday from 5-8:30 p.m. Mill Springs Battlefield is located at Zollicoffer Park Hwy 235 in Nancy, Kentucky.

The Ghost walk is a living history trail hike illuminated solely by fire light and the light of the moon. Travel through history with tour guides, armed with lanterns, as guides showcase stories from the Battle of Mill Springs. Being surrounded by cannon fire, individuals never know what to expect in the heat of battle. The first tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the last tour at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (606) 636-4045 or visit www.millsprings.net.

On Jan. 19, 1862, the small town of Logan’s Crossroads (now Nancy, Kentucky) erupted in a blast of artillery and musket fire, as Confederate and Union forces clashed in the Battle of Mill Springs. When the smoke cleared, 150 Confederates and 50 Federal Soldiers lay dead on the field and the Union had its first significant victory of the Civil War. Though first a sensation throughout newspapers in both the North and the South, the battle was quickly overshadowed by the horrors the war would bring.