Saving History Saturday: Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument – Reflecting on the Journey

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky became the 421th unit in the National Park Service. After much support from congressional representatives, this Civil War battle site has received a new and high level for protection and interpretation. An article and news release earlier this week celebrated this preservation news previously on the ECW Blog.

Battlefield preservation is a process, and while enjoying the exciting moment of a new national monument protecting a Civil War battlefield, it is worth taking time to reflect on the years of work and citizens’ efforts to save and interpret this historic site.

This video from C-SPAN in 2014 shows the moment when a Kentucky legislator brought forward the bill to start the process of creating a national monument while pointing out the historic significance of the site.

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2 Responses to Saving History Saturday: Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument – Reflecting on the Journey

  1. Rod says:

    Uh oh… here comes the politically correct suppression of history. I’ve heard from people there they will fight it. It will be a difficult task! Sad times we live in.

  2. Mike Movius says:

    Such a victory for those who love America. This is a wonderful battlefield. So happy that it is now part of the NPS.

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