Camp Nelson was a Union supply depot during the Civil War and became the third largest recruiting depot for African-American soldiers for the Union army. Only Louisiana provided more African-American soldiers to the Union army than Kentucky.
It also served as a refugee camp for African-Americans, many of whom were the family members of the soldiers.
I also find it interesting to see the mention of the idea of making it a national park, similar to the recent suggestion about Perryville.
I have been to Camp Nelson National Cemetery,but not to Camp Nelson itself. I will have to change that. (I also need to visit the Richmond Battlefield, not terribly far from Camp Nelson. Perhaps a day trip to visit both would be a good idea.)