To Be Or Not To Be: A Kentucky Battlefield’s Drive to Become a National Park

Elizabeth A. Smith, Gettysburg College

This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.


On January 4, 2016 a large group of people met in the theater of the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center in Nancy, Kentucky. Only a few weeks shy of the 154th anniversary of the small Kentucky battle, these individuals gathered on the chilly night to attend a public forum in support of the addition of Mill Springs into the National Park system. [excerpt]