The camp, named after the landowner, was established at the onset of the war in by Union sympathizers and was used to recruit and train troops from Kentucky. It served as a staging area for several Union movements in Kentucky and was briefly occupied by Confederate troops during their retreat after the Battle of Perryville. It was replaced by Camp Nelson in nearby Jessamine County in and officially decommissioned in Examination of intact latrine trenches, trash pits, and post holes found at the site indicated that it was associated with a short-term secondary encampment located just outside of the main camp. These remains provide a glimpse at the organization of the encampment and the lives of the soldiers who stayed there.
In mid-May , U. Navy lieutenant William "Bull" Nelson armed Kentuckians loyal to the Union and that soon became the foundation for his receiving authority to enlist 10, troops for a campaign into East Tennessee. For Col. George C. Kniffen, "the wisdom of President Lincoln commissioning. Nelson to organize a military force on the [neutral] soil of Kentucky" prevented making the state a "battle ground for many months" and it thereby changed the whole direction of the war. Pratt reported to the U.
The site soon became a staging ground for several early military campaigns. When the camp was established, Kentucky was attempting to stay neutral in the conflict. Although Governor Beriah Magoffin complained to Abraham Lincoln about the site, Lincoln responded that since the camp "consists exclusively of Kentuckians" and that it was not the "popular wish of Kentucky" to close it, he refused to remove the soldiers. In , Confederates took the area, renamed the site "Camp Breckinridge," and used it as a supply base.
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