Battles/Civil War

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McLean County offers two Civil War Driving Tours and are part of the National Civil War Discovery Trail, Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Trail and tier #3 an associated site on the Vickburg Campaign Trail.


The McLean County Civil War Sites Driving Tour.
Takes you to six of these cemeteries plus to the site of Camp Calhoun, the hometown of Sue Mundy, and the site of the Battle of Panther Creek.

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The Battle of Sacramento Driving Tour.
Includes stops at the Station Baptist Church, the site of Nathan Bedford Forrest's saber battle, Molly Morehead's gravesite, the battlefield in Sacramento and the headquarters of Thomas L. Crittenden.

Civil War:
Civil War Cemeteries. Almost half of the 142 cemeteries in McLean County have honored Veterans buried in them. All from the Civil War are listed and mapped, click here for information on each of the soldiers.
Roll of Honor Listing from Camp Calhoun (pdf format)

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Battle of Sacramento

This reenactment takes place on the actual site of Lt. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest on December 28, 1861. The battle commemorates the Forrest first engaged Crittenden's Army of the Ohio.

Battle of Sacramento

The reenactment takes place each year on the third Friday-Sunday in May and includes a Ladies Tea, Battlefield Ball, a Heritage Parade, Civil War pageants, a cavalry competition and a moving memorial service at Mollie Morehead's gravesite.

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