National Monument in Kentucky Honors Black Civil War Troops
President Trump has designated the first national monument of his administration. The president upgraded the status of the 373-acre Camp Nelson. It is in central Kentucky. It is a significant site for African-American soldiers and refugees during the Civil War. That's according to Timothy Cama at The Hill.
“Today, the site is one of the best-preserved landscapes and archeological sites associated with United States Colored Troops recruitment and the refugee experiences of African American slaves seeking freedom during the Civil War,” the proclamation states. “Camp Nelson reminds us of the courage and determination possessed by formerly enslaved African Americans as they fought for their freedom.”
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