Check out our collection of photos and other images from the Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky.
(18 photos in gallery)
2012 Target Property at Mill Springs
Across the road sits the 16.4 acre Mill Springs tract that the American Battlefield Trust saved in 2012.
Satellite Image: Target Property at Mill Springs
Satellite overhead view showing the 16.3 acre tract (in yellow) that we worked to save in 2012. Areas that have already been preserved are highlighted in green.
Touring Mill Springs
American Battlefield Trust members walking the Mill Springs Battlefield.
American Battlefield Trust Members at Mill Springs
American Battlefield Trust members pause by a Confederate artillery piece during a tour of the Mill Springs battlefield.
The Ravine at Mill Springs
View of the ravine at Mill Springs Battlefield. Confederate forces seeking to attack the Union left march through this ravine. The American Battlefield Trust worked to save this section of the battlefield.
Commanding Generals at Mill Springs
Library of Congress
Portraits of Gen. George Thomas (USA) and Gen. Felix Zollicoffer (CSA)
View of the Cumberland River (now dammed). During the battle, Zollicoffer's forces crossed the river at this site.
Ed Bearss at Mill Springs
Civil War expert and legendary tour guide Ed Bearss describes the fighting at the Mill Springs battlefield in Kentucky.
Mill Springs Hill
View of a key section of the Mill Springs battlefield in Kentucky. Confederate forces attacked up this hill and were repulsed by Union forces behind the split rail fence at the summit.
Mill Springs Fenceline
Gen. Felix Zollicoffer rode up to this fenceline to demand that the troops there stop shooting at their own men. Unfortunately for the nearsighted Zollicoffer, the troops along the fence were Union troops. Zollicoffer and his aide were both killed before they could retreat.
From this position, the 9th Ohio led a bayonet charge against the Confederate left which started the general panic in the Confederate ranks.
Last Stand Hill
View of the hilltop position held by the 17th, 28th, 29th Tennessee and 16th Alabama as they attempted to hold back the surging Federal army.
Mill Springs Map
Library of Congress
Detailed view of a map showing the Battle of Mill Springs.
The Confederate Cemetery
View of some of the graves in the Mill Springs Confederate Cemetery which is located just near the Zollicoffer Monument on the battlefield. The area around the cemetery saw some of the heaviest fighting during the Battle of Mill Springs.
The Zollicoffer Monument at Mill Springs
View of the Felix Zollicoffer monument at Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Kentucky.
View of the Beech Grove fortified Confederate camp that Felix Zollicoffer and his Confederate forces occupied after crossing over the Cumberland River. Local Unionists, aware of the encroaching Confederates, named this site "Zollie's Lair"
Mill Springs National Cemetery
View of the Mill Springs National Cemetery. The Union dead from the Battle of Mill Springs were reburied here. The cemetery is near the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Visitor Center.
Brown-Lanier House at the Mill Springs
The Brown-Lanier house was used both by Gen. Felix Zollicoffer and Gen. George Thomas as their headquarters.