Civil War Forts and Camps in Kentucky

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Civil War Forts and Camps in Kentucky



(I have included this list of forts and camps located throughout Kentucky during the Civil War period for those who would like to visit actual Civil War historical sites in their local area or while traveling across the state. The camp or fort is listed along with its location and the side which built and used it. Contact your local tourist information center, public library, or historical society if you'd like to locate a particular fort or camp site.)

There is a listing of sources from which these sites were collected at the bottom of the webpage.

Camp Allen - Bowling Green -- CSA
Camp Anderson - Monroe County - Union
Camp Joe Anderson - Christian County - Union [Meacham, Christian Co., p. 143]
Fort Anderson - Paducah - Union
Camp Andrew Johnson - Knox Co. -- Union
Fort Baker - Bowling Green -- CSA
Camp Beauregard - Mayfield (Graves Co.) -- CSA
Fort Beauregard - Adair County - CSA
Camp Beech Grove - Cumberland River -- CSA
Camp Ben Spalding - Marion County -- Union
Fort Bishop - Louisa --Union (also called Fort Gallup and Fort Hill)
Camp Ella Bishop - Lexington - Union
The Blockhouse - Shelby Co. -- Union
Camp Boyle - Adair County - Union
Camp Boyle - Columbia - Union
Fort Boyle - Marion County --Union
Fort Boyle - Muldraugh�s Hill - Union
Fort Bramlette - Jessamine County -- Union
Fort Breckinridge - Pulaski County - CSA
Camp Buell - near Paintsville - Union
Camp Burgess - Bowling Green - Union
Camp Burnham - Bowling Green -- CSA
Camp Burnside - Lincoln County - Union
Camp Burnside - Pulaski -- Union
Camp (Fort Burnside) - Cumberland River - Point Isabel -- Union
Camp Calvert - Cumberland Gap -- Union
Camp Charity - Bloomfield (Nelson Co.) -- CSA
Fort Clark - Louisville -- Union
Fort Clay - Lexington --Union
Camp Clio - Cumberland River - Union
Camp Coffey - Richmond - Union
Camp Collier - Lexington --Union
Camp Collins - Warsaw -- ??
Fort Colonel Churchill - Cumberland Gap -- CSA
Camp (H.C.) Corbin - Lexington -- ??
Fort Covington - Covington - Union
Fort Craig - Munfordville - Union
Camp Crittenden - Marion County - Union
Fort Crittenden - Lexington - Union
Fort Defiance - New Providence -- CSA
Fort De Wolf - Shepherdsville - Union
Fort DeRussey - Columbus -- CSA
Camp Dick Robinson - Garrard County -- Union
Fort Duffield -- Hardin County -- Union
Camp Dumont - Shelbyville -- Union
Fort Elstner - Louisville -- Union
Fort Engle - Louisville - Union
Camp Finnell - near Piketon -- Union
Camp Flat Lick - Knox County
Camp Frazier (Frazer) - Cynthiana - Union
Battery Gallup - Louisville -- Union
Fort Gallup - Louisa - Union
Camp Garber - Flat Lick - Union
Camp Garnett - Harrison County -- Union
Camp Gilbert - Louisville -- Union
Camp Gill - Olympian Springs -- ??
Camp Goggin - Somerset -- Union
Fort Grider - Bowling Green -- CSA
Fort Halleck - Columbus -- CSA
Camp Hamilton - Lexington -- ??
Harman�s Station - Prestonsburg - Union
Harrison Battery - Covington and Newport - Union
Camp Harwood - Mercer County - Union
Fort Heiman - across Tennessee River from Fort Henry -- CSA
Fort Hill - Louisville -- Union
Fort Hobson - Glasgow (Green Co.) - Union
Fort Holt - on Ohio River opposite Cairo, Illinois -- Union
Camp Hopeless Chase - Pikeville -- CSA
Fort Horton - Louisville -- Union
Camp Hoskins - near Somerset in Pulaski County - Union
Fort Hutchinson - near Mt. Sterling - Union
Camp Irvine - Jefferson County -- Union
Fort Jefferson - Ballard County -- Union
Camp Andy Johnson - Barbourville -- Union
Fort Albert Sidney Johnston - Bowling Green -- CSA
Fort Jones - Colesburg, Hardin County - Union
Fort Karnasch - Louisville -- Union
Battery (Phil) Kearny - Covington/Newport - Union
Keller�s Bridge Stockade - Kentucky Central Railroad -- Union
Camp Kenton - near Maysville -- Union
Camp King - Covington -- Union
Battery (J.L.M.) Kirby - Covington/Newport -- Union
Battery Kyle - Covington/Newport -- Union
Lebanon Post - Lebanon -- Union
Battery Lee - Covington/Newport --Union
Fort Leonidas - location unknown
Fort Lyon - Near Corbin -- Union
Camp Lytle -- Nelson County -- Union
Fort Lytle - (also Fort Albert Sidney Johnston) - Warren County -- CSA
Fort Lytle - Bowling Green - Union
Battery McKee - Covington/Newport -- Union
Battery McLean - Covington/Newport
Fort McPherson - Louisville -- Union
Battery McRae - Covington/Newport
Camp Madison - Franklin County -- Union
Camp Marshall - Owen County -- CSA
Camp Mill Farm - Lexington -- Union
Fort Mitchell - Covington/Newport - Union
Camp Moody - Madison County - Union
Camp Moore - Columbus -- CSA
Camp (Fort) Morton - Louisville -- Union
Camp Morton -- Nelson County -- Union
Camp Nelson - Jessamine County -- Union
Camp Nevin - Nelson County -- Union
Newport Barracks - Newport (Campbell Co.)-- Union
North Battery - Cincinnati/Covington -- Union
Camp Northwest - Huntersville -- CSA
Old Battery - Covington/Newport - Union
Camp Owens - Pulaski County -- Union
Camp Owenton - Owenton -- CSA
Paducah Post - (Van Schroder Barracks) - Paducah -- Union
Fort Pequod - Clay County -- CSA
Battery Perry - Covington/Newport -- Union
Fort Philpot - Louisville - Union
Camp Pope - new New Haven -- Union
Camp Pound Gap - Pound Gap, Cumberland Mountain -- Union
Fort (Colonel) Rains - Cumberland Gap, Bell County -- CSA
Fort Reno - Burnside, Pulaski County - Union
Fort Sands - Muldraugh�s Hill - Union
Camp Sawyer - Fayette County -- Union
Fort Saunders - Louisville -- Union
Fort Sayles - Point Isabel, Pulaski County
Camp Secession - Ballard County -- CSA
Battery Shaler - Covington/Newport - Union
Camp Sigel - Jefferson County -- Union
Battery Simons - Munfordville - Union
Battery Smith - Covington/Newport -- Union
Camp (C.F.) Smith - Louisville -- Union
Fort (C.F.) Smith - Bowling Green - Union
Fort Southworth - Louisville -- Union
Fort Spring - Lexington -- ??
Battery Studdiford - Camp Nelson - Union
Camp Swigert - Greenup County -- Union
Fort Terrill - Munfordville - Union
Fort Thomas - (Campbell Co.) -- Union
Camp (Joe) Underwood - Bowling Green -- Union
Fort Underwood - Bowling Green -- CSA
Camp Wadsworth - near Hazel Green -- ??
Camp Wallace - Lawrence Co. -- Union
Fort Wallace - near Burnside -- Union
Fort Webb - Bowling Green -- CSA
Fort Whittlesey - Newport -- Union
Camp Wickliffe - Hodgenville -- Union
Battery Wiggins - Covington/Newport -- Union
Camp Wildcat - Laurel County -- Union
Fort Williams - Glasgow - Union
Fort Willich - Munfordville -- Union
Camp Wolford - near Somerset (Point Isabel) - Union
Fort (George) Wood - Munfordville-Union
Fort Wright - Kenton Co. -- Union



*List of forts and camps in Kentucky compiled from Robert B. Roberts, Encyclopedia of Historic Forts(1998); Update: Guide to Kentucky Historical Highway Markers (Kentucky Historical Society, 1989); Wells, Dianne, compiler. Melba P. Hay and Thomas P. Appleton, ed. Roadside History: A Guide to Kentucky Historical Markers; Preston, John David, The Civil War in the Big Sandy Valley of Kentucky (1984); Meacham, A History of Christian County; John D. Wright, Lexington; OR, I. 49, II, pp. 273-275; and Armando Alfaro, The Paper Trail of the Civil War in Kentucky, 1861-1865; Ford, H. A. and K. Ford. History of the Ohio Falls Cities and their Counties. Cleveland: L.A. Williams & Co., 1882.

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