Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: August 17, 2017
While driving along the rural backroads parallel to Lake Cumberland searching for a plot of land and campsite that my father once owned and I visited many times until I was about 9 years old, we came upon this national battlefield monument. This national monument was not here 53 years ago when I last visited. The site consisted of a visitor center, cemetery, and educational museum with weapons, uniforms, and memorabilia from the Civil War. Early in the Civil War at these rolling hills and farmland west of Somerset the Union Army in November 1861 won a significant battle against the Confederates. The Confederates had 551 casualties and the Union Army only 262 casualties.