On this day: The Battle of Mill Springs in 1862

The Battle of Mill Springs, was fought in Wayne and Pulaski counties, near current Nancy, Kentucky, on January 19, 1862, as part of the American Civil War.

Part of the American Civil War, the Battle of Mill Springs was fought in Kentucky on the 19th of January, 1862.

The battle, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek in Confederate terminology and the Battle of Logan’s Cross Roads in Union terminology, was the first significant defeat for the Confederates.

Though soon eclipsed by more famous battles in the press, the Union victory was widely celebrated at the time.

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