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Forgotten site of forgotten battle

This is a small site on a driving tour of a small, strung out 1862 Civil War battlefield that has... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Paul S
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Marion
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Quite nice park off the beaten path be sure to learn more on the history of the namesake General... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
Tamarasister
,
Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

This is a small site on a driving tour of a small, strung out 1862 Civil War battlefield that has been mostly forgotten. In fact, I didn't even recognize the name because I knew it as Logan's Crossroad, one of many other names for the same battle. However, the result was a victory for the Union that secured Kentucky and opened the door into Tennessee as the northern armies continued to shrink rebel territory as they surged southward until the end of the war. Typical of southern experiences, the army marched out of a strongly fortified position and ran into newly reinforced Union troops, beginning the battle. As both sides tried to advance through the woods and the smoke, confederate general Zollicoffer rode down the road to check on what he thought was part of his troops, but were actually the Union reinforcements. He met Union colonel Fry on the road and told him to order the men to stop firing. Neither recognized the other and the battle would have turned out differently if one of Zollicoffer's aides hadn'r ridden up in alarm to get his commanding officer out of danger. The federals fired and both confederates fell dead in the road. Zollicoffer's body was placed under the Zollie tree ( now dead and gone. like it's namesake) near the confederate graves. Be careful pulling in and out of the lot so you don't wind up in a grave yourself. I let my mind wander back 150 years and nearly wound up as a hood ornament on a semi truck on the winding two lane road. He had his hazard lights on and I still didn't see him. Thank goodness he was used to the area and saw me pull out. I'm also thankful that he didn't give me the finger or tailgate all the way back to the highway.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Quite nice park off the beaten path be sure to learn more on the history of the namesake General Zollicoffer

Thank Tamarasister
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

civil war buffs this is right out of the civil war it is so so interesting to come here and enjoy it

Thank melissarc2015
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Zolicoffer Park is a nice stop on the driving tour of the Battle Of Mill Springs. The park itself is solemn, owing to the Confederate Cemetery on the property. There is a one mile, moderately strenuous walking trail that takes you around a key part of the battlefield, complete with informative signs. Was a bit disappointed that the roadside historic marker for the Zollie Tree was missing when I visited: I would have liked to have taken a picture of it.

If you continue on the driving tour, be careful of some of the pull offs at the wayside stops! I misjudged when pulling back onto the main road from Tour Stop 4, leading to a near accident when my vehicle slipped off the sharp drop off where the pull off drive merges with the road.

Thank OPMaster1978
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

1st time that i had visited there and found it to be a very Sad place to where so many Soldiers died in Battle. The Cementary is well maintained and it was great to see all the names of all those Conferdate Soldiers and headstone put up for them that future generations to see

Thank Herbert143
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is #2 on a self-guided car tour of a Civil War battle site. There is a plaque discribing each segment of the battle at each stop.

Thank sleepy2l
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is part of the Mills Spring Battlefield Tour. If you want to only stop at one place on the tour then this should be it. A wake up call on history and should not be forgotten and this park will tell you that

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Reviewed August 2, 2015

OK little park if you are into the Civil War, I used to drive by this a lot to visit a friend, they say it is haunted, but I never saw anything the times I was there...

Thank Scott F
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Reviewed October 13, 2014

My sons and I visited Zollicoffer Park - Confederate Cemetery- Battlefield this weekend. It was very well maintained, interesting, and a great stop along the driving tour.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

this place is spooky i havent been here since i was a child,. iam originally from russell springs ky. but it is a spooky place to visit

Thank melissa c
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