The Battle of Mill Springs was the first decisive Federal victory of the Civil War and the beginning of a series of Confederate setbacks in the Western Theater.

The site offers intact examples of a Civil War battlefield and related properties that were occupied at the time of the battle, as well as insight into the Confederate Army’s winter field camp. In 1991, the National Park Service put Mill Springs on its Most Endangered Battlefield List.

Updates on Mill Springs Battlefield

  • Magazine Article

    Our New Parks

    Summer 2019 | By Rona Marech

    A sweeping public lands law paves the way for the addition of Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument and Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument to the National Park System. 


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