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The General Felix K. Zollicoffer Monument placed in the honour of the Confederate Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer after his death at the Batlle of Mill Springs which occured here. The monument that was built in his honour in 1910, was relived every year when a girl came and decorated a white oak tree. However after the tree being struck by a lightening and was destroyed the sapling of that tree was put in this place which came to be known as the Zollicoffer Tree. This 8 feet tall monument was made up of a limestone whuch describes not only about Zollicoffer but also about the many other Confederates who lost their lives in this battle.
Mill Springs National Cemetery is the final resting place of the soldiers killed during the Battle of Mill Springs. The cemetery is designated as a United States National Cemetery and is said to be one of the oldest functioning National Cemeteries. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Mill Springs Battleground is an interesting yet relatively unknown site within the Civil War. The Battle of Mill Springs was fought on the grounds which now contain the park, and marked an early Union victory that all but ended the Confederate push into Kentucky. While the battle was soon overshadowed by more prominent victories at the hands of Ulysses S. Grant, this site was an important moment in the Union's control of the middle of America.
Formerly known as the Cumberland National Forest, the Daniel Boone National Forest is a forest nestled in the State of Kentucky. Set against the scenic Appalachian Mountains and a part of the Cumberland Plateau, it has ravines and cliffs. Here, visitors can indulge in several activities like camping, fishing, hunting and so forth.
Cumberland Falls is a mystical and inspiring waterfall in the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Falling from 70 feet (21 meters) on the Cumberland River, it is often called the Niagara of the South. On a full moon night, don’t miss the lunar rainbow. This phenomenon appears white to the naked eye but a great camera captures its mesmerizing hues.