U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. More than 23,000 black Kentucky men joined the Union Army during the Civil War, most to literally fight for their freedom.
U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. More than 23,000 black Kentucky men joined the Union Army during the Civil War, most to literally fight for their freedom.
U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. More than 23,000 black Kentucky men joined the Union Army during the Civil War, most to literally fight for their freedom.

Cemetery research reveals another 51 black Civil War veterans — and great stories

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.