U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. More than 10,000 black troops were recruited and trained there during the Civil War.
U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. More than 10,000 black troops were recruited and trained there during the Civil War.
U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. More than 10,000 black troops were recruited and trained there during the Civil War.

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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.