|Civil War Round Table of Chicago visits battlefield|
|Written by Stephen B. McKinney|
|Saturday, October 24 2009 01:05|
The Chicago Civil War Round Table visited the Mill Springs Battlefield as part of their 59th annual.The groups’ 2009 tour was centered on “Kentucky & Lincoln”. Headquartered in the Campbell House in Lexington, the Round Table visited various historically significant places in Kentucky, during the last weekend in April. Some of the places included: Perryville Battlefield, Wildcat Mountain, Lincoln’s Birthplace, Richmond Battlefield and Mill Springs Battlefield.
Round Table members were complimentary of the MSBA for the interpretation and the upkeep of the battlefield. “Mill Springs was one of the most important battles of the early part of the Civil War,” said Bearss, “It was the first victory of any significance in the Western Theatre of the Civil War and the first breech of the Southern Defensive line.”