Camp Nelson Civil War author forum held next month
Published 11:22 am Thursday, February 21, 2019
From staff reports
Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor will speak at Camp Nelson National Monument at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 about her new book, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps.”
The author presentation will follow the Camp Nelson Annual Meeting in the reconstructed Barracks Building, located at 6614 Danville Road in Nicholasville.
The book explores how day-to-day experiences in military-supervised camps shaped the way emancipation unfolded in the United States.
Taylor is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, and previously authored “The Divided Family in Civil War America.” She is the co-editor, along with Stephen Berry, of the “UnCivil Wars” series with the University of Georgia Press, as well as an editorial advisory board member of the Civil War Monitor magazine and a past member of the board of editors of the Journal of Southern History.
She is also involved in a variety of public history and historic preservation projects in Central Kentucky.