Mill Springs National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the town of Nancy, eight miles (13 km) west of the city of Somerset in Pulaski County, Kentucky. It encompasses 6.3 acres (2.5 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 3,011 interments.
The site of Mill Springs National Cemetery was originally the battlefield cemetery of the Battle of Mill Springs, Sunday 19 January 1862, initially designated Logan's Cross Roads Cemetery. Soldiers who fell in the battle were buried in large trenches. After the Civil War, it became an official National Cemetery and had its name changed. Many battlefield cemeteries in the region had their remains transferred to Mill Springs.
In 1867, additional land was donated to the federal government for the cemetery by William H. Logan, and he and his wife were buried in the cemetery upon their deaths.
Mill Springs National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Mill Springs National Cemetery was on the list of the first National Cemeteries created. As small as it is, the cemetery still receives burials. It is one of the oldest National Cemeteries still in operation.
- Sergeant Brent Woods, Medal of Honor recipient for action in New Mexico Territory during the Indian Wars.
- Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski, KY at the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)
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