WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved Mill Springs Battlefield in Pulaski County to be designated as a National Monument and become part of the National Park System.
The U.S. Senate gave the okay two weeks ago. The measure now awaits President Trump’s signature.
The historic battlefield in Nancy, Kentucky, was the site of the Union’s first significant victory in the Civil War in 1862.
Republican Congressman Hal Rogers, of Somerset, helped secure federal funding to preserve 900-acres of the battleground and to build a 10,000 square foot educational visitor center and an on-site museum.
The Mill Springs Battlefield Association (MSBA) will donate 900-acres of land and its facilities at Mill Springs to the National Park System.
The national designation ensures that the Mill Springs Battlefield is protected, preserved and promoted well into the future.
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