Wildcat Battlefield Site (NRIS 79001018)
13.4 mi. N of London off U.S. 25,
Kentucky. County/parish: Laurel.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
June 28, 1979.
- Battle of Camp Wildcat
- The Battle of Camp Wildcat (also known as Wildcat Mountain and Camp Wild Cat) was one of the early engagements of the American Civil War (Civil War). It occurred October 21, 1861, in northern Laurel County, Kentucky during the campaign known as the Kentucky Confederate Offensive or Operations in Eastern Kentucky (1861). The battle is considered one of the first Union victories of the Civil War, and marked the second engagement of troops in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79001018