Battle of Camp Wildcat
Date: October 21, 1861
The Civil War lasted barely a month for Private Lewis McFerren of the Union Army. He died on the morning of October 21, 1861, less than twenty minutes into his first battle. He was one of 15 men listed as killed in the fight at Camp Wildcat, the first engagement of regular troops in Kentucky.
Camp Wildcat wasn't one of the great battles of the Civil War. Yet, for the inexperienced soldiers who faced fire for the first time it might as well have been Gettysburg.
This is a picture of the war while it was going on
This is another picture while the war was going on
This is a picture of camp wildcat before the war
This is we're the battle of Camp wildcat took place
The purpose of the battle of Camp Wildcat
Zollicoffer with some 5,400 men occupied Cumberland Gap and took position at the Cumberland Ford (near present day Pineville) to counter the Unionist in the area. He readily brushed aside home gaurd troops ops near Barbourville in a what is now known as the Battle of Barbourville.
The north won the civil war