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Text of A resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs and the significance of the battle to the ...

...battle to the Civil War.

This simple resolution was agreed to on January 30, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 30, 2012 (Resolution Agreed to).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 357

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 30, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Paul) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs and the significance of the battle to the Civil War.

Whereas the Battle of Mill Springs, which took place on January 19, 1862, in Pulaski and Wayne Counties in Kentucky, was the first significant victory for the Union Army in the Civil War, according to the National Park Service;

Whereas Confederate General Felix Zollicoffer, who died at the Battle of Mill Springs, was one of the first generals to die in the Civil War;

Whereas the Battle of Mill Springs was the second largest battle to take place in Kentucky during the Civil War, engaging over 10,000 soldiers;

Whereas the outcome of the Battle of Mill Springs opened the path for the Union Army to move through Kentucky and into Tennessee, affecting the outcome of the Civil War;

Whereas Mill Springs Battlefield has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior;

Whereas the Mill Springs Battlefield Association, along with volunteers in the surrounding community, has made significant strides in preserving the historic site of the battle and educating the public about the historic event that took place at that site;

Whereas the Mill Springs Battlefield Association Visitor Center provides visitors with battlefield tours, access to Civil War artifacts, and a Civil War library; and

Whereas more than 50,000 visitors have traveled to the uniquely preserved battlefield, which spans nearly 500 acres: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs;

(2)

recognizes—

(A)

the work of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association in acquiring, preserving, and maintaining Mill Springs Battlefield for posterity; and

(B)

the continuing effort of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association to educate the public about this significant historic event;

(3)

encourages the people of the United States to visit Mill Springs Battlefield on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs; and

(4)

recognizes—

(A)

the contributions of the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Mill Springs; and

(B)

the outcome of the Battle of Mill Springs, which helped to preserve the union of the United States.