About the bill
H.R. 5655 establishes the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System.
Located in southern Jessamine County, Kentucky, and founded in 1863, Camp Nelson was constructed by Major General Ambrose Burnside and the 9th Corps of the Army of Ohio to serve as a supply depot, hospital facility, and training and recruiting center for the Union Army during the Civil War. Camp Nelson provided the Union Army with over 10,000 African American soldiers, making it the third largest recruiting and training depot for African American soldiers in the country. As freed slaves, many had no option but to bring their families along with them to the camp as they trained to fight. In November 1864, Brigadier General Speed ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Length: 10 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 5, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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H.R. 5655 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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