Water Valley, KY
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Water Valley is a small, secluded hamlet near the Tennessee state line. Here in the earliest days of the Civil War the Confederate Army established Camp Beauregard, a recruiting and training camp. Camp Beauregard was part of the outer defenses for the fortifications at Columbus, KY. Nearly 2000 Confederate soldiers from Mississippi and Louisiana died here of a terrible meningitis epidemic. It was abandoned after the fall of Fort Donelson in February. Today a monument sits on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley near the graves of Confederate soldiers who died here.


    • Camp Beauregard (State Marker 180, north edge of Water Valley, US 45, Graves Co.)

For additional information:

    • "Kentucky Heritage Tours" brochure

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