Bacon creek Historical Society’s mission is to rediscover the rich heritage that exists throughout Bonnieville and the Bacon Creek area, preserving that heritage and presenting it to residents and travelers alike. Bacon Creek and the Civil War, Bonnieville, Bonnieville Bombers, Camp Jefferson Kentucky, Bonnieville Kentucky Speed Trap.
Site Has Been Updated  09/05/14

 

 

 

 

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The above pictured cave photo supplied by C. Pierce, Union soldier photo by Charles L. Ross

 One of the features for which this part of Kentucky is known is the awe-inspiring Blue Holes. The most unique aspect of this Blue Hole is its location (shown in the photo above), near the topmost elevation of Frenchman's Knob, the highest point in this part of the state.  Sometimes referred to as an elevated pit, this shaft is over 175 feet deep and opens into a larger cave system home to the Indiana Gray Bat, albino craw fish, and blind fish. For more information and map of the cave, see Frenchman's Knob page.

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Email received Oct. 2nd 2010 "Kimmy I have found 30 more 21st (Ohio Vol.) letters that no one has seen since 1880.  5 of them are about camp Jefferson and they are great.  I will get back with you when I get back from D.C. I am spending 9 hours a day at the archives.  Brad "

 

 
 
 
 
  

Photo by Fred Brown, Special to the News Sentinel

Vice President Dick Cheney, right, shown receiving a 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry replica flag from the infantry’s official historian, Brad Quinlin of Suwanee, Ga., at reenactment of the Battle of Chickamauga

"Sam Fletcher Cheney, great-grandfather to U.S. Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney, was a 34-year-old lieutenant when he enlisted with the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sept. 19, 1861." Stationed at Camp Jefferson, Bacon Creek, Kentucky

www.battleofchickamauga.net/samuelcheney.html

Brad Quinlin has become one of the South’s premier Civil War researchers, working on the NBC series “Who Do You Think You Are”, Marietta National Cemetery in GA as well as with Vice President Dick Cheney.

Mr. Quinlin has now expressed his intent to bring his insight as well as many re-enactors from across the south to Bonnieville (aka Bacon Creek) KY, the place where the Union campaign in the western theater begins in earnest. You can find other information about Mr. Quinlin at the following web addresses;

http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/2010/july/marietta_071002.html

http://www.tolearnyourhistory.com/Contact.html