Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Inc., a
non-profit corporation, is an organization composed of
individuals who desire to preserve this nationally
significant Civil War battlefield. The foundation's
purpose is to honor the memory of the gallant men, both
Union and Confederate, who fought and died at Middle
The largest and most important Civil War battle fought
in Eastern Kentucky, Middle Creek was a tragic example
of the fratricidal, Kentuckian-against-Kentuckian combat
typical of this region. A Union victory, it focused
national attention on James A. Garfield of Hiram, Ohio,
who decades later would become the twentieth President
of the United States.
The Middle Creek Battlefield Trail is the first phase in
what will be a series of interpretations of the
battlefield site. In coming years, as funds become
available, we hope to add a visitor's center, a research
library, and a multi-media theater. The latter facility
will be used to educate school children and other
visitors not just about Middle Creek, but about other
Civil War battles fought in Eastern Kentucky, as well as
the social and economic impact of the war on the region
as a whole.
We hope that what we are doing here will inspire
visitors from other regions to work to preserve their
own Civil War battlefields and historic sites. Whether
or not you make your home in Eastern Kentucky, we
encourage you to join our organization and help us
preserve our rich mountain heritage.
To make a donation:
Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 326
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Inc. is a
501[c] organization, and donations are tax deductible
to the full extent of the law.
If you have any questions or would like more information,
email us, or
use our online request form.