In 1863 their were 300 buildings at Camp Nelson. Today their are only a few, one is the visitor center & museum, the other is called the white house which is original and was used by the union army. Not much to see outside but inside is a different story. The museum is small but interesting with many pictures of the camp and it's inhabitants. The third largest group of African-American troops were trained here and many of their families lived here as well. You can tour the white house but only on certain days. Whatever you do don't miss the film at the visitor center. I have seen many historical films and this one is really outstanding, very thorough in it's explanation of what took place here and it's implications to the war. It's free and worth your time.
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