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Civil War Fort Duffield

Started in November of 1861 as fortification designed to guard the supply depot of the Western troops established at West Point, Kentucky near the confluence of the Salt River and the Ohio by Gen. William T. Sherman. Built by the men of the 9th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, the fort saw little, if any, action. Still it was a deterrent to invading and raiding Confederate troops who found the hill bristling with men and cannons, guarding the flank of Louisville. It is Kentucky's largest and best preserved earthen work fort, and is open year round for self-guided tours. For more information, see their website at


Fort Duffield Camp #1

Chartered in October of 1996 originally as a camp at large, Kentucky's first SUVCW camp is proud to have paved the way for the other great camps to follow. Established at West Point, Kentucky the Camp usually holds it's bi-monthly meetings in one of the historic restaurants or buildings in this historic river town. For more information on meeting times and camp activities email: