H. Rept. 115-695 1 (2018-05-21)

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                   115TH CONGRESS                                     REPORT
                      2d Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES          115-695





                      CAMP NELSON HERITAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT ACT


                    MAY 21, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                     the Union and ordered to be printed


                    Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                       submitted the following

                                          REPORT

                                        [To accompany H.R. 5655]
                            [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                     The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                   bill (H.R. 5655) to establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National
                   Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park
                   System, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report
                   favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill
                   do pass.
                                        PURPOSE OF THE BILL
                     The purpose of H.R. 5655 is to establish the Camp Nelson Herit-
                   age National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the
                   National Park System.
                               BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                     H.R. 5655 establishes the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monu-
                   ment in Nicholasville, Kentucky, as a unit of the National Park
                   System.
                     Located in southern Jessamine County, Kentucky, and founded
                   in 1863, Camp Nelson was constructed by Major General Ambrose
                   Burnside and the 9th Corps of the Army of Ohio to serve as a sup-
                   ply depot, hospital facility, and training and recruiting center for
                   the Union Army during the Civil War.1
                     Camp Nelson provided the Union Army with over 10,000 African
                   American soldiers, making it the third largest recruiting and train-
                   ing depot for African American soldiers in the country. African
                   Camp Nelson. National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov/nr/
                   travel/underground/Camp Nelson.html.
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