During the Civil War, the area now called Dumont Hill near Scottsville, Kentucky, was sequentially used as a transient camp for several thousand Union soldiers beginning in 1862. Almost all of them came from the Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. No major battles were staged in the area, but diseases claimed the lives of 57 of those Midwestern men who camped there. Eleven other soldiers died in Scottsville after the last encampment on Dumont Hill. Of the total of 68 soldiers who died, 63 were laid to rest in the Scottsville Burial Ground. Following the war, the National Cemetery System was developed, and the remains from the Scottsville Burial Ground were reinterred in the Nashville National Cemetery. The exact location of the Scottsville Burial Ground was later lost to time…its hallowed ground forgotten.