These are the words carved into the west side of the Camp Nelson Graveyard No. 1 monument:
"African American Refugees
Thousands of African American women and children, most of whom were families of U.S. colored troops, entered Camp Nelson in 1864-65 seeking freedom from slavery."
The better known Camp Nelson National Cemetery for U.S. veterans is down the road.
Photo taken on 26 October 2018 (© sniggie / Flickr)