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Archive for May, 2011
Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial
150th Commemoration of the Battle of Perryville
October 5-7, 2012
CS Commander S. Chris Anders (Southern Division)
US Commander Chad Greene (Western Federal Blues)
Event Information Coming Soon
The Kentucky Department of Parks
The Friends of Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
100% of the proceeds from this event will go toward land preservation!
What’s there to do in Perryville, KY at the Battlefield?
Hiking Trails: 10 miles of self-guided walking trails. Picnicking & Playground: Picnic shelter with rest-
rooms, tables, grills, and a playground.
The Perryville Commemoration: The annual event, occurring every October, features authentic weaponry, clothing, campsites, and demonstrations of infantry, artillery, cavalry, and a civil war reenactment. Visit www.perryvillereenactment.org
Living History Activities: With costumed interpreters throughout the year, based on availability.
Museum: Battle artifacts, a Civil War display, and a map with the layout of the battle.
Gift Shop: Features Kentucky handcrafts, souvenirs, and a large selection of Civil War books.
Monuments: Monuments from several states, honoring their fallen dead from the Perryville Battle, dot the battlefield site. A Confederate monument was erected in 1902. A Union monument went up in 1931.
1825 Battlefield Road
Perryville, KY 40468-0296
FYI – Perryville Battlefield is 45 miles southwest of Lexington. Take US 68 west to US 150 west.
Annual Battle of Perryville
Re-enactment Schedule for the next 10 years -
Visit the reenactment site for more information: http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org
- 2011: October 1 – 2
- 2012: October 6 – 7
- 2013: October 5 – 6
- 2014: October 4 – 5
- 2015: October 3 – 4
- 2016: October 1 – 2
- 2017: October 7 – 8
- 2018: October 6 – 7
- 2019: October 5 – 6
- 2020: October 3 – 4
- 2021: October 2 – 3