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This is the Craintown School class – Crain School Rd Boyle County – Perryville, KY. If you know of anyone in this photo – please post your comments so we can identify everyone.
The one image from the newspaper says the Polk School – not sure if that is one and the same or not. I am sure someone can shed some light here.
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
Ghost tours start this weekend in historic Perryville
By DAVID BROCK
PERRYVILLE — A town with Perryville’s history is bound to have its share of things that go bump in the night. Starting Friday, people can try to get in touch with the spooky side of the little city on the Chaplin River.
Terry Goode is starting Haunted Perryville, a tour that combines history with ghost stories about a town that has plenty of both.
“I have had this in mind for a great while and have really been thinking hard about it for the last two years,” Goode said. “It didn’t seem possible until I just decided to go ahead and do it. I want to give people a lot of Read more…
The Civil War Preservation Trust, a nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, has donated 54 acres associated with the October 1862 battle of Perryville to the state of Kentucky for the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
“The gift of this land will provide an enriched experience for Read more…