150th Commemoration of the Battle of Perryville
On October 8, 1862 the Confederate Army of Mississippi and the Union Army of the Ohio met on the farm fields surrounding the small community of Perryville, Kentucky. Before the day was over nearly 2,500 men lay dead and another 5,000 wounded men filled every barn, church and house in the area. The struggle that occurred that day was a Confederate victory; however, Union forces greatly outnumbered the Southerners, which forced Bragg’s Army to retreat from Perryville and eventually withdraw into Tennessee.
The Battle of Perryville decided Kentucky’s fate during the American Civil War. Unable to maintain its occupation, the Confederate States of America was forced to give up its military aspirations for the Commonwealth and Kentucky remained a loyal state in the Federal Union. The Confederate withdraw from Kentucky along with strategic Confederate defeats on four other front enabled Abraham Lincoln to finally issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Perryville will focus on recreating small scale selected portions of the battle that occurred here in October, 1862. If you are interested in participating in the event please read over the participant rules and standards section listed for your particular branch of service listed below. If you have further questions you may contact the Preservation Coordinator at email@example.com
To Register for the Perryville 150th Reenactment
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