Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Hike starts at 11:00 a.m. Museum opens at 10:00 a.m. The museum charges a small fee to visit their exceptional displays. Participants are encouraged to visit the museum before the hike to familiarize themselves with the high level details of the Perryville campaign and battle. There is also a well stocked gift ship in the museum, with many titles covering the Perryville campaign and other western battles. There are modern restrooms below the museum.
Please meet by 10:50 near the Confederate Cemetery. The hike will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. and will go on, rain or shine. We will cover four to five miles of the Perryville Battlefield, discussing salient points of the battle along the way. Please wear sturdy shoes (the paths are mown grass), bring plenty of water, and have something to snack on. If it is a sunny day wear sunscreen and/or a hat as the battlefield does not offer much in the way of shade. The terrain is rolling with a few short steep climbs. The hike will last four hours.
For those interested we will be having a post hike gathering at Lore Brewing Company in Danville. Lore specializes in tasty and smooth drinking beers brewed on location (and they brew their own root beer). The fine folks at Lore might be providing us some great food as well (rumor has it they are going to smoke some pork butt for us...yum!). Those going to Lore will be responsible for their own beer purchases and share in the food costs. Please let me know if you are planning on the after hike event so I can let our hosts at Lore know how many folks to expect.
Lore Brewing Company
471 Whirlaway Drive,
Danville, KY 40422
859.209.4288 - lorebrew.com
Hike Leader Info – Darryl Smith serves as a board of trustees member for the Buckeye Trail Association, is a regimental color bearer in the Civil War Trust, and is a member of the Friends of Perryville Battlefield. He is an avid hiker and backpacker who also has a passion for American military history. Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is one of his favorite Civil War locations, due to the near pristine nature of the park, looking much like it did during that hot day of October 8th, 1862. Please contact him at 513.321.1539 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.