Perryville Battlefield 150th Commemoration Event
October 5-7, 2012
We are very pleased to offer to our participants at our 150th Commemoration Event a very rare and wonderful opportunity. Military and civilian participants will be able for the first time to have an organized march into the battlefield via the original routes taken by both the Union and Confederate Armies. It will be the first time that participants will be able to re-trace the steps of the armies as they arrived on the field some 150 years ago. We’ve worked for several months securing these routes and are very pleased that our neighbors around the park are very willing to help provide this opportunity.
If you are interested in participating in this portion of Perryville’s 150th event please follow these directions.
If you are a military participant please indicate that you will be attending the event by checking the appropriate box on the registration form and then notify the appropriate military commander by emailing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Unit Name, Unit Commander, Contact Information, Number of those participating, US or CS, and branch of service.
If you are a civilian participant please indicate that you wish to participate on the registration form and then complete the application to participate and email that email@example.com
Please note to attend this portion of Perryville’s 150th Anniversary that you must be in the appropriate staging areas between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday October 4, 2012. You will be guided to your staging areas. Please understand that these areas are very remote and you will not be able to find it without the guides that will be in place during those times at the designated areas. We also wish to make sure that you understand if you pack it in you will be required to pack it out. We will be utilizing private land and we want to make sure that those who generously gave permission to use their land will not be able to discern the passing of the armies; unlike 1862 we want to make sure that no property is harmed or disfigured in any way.
Additional information, maps and further directions will be placed on the website as the event date approaches. In order to afford no tactical advantage to either army some secrecy is required regarding approach routes etc. During the 1862 campaign the typical soldier had no idea where he was, where he was going, or when he could expect battle. We wish to replicate that experience for you during our 150th event so some information will not be available to march participants.
All of the reenactor registration fees will go directly to the preservation and interpretation of the park through Friends of Perryville.
If you have any questions regarding the march/tactical please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the park at 859-332-8631 and ask to speak to Joni House. I will get your information to the appropriate commander and then get you an answer as soon as I can.