Perryville Battlefield – Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration
October 1-2, 2011
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 heaviest fighting that day occurred on the Confederate right flank as men from Maney’s Confederate Brigade clashed against the raw Union recruits of Terrill’s and Starkweather’s Brigades. Of the several regiments involved in this desperate fight, the 9th Tennessee and the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry directly confronted each other across the battlefield.
The Living History Program for the 2011 Commemoration of the Battle of Perryville will focus on recreating these two regiments. If you are interested in participating in the event please contact the park. You may contact the Preservation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-332-8631 and ask to speak to Joni House.