Some of the bloodiest fighting during the Battle of Perryville happened around the historic Dixville Crossroads. This area was a valuable strategic area as the Benton and Mackville Roads intersected at the crossroads. Today the area is occupied by Hayes-Mayes Rd. and Whites Rd. The 22nd Indiana took over 60% casualties in the fields surrounding the crossroads.
We are working hard to return that area to its historic appearance. We will also be constructing split rail fences that will better define park land. Please come out and lend a hand.
Signs ups will be at the main park complex in Civil War Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The Friends of Perryville will provide donuts, coffee, drinks, and lunch for the day. There will be opportunities for Scout participation on trail clean sweeps throughout the park. Please wear heavy shoes, heavy pants and bring work gloves! We Need You to make this day a success!
Make up Rain Day will be May 24, 2014! If it is pouring rain, please call before you come out!