The Perryville Battlefield of Kentucky

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A New Video by the Friends of Perryville – The Perryville Battlefield of Kentucky 

In 1993, Congress named Perryville as one of the Top 11 most endangered sites in the entire country (out of 384 battlefields), “with critical need for action,” and one of only 45 “Class A” battles that had “a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war.” Today, the history land is mostly saved, but there is still more to do. More land to save and land to take care of so that visitors can enjoy its history and beautiful nature and benefit the citizens of the local community, state, and nation.

The Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862, was fought between the Union Army of the Ohio, commanded by Major General Don Carlos Buell, and the Confederate Army of Mississippi, commanded by General Braxton Bragg. It was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Civil War Kentucky and saw more casualties (7,600) than many other well-known battles. It was far bloodier than Champion Hill, Resaca, or Kennesaw Mountain. Learn more about the battle here: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/perryville

Help preserve this hallowed ground: https://www.friendsofperryville.org/Donate.html