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Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Illinois Soldiers at Perryville

 
 
Illinois Soldiers At Perryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Illinois Soldiers At Perryville Marker
Inscription. The Fifty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, commanded by Maj. Joshua Winters, here suffered 113 casualties of 325 engaged. The Seventy-fifth Illinois, Lieut. Col. John E. Bennett, lost 225 of 700. Serving with Col. Michael Gooding's Thirteenth Brigade, the regiments came to the aid of Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook's Corps and coolly resisted vicious charges, firing with "terrible effect."
 
Erected 1962 by Civil War Cenntenial Commission of Illinois.
 
Location. 37° 40.156′ N, 84° 58.888′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is at the intersection of Whites Road and Hays Mays Road, on the left when traveling north on Whites Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville KY 40468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dixville Crossroads (a few steps from this marker); Webster's Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Russell House (about 700 feet away); 80th Indiana (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Polk Behind Enemy Lines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris' Battery
Dixville Crossroads image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Dixville Crossroads
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleburne's Advance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Widow Gibson Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perryville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Perryville. Civil War Trust (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Perryville. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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