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Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Perryville
 
Battle of Perryville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1985
1. Battle of Perryville Marker
 
Inscription.
October 8, 1862
Here 16,00 Confederates under
General Braxton Bragg
fought 22,000 Federals under
General Don Carlos Buell.
Bragg, facing superior forces,
withdrew.Union casualties 4211;
Confederate, 3396.

 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 39.023′ N, 84° 57.14′ W. Marker was in Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker was on West 2nd Street (U.S. 150) near Buell Street (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker was 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 location. Merchants' Row / Street Fighting (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Perryville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perryville (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Perryville (about 400 feet away); Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky (about 400 feet away); The City of Perryville (about 500 feet away); “If You Meet the Enemy, Overpower Him” (about 500 feet away); Perryville in the Crucible of War (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Perryville.
 
Battlefield map Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1985
2. Battlefield map
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site 1825 Battlefield Road, ( SR 1920 ), Perryville, KY 40468 ( 37.650374, -84.952525 )
 

 
More about this marker. This marker has been refurbished and relocated several times over the last 28 years. Kentucky marker #58 was originally located in the town of Perryville. At some point it was moved to the Perryville Battlefield State Park. In 2013 this marker was again relocated to its current position between the town and the park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Kentucky marker #58 has been relocated several times.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Perryville. "Perryville has long been the "forgotten" battle in Civil War history Ken Noe, author of Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle (Submitted on February 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Perryville Battle. Wikipedia article. The battle is considered a strategic Union victory, sometimes called the Battle for Kentucky, because Bragg withdrew to Tennessee soon thereafter, leaving the critical border state of Kentucky in Union hands for the remainder of the war. (Submitted on February 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Union Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1985
3. Union Monument
Union Monument Perryville State Historic Site (Boyle County) Granite obelisk, 1928 Front (South) Inscription: To the valiant soldiers of the Army of the United States, who bravely and heroically fell in the Battle of Perryville October 8, 1862. This monument in grateful memory of their loyal service and noble sacrifice, has been erected by the reunited republic they died to save. Authorized by Act of Congress approved March 3, 1928. Rear (North) Inscription: For freedoms battle, once bequeathed by bleeding sire to son, though battled oft, is ever won.
 
 
Confederate Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1985
4. Confederate Memorial
Confederate Monument Perryville State Historic Site (Boyle County) Limestone figure on pedestal, 1902 Front (South) Inscription: Nor braver bled for a brighter land, no brighter land had a cause so grand. Confederate Memorial East Inscription: (Names of 23 men killed) On flames eternal camping ground, their tents are spread, and glory guards with solemn round -- the bivouac of the dead. Rear (North) Inscription: Erected by the State of Kentucky Commissioners: R. J. Breckinridge, B. O. Rodes, S. D. Van Pelt Architects & Builders Peter-Burghard, St. Co., Louisville -- Nor shall your glory be forgot -- while fame her record keeps -- or honor points the hallowed spot – where valor proudly sleeps. West Inscription: (Names of 14 men killed and a note that 470 unknown soldiers are also buried there) Nor wreck, nor change, or winters blight -- nor times remorseless doom shall dim one ray of holy light, that gilds your glorious tomb.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,828 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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