Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Perryville
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;
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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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.
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
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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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