“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Battle of Perryville

October 8, 1862

Battle of Perryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 17, 1999
1. Battle of Perryville Marker
Inscription. Here 16,000 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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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° 40.464′ N, 84° 58.101′ W. Marker was near Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker was on Park Road 0.1 miles west of Battlefield Road (State Route 1920), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker was located at a small parking pull-off with one or two picnic tables nearby. 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. Sgt. Harris B. Cope Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Introduction (about 400 feet away); Donelson's Advance (about 500 feet away); Donelson's Attack (about 500 feet away); Soldiers' Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation (about 600 feet away); Perryvile and the Emancipation Proclamation (about 600 feet away); Squire Henry P. Bottom (about 700 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (about 700 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.
Categories. War, US Civil
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