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

Battle of Perryville

October 8, 1862

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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. The marker was located at a small parking pull-off with one or two picnic tables nearby. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Perryville KY 40468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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(about 500 feet away); The Valley of Death (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). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo   1. submitted on June 30, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 4, 2020