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

Kirkland Home

 
 
Kirkland Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. Kirkland Home Marker
Inscription.  Near here was the home of Charles King and Caroline Purdom Kirkland. To escape the Battle of Perryville, they traveled with their 3 young children 10 miles south to the home of Caroline’s father in Forkland. When they returned a few days later, they found their home had been used as a hospital and much of their property destroyed.

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Their blood-stained dining room table was used for operations and their clothes torn for bandages. Furniture, fences, & outbuildings were burned for fuel and farm animals killed for food. Soldiers were buried poorly in the yard; after a rain their limbs protruded from the soil. With these horrific conditions, the family moved, sold the farm, and never returned.
 
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2391.)
 
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.
 
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37° 40.34′ N, 84° 57.775′ W. Marker is near Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Battlefield Road (County Route 1920) south of Whites Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1470 Battlefield Road, Perryville KY 40468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumsden's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Perryville (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Opening Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sgt. Harris B. Cope Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donelson's Advance (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Valley of Death (approx. 0.3 miles away); Introduction (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers' Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Kirkland Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. Kirkland Home Marker
Kirkland Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
3. Kirkland Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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