Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
—The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862 —
As he formed his 1,600 soldiers into two lines in the fields behind you, trees and rolling terrain hid his men from the Union battery. Four Confederate cannon rolled into position here and began answering the fire from the Union battery. Amidst the thundering concussion and swirling smoke of a close-range artillery duel, Maney’s men advanced to within striking distance and then charged into the deadly fire of the surprised Union cannon crews.
I immediately opened an enfilading fire on them, at the distance of 250 or 300 yards, with canister, and continued it with shell and spherical case as the enemy retired.
Confederate 1st Lieutenant William B. Turner
Turner’s Mississippi Battery
After proceeding several hundred yards through the woods in the course I had first taken I was informed Gen. Donelson had become hotly engaged and was in great need of reinforcements.
Confederate Brigadier General George E. Maney
Location. 37° 40.71′ N, 84° 58.198′ Touch for map. Located in Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1825 Battlefield Road, Perryville KY 40468, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turner's Battery (here, next to this marker); Assault on Parsons’ Ridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stewart's Advance (about 700 feet away); Defense of Parsons’ Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Defense of Parsons’ Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army of the Ohio (approx. ¼ mile away); On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
More about this marker. On the upper right is a photograph of Confederate Brigadier General George E. Maney. United States Military History Institute, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Also see . . .
1. Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Kentucky Department of Parks (Submitted on August 25, 2011.)
2. Perryville. Civil War Trust (Submitted on August 25, 2011.)
3. Perryville. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 25, 2011.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.