Near Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Presented By the Kirkland Family
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 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.
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); Sgt. Harris B. Cope Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donelson's Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donelson's Advance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Introduction (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers' Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perryvile and the Emancipation Proclamation (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 424 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.