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Road trippin': Battle of Perryville, Fight for Gibson Farm


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Battle of Perryville

The Battle of Perryville State Historic Site is nestled in the serene countryside of Kentucky's lower-Bluegrass region. One of the best preserved Civil War battlefield sites in the nation, much of the land around the region has been unaltered, with little to no development visible for miles upon miles in all directions. The vistas that the soldiers and generals noted over one-hundred-years ago are pretty much the same today. This historic site contains a museum that has numerous exhibits on the Civil War and Kentucky's largest battle, along with maps and brochures on the numerous events and programs that occur at the site every year. There are numerous marked trails that lead up to several information kiosks and interpretative displays.

This is the first year that I have seen the battle. Crowds lined up on both sides of the Fight for Gibson Farm, which occurred on October 8, 1862 when Confederate General Daniel Donelson

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