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Perryville Spring Walking Tour Weekend


May 15th and 16th, 2015

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
1825 Battlefield Road,
Perryville, KY 40468

Sponsored by the Friends of Perryville Battlefield and the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table

Guides – Chuck Lott and Darryl Smith


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Civil War Trust Park Day at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

May 23, 2015                      Sign up starts at 8:00 a.m. in Civil War Hall

As our nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, volunteers across the country will once again answer their nation’s call to service. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, to participate in the 18th annual Park Day at Perryville Battlefield.

Perryville has been the grateful recipient of several acres recently purchased by the Civil War Trust. We are working hard to return these areas to their wartime appearance. Please come out and help remove fences and clean out old buildings. We will be burning large brush piles as well and doing general trail clean up.

Please wear long pants, work boots and bring work gloves with you. We could also use wire cutters and brush cutters on our fence removal projects. Civil War Trust t-shirts are provided for adults as well as patches for the kiddos. Lunch and drinks will be provided by the Friends of Perryville. Come on out and help us restore this historic landscape!

If you have any questions please call the park at 859-332-8631 or email

Read our Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Phone App

The Perryville Phone App that was recently completed by Ball State University is now available on both the Apple/itunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android.

This great project was a partnership between Ball State University, Perryville Battlefield and the Friends of Perryville.

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2014 Park Day Volunteers Accomplishment Many Improvements

Read more about it in our July 2014 Newsletter.

Database of Perryville Casualties Now Available Online

Centre College Class Helps Park With Project

PERRYVILLE, Ky. – With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. Click here to access the database.

Split Rail Drive

Split Rails help Define the Space! We are making real progress on our Split Rail Drive! We are almost half way there! Please help! The fences were terrible obstacles that the soldiers had to overcome as they advanced across the landscape. Our mission will help return the park’s landscape to its appearance at the time of the battle as well as define those spaces where men struggled and died for our nation.

You can help build a battlefield by purchasing a split rail. The rails will be purchased from the West Virginia Split Rail Company at $8.50 per rail. This includes the shipping!

Please send your donation of $8.50 per rail to:
Friends of Perryville Battlefield
P.O. Box 296
Perryville, KY 40468


Blue & Gray Education Society Sponsored Interpretive Panel Project Complete!


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The Friends of Perryville partnered with the Blue Gray Education Society to provide the funding to replace over 24 interpretive panels currently on the trail system. The panels were in a very deteriorated condition and many of them were not legible.  This effort began over two years ago when the Blue Gray Education Society made an offer to partner with the Friends and help raise the funds to replace the signs.  It has been a tremendous success and we can happily report that the final sign order has been placed and the panels should arrive and be installed at the park within the next couple weeks!  Huzzzahhh for all those who made the effort to help on this project! We also want to acknowledge the park staff who spent countless hours working on the text and images – especially Kurt who went above and beyond duty to get this project finished!


To participate in the 2014 Battle Commemoration please visit


Video from the 150th Battle Commemoration that aired previously on Small Town Big Deal is nor available on


Perryville Battlefield Named to USA Today Top Ten List




Tell Your Kentucky Civil War Story

A blog site to share your stories - sponsored by Kentucky Tourism

Please help The Civil War Trust preserve Perryville Battlefield.
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Read more about the Civil War Trust Effort to preserve 141 Acres at Perryville


Perryville: Then & Now
An Interview with Kurt Holman

Walking Trails Map
of Perryville Battlefield

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Please support the Nature Plate Program. Nature Plate Funds were used to purchase the  Coyle Tract that is on US 150


Learn More about Perryville Battlefield Preservation

Learn More about the Civil War in Kentucky

Here at our website you can learn more about the Friends of Perryville, make a donation to battlefield preservation and learn ways you can volunteer and help out with projects and events at the Battlefield.

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