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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2012 03:58 pm
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Joined: Sun Dec 12th, 2010
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I visited the Perryville Battlefield this past weekend.  Due to a bad knee I was pretty restricted in seeing everything.  But I was able to walk up and down Loomis Heights.  I saw the 42nd Indiana marker which was pretty cool because I had 3 ancestors in that regiment.  Standing on the very ground that they were on when the SHTF was pretty neat.  I was able to move around some on the field but  I know I missed a lot of the field.  Imagining those fields full of about 10,000 casualties was something.  I've started reading Perryville:  Havoc of Battle.  Reading the book and having gone to the battlefield gives you an extra sense of what was going on.  I plan on making another trip back if my knee ever heals up.  Anyway if anybody is thinking of going its worth it. 

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