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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2012 02:58 pm
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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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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2012 09:21 pm
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Another Western Theater under-appreciated, under-recognized crucial battle. Finally getting its due becaus of Noe and others, including Civil War Trust.

Art Bagley



 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 01:27 pm
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have not been to perryville in over 25 years.

at the time it was rolling fields, 2 trailhead parking lots, maybe half a dozen markers and a type-written, photo-copied trail guide...



 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2012 03:19 pm
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Noe's book on Perryville is very well written. You feel like you were there. It was a real hellish battle that is for sure. Course I imagine all of the Civil War battles were. Only thing I didn't care much for at the battlefield is the shelter house right where the Confederate assault on Open Knob marched through. But its still a good place to visit.



 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2012 03:53 pm
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I liked Noe's book as well, but I thought it needed more maps.

Mark



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