Re-enactors Stage Battle of Perryville

October 12, 2012 at 1:58 am EST
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Hundreds of re-enactors travel to Perryville each October to stage the Battle of Perryville, which originally took place in 1862. The fierce fighting killed or wounded 7,500 Union and Confederate soldiers, and the 2008 re-enactment will be the 146th anniversary.

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site hosts the event each year, and a museum and several monuments are also located on its grounds. The site averages around 100,000 visitors throughout the year.

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