Thursday, October 8, 2009

Battle of Perryville Reenactment

Since I moved here in 2005 I have always wanted to go to the Perryville battlefield/reenactment. And this year we finally made the trip. It was a 90 minute drive and we made it there with 5 minutes to spare before the "battle" was scheduled to start.
Well the main part of the reenactment was representing the fight for a certain hill. And where the crowd was roped off made it difficult to see the entire battlefield. So it was basically you saw one side or the other.. and we were on the Union side. Hence, the lack of pictures of the Confederates.
The reenactment was actually pretty disappointing, it only lasted 15-20 minutes, and for such a short reenactment, the reenactors were very unenthusiastic. I will probably go back with some friends on a non tourist weekend so that I can walk the battlefield.
Anyways, on with the pictures!

I need to brush up on my history, aparently there was only 1 Union casualty at the battle of Perryville! It was a little odd that there was only this one guy sitting on the ground drinking from his canteen!
Of couse, the Cavalry was just sitting there in between their many 6vs6 charging Cavalry engagements! Gotta love reenactors!

Lacy takes a break from the gripping drama to pose for a picture.
One of the monuments

The Confederate Cavalry- The guy in the red vest looked like one of the Three Musketeers..
Better shot of the Musketeers hat..

Another monument.
The Union campsite.
The Confederate monument.

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