The battle of Perryville, Kentucky was that states largest battle in the Civil War.  It was fought in early October of 1862. It was the deciding blow that drove the Confederate forces out of that state and kept it in the Union.  For several years now there has been a reinactment of that battle celebrated the first weekend in October.  Below are photos I took of the battle in 2000. 
perryville1.jpg (40837 bytes)perryville2.jpg (18999 bytes)L-Some of the Confederate soldiers take it easy prior to the start of the battle. R-The Union troups move in from the west

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perryville3.jpg (26884 bytes)perryville4.jpg (32999 bytes)L-The Rebel cavalry rides in from the east to meet the oncoming. R-Union infantry Coming in from the west, the Union infantry lines up for battle.

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perryville5.jpg (30303 bytes)perryville6.jpg (33490 bytes)L-The initial Confederate line of battle from the East.  R- The right side of the Union infantry line fires their volley

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perryville7.jpg (26927 bytes)perryville8.jpg (40094 bytes)L-The Union soldiers fire another volley. (sorry this is blurry). R-The Union infantry fires a volley.

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perryville9.jpg (34349 bytes)perryville10.jpg (30956 bytes) L-The Union soldiers fire at will. R-The Confederates open fire.

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perryville12.jpg (34200 bytes)perryville13.jpg (41862 bytes)L-The Union infantry fires at will, while a saber dual occurs between the cavalry on the hillside above. R-Union line of battle.

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perryville15.jpg (39269 bytes)perryville16.jpg (40926 bytes)L-Union line of battle.  R-Union casualties after the first attack.

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perryville17.jpg (23471 bytes)perryville18.jpg (43100 bytes)L-Confederate line of battle for a counter attack. R-The Confederate lines during the second Yankee attack.

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perryville19.jpg (34511 bytes)perryville20.jpg (33965 bytes)L-The Confederate infantry takes a few moments to relax prior to their counter attack. R-The Rebel line of battle after the second Union attack.

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perryville21.jpg (37953 bytes)perryville22.jpg (37923 bytes)L-After the second attack by the Yankees, the Rebels begin their counter offensive. R-The Confederate line of battle moves forward. 

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perryville23.jpg (34162 bytes)perryville24.jpg (34300 bytes)L-After the Union line retreats, the Confederates press forward over the Union wounded.  R-During the Confederate counter attack, a two gun battery moves forward and opens up on the Yankees.

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