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Split Rail Drive

Split Rails help Define the Space! We are making real progress on our Split Rail Drive! We are almost half way there! Please help! The fences were terrible obstacles that the soldiers had to overcome as they advanced across the landscape. Our mission will help return the park’s landscape to its appearance at the time of the battle as well as define those spaces where men struggled and died for our nation.

You can help build a battlefield by purchasing a split rail. The rails will be purchased from the West Virginia Split Rail Company at $8.50 per rail. This includes the shipping!

Please send your donation of $8.50 per rail to:
Friends of Perryville Battlefield
P.O. Box 296
Perryville, KY 40468


Read our February 2014 Newsletter


Blue & Gray Education Society Sponsoring Replacement Sign Drive

The current signs on the state battlefield are over 20 years old and show significant damage with many being totally unreadable. BGES is replacing 15 signs during the spring of 2014. Sponsorship is $600 per sign — for that, you get your name on the sign as the sponsor. Take a look at the new signs: Perryville Replacement Signs.

Civil War Trust Park Day

April 5, 2014

Some of the bloodiest fighting during the Battle of Perryville happened around the historic Dixville Crossroads. This area was a valuable strategic area as the Benton and Mackville Roads intersected at the crossroads. Today the area is occupied by Hayes-Mayes Rd. and Whites Rd. The 22nd Indiana took over 60% casualties in the fields surrounding the crossroads. We are working hard to return that area to its historic appearance. We will also be constructing split rail fences that will better define park land. Please come out and lend a hand.

Signs ups will be at the main park complex in Civil War Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The Friends of Perryville will provide donuts, coffee, drinks, and lunch for the day. There will be opportunities for Scout participation on trail clean sweeps throughout the park. Please wear heavy shoes, heavy pants and bring work gloves! We Need You to make this day a success!

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Make up Rain Day will be May 24, 2014! If it is pouring rain, please call before you come out!


To participate in the 2014 Battle Commemoration please visit


Video from the 150th Battle Commemoration that aired previously on Small Town Big Deal is nor available on


Perryville Battlefield Named to USA Today Top Ten List




Tell Your Kentucky Civil War Story

A blog site to share your stories - sponsored by Kentucky Tourism

Please help The Civil War Trust preserve Perryville Battlefield.
Donate Now!


Read more about the Civil War Trust Effort to preserve 141 Acres at Perryville


Perryville: Then & Now
An Interview with Kurt Holman

Walking Trails Map
of Perryville Battlefield

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Please support the Nature Plate Program. Nature Plate Funds were used to purchase the  Coyle Tract that is on US 150


Learn More about Perryville Battlefield Preservation

Learn More about the Civil War in Kentucky

Here at our website you can learn more about the Friends of Perryville, make a donation to battlefield preservation and learn ways you can volunteer and help out with projects and events at the Battlefield.

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