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Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association
On October 8, 1862, 18,000 Confederates clashed with 20,000 Union troops on the hills outside of Perryville. Nearly 7,500 soldiers were killed and wounded in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle. The Confederate failure to attain a decisive victory kept Kentucky in Union hands for the remainder of the war, stands as the High Water Mark of the Confederacy in the Western Theater, and marked the last major incursion of Confederate forces into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Today Perryville Battlefield is operated as a unit of Kentucky State Parks, and totals 574 acres of preserved land. The Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association (PBPA) is a non-profit organization charged with preserving and interpreting both Kentucky’s largest Civil War battlefield and the historic town of Perryville. The association partners with the City of Perryville, Boyle County, the Kentucky Heritage Council, and Kentucky State Parks in the Perryville Enhancement Project (PEP). Founded in 1991, the PBPA has become one of the most active battlefield preservation organizations in the nation.
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