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Fri, Oct 18


Perryville, Kentucky

Symposium on the Field - Perryville

We had such a great time in 2022 and even more attendance in 2023 that we are coming back for a third symposium! Select tours, detailing specific aspects of the battle, will be presented.

Symposium on the Field - Perryville
Symposium on the Field - Perryville

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2024, 4:30 PM EDT – Oct 20, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT

Perryville, Kentucky, Perryville, Kentucky


About the event

Tentative and subject to change.

A series of tours led by historians that will cover detailed aspects of the battle that took place at Perryville on October 8th, 1862.  Each tour will be 90-120 minutes in duration.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring water as there is often a fair amount of walking on hilly terrain! These tours will take place all over the Perryville, Kentucky area on private and public property.


5:00 P. M. -  October 7th, 1862, Wheeler vs. Gilbert: The Skirmishes of Springfield, Pleasant Run, Brown's Hill, and Peters Hill - Darryl Smith - Meet in Perryville at the corner of West 3rd Street and US 68 (Click HERE for location). We will carpool to Springfield and then work our way back to Perryville, stopping at the various skirmish sites.


9:00 A. M. - Starkweather's Stand - Dan Masters

11:00 A. M.


2:30 P. M. - Town Fighting, Part II - Taylor Bishop - Meet in Perryville at the corner of West 3rd Street and US 68 (Click HERE for location).

5:30 P. M. - Evening Meet and Greet at the historic Bottom House, hosted by the Friends of Perryville Battlefield.


10:00 A. M. - A Different Take on Donelson - Jamie Gillum

Noonish - Tour debrief and ideas for next year

The above listing is subject to change.  All meals and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee. Motels are located in Danville, Harrodsburg, and Lebanon.

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