Talk:Battle of Perryville

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I am curious as to whether or not there are any monuments at the battle site, particularly pieces of sculpture. In the Battlefields of the Civil War it is described, in part, like this.

"It is, however, an excellent park if you want to exercise as much imagination as possible, without an excess of markers, monuments and interpretation." Carptrash 17:39, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Indeed, as the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association contends, the Perryville battlefield is "arguably among the most pristine remaining in the United States".

Aside from informational markers, the only monuments at the site today are the Confederate and Union ones mentioned in the article. The Confederate monument stands in the Confederate cemetery constructed by Henry Bottom; it is topped by the generic figure of a Confederate infantryman, while the Union marker is a plain obelisk on a pedestal base.

Rdikeman 19:25, Oct 10, 2004 (UTC)

Separate Article[edit]

This seems the most logical place to post this, so I'll get on with it. Shouldn't there be an article concerning the Confederate Heartland Offensive? It would be much more convenient that shuffling through every battle in the campaignbox.--Roman Babylon 22:56, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. There are a number of Campaign articles that provide overviews, but not enough editing time to write all of them that could be needed. You can get organization and formatting ideas from, for example, Gettysburg Campaign, Maryland Campaign, Vicksburg Campaign. There is also a brief overview of this campaign in Western Theater of the American Civil War. Hal Jespersen 23:11, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Louisville saved by this battle?[edit]

Isn't this the battle, despite the technical result of the Confederates winning (but then retreating anyway), the deciding factor that kept Louisville out of conflict? I'd like to see some content related to this. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 15:00, 8 January 2007 (UTC)