of the Battle of Perryville
October 6 - 8, 2006
Your Correspondent was invited by his pard, Mike Dawes, to join the ranks of his regiment for the 144th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Perryville in central Kentucky. The catch was that his unit, the 9th Texas Infantry, are Rebels thereby necessitating this die-hard bluebelly to don the gray. Challenging as it was to cross the line, if only for one weekend, it was well worth being suspected of treason by my mates in the 67th NY back home. Well organized, well attended, and blessed with abundant sunshine and dry weather, the weekend could not have played out better for Rebel and Yank alike. Never having fought west of the Appalachians, it gave an Easterner a glipse of the Western theater and the chance to learn what makes these Rebels tick...