The Battle of Perryville
Perryville, KY
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...
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leaving the 21st century behind A full moon rises... Company I of the 9th TX Perryville Battlefield
Private Mike Dawes Private Mike Dawes camped here in these woods Sgt Major Wesley Crisp
Here's a fine view Private Dawes poses once more Rebel forces start massing Your Correspondent in the ranks
The Cavalry preceeding the infantry the Confederacy's original flag Hurry up and Wait View of enemy camp
Paying a visit to the Civilians View of the Sutlers Row Sunset over the battlefield Pvt Dawes and Pvt Kenny