Preservation March and Tactical
During the early afternoon hours of October 8, 1862 two opposing military forces assembled to engage in what would become knows as the Battle of the Chaplin Hills or Perryville! They fought across a landscape that would forever be changed by their actions. Preservation efforts are on-going at Perryville and large tracts of land upon which the armies engaged are now being actively protected and interpreted.
If you are a reenacting participant at Perryville’s 150th Anniversary Event you have the chance to assemble with the army and advance to engage in a preservation march and tactical experience that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you would like to take advantage of this experience please indicate your intentions on your registration form.
The preservation march and tactical will start on Thursday afternoon. Registration will open at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday October 4, 2012 and you will be able to complete registration and proceed to the remote locations that will serve as assembly areas for the march. Guidance to these areas will be posted at reenactor registration. The march will commence early on Friday morning and the tactical is expected to last throughout the day on Friday. All branches are highly encouraged to attend. Organizations and individuals are welcome and invited to participate!
The Union and Confederate forces will enter the tactical area upon routes that have not been used by Civil War soldiers for 150 years. Please help us ensure that these areas are protected. We challenge each and every one of you who are going to participate in this rare venture to donate to http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields...rryville-2012/
Help us keep history alive – donate now! This Place Matters!