With the help of a class from Centre College, the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. The database includes where the soldier was buried, if that is known.
Perryville is the scene of the most destructive Civil War battle in the state. The park museum tells of the battle that was the South’s last serious attempt to gain possession of Kentucky. The battlefield is one of the most unaltered Civil War sites in the nation; vistas today remain virtually those soldiers saw on that fateful day in 1862.
“This is a great resource for anyone doing family or military research,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “Our thanks go out to Centre College and the students who worked on this project.”
The database can be viewed at: http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org.
More details about the creation of the database may be found at http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom/parks/PBdatabase051214.htm.