On October 8, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed near Perryville, Kentucky, in what would be the largest battle ever fought on Kentucky soil. The climax of a campaign that began two months before in northern Mississippi, Perryville came to be recognized as the high water mark of the western Confederacy. Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle is the definitive account of this important conflict. While providing all the parry and thrust one might expect from an excellent battle narrative, the book also reflects the new trends in Civil War history in its concern for ordinary soldiers and civilians caught in the slaughterhouse. The last chapter, unique among Civil War battle narratives, even discusses the battle's veterans, their families, efforts to preserve the battlefield, and the many ways Americans have remembered and commemorated Perryville.
Cover PERRYVILLE Title Copyright For Nancy CONTENTS List of illustrations List of maps Preface Abbreviations 1. Divided We Fall 2. A Brilliant Summer Campaign 3. The Enemy Is Before You 4. The Great Foot Race 5. A Babel of Confusion 6. Blissful Ignorance 7. To Strike a Blow 8. Enough Boys, for This Morning 9. A Small Sized Hell 10. Forward 11. A Square, Stand-up . . . Fight 12. Up the Hill Came the Rebels 13. I Want no More Night Fighting 14. Scenes of Blood and Suffering 15. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp 16. The World Has Changed Appendix 1: Order of Battle Appendix 2: Artillery at Perryville Notes Works Consulted Index.
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