Know thy enemy . . .
neat photo showing Dudeboy and me in "The Fight for the Cornfield," which we portrayed on Sunday. The actual battle only took place on October 8, 1862.
As the Civil War Trust website states:
The Battle of Perryville produced 7,621 total casualties (4,220 Union and 3,401 Confederate). Of this number, 1,422 soldiers were killed in the battle and 5,534 were wounded. When you add in the soldiers who died later of wounds suffered at Perryville, the number of men who lost their lives as a result of fighting at Perryville comes to 2,377. This high casualty figure made Perryville the second bloodiest battle of the Western Theater (after Shiloh) in the Fall of 1862.
In retreat . . .
Back in camp . . .