The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the Bluegrass
Desperate to seize control of Kentucky, the Confederate army launched an invasion into the commonwealth in the fall of 1862, viciously culminating at an otherwise quiet Bluegrass crossroads and forever altering the landscape of the war. The Battle of Perryville lasted just one day yet produced nearly eight thousand combined casualties and losses, and some say nary a victor. The Rebel army was forced to retreat, and the United States kept its imperative grasp on Kentucky throughout the war. Few know this hallowed ground like Christopher L. Kolakowski, former director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, who draws on letters, reports, memoirs and other primary sources to offer the most accessible and engaging account of the Kentucky Campaign yet, featuring over sixty historic images and maps.
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Review: The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the BluegrassUser Review - Virginia Lacefield - Goodreads
Kolakowski provides an engaging and comprehensible account of the 1862 Battle of Perryville. While this isn't something I probably would have chosen for pleasure reading, I found it to be very ... Read full review
Review: The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the BluegrassUser Review - JD Carruthers - Goodreads
Chris Kolakowski is formerly the director of Perryville Battlefield State Park, and I had the privilege of taking a tour of Kentucky Civil War battlefields that he guided. He really knows his stuff and I am looking forward to reading his book. Read full review