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History Press Author Dinner Series

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Stuart Sanders "Perryville Under Fire"

Thursday, October 24 AT 6:30 PM

OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

The Battle of Perryville laid waste to more than just soldiers and their supplies.  The commonwealth's largest combat engagement also took an immense toll on the community of Perryville, Ky. and citizens in surrounding towns.  After Confederates achieved a tactical victory, they were nonetheless forced to leave the area.  With more than 7,500 casualties, the remaining Union soldiers were unprepared for the enormous tasks of burying the dead, caring for the wounded and rebuilding infrastructure.

Author Stuart Sanders book on Perryville brings to light the incredible aftermath of Kentucky's largest Civil War battle at the History Press Dinner Series on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Sanders is the former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association.  Sanders has contributed to many publications on the Civil War and written for Civil War Times Illustrated, America's Civil War, Military History Quarterly, among others.  Currently he is a public history administrator for the Kentucky Historical Society.

Cost of the event, which takes place at the history center, includes dinner  is $12 for History Center members/$15 for non-members.  For reservations call 502.222.0826 or email: info@oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org