PERRYVILLE - The annual re-enactment of the pivotal Civil War clash of the Battle of Perryville will be staged Oct. 4-5 at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
One of the park system's most colorful special weekends, the Battle of Perryville includes battle re-enactments at 2 p.m. both days, as well as period demonstrations, Civil War music, a period church service, and sutlers.
Other features include a re-enactment of the Lincoln-Davis debate, scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 4, and cricket games from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 5.
A number of guest speakers will add perspective to the event. Kirk Jenkins, author of "The Battle Rages Higher," will outline the history of the 15th Kentucky Union Regiment, whose first engagement was at Perryville.