March 1, 2007
The Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, a nonprofit organization charged with preserving and interpreting Kentucky's largest Civil War battleground, recently announced the schedule for the second season of the Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series for 2006. The lectures are scheduled the third Thursday of each month from March to November at the Boyle County Public Library. Each event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A schedule of speakers and topics is below.
April 18, 2006
The Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, a non-profit organization charged with preserving and interpreting Kentucky's largest Civil War battleground, announces the schedule for the inaugural General Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series for 2006. The Rousseau Series is co-sponsored by the PBPA, Boyle County Public Library, and Kentucky Historical Society. Noted speakers from the region and state will speak on a variety of Civil War-related topics. The free lectures will be held on the third Thursday of each month through December at the Boyle County Public Library.
July 9, 2006
PERRYVILLE - The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will host a day of programs and living history July 16 as part of the Central Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail. The Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, a non-profit organization charged with preserving and interpreting Kentucky's largest Civil War battleground, is sponsor of the event. The Perryville Battlefield Museum and Museum Shop will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and living history will be set up at various places around the park and in downtown Perryville.
October 4, 2005
The 2005 Perryville Re-enactment and Commemoration Weekend is set for Oct. 8 and 9 in downtown Perryville and Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Re-enactments of Kentucky's bloodiest battle are set for 2 p.m. both days. Civil war demonstrations and living history will be held all weekend at Perryville Battlefield, as well as encampments, authentic weaponry, artillery demonstration, cavalry saber competitions, sutlers, Civil War music, speakers, a Civil War-style show, walking tours, a memorial service, and living history tours with re-enactors.
July 12, 2005
PERRYVILLE - Perryville will kick off the award-winning Central Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail, a week-long Civil War event July 18 that involves 10 historic sites. The Perryville portion, which will include an informal reception to start the festivities, will focus on speakers, living history and battlefield tours. "We're fortunate to have excellent speakers attending this event," said Stuart Sanders, Civil War history specialist for the Kentucky Historical Society and chairman of the trail planning committee.
June 14, 2006
Civil War historian Betty Jane Gorin will lecture Thursday at the Boyle County Public Library as part of the Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free. Gorin's talk is titled "The Battle of Tebbs Bend on the Green River. " The Battle of Tebbs Bend is a part of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's legendary 1863 raid through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Morgan, of Lexington, moved northward in July of 1863, and fought a Federal garrison under Col. Orlando Moore at Tebbs Bend in Taylor County.
April 1, 2008
PERRYVILLE - The mystery unfolds about Leonard C. Barnett, who was serving as a Confederate soldier when he died near Danville 13 days after the Battle of Perryville. Georgeanne Edwards of Perryville is convinced that Barnett is her great-great-grandfather. She and her Barnett relatives are working on getting DNA sampling from the gravesite in the National Cemetery section of Bellevue Cemetery. After an article appeared Feb. 3 in The Kentucky Advocate about her search for her missing ancestor, Edwards has been in contact via e-mail with other family members and received help from Andy Bryant, a Danville researcher, who saw the article and wanted to help.
October 7, 2006
Saturday 7 a.m., Sunrise battle, The Battle of Pottsville, Donelson's Field 8:30 a.m., Don Rightmyer, The Battle of Pottsville, Blue & Gray Seminar Tent. Rightmyer is a research librarian at the Boyle County Public Library in Danville. He served as the U.S. Army Infantry School's primary Civil War book reviewer for more than 20 years and has authored a soon-to-be-published book on the Civil War in Kentucky. He will be discussing "The 1862 Kentucky Campaign," including the Battle of Pottsville.
September 21, 2006
The Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series, a monthly event held at the Boyle County Public Library on Broadway, will host a panel discussion about the 1862 Kentucky Campaign at 6:30 p.m. today. The discussion is free and open to the public. The panel will feature representatives of the three major battlefields of the 1862 Kentucky invasion: Paul Rominger of Richmond, Tres Seymour of Munfordville and Chris Kolakowski of Perryville. Stuart Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will moderate.