Re: Perryville, Ky new edition
I have toured and explored quite a number of civil war battlefields, some of them multiple times, and it's one of my favorite things to do. Mostly these have been solo trips and very personal. Since, a few members of my unit and I have toured (what's left of) the Franklin battlefield after our Atlanta event this past fall. This year we again are attending the national Atlanta event and have planned to stop and tour Perryville on the way home. It's one of the major ones I've not visited personally and I'm really excited to wander it with other like minded pards in my unit. Vicksburg is the other major one I've not been too. We are planning now on trying to make a yearly pilgrimmage, campaign style and in uniform, to some battlefield a regular occurance. Really looking forward to planning a doing an eastern battlefield trip with the fellows as I've only seen them by myself and it will really make the experience richer to go with others who are so interested as me. Glad to see that preservation is still going on an important to some.
P.S. I'm also a proud member of the CWPT as it seems quite a few of you are as well. Nothing could be nobler in my humble opinion and I thank all other members for their time, money and dedication.
49th Indiana Co. F.
63rd Indiana, 1st Section/1st Platoon, Co C at Backwaters
15th Iowa, Co. K - Shiloh!